April 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – For Austin resident and bicycle fanatic James McIntire life is all about moving fast, having fun and living healthy. After spending most of his life racing bicycles and managing bicycle shops, McIntire is now racing to be one of the first franchise owners to introduce the expanded Red Mango® Yogurt Café with Smoothie Factory® Juice Bar concept in Texas.
With plans to open two locations in Austin, McIntire is combining a healthful business with his active lifestyle.
After researching many frozen yogurt chains, McIntire was sold on Red Mango’s healthy products with fortified probiotics to satisfy the active Austin community. That’s when his company sekib LLC decided to invest in two franchise locations.
But McIntire will be serving a lot more than the award-winning frozen yogurt. He will also enter the growing $5 billion juicing industry at the same time, as he opens the newest prototype that has evolved from the popular international frozen yogurt and smoothie chain.
McIntire’s first Red Mango Yogurt Café with Smoothie Factory Juice Bar will open in Spring 2014 at 3401 S. Lamar in the 704 Apartments. His second location will open in Austin later this year. The expanded concept, which Red Mango is rolling out nationwide, will serve fresh cold-squeezed juices, Smoothie Factory smoothies and nutrition boots, and healthy cafe meals under 500 calories in addition to the frozen yogurt and parfaits that have made Red Mango famous.
"I am very excited to bring a healthy brand I truly believe in to such an active city like Austin," said McIntire. "As part of the bicycling community here, I know it can be hard to find a satisfying meal or treat you can sit and enjoy or take with you on the go. I love that Red Mango offers such a diverse menu with great probiotics and all natural ingredients to encourage a healthy lifestyle."
"Red Mango is a well thought out company with a great product for customers and a great support system for their franchisees," McIntire added. "I hope to bring even more locations to the Austin area in the future."
The existing Red Mango location at 2222 Rio Grande #C120 also is going to be remolded to be a Red Mango Yogurt Café with Smoothie Factory Juice Bar and will serve the expanded menu in May 2014.
Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural nonfat and low fat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007, and has since celebrated more than 280 store openings across the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay. Red Mango has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Nation’s Restaurant News’ "Hot Concepts!" award and the industry-recognized SupplySide’s "Scientific Excellence Award," as well as best frozen yogurt honors in Dallas, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by highly-regarded independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat and lowfat, gluten-free and fortified with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30®(Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which probiotic helps support the immune and digestive systems when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer to earn the National Yogurt Association’s Live and Active Cultures seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options such as its all-natural fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies.
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SOURCE Red Mango