Tropical Smoothie Café Named a Top Franchise for Minorities
Food-and-Smoothie Franchise Recognized in World Franchising Network’s Eighth Annual List
ATLANTA - November 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tropical Smoothie Café, known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, was named to The World Franchising Network’s "50 Top Franchises for Minorities" list, which was recently announced in the Oct. 24 edition of USA Today.
Tropical Smoothie Café was among 50 franchises named to the eighth annual list, which aims to show the progress minorities have made within the franchising community. The World Franchising Network selected the 50 franchises from more than 380 that sought recognition. To make the list, the franchises were evaluated based on the number of operating units owned or managed by minorities as well as the number of minorities in senior management.
"We are honored to be spotlighted as a top franchise for minorities," said Tropical Smoothie Café CEO Mike Rotondo. "We strive to attract bright and talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join Tropical Smoothie Café at all levels from franchise owners to corporate employees."
In addition to this honor, Tropical Smoothie Café has received numerous honors and awards in the past few years, including rankings on the Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500 and Nation’s Restaurant News 2013 Top 200. Tropical Smoothie Café plans to open 100 cafés next year and is seeking franchise partners to develop locations in the following markets: Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham, Philadelphia and Seattle.
To inquire about franchise opportunities, visit www.tropicalsmoothiefranchise.com. For locations and general information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com.
About Tropical Smoothie Café
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is a fast-casual restaurant concept whose franchise partners inspire healthy lifestyles in communities across the country. Catering to all day-parts, Tropical Smoothie Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, including smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and more. The fast-growing franchise has 400 locations nationwide and has won numerous awards including: Entrepreneur 2014 Franchise 500; Nation’s Restaurant News 2013 Top 200; Tropical Smoothie Café is currently awarding franchises throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com.
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