February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced the opening of its first restaurant in the Seattle market. Located in the center of Bellevue, Wash., at 10445 NE 4 Street, the new Tropical Smoothie Cafe is owned and operated by small business owners Helen and Ming Yu.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers a variety of healthy smoothies and freshly prepared salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Guests also can enjoy Tropical Smoothie Cafe's limited-time Mediterranean Flatbreads and Live Better Smoothies, which feature spinach, kale, cucumber, kiwi and other nutritious fruits and vegetables.
"Our first experience at Tropical Smoothie Cafe was while we were traveling with our twin sons, who are national-level junior tennis players. They loved the food and smoothies. That played a major role in us ultimately choosing to open Tropical Smoothie Cafe," said Ming Yu, who left the engineering industry to open the fast casual cafe with his wife, Helen, an accountant.
"We always wanted to own our own business and Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a perfect fit with its high-quality, flavorful food and beverages that contribute toward a healthier way of life in the community where we live," added Helen Yu. "As one of the largest suburbs of Seattle, Bellevue is an ideal community for Tropical Smoothie Cafe. We're excited to introduce our restaurant to Bellevue and confident residents will love what we offer."
Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Bellevue is open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. January through April, and daily from
7 a.m. – 9 p.m. May through December. For more information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com or call (425) 590-9609.
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 415 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and Nation's Restaurant News' 2013 Top 200. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is seeking qualified franchisees to expand throughout the United States in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte and Columbus, Ohio, among others.
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