ATLANTA - Aug. 27, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Tropical Smoothie Café, the leading fast casual café concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has introduced new limited-time only items to the menu. Two new Super Grain Bowls recently joined the brand's already established menu of tasty yet wholesome offerings, making them one of the largest chains in the US to showcase quinoa as part of a main entree. Both bowls showcase a house made grain blend of quinoa, farrow, and brown rice. The Mediterranean Bowl combines a zesty Mediterranean sauce with the custom grain blend. The bowl is then topped with all natural grilled chicken and a vegetable mix of tomato-cucumber, tabbouleh, fresh roasted red pepper, red onion, and zucchini. The Roasted Red Pepper & Pesto Bowl consists of the same custom grain blend. It is then layered with red pepper, red onion, and zucchini and is topped with a roasted red pepper sauce and all-natural grilled chicken. The ingredients in both bowls are served over a bed of spinach for a delicious and better-for-you final touch.
"Super grains are a cornerstone to healthful eating and an exciting addition to our menu that we know our customers will love," offered Lisa Dimson, Chief Marketing Officer of Tropical Smoothie Café. "With their high fiber makeup and lower carb profile, quinoa, farrow, and brown rice are healthy, lighter options to traditional white rice and yellow rice bowls – that also leave you feeling satisfied without the guilt. Add some delicious protein and fresh vegetables to that and it will be surprising to many customers these bowls are both under 400 calories."
The two new Super Grain Bowls are the perfect complement to the innovative smoothie creations that Tropical Smoothie Café is known for. They're also meant to surprise and delight guests with new grains they may have not yet prepared on their own.
"The truth is, quinoa, farrow, and brown rice are just as easy to prepare as white rice, but many consumers have not yet seen them as part of the fast casual landscape. This way, they can try a vitamin-packed alternative that they know has been expertly crafted and paired with fresh vegetables and all natural protein," continued Dimson.
Super Grain Bowls are available with Beyond Meat for those customers looking for a vegetarian option or in vegan-friendly versions that let the grains and vegetables take center stage. Visit your local Tropical Smoothie Café and try one of these savory and satisfying new bowls—but act fast, as this is a Limited Time Offer and will only be in cafes until October 25th.
For more information visit www.TropicalSmoothieCafe.com.
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 435 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Café serves smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500, 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers and Nation's Restaurant News' 2015 Top 200. Tropical Smoothie Café is seeking qualified franchisees to expand throughout the United States in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, among others. For more information, visit www.TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com.
SOURCE Tropical Smoothie Cafe