ATLANTA - June 13, 2016 // PRNewswire // - Consumers looking to beat the heat should grab their favorite flip flops and head over to Tropical Smoothie Café this Friday, June 17th from 2-7pm for a free 24 ounce Jetty Punch Smoothie, no shoe laces attached. The brand hopes to raise funds and awareness for Camp Sunshine, the Maine-based organization devoted to providing a healthy, happy camp experience to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The smoothie giant hopes to raise $1 million through donations.
"This is our tenth year celebrating National Flip Flop Day. We view it as the unofficial beginning of summer and a great way to shine a light on a life-changing program benefitting thousands of families," said Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café and the driving force behind the fundraising effort. "We at Tropical Smoothie Café are all about living better and so, too, is Camp Sunshine."
The brand expects to use more than a quarter of a million bananas and 63,000 pounds of strawberries during the five-hour Jetty Punch Smoothie giveaway. To date, the brand has donated more than $3.7 Million to Camp Sunshine.
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 486 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Café serves smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked inEntrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500, Nation's Restaurant News' 2015 Top 200,number five in the 2016 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers, and CEO Mike Rotondo in 2016 Fast Casual Top 25 Executives. For more information,www.TropicalSmoothie.com/funraising .
SOURCE Tropical Smoothie Cafe