Tropical Smoothie Cafe Achieves Significant Milestones and Propels Growth Across Target Markets in 2018

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC, the leading national fast-casual cafe concept known for both its better-for-you smoothies and food with a tropical twist, celebrated at the start of the year, the notable milestones and achievements accomplished in 2018. During 2018, the brand opened 110 cafes and signed 191 franchise agreements, which included more than 60 percent of those agreements coming from its existing franchisees. Along with same-store sales of 6.5 percent, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also announced the opening of its 700th cafe located in Hurst, Texas, and further accelerated its growth with the signing of franchise agreements in various markets, including eight new cafes in the pipeline for the Indianapolis, Indiana market and six new cafes in the Columbus, Ohio market.

“The continued success in 2018 significantly strengthened our new cafe opening pipeline which allows us to target another record year with 130 new cafe openings planned for 2019,” said Cheryl Fletcher, SVP franchise development of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “As we set our sights on 2019, we are dedicated to continuing the momentum and growing with like-minded entrepreneurs. We are also committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve nationwide by providing better-for-you food choices and promoting a healthier lifestyle.”

On the heels of its seventh consecutive year of positive same-store sales growth, the brand plans to expand in markets across the country, including Texas, Indiana and Georgia.

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