Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, reported its fifth year of positive comp sales growth in 2016. Over the last three years, the brand has experienced comp sales increases of 26 percent. The award-winning food and smoothie franchise also signed franchise agreements to develop more than 160 new cafes across the U.S. and closed out the year with 86 new restaurant openings, expanding the brand’s presence in cities nationwide including Charleston, Albuquerque, Dallas and Houston.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Tropical Smoothie plans to open 100 restaurants nationwide and currently has franchise opportunities across the U.S. in markets such as Indianapolis, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, among others. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is looking to add qualified franchisees to its growing brand. Candidates should have business experience; $125,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $350,000; and an initial investment of between $198,050 and $478,550. By 2020, Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans to have 1,000 stores open across the U.S.