Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, recently signed six franchise agreements to open new locations in Dallas.
Three of the new Dallas cafés will be family-owned businesses, led by Calei and Kodei Kesterson, along with their parents Thomas and Darci. The additional three new restaurants will be owned and operated by Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee Steve Milam.
This announcement is part of the award-winning smoothie franchise’s aggressive growth plans for the state of Texas, which kicked off in April 2015 with the opening of the company’s first Dallas location, quickly followed by additional cafés in Frisco and Fort Worth in June and August 2015, respectively. A fourth café is slated to open in the next several months at 4940 State Hwy 121 in Lewisville. Tropical Smoothie Café reported its strongest year of growth in 2015, with same-stores sales of 11.25 percent — its sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit positive comp sales — and signed franchise agreements to develop 199 new cafes across the U.S., including about two dozen locations in Southern California.
This year, the food and smoothie franchise plans to exceed 550 restaurants nationwide.