Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Opens 700th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Café, LLC is opening its 700th location in the system, which will open on August 24, 2018 in Hurst, Texas. This milestone showcases Tropical Smoothie Cafe's rapid growth since launching in Destin, Fla., more than 20 years ago and gets the company closer to reaching its goal of opening 120 new cafes in 2018.

Edible Arrangements Names New CEO

Atlanta — Edible Arrangements®, the world’s largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and all-natural, fresh fruit snacks and dipped treats, has named QSR industry veteran Mike Rotondo its chief executive officer. Previously, he was CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Plans 8 New Locations in Indianapolis

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, has signed a franchise development agreement to expand its presence in Indiana. Existing franchisees David and Ruth Buko, alongside first-time Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee James Volpert, will be developing eight cafes throughout the Indianapolis area, with the first two locations expected to open in Hamilton and Boone counties in 2019.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Expands Executive Leadership Team

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast-casual cafe concept, has appointed five industry veterans to the company's corporate leadership team: Rob Collins as chief marketing officer, Pete Ward as general counsel, Paul Marsden as chief financial officer, Jaime Denney as senior vice president of operations and Cheryl Fletcher as vice president of franchise development strategy.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe To Open 600th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its 600th location on June 23, 2017 in Joplin, Mo. Located at 3025 South Main St., the newest location marks a landmark achievement for the brand in the midst of its 20th anniversary year and emphasizes the company's plans to open at least 100 new restaurants nationwide by the end of this year.

Brand New

As Tropical Smoothie Cafe turns 20, the milestone is marked by steady growth, a new prototype, and dedication to digital technology.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe To Open First Locations In Idaho

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, has signed a franchise agreement to open four restaurants in Idaho, with the first cafe slated to open in Boise this June. The new restaurants will mark the brand's entry into the state and will be owned and operated by KMP TSC, LLC, comprised of longtime entrepreneurs and husband-and-wife team, Kory and Michelle Pukash.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens Michigan's 50th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Café will open the state of Michigan's 50th location in Portage on March 4, 2017. This restaurant, located at 230 W. Milham Ave., will mark the second location in the region for franchisees Eduardo Ramos and Corina Groeger, as well as a milestone achievement for area developers Craig and Dianne LeMieux, and Debbie King, who have successfully helped to expand the brand's presence throughout Michigan since 2005.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Achieves Significant Growth in 2016

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading fast-casual cafe concept, signed franchise agreements to develop more than 160 new cafes across the U.S. in 2016 and closed out the year with 86 new restaurant openings, expanding the brand's presence in cities nationwide including Charleston, S.C.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Dallas and Houston.

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