DESTIN, Fla. – Known for real fruit smoothies and specialty sandwiches, wraps and flatbreads with an island twist, Tropical Smoothie Café announces the grand opening of its tenth location in Tallahassee on Apr. 4, 2011. With more than 285 locations, the chain provides a healthy alternative to typical fast food options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The tropical setting embraces the island way of life, exuding its “tropitude” for loyal guests.
“This is my second Tropical Smoothie Café location and I couldn’t be more excited to provide a great lunch destination in Midtown,” said Dennis Carpenter, Tropical Smoothie Café franchisee. “The brand is known for its flavorful menu, friendly staff and charitable contributions to Camp Sunshine, and we’re thrilled to be part of the team.”
Tropical Smoothie Café features more than 35 real fruit smoothies, and a variety of toasted wraps, grilled flatbread, bistro sandwiches and gourmet salads using the highest-quality meats, cheeses and fresh produce. Crowd-pleasing favorites include the low-fat Jetty Punch smoothie with strawberries and bananas, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken wrap, combining grilled chicken, low fat mozzarella, our special blend of rice with corn and asparagus, onions and our Jerk sauce wrapped in a tortilla and toasted until golden brown. Recent menu additions include breakfast options from the Reggae Riser sandwich, with egg, ham, mozzarella, pineapple and tangy jerk sauce to the Triple Berry Oat Smoothie, with three nutrient-dense berries, Omega 3s and the Whole Grain Council’s stamp of approval.
The new store is located at 904 Thomasville Road, in Tallahassee and is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. everyday. Special offers include daily in store deals will be offered. Contributions to fund-raising efforts for the company’s chosen charity, Camp Sunshine, begin immediately.
About Tropical Smoothie Café
Founded in Destin, Fla., in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is in a niche category of the quick service restaurant industry providing diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The company offers made to order toasted wraps, grilled flatbreads, bistro sandwiches and gourmet salads, while continuing to provide consumers with a variety of high-quality real fruit smoothies. Tropical Smoothie Café includes dine-in, take-out or catering menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, available through online ordering. Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchises of 2010, the chain currently has more than 285 locations nationwide. For more information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com or call 888-292-2522.
In 2008, Tropical Smoothie Café joined fundraising efforts with national charity partner Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Tropical Smoothie Café created the holiday, National Flip Flop Day, on the third Friday of June to raise awareness to Camp Sunshine. Loyal customers are rewarded with a free Jetty Punch on this day with all donations received going towards the national charity partner. To date, the company has donated $770,000 to the cause and plans to raise one million dollars by the end of this year. Nationwide, franchisees execute community fundraising events prior to National Flip Flop Day and donations are collected year-round at www.NationalFlipFlopDay.com.