Fast Casual Franchise
Fast, casual franchise outlets provide great frozen treats for customer comfort during a hot summer. Tropical Smoothie Franchise provides franchise outlets that specialize in real fruit smoothies and the menu includes low fat desserts and power varieties of Blimey Limey, Mocha Madness, Blue Lagoon and Get Up and Go. In 2000 Tropical Smoothie Franchise teamed up with the noted Boar's Head brand and the fast, casual franchise outlets exclusively offers its meat, cheeses and soups to customers. A Tropical Smoothie Franchise outlet also offers sandwiches, wraps, salads, flatbread sandwiches and breakfast items.
Consumers are aware of the benefits of the healthier snack options of the fast, casual franchise outlets and, according to Mentel, sales are expected to rise 68% over the next five years. Tropical Smoothie Franchise ensures that smoothies offered in its fast, casual franchise outlets contain no artificial ingredients. No sweeteners are added unless customers specially request it. To provide a tropical ambience, Tropical Smoothie Franchise has redesigned the fast casual franchise decor to one that offers bamboo clad walls, palm trees, bright colors and original Bob Stedman artwork.
Tropical Smoothie Franchise started out as a smoothie shop in 1993 and today, the Tropical Smoothie Franchise Development Corporation operates a fast, casual franchise chain of over 250 fruit snack outlets in Florida and over thirty others in the US states and also in India. In 2000 Tropical Smoothie Franchise teamed up with the noted Boar's Head brand, the meat, soups and cheeses of which are offered exclusively by the fast, casual franchise outlets to its customers.
Eric and Delora Jenrich and David Walker came from franchise backgrounds and used the experience to found the Tropical Smoothie Franchise Development Corporation and open the first fast, casual franchise outlet in 1997 in Tallahassee, Florida. As the Tropical Smoothie Franchise business expanded, the entrepreneurs recruited people from the food industry and in 2006 engaged the services of their President and chief operating officer, Jim Valentino, the former vice-president of operations of Cold Stone Creamery, an establishment which shared similar operating procedures. Due to the rapid growth of the fast, casual franchise chain, two outside companies were hired to assist with the operation.
In order to ensure the viability of a new site and location of a fast, casual franchise Tropical Smoothie Franchise completes thorough research. Tropical Smoothie Franchise is on the SBA's Franchise Registry and participates in the IFA's VetFran program. Qualified veterans who are interested in running a 25,000 dollar fast, casual franchise will benefit from a 50% reduced fee. In 2007 the fast casual franchise celebrated its 10th anniversary and, at a pace of every six or seven days, a new outlet opens its doors. The fast, casual franchise outlets annually host "National Flip-Flop Day" on the first day of summer. The first 500 customers to show up wearing flip-flops receive a free 24 ounce Jetty Punch smoothie. Tropical Smoothie Franchise donates the proceeds of a 1 dollar paper flip-flop from customers to send ill children and their families to Camp Sunshine.