Loved by our customers. Respected by our Franchise Owners. Recognized by industry leaders.

2021 ACCOLADES

Entrepreneur Top Franchises for Veterans

QSR Top 17 Franchise Deals

Ranked #13 on the QSR 27 Fastest-Growing Quick-Service Chains in America

Entrepreneur Best of the Best

Ranked #45 on the QSR 50

Ranked #112 on the Franchise Times Top 400

#66 on NRN’s 2021 Top 500 Countdown: Restaurants Ranked

Ranked #65 on NRN’s Largest Restaurant Chains in America – Ranked by Sales Units & More

NRN’s 34 Biggest Restaurant Chains that got Even Bigger in 2020

NRN’s 25 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains in America

Ranked #14 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans

Zelia Miller, General Manager – QSR’s Young Restaurant Leaders to Watch

Franchise Business Review’s Culture 100 list

Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises

Fast-Casual’s Movers and Shakers, ranked #11

Restaurant Business’ Fastest-Growing Chains

Franchise Business Review’s Top 50 Franchises for Women

Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

Franchise Times’ Zor Awards for Guilt-Free Eats

Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises, ranked #10

Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, ranked #14 overall, #1 in Smoothie/Juice category

Franchise Gator’s Fastest-Growing Companies

2020 ACCOLADES

Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious ranked #20

Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans ranked #29

Franchise Times Top 200+

QSR’s 19 Fastest Growing Quick-Service Restaurant Chains

Franchise Business Review’s Top Food Franchises

QSR’s 10 Best Franchise Deals

The QSR 50 ranked #49

Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises ranked #2

Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies ranked #3,639

Entrepreneur’s Moving Up Franchises ranked #24

Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises of 2020, ranked #2 in the Smoothies/Juices Category

NRN’s 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises ranked #3

QSR’s 10 Best Franchise Deals

Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers ranked #13

Restaurant Business Magazine’s Top 500 Restaurant Chains ranked #77

Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises ranked #20

Franchise Business Review Top Food Franchises

Franchise Business Review Top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises

Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranked #18

Franchise Business Review Top 200 Franchises

NRN’s Most Influential CEOs

Franchise Business Review Best Multi-Unit Franchises

Entrepreneur’s Hottest Franchise Category

2019 ACCOLADES

#9 on Restaurant Business’ America’s Favorite Chains

#40 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans list

Ranked on Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Food Franchises

#9 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of the Largest Atlanta-based Franchises

#65 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list

#33 on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#5 on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2019 list

#17 on Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list

#9 on MSN Money’s Hottest Businesses to Franchise in America list

#2 on Restaurant Business’ America’s Favorite Quick-Service Chains list

#88 on Restaurant Business’ Top 500 Chains list

#25 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

#8 on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains list

#95 on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200 list

#2 in the Smoothie and Juice category for Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises list

#161 in the Franchise Times’ Top 200+ list

#5 in the Top 16 Fastest-Growing Chains in America by IHL Group

2018 ACCOLADES

#66 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Veterans list

#7 on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 10 Beverage-Snack Chains list

#25 on QSR’s 50 Chains with the Most Loyal Customers list

#6 on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises of 2018 list

#8 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises list

#32 Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#71 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list

#14 on Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list
Ranked in Franchise Business Review’s top 50 Multi-Unit Franchises of 2018 list

#32 Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

#2 in the Smoothie and Juice category for Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises list

#8 on Forbes Best Franchises List under the ‘Medium Investment’ category

#107 on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 200 list

#8 on Nation’s Restaurant News Top 10 Fastest-Growing Chains list

#3 on Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 10 Chains Leading Sales-Per-Unit Growth list

Ranked in QSR’s 6 Best Franchise Deals by Franchisee Satisfaction in the “Fast Casual” Category list

2017 ACCOLADES

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® won the silver award at Franchising Gives Back for their work with Camp Sunshine

#2 in the Smoothie and Juice category for Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises list

#9 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Atlanta-Based Franchises list

#9 on the Top Fastest-Growing Chains list in Nation’s Restaurant News Second 100 Survey

#32 on Entrepreneur’s Best Franchises for Vets list

#39 Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#35 Best for Vets: Franchises 2017 by Military Times

Top 40 for Franchise Business Review’s Top 40 Food and Beverage Franchises for franchisee satisfaction list

#57 on Franchise Gator’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#25 on Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list

#121 on Restaurant Business Magazine’s Top 500 Chains list

#162 on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchise Brands list

#140 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking

#192 on Franchise Times’ Top 200 ranking

#54 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers List

2016 ACCOLADES

Top Franchises 2016 by Franchise Business Review

Ray of Light Award by Camp Sunshine

Mike Rotondo elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors

Best Franchise Deals by QSR Magazine

Top 25 Executives on Fast Casual’s 100 Movers & Shakers list

Top 10 on QSR’s Best Franchise Deals list

#5 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers list

#6 on Franchise Gator’s Top 100 Franchises list

#6 on Nation Restaurant News’ Second 100 list

#17 on Franchise Times’ 20 to Watch list

#34 on Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious list

#32 on Military Times’ Best for Vets list

#46 on Franchise Gator’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#37 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2016 Pacesetters list

#61 on Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#135 on Restaurant Business Magazine’s Top 500 Chains list

#213 on Franchise Times’ Top 200 list

#399 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list

#3943 on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list

2015 ACCOLADES

#17 on Franchise Times’ 20 to Watch list

#71 Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list

#408 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list

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