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Published on: July 31, 2018

If you’re looking to buy a franchise, you will want to look at the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), develop a business plan, and run the numbers forward, backward, and sideways. But, perhaps one of the most telling facts about the health of a franchise brand is what its successful Franchise Owners have to say. Each year, leading industry publications also tout the performance of franchise brands across the industry with annual rankings. When the two collide to rank the best franchise opportunity, you know the measure is worth trusting.


This year, Franchise Owners have spoken, and QSR ranked Tropical Smoothie Cafe as one of the Best Franchise Deals. This ranking is based on how franchisees rate the support they receive and how satisfied they are with the franchisor. Tropical Smoothie Cafe ranked 28 percent higher than industry benchmarks. In fact, it leads the franchise food sector with some of the highest scores for innovation and marketing.


Multi-unit Franchise Owner Debbie Pike gives high marks to Tropical Smoothie Cafe and offers this advice to people looking at the franchise opportunity:

“My advice to you would be to really get involved early on in looking at lots of concepts so that you can weigh the pros and cons. And I think you will see that this one will stand even taller as a result of that analysis. This concept has such relevancy and such authenticity and such growth potential for the future, unlike any others that we’ve seen as we’ve studied the industry.”


Chief Development Officer and Interim CEO, Charles Watson, shares his perspective on this best franchise to own, “Our primary goal is to make sure that our franchisees are profitable and happy in doing what they love. We know that franchisees who are engaged and embracing the model, and achieving success, will become the multi-unit operators of tomorrow.”


If you’re looking for the best franchise opportunity, look no further than Tropical Smoothie Cafe. To get started, click on the LEARN MORE button above.

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