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Published on: June 11, 2018

Tropical Smoothie Cafe® was ranked by Forbes as one of the 2018 Best Franchises to Buy in the Medium Investment category. Rankings are determined by FRANdata from a list of 3,300 active franchise brands and are based on a variety of criteria including:

Growth Rates, Earning Potential, Franchisor Support, Franchisor Stability, Market Adaptability

This honor is heralding another great year for the brand.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is hitting on all cylinders with an average gross sales of $938,500* and more than 417 Cafes opening in the last five years. Another important benchmark is the number of Franchise Owners on track to open more locations in the next few years. Nearly 70% of our pipeline is filled with existing Franchise Owners looking to open more Cafes.

For former burger franchisee Emily Harrington, the brand was appealing because of our better-for-you menu items and the enormous potential to grab market share in the category. She currently has six locations open in Florida.

For former stockbroker, Matt Mawdsley, the numbers were in his favor. He invested in Tropical Smoothie Cafe because he was impressed by our ROI and loved the food and smoothies. He has two Cafes open and has agreements for more in Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri.

Even before Tropical Smoothie Cafe was ranked by Forbes, Emily and Matt knew that we were a great franchise to buy. Now, it could be your turn to be a winner, too. Get started by clicking on the LEARN MORE button above.

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