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Brand Continues to Grow Meal Options for Guests

This new line of hand-crafted sandwiches will not disappoint anyone looking for a hearty yet exciting bold take on a typical classic chicken sandwich

ATLANTA, GA –Further laying claim to the title of America’s “better for you” restaurant option, Tropical Smoothie Café is launching two bold new sandwiches with the Island Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and the Moho Mojo Chicken Club. While initially known for their smoothies, the chain continues to surprise and delight fans with their expanded food offerings. The latest limited time offerings, now available in stores, feature island spice and heat to appeal to guests’ desire for winter warming meals.

“Our average unit volume sales were up over ten percent in the past year which can be attributed to substantial growth on the food side of the business through bold, flavorful new products like these two sandwiches,” said Mike Rotondo, Chief Executive Officer of Tropical Smoothie Café. “While we have not forgotten that smoothies are our heritage, it’s the growth in sandwiches, wraps and other center-of-the-plate options that’s drawing the attention of guests and potential franchisees.”

For the first time ever, Tropical Smoothie Café is partnering with FRANK’S® RedHot® Buffalo Wing Sauce for co-branding efforts to spice up the new Island Buffalo Sandwich. This product features grilled chicken, Mozzarella and Gorgonzola cheese, topped with tangy, house-made slaw tossed in a citrus dressing, and covered in a mouthwatering buffalo cheese spread. The Moho Mojo Chicken Club is served with bacon, avocado, zesty mojo sauce, and topped with a signature slaw to satisfy anyone craving a delicious, full-flavored sandwich. Both sandwiches are served on freshly toasted brioche bread.

“We have seen a huge following from our customers who keep coming back time and time again for our unique and flavorful options that they can’t get anywhere else,” explained Lisa Dimson, Chief Marketing Officer for the brand. “This new line of hand-crafted sandwiches will not disappoint anyone looking for a hearty yet exciting bold take on a typical classic chicken sandwich.”

About Tropical Smoothie Café

Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 450 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Café serves smoothies, salads, tacos, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500, 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers and Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2015 Top 200.Tropical Smoothie Café is seeking qualified franchisees to expand throughout the United States in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, among others. For more information, visit http://www.TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com.