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Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Financing

Levine Leichtman acquires Tropical Smoothie Café

The private equity firm partnered with management on the deal for the fast-growing chain.

Food

Menu news of the week: Dec. 2, 2019

Here’s a roundup of current menu highlights and LTOs.

The fast-casual chain has made a number of C-suite shifts in recent years as it prepares to grow.

CEO Charles Watson joined "A Deeper Dive" this week to talk about the chain’s food strategies, its digital moves and how smoothies hit the mainstream.

Get Top 500 data: sales, units and YOY change, average unit volume, and company/franchise units, as well as Technomic’s analysis, growth forecast and more.

The company says it's on track to generate $1 billion in sales within five years.

Often, the menu items deemed the most craveable aren’t the ones consumers say they’re most likely to purchase.

Diners rated these chains as tops when it comes to healthful options.

Like other aspects of the industry, the smoothie segment has been impacted by the economy.

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