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Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Financing

Smoothies

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

Franchising’s new headaches

A game-changing decision is just one of the challenges poking at the franchisee-franchisor relationship.

More than half of the restaurant industry’s $491 billion in sales come from the Top 500 chains. And these giants grew at a modestly stronger rate, both in terms of sales and store counts, than the industry overall. Restaurant Business focused on the leading 250 performers to identify trends for our first-ever special report delivering lessons from Technomic’s annual Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. This special package includes lessons for all operators from the largest chains by segment, menu category and more.

With most chains trying to score valuable real estate on their customers’ phones, the Restaurant Business team took a look at 25 restaurant apps to see what’s working—and what’s not.

A health-minded concept boasting a variety of smoothies made with fresh, natural and high-quality ingredients

The chain has named a new CMO and CFO, and filled three other leadership positions.

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