Tropical Smoothie Cafe Plans Expansion in Colorado

by Nellie Day

DENVER — Tropical Smoothie Cafe plans for continued development in Colorado, targeting Denver, Colorado Springs and Centennial to expand its presence through franchise growth. Tropical Smoothie currently has three locations in Colorado.

Spearheading Tropical Smoothie’s expansion throughout Colorado is husband-and-wife team Craig and Dianne LeMieux, area developers for the region. The LeMieuxs purchased area developer rights to the market in April 2016, along with two existing locations in Centennial. In addition to their development efforts in Colorado, the LeMieuxs are also Tropical Smoothie area developers in Michigan and Ohio. They currently have a total of 58 open locations throughout their markets, with an additional 39 cafes in development.

Over the past three years, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has sold over 450 franchises nationwide. This year, the food and smoothie franchise plans to open 100 restaurants nationwide, focusing on franchise opportunities in markets such as Indianapolis, Nashville, Houston, Dallas, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, among others. By 2020, Tropical Smoothie Cafe aims to have 1,000 stores open across the U.S.

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