QSR Magazine Shines Spotlight on Tropical Smoothie Café: Smoothie Franchises Are Soaring in Quick Service

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

This QSR Magazine piece puts a much-deserved spotlight on Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café, a BIP Capital portfolio company.    Read on to learn how he approached the business of blended foodservice 20 years ago and his journey to ach...
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe named one of QSR’s 10 Best 2016 Franchise Deals

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

For the last six years, QSR has brought you an annual look at the 10–12 quick-service and fast-casual concepts that provide franchisees the best return on their investment (ROI). These 10 brands offer the best bang for your buck—plus a little...
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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens 500th Location

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

Tropical Smoothie Cafe will open its 500th location on June 13 in Westland, Michigan. Located at 35599 Warren Road, the new restaurant marks a significant milestone for the brand and is a reflection of the company’s immense growth nationwide since...
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Tropical Smoothie Named #5 on Fast Casual’s 2016 Top 100 Movers and Shakers List

Mark Flickinger
Posted in Announcements, Franchise, Portfolio Companies

We are pleased to announce that Tropical Smoothie Cafe was recently named the #5 brand in Fast Casual's Top 100 List of Movers & Shakers.Judges not only rated brands on growth and sales, but also on innovation across several categories, inclu...
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BIP Capital Launches Franchise Accelerator

Mark Buffington
Posted in Announcements, Franchise

 BIP Capital, an Atlanta-based venture capital firm, today announced it has launched a franchise development division, the BIP Franchise Accelerator, to help emerging brands accelerate their growth. Currently, the BIP Franchise Accelerator's portf...
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