Tropical Smoothie Cafe announced for Sand Springs | New
The latest dining option to announce a Sand Springs presence is Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a national fast-casual cafe concept offering healthy food options in the form of smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads.
The cafe, which is slated to open in 2023 in the Sheffield Crossing area, has more than 1,100 locations nationwide, including 19 in Oklahoma.
City manager Mike Carter said construction is expected to begin later this year, although a specific opening date depends on a number of factors for the company.
“We are currently reviewing building plan submissions in order to issue a building permit,” he said.
The cafe will be located on the south side of Morrow Road, just west of Ascension St. John Urgent Care and east of Huskey Avenue.
Carter said the total purchase price for the property, which the city owned, was $360,390 after taking into account associated fees and costs.
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“We are thrilled to have Tropical Smoothie here in Sand Springs,” he said. “We spend a lot of time and effort attracting popular establishments to our community. We have many projects underway and will continue to work hard to bring more restaurants, shops, homes and jobs (opportunities) to Sand Springs.
“I thank our city council for their guidance and support in our efforts,” he said.
DYNE Hospitality Group, the largest Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee, will operate the Sand Springs site.
DYNE has 91 Tropical Smoothie Cafes in six states — Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida and Georgia — and plans to open at least 12 new cafes in 2023.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe began as a smoothie store along the Florida Panhandle in 1993. Tropical Smoothie Franchise Development Corp. was founded in 1997 in Destin, Florida, and the first franchise coffee shop opened in 1998 in Tallahassee. The company is now headquartered in Atlanta.
In 1999, the company introduced a line of food products, including sandwiches and wraps, to its signature smoothies. These have since been joined by flatbreads, bowls and breakfast items.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers superfood, classic, indulgent and supercharged smoothies and supplements that can be added to each smoothie.
The company continued to grow in the second quarter of 2022 with the opening of its 1,100th location – in Charlotte, North Carolina – as well as the launch of a new mobile app and refreshed loyalty program.
The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades, including a top 10 Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking. It has also been named to Forbes’ Top Franchises List, Franchise Times’ Fast & Serious List, and of the Franchise Times Top 400 Franchises.
The company has also been recognized in Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers, Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top 200 and Top 10 Fastest Growing Chains, and Restaurant Business’s Favorite Chains in America.