Between January and August of this year, Tropical Smoothie Cafe added 11 new locations throughout the state of Florida, with three of those being in the South Florida market. The brand continues to grow its Florida market with another eight locations slotted to open by the end of the year.

This Florida expansion comes during a strong period of development for the fast casual brand. With a growing pipeline of multi-unit, multi-brand new franchisees and existing franchisees, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is constantly expanding in new and existing markets.

“Our strategic growth has found a great home in Florida, the very same place where we were ‘Born on a Beach’ in Destin back in 1997,” says Cheryl Fletcher, chief development officer of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Thanks to engaged franchisees throughout the area, we have become a fan-favorite across the state.”

Tropical Smoothie Cafe has announced that it is partnering with No Kid Hungry to support efforts to end childhood hunger and help kids shine bright all year long. From August 31 to October 4, $1 from every Sunshine Smoothie purchased will go to No Kid Hungry.