Tropical Smoothie Cafe has announced the opening of a double drive-thru location in Oklahoma City, the first of its kind for the fast casual brand. It features two drive-thru lanes, one standard and the other designated for online, third party and curbside ordering pick up.

“I am so honored to be the first franchisee to launch a double drive-thru for Tropical Smoothie Cafe, signifying growth for the brand’s tech-driven operations,” says franchisee Rohit Patel, who was part of the design team that developed the plans for the brand’s double drive-thru model. “Not only is it a fantastic opportunity to meet the demand for digital ordering, the new model also offers more convenience and a unique guest experience. We can’t wait to officially open and see the response to the new design.”

With just a few in-restaurant dining tables, the small building footprint allows Tropical Smoothie Cafe to serve guests how they want to be served, leaving ample space for multiple cars and quick, convenient pick up.

“Opening new locations is always something we look forward to, and there is an extra level of excitement when a new cafe model opens for the first time,” says Charles Watson, chief executive officer of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, LLC. “Rohit is an extremely dedicated franchisee. We knew his confidence in the brand and passion for the design and construction element of his new cafes would make him the right person for the first double drive-thru location.”