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Trying out different tastes of foods and drinks is a fun thing for a foodie person for sure. So, have you tried out the Watermelon Mojito Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe?
It’s not going to cost you more than $8, and it comes with a blend of watermelon, mint, strawberry, and lime. You should also taste one of their featured items, the dragon fruit smoothie that too costs less than 8 bucks. However, their food items can cost from $6 to $10 excluding side items.
Another interesting thing is that TSC offers a few smoothies and food items specifically for the kids. Super veggie, fruit blend, and tropical treats are some of the smoothie types.
So, be quick to bless yourself with these tasty smoothies………
When Tropical Smoothie starts its journey?
Basically, the journey of Tropical Smoothie started back in 1993. But which tropical smoothie cafe we know right now was first introduced in 1998 with the setup of the first sitting cafe.
Let’s not make you confuse anymore and get right into the discussion.
It was back in 1993 that Tropical smoothie established its first smoothie shop in Panhandle, Florida. Panhandle is the back of Destin beach in Florida.
From that very moment, the consumers could feel the beach with perfect smoothies in Panhandle. Later on, Tropical Smoothie became the franchise we knew today in 1997 and was founded in Destin, Florida.
They built their first franchise store in 1998 in Tallahassee, Florida, and thus the journey started off today’s one of the most successful food chains in the USA, Tropical Smoothie Cafe. And right now, it’s available in more than 1,100 locations all over the USA.
Who was the founder then?
There’re three founders of the TSC franchise.
- Eric Jenrich
- David Walker
- Delora Jenrich
However, only Eric Jenrich and David Walker remained a part of the board of directors as the company BIP bought a controlling interest. BIP or Buckhead Investment Partners is a private equity firm that bought this controlling interest of TSC in 2012.
Later on, in 2020, another private equity firm, LLCP of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners acquired the franchise.
At present, TSC’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and Watson Charles is the chief executive officer of the company.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe at a glance
|First smoothie shop||In 1993|
|Introduction as a franchise||In 1997|
|Setup of first franchise tropical smoothie shop||In 1998|
|Rebranding the name as “Tropical Smoothie Cafe”||In 1999|
|Introduction to food items including wraps and sandwiches||In 1999|
|Updated cafe design with tropical vacation environment||In 2005|
|200th store in Virginia Beach, Virginia||In 2006|
|300th store in Fort Myers, Florida||In 2011|
|400th store in Toledo, Ohio||In 2014|
|500th store in Westland, Michigan||In 2016|
|600th store in Joplin, Missouri||In 2017|
|700th store in Hurst, Texas||In 2018|
|800th store in Arlington Heights, Illinois||In 2019|
|1,000th store in Dallas, Texas||In 2021|
Available smoothies in Tropical smoothie cafe with prices
Basically, the name of itself suggests the most popular item in tropical smoothie Cafes. The items have fruit blends as well as veggie smoothie items, where the price varies from $5 to $8.
Moreover, specialized kids’ smoothies are an integral part of the menu. Meanwhile, health-conscious people may not enjoy these items as they are high in calories.
Taste the supper veggies first
With the vegetable ingredients, the super veggie items are available from $7 to $8. Although the prices are almost similar for these three items, they have entirely different calories.
|Detox Island Green||$7.39||180 cal|
|Island Green||$7.49||410 cal|
- Avocolada includes Avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut, and lime.
- Detox Island green includes naturally sweetened fresh ginger, banana, spinach, mango, pineapple, and kale.
- Island green includes spinach, kale, mango, pineapple, and banana.
Fruit blends with different tastes and colors
The cafe includes quite a long list of fruit blend smoothies with different tastes and pricing. However, the cheapest one is the jetty punch which costs less than $7.
Meanwhile, both watermelon mojito smoothie and jetty punch seem the healthier options in terms of calories.
|Mango berry cosmo smoothie||$7.99||480 cal|
|Watermelon mojito smoothie||$7.79||370 cal|
|Sunrise Sunset||$7.09||400 cal|
|Jetty punch||$6.89||370 cal|
|Kiwi quencher||$7.09||450 cal|
|Paradise point||$7.09||430 cal|
|Mango Magic||$7.09||400 cal|
|Blimey Limey||$7.09||480 cal|
|Pomegranate plunge||$7.59||520 cal|
|Blueberry bliss||$7.49||340 cal|
|Dragon fruit smoothie||$7.59||N/A|
- The Mango berry cosmo smoothie has mango, strawberry, lime, and cranberry.
- The watermelon mojito smoothie has watermelon, mint, strawberries, and lime.
- Sunrise sunset has strawberries, pineapple, mango, and orange juice.
- Jetty punch has strawberries and bananas.
- Kiwi quencher has kiwi, strawberries, and non-fat yogurt.
- Paradise Point has strawberries, bananas, and pineapple.
- Mango magic has mango, pineapple, and non-fat yogurt.
- Blimey limey has strawberries, pineapple, orange juice, and lime.
- Pomegranate plunge has pomegranate, banana, strawberries, and cranberry.
- Blueberry bliss has blueberries, strawberries, and bananas.
- Starfruit smoothie includes mango, strawberries, lime, and obviously starfruit.
- The ingredients available in the dragon fruit smoothie are dragon fruit, mango, banana, and pineapple.
Balanced fusion with a balanced mixture of the ingredients
One of the most highly calorie-contained items in tropical cafe smoothies is these balanced fusions, where the maximum number goes up to 770 calories.
Yes, it’s nothing other than a chia banana boost that costs nearly $8. However, the cheapest option here is the triple berry oat costing just above $7.
|Acai berry boost||$7.59||470 cal|
|Chia banana boost||$7.79||610 – 770 cal|
|Lean machine||$7.49||490 cal|
|Peanut paradise||$7.59||680 – 730 cal|
|Triple berry oat||$7.39||410 cal|
- Acai berry boost includes acai, pomegranate, banana, blueberries, and strawberries.
- Chia banana boost includes chia seeds, banana, almonds, whole-grain oats, cinnamon, dates, coconuts, and strawberry or peanut butter.
- The lean machine contains strawberries, bananas, fat burners, and energizers.
- Peanut paradise contains peanut butter, banana, and non-fat yogurt with pea or whey protein.
- Triple berry oats have blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, multivitamin, ground flaxseed, whole grain oats, whey protein, and Splenda.
Don’t miss out on the tropical treats.
If you love coffee, then you must try out the Mocha madness tropical treat item that costs no more than $8. Meanwhile, it’s a high-calorie item like the three other available items on the list.
|Bahama mama||$7.39||510 cal|
|Beach bum||$7.39||550 cal|
|Mocha madness||$7.49||540 cal|
|Peanut butter cup||$7.29||700 cal|
- Bahama mama has strawberries, white chocolate, pineapple, and coconut.
- Beach bum includes strawberry, banana, and white chocolate.
- Mocha madness contains chocolate, coffee, cappuccino, and non-fat yogurt.
- Peanut butter cup includes peanut butter, chocolate, and banana.
Kids’ smoothie items are there as well.
Compared to the other smoothie items, these kids’ items are cheap and come with fewer calories as well.
|Awesome chocolate (12 ounces)||$5.49||260 cal|
|Lil’ lime berry (12 ounces)||$5.49||470 cal|
|Jetty junior (12 ounces)||$5.49||370 cal|
- The ingredients in awesome chocolate are banana and chocolate.
- Strawberries and lime make the Lil’ lime berry item.
- Jetty junior contains strawberries and bananas.
Note: All the prices of these smoothie items are subject to change depending on your location. Therefore, you better use the provided links and drop the destination address to get accurate pricing.
What supplements you can get with these items?
Well, if you want to make the smoothie a bit more healthy, adding supplements is quite a good option. And Tropical cafe offers quite a good number of supplements in its menu.
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin C
- Whey protein
- Pea protein
- Fat burner
These are not the only things you can find as add-ins. Some other fresh add-ins are offered as well.
- Chia seeds
- Raw almonds
- Peanut butter
- Fresh ginger
- Ground flaxseed
- Whole-grain oats
- Spinach and kale super pack.
Available food items in Tropical smoothie cafe with prices
The best thing TSC has done is include breakfast and lunch items in their menu alongside the smoothies. Basically, the food items here can cost you from $6 to $10.
Meanwhile, one common thing that you are supposed to find in these food items is having grilled chicken as one of the ingredients. Check out the menu and get to know which item accompanies your smoothie perfectly.
Flatbread items for $7
The flatbread items included here have grilled chicken as a common ingredient except for the peanut butter banana crunch one.
The latter one costs up to $6, whereas the rest of the three items cost more than 7 bucks.
|Chicken pesto||$7.29||430 cal|
|Chicken bacon ranch||$7.29||500 cal|
|Chipotle chicken club||$7.29||490 cal|
|Peanut butter banana crunch flatbread||$5.99||580 cal|
Chicken pesto includes:
Grilled chicken, tomatoes, shredded parmesan, mozzarella, and pesto
Chicken bacon ranch includes:
Grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon, romaine, cheddar, and lite ranch
The chipotle chicken club includes:
Grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon, chipotle mayo, pepper jack, and romaine
Peanut butter banana crunch includes:
Peanut butter, banana, granola, and honey
Knowing about the top six wrap items
You can start the wraps items with Baja wraps, which is arguably the best wrap among all six wraps. However, the pricing is similar for each of these wraps going up to $9.
Meanwhile, the Caribbean jerk chicken wrap will provide a different taste compared to the conventional Baja and buffalo chicken.
However, if you are searching for a healthier option, the super green Caesar chicken is likely included there for you. And lastly, vegetarians can try out the hummus veggie item.
|Baja Chicken||$8.79||640 cal|
|Buffalo Chicken||$8.79||510 cal|
|Caribbean jerk chicken||$8.79||590 cal|
|Supergreen Caesar chicken||$8.79||600 cal|
|Thai Chicken||$8.79||500 cal|
|Hummus veggie||$8.79||710 cal|
Inclusions in Baja chicken:
Grilled chicken, rice, black beans, smashed Avocado, roasted tomato salsa, pickled red onions, romaine, and cheddar.
Inclusions in buffalo chicken:
Grilled chicken, tomatoes, romaine, mozzarella, buffalo sauce, and lite ranch
Inclusions in Caribbean jerk chicken:
Grilled chicken, rice, black beans, romaine, jerk sauce, roasted pineapple salsa, and cheddar
Supergreen Caesar chicken:
Grilled chicken, spinach, tomatoes, shredded parmesan, parmesan crisps, romaine, and Caesar
Inclusions in Thai chicken:
Grilled chicken, carrot, sesame seeds, wontons, cilantro, scallions, romaine, and Thai peanut sauce
Hummus, smashed Avocado, romaine, rice, black beans, pepper jack, pickled red onions, tomatoes, and lite ranch
Try out the sandwiches.
The Turkey bacon ranch sandwich is the fan-favorite item among all four types of sandwiches available here. Moreover, it costs above $9, which is comparatively more than the costs of the rest three items.
Also, calorie-wise, it’s quite a healthy option to have. Meanwhile, the Avocado grilled cheese is high in calories.
|Avocado grilled cheese||$7.99||930 cal|
|Smoky grilled cheese||$7.39||650 cal|
|Chicken Caprese||$9.29||680 cal|
|Turkey bacon ranch||$9.59||560 cal|
Avocado grilled cheese:
White American cheese, firehouse cheese blend, bacon, smoked tomato spread, and smashed Avocado on toasted sourdough
Smoky grilled cheese:
White American cheese, bacon, fresh mozzarella, and smoked tomato spread on toasted sourdough
Grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, tomato, pesto, and balsamic glaze pressed on ciabatta
Turkey bacon ranch:
Turkey, bacon, tomatoes, romaine, swiss, and lite ranch on ciabatta
A short list of the Quesadillas
It’s the food item wrapped in tortillas, where the price starts from $7 for the three cheese quesadillas. However, it doesn’t include grilled chicken, whereas the rest of the three do.
Both salsa verde and Santa Fe chicken are on the expensive sides of the menu compared to the rest of the two.
|Salsa Verde Quesadillas||$8.49||530 cal|
|Santa Fe chicken Quesadillas||$8.39||600 cal|
|Three cheese||$6.99||550 cal|
|Three cheese chicken||$7.59||550 cal|
Grilled chicken, salsa verde, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, queso Blanco, cheddar, and mozzarella
Santa Fe chicken:
Grilled chicken, black beans, roasted red pepper, onion, queso Blanco, cheddar, a smoky cheese blend, and roasted tomato salsa
A flour tortilla with queso Blanco, cheddar, and a smoked cheese blend that is served with roasted tomato salsa
Three cheese chicken:
The only thing that makes it different from the three cheese quesadillas is the inclusion of grilled chicken.
Available salad items in TSC
Well, adding a salad item to your main food means adding an extra taste to the meal. The price of three salad items here goes just above 8 bucks.
The common ingredient you will find in these salads is grilled chicken. However, each of these items is served in three different types of dressings.
|Beach club salad||$8.29||350 cal|
|Thai chicken salad||$8.39||370 cal|
|Supergreen Caesar salad||$8.39||550 cal|
Beach club salad ingredients:
Grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and parmesan crisps on a bed of romaine and spinach that is served with salsa ranch dressing
Thai chicken salad ingredients:
Grilled chicken, carrot, sesame seeds, cilantro, scallions, and wontons on a bed of romaine that is served with Thai peanut dressing
Supergreen Caesar salad ingredients:
Grilled chicken, shredded parmesan, tomatoes, and parmesan crisps on a bed of romaine and spinach that is served with Caesar dressing
Great! It has kids’ food items too.
The food items specifically made for the kids are available from $5 to $6. Two Quesadilla items are available here, where one comes with, and another comes without chicken.
|Cheese Quesadilla||$5.89||400 cal|
|Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla||$5.49||480 cal|
|Turkey and cheddar wrap||$5.39||370 cal|
|Classic grilled cheese||$5.49||610 cal|
Mozzarella and cheddar on a pressed flour tortilla
Chicken and cheese Quesadilla:
The only difference between this and the above one is that it comes including chicken.
Turkey and cheddar wrap:
Turkey and cheddar in a toasted four tortilla
Classic grilled cheese:
Cheddar and white American cheese pressed on sourdough bread
What are the side items you can get here?
Sometimes, having the best accompanying side item lets you enjoy the meal in the fullest way. Therefore, Tropical smoothie cafe has added a few side items to their menu that won’t cost you more than 3 bucks.
|Maple-kissed sweet potatoes||$2.79||140 cal|
|Jalapeno corn||$2.79||150 cal|
|Kale and apple slaw||$1.79||130 cal|
|Whole fruit||$1.29||90 – 110 cal|
|Chips||$1.59||140 – 210 cal|
|Cookie||$1.29||330 – 350 cal|
Note: All the prices of these food items are subject to change depending on your location. Therefore, you better use the provided links and drop the destination address to get accurate pricing.
What time does the cafe open? (Opening and closing time)
On average, TSC opens very early in the morning at 7 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. even though a few stores close at 10 p.m. However, both opening and closing time changes on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, some stores open at the regular time at 7 a.m., and some stores open one hour late. However, the closing time remains the same.
On Sunday, stores open at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and even at 10 a.m., depending on the location. Meanwhile, the closing time comes down to 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, the store usually closes at 10 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. on Sundays.
|Day||Opening time||Closing time|
|Monday to Friday||7 a.m.||9 or 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||7 or 8 a.m.||9 or 10 p.m.|
|Sunday||8 or 9 or 10 a.m.||8 or 9 p.m.|
Now, another crucial thing to know about the cafe is, when does it remain close?
The simplest answer to this question is that it remains open the whole year except for three holidays.
- Thanksgiving day
- Christmas day
- Easter Sunday.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe near me
|Location||Opening time||Closing time|
|2050 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35173||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|9480 Talbert Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Sat, Sun)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|575 Lincoln Street, Unit D, Denver, CO 80203||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m.|
|425 I Street NW Washington, DC 20001||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Sat, Sun)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|3120 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 5E, Orlando, FL 32811||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 9 a.m. (Sunday)||10 p.m. (All day) 9 p.m. (Sunday)|
|5555 Whittlesey Blvd. Columbus, GA 31909||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 10 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|1509 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60622||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 10 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|2222 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ 08690||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 10 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday|
|2656 Hylan Boulevard Suite 170, New York, NY 10306||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 9 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|9600 Escarpment Boulevard, Austin, TX 78749||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 10 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
|1465 Stafford Marketplace Suite 115, Stafford, VA 22256||7 a.m. (All day) 8 a.m. (Saturday) 9 a.m. (Sunday)||9 p.m. (All day) 8 p.m. (Sunday)|
Is there any mobile app available for Tropical Smoothie?
Yes, for the ease of their consumers, TSC has made a mobile app that is available both on android and iOS. The good thing is that it’s easy to download the app the only requirement is to be 16 years old.
After downloading the app, it will request you to share your location in order to let you find the nearest TSC store. And there’s no privacy issue in sharing the location.
Meanwhile, during the payment of your order, you have the right to choose any payment method you prefer. Also, if you want to change the previous payment method, you’re always welcome.
One interesting thing about the mobile app is having the Tropic reward. But the question is that what is this tropic reward?
Basically, it’s a reward given to mobile users when they order something online. The scenario is like if the expenditure amount is $1, then you will receive 10 reward points.
Later on, you can easily use the reward points to claim any offer you like.
Knowing the real-life experience of the consumers
Well, maybe you have only heard about the smoothies of Tropical cafe. But when you are up to trying them, it may prove helpful if you already know some real-life consumer experience.
- While coming out of the Cafe, Pitts told us, “I’m a lot of health conscious and that’s why I tried out the Hummus veggie. Simply it was great. And you don’t need to ask me about the smoothies because these are superb.”
- Jenny said, “I literally love their tropical treat smoothies, especially the peanut butter cup. I often visit the store to have it.”
- Chang seemed delighted while he was sharing his experience, “I’m here for the first time and I’m satisfied with their signature item, the smoothies. I tried 5 of them today and will return again to try the rest.”
- One little consumer, Peter said, “Yes, the awesome chocolate was very delicious.”
- Jackson told us, “I loved the super veggie smoothies most as the blend was perfect.”