Print
Restaurants

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Tops Public Opinion Poll On Chains

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jan 30, 2019
Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a chain with three area locations including Long Leaf Mall (shown above), ranked No. 1 in the beverage and snack category in a recent public opinion poll on chains. (Photo courtesy of Tropical Smoothie Cafe)

Restaurant Business magazine, the official magazine of the National Restaurant Association, published a series of polls in its January issue highlighting America’s Favorite Chain Restaurants. 

The report included top U.S. chains by sales, plus an additional 53 chains to round out categories and capture regional data. Consumers were polled on topics such as service, convenience, value, taste and ambiance. 

Tropical Smoothie Cafe (TSC), which has three area locations owned and operated by Brandon and Deena Korman, earned the No. 1 ranking in the Beverage and Snack category, topping two other eateries with a presence in the Port City: Cold Stone Creamery and Krispy Kreme. 

Among millennials, TSC tied for second place with Zoe’s Kitchen when members of this generation were asked for their top choice for a healthy meal or snack. 

Additionally, TSC ranked No. 2 behind Chick-fil-A for the Top Five Quick Service Restaurants and No. 8 in the Top Ten Overall listing of favorite brands. 

“We are so proud to be part of a brand that has helped us spread what I call 'Tropitude' throughout the Wilmington and Leland area,” said co-owner Brandon Korman. “That's when we mix amazingly tasteful food with unparalleled hospitality.”

Korman said that while nothing has yet been secured, he and Deena do plan to open additional locations in the area. 

Current seasonal smoothies include mango turmeric and strawberry granola, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe will soon reintroduce two fan favorites to the menu: the Hawaiian barbecue chicken flatbread and the watermelon mojito smoothie.

“It's so great that after five years we are starting to get credit for our awesome food,” Brandon Korman said. “This just proves that we are really becoming a destination for flavor.”

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is located at 2804 S. College Road, Unit 108, in Long Leaf Mall; 130 Hays Lane, Unit 130, in Bayshore Commons off Market Street in Porters Neck; and at 143 Poole Road in Leland. 

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email [email protected]

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Long-Term Rentals vs. Vacation Rentals: Why Long-Term May Be The Best Choice For Investors

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Headshot2 3182020512

How To Protect Your HVAC From Hurricanes

Chris Jones - Green Dot Heating & Air
Aarp suzanneheadshot 300x300

Home Sweet Home - Make It Safer

Trending News

Office And Retail Complex Under Construction Gets Protective Touches

Cece Nunn - May 29, 2020

Attorney: Business Interruption Insurance Should Cover Virus Losses

Jenny Callison - May 28, 2020

For County's $1.3M Small Business Grant Program, More Details Coming

Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal - May 29, 2020

Chamber Launches Latin American Business Council

Christina Haley O'Neal - May 28, 2020

Local Nursing Homes Work To Keep Residents Safe And Connected

Jenny Callison - May 29, 2020

In The Current Issue

In Beach Town, Waves Of Reopening

Business owners on Pleasure Island, which includes the New Hanover County towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, share a measured enthusias...


Education Leader Forges Way Forward

Burns was tapped as interim superintendent of NHCS in February, following the resignation of Tim Markley. Burns assumed his new role in Marc...


WorkTok Aids Communication

One new Wilmington startup is trying to address those current workforce trends and increase employee/ employer interaction through its app,...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WILMA Leadership Accelerator
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`