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
Carolinemontgomery4

PPP Forgiveness - What You Need To Know

Caroline Montgomery - Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Michaelhiggins 41019104338

Unique Ways To Always Remember Loved Ones

Michael Higgins - Dignity Memorial
Headshot2 3182020512

How To Protect Your HVAC From Hurricanes

Chris Jones - Green Dot Heating & Air

Trending News

California-based Tech Company Opens An Office In Wilmington

Johanna Cano - Jun 4, 2020

Joint Venture Buys Private Marine Terminal In Wilmington

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 4, 2020

Colleagues Remember Pat Leonard As Student Advocate, Strong Voice For Inclusion

Jenny Callison - Jun 4, 2020

Live Oak Investment Subsidiary Grows Through Acquisition

Jenny Callison - Jun 5, 2020

Alcami Announces New CEO

Cece Nunn - Jun 4, 2020

In The Current Issue

Entrepreneur Pivots To Offer PPE

The CEO of Hensler Surgical Technologies LLC launched a new entity to sell personal protective equipment....


N.C. Ports Sets Sail With Big Opportunities

The MV Hyundai Hope’s trip to the port May 20 marked a significant step in developing economic oppor­tunities for the region and state, said...


Not A Normal Season

The Memorial Day weekend crowds were out in the area’s beach towns for what is traditionally the kick-off to the busiest tourist months of t...

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

2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`