Our Story

Over 20 Years of Happy Customers

It started on a beach in Florida. The calm gulf waters, friends enjoying games in the sand and a need for replenishment from the warm Florida sun. We started by blending fruits and vegetables together to create unique and refreshing smoothies. And customers lined up for our tasty creations.

Then in 1997, we opened our first cafe in Tallahassee, Florida. Guests now had a place to sit and relax while we made their favorite smoothies. Two years later, we added a range of wholesome food options to complement our smoothies, all made fresh.

We started as a destination for flavor, and it’s a proud heritage that we continue today. We are guided by a simple belief: when you eat better, you feel better.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s menu boasts bold, flavorful smoothies with a healthy appeal, all made-to-order with quality ingredients. We find that real fruits, veggies and juices just taste better.

Our toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and quesadillas are made to suit your individual tastes with quality meats, fresh produce and flavorful sauces.

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Combine that with a fun, relaxing atmosphere - and unparalleled hospitality - and you can see why people return again and again for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe experience.


Our mission is to inspire a healthier lifestyle by serving amazing food and smoothies…with a bit of tropical fun.

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Timeline

First smoothie shop opens in Destin, FL,
serving real-fruit smoothies

1997
1998
1999

Inspiring a Healthier Lifestyle by Giving Back

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Inspiring healthier lifestyles includes looking beyond ourselves… for 12 years we have partnered with Camp Sunshine™ of Casco, Maine to support a destination that provides memorable experiences for children with life threatening illnesses and their families. It’s a much-needed respite in the face of difficult circumstances.

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Together, our customers, franchisees, and crew members have donated more than $7 million to this worthwhile cause. To find out more and join us in this cause, please click on the link below for more information.

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