Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens in Tonawanda

Jul 7, 2023 | News Releases |


WHAT:         Grand Opening of Tropical Smoothie Cafe® in Tonawanda, NY

WHO:           Buffalo native Jim Breidenstein, local franchisee, will open his third location of Tropical Smooth Café with an exclusive promotion for the store’s first 50 guests this Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25

WHEN:        Friday, June 23 at 10:00 am, ribbon cutting at 10:15 am

WHERE:     3611 Delaware Ave. at the corner of Delaware & Sheridan Dr., Kenmore, NY 14217

WHY:            Tropical Smoothie Café’s first Tonawanda location – owner matching of tip proceeds goes to help Visually Impaired Association of Buffalo  

DETAILS:   Local Franchisee Offering Exclusive Promotions and Offers for Guests Week of Opening

Tonawanda, NY – Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring a healthier lifestyle serving better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads, announced the opening of its newest cafe in Tonawanda. The restaurant is owned and operated by Buffalo native, Jim Breidenstein, a multi-unit franchisee. Jim and his District Manager, Julie Roman, will celebrate the Tonawanda location’s Grand Opening Weekend by giving away free smoothies for the year to the first 50 guests in line on Saturday, June 24 and on Sunday, June. 25.*

“We are excited to bring the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand to Tonawanda,” said Breidenstein. “This brand brings better-for-you eating options in a fast-casual, grab-and-go environment which is an element that the community has little exposure to. The Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand compliments our portfolio and offers products that keep guests coming back. Being a native to the area, I felt it was important to give back to our loyal fans and celebrate this momentous location.”

Other daily deals for dine-in guests at this location will include $1.99 smoothies on June 24th and $2.99 flatbreads on June 25th. Finally, as a thank you to the community, Jim will match all tips given during opening weekend and donate them  to VIA, the Visually Impaired Association of Buffalo, where Jim and his family are loyal supporters. 

“We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest location,” said Charles Watson, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café, LLC. “Jim is an exceptional franchisee, and we are confident that he will continue to build a loyal fanbase and amazing guest experience here in his community. His determination and passion for the brand and his family makes him a great leader, and his staff loves him for it.”

About Tropical Smoothie Cafe®

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a national fast-casual restaurant brand built on a mission to Inspire Better®, a commitment that starts with our better-for-you food and smoothies and extends to inspiring better in the communities we serve. Born on a beach in 1997, today Tropical Smoothie Cafe has more than 1,235 locations in 44 states. For the third year in a row, the brand was ranked #1 in the Smoothie/Juice Category by Entrepreneur Franchisee 500. For 10 consecutive years the brand has received the Franchise Times Fast and Serious award, and for 2022 the brand received a FUND Score of 920, the highest in the QSR segment by FRANdata.

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