Tropical Smoothie Cafe opens Friday to ‘spread the sunshine’

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is not on every corner in Mississippi — there were only three in the state. But with Brookhaven’s branch finally opening Friday, the local population now has the chance to see for themselves how smoothies and healthy food can go swimmingly together.

Brandy Walters, the new general manager for the Brookhaven franchise, was born and raised in Brookhaven. In fact, she’s already a successful business person — she runs the popular Galley Grub food truck on Highway 51 N.

She’s excited about bringing Tropical Smoothie Cafe to Brookhaven. “We’re opening at 7 a.m. Friday and it’ll be great to offer healthy food options to the public,” she said. “We plan to have 25 to 30 employees and these are great jobs for young folks.” 

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Born on a beach in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s corporate mantra includes relationships rule, think bigger to expand your horizons, be all in with everything you do and high five and celebrate every little thing. The company has 1,100 locations nationwide and four in Mississippi: two in Jackson, one in Olive Branch and the new one in Brookhaven.

In addition to in-house offerings, Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers two ways to cater. The first is regular catering. Check the website for specifics (once the page goes live). 

The second is the Grab-N-Go bundle, where you can order 12 smoothies in three different flavors in portable sizes or the best-selling signature wraps or sandwiches with chips.

The business also delivers and has online services, both of which will be discussed soon online.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe, 981 Brookway Blvd., will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A small breakfast menu is available all day long.

An upcoming promotional mailer will offer coupons for the next week and the company’s mobile app offers easy ordering as it counts your rewards.