Chicken Apple Club Flatbread and Three Acai-Blend Smoothies Offer Sensible Indulgences
Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Cooler weather means appetites start turning towards comfort foods and richer flavors. But this year, thanks to Tropical Smoothie Café, those tasty treats don’t have to come at the expense of a healthful diet. The fresh, inventive minds behind one of the country’s most diverse and nutritious fast-casual menus announced that their fall specials will feature “smart” indulgences that are just as delicious as they are satisfying.
The Chicken Apple Club Flatbread is a comfort-food twist on the classic Rustic Turkey Apple Club, featuring three smoked cheeses, seasonal fruit and veggie accents. On the beverage side, Tropical Smoothie Café is highlighting its fan favorite, the Acai-Berry Boost smoothie, and also introducing two new variations for the season. The two new options both include acai berries, blueberries and banana, and guests can choose to either keep it simple (Acai Blue), or add a touch of Ghirardelli® chocolate (Acai Blue Truffle).
“This season can present a challenge towards healthful eating as the temperatures drop and we look towards our favorite comfort foods,” said Jennie Hong, Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Strategy for Tropical Smoothie Café. “Our goal is to incorporate your favorite flavors – even comfort foods – into a smarter, nutrient-rich recipe so you can indulge in moderation. That is what is at the heart of our fall menu – ways to enjoy your favorite flavors without the added guilt.”
In addition to the juicy all-natural grilled chicken breast in the Chicken Apple Club Flatbread, fans of flavorful better-for-you eating will enjoy a house-made crunchy kale and apple slaw, country honey Dijon dressing, and a smoked cheese blend consisting of gouda, fontina, and grand cru melted to a creamy goodness and served on a warm toasted flatbread. The Acai smoothies all deliver a powerful punch of antioxidants, fiber, and B vitamins from authentic Zola® Acai berries direct from Brazil. Acai-Berry Boost is available year-round, but the new entrée and smoothie variations for fall will be available at all participating Tropical Smoothie Café locations for a limited time only between October 31st and December 25th, while supplies last.
About Tropical Smoothie Café
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with more than 515 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads. All chicken is “antibiotic-free”. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500, 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers and Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2015 Top 200.Tropical Smoothie Cafe is seeking qualified franchisees to expand throughout the United States in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, among others. For more information, visit www.TropicalSmoothieFranchise.com.