Mt. Pleasant Tropical Smoothie Café® Holds Grand Opening Event

New Veteran-Owned Location Celebrates with Giveaways, Product Tastings and Special Dignitaries

Mt. Pleasant residents looking for a taste of the tropics were in for a treat on Tues., Mar. 14 as the Tropical Smoothie Café, located at 1165 Oakland Market Rd. held a Grand Opening Event. The café also hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony with special dignitaries to commemorate the opening.

The newest café celebrated the Grand Opening Event with product tastings and special menu deals. In addition, the first 50 guests in line by 7:00 a.m. received free smoothies for a year.* In honor of the celebration, the newest café in Mt. Pleasant will also be offering 99-cent smoothies all day!**

The 1,670 square foot café features the new Tropical Smoothie Café décor package, featuring an island-inspired atmosphere. The Tropical Smoothie Café is owned by military veteran franchisee Jeff Walker.

Walker attended the U.S. Naval Academy for his undergraduate degree, and then Old Dominion University for his graduate and MBA program. After college, Walker served our country from 1997 to 2004 as a ranking Lieutenant. He served multiple deployments with the U.S. Navy and is now a proud franchise owner, who continues to serve the community through numerous volunteer programs at The Citadel with his wife.

“Joining the Tropical Smoothie Café team has proven to be a great endeavor for me. It is a unique brand, with a bold, fresh, flavorful menu which is what attracted me to the business,” Walker said.

Known for providing made-to-order real-fruit smoothies, as well as toasted sandwiches, flatbreads, wraps, salads and more, the Mt. Pleasant café is part of a national chain with nearly 550 locations nationwide.

For more information on the Mt. Pleasant Tropical Smoothie Café, please call 843-352-7226 or find them on Facebook at

*The first 50 customers with a completed transaction will receive a coupon good for one free smoothie per week for 52 weeks.

**99-cent smoothie offer limited to one per person; no additional purchase necessary.

About Tropical Smoothie Café
Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 547 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Cafe serves smoothiessalads, wrapssandwiches, and flatbreads. All chicken is “antibiotic-free” in the sense that no antibiotic residues are present in the meat due to withdrawal periods and other precautions required by the government and observed by the chicken companies. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked on Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 5002015 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