Tropical Smoothie Cafe to open here

Published 12:05 am Friday, March 8, 2013



Eat better, feel better, that’s what Tropical Smoothie Café hails as its slogan, and soon Andalusia residents will have the opportunity to try the menu.

Skip Enzor, of the local Little Caesars/Tropical Smoothie Café, said the menu boasts fresh, healthy and flavorful food and smoothies.

The menu includes toasted wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and gourmet salads made fresh with high quality meats and cheeses and serves them with fresh produce and appetizing sauces.

“We’ll always have fresh food,” he said. “Our truck will run twice a week, so nothing will sit on the shelf for very long. We want the freshest quality we can give our customers.”

There’s also a kids menu with wraps, cheese quesadillas, salads and cheese pizza.

Another feature Enzor said people may not know is that they have an all-day breakfast menu with items such as wraps, sandwiches and bagels ranging in price from $1.59 to $3.99.

And smoothies are a big part of the business with kids’ smoothies, supercharged smoothies, indulgent smoothies, and low-fat smoothies.

Supplements such as energizer, ground flax seed, vitamin-C immune complex, multi-vitamin, weight management, whey or soy protein and whole grain oats are available.

Smoothie flavors range from Sunny Day, which is a mango, banana, orange and kiwi combination, to Triple Berry Oat, which is a strawberry, blueberry, cranberry, multi-vitamin, ground flax seed, whole grain oats, whey protein and Splenda combo.

And for those in a hurry, orders should never take more than six minutes, Enzor said.

But what Enzor said will set Tropical Smoothie Café apart is the customer service.

“We will definitely be customer service-oriented,” he said. “It will be different in that you will be able to get consistent customer service. We’re going to have a plan more like Chick-fil-A, and we’re only going to keep those who have good customer service.”

The new café will open in the old Subway location next to Little Caesars on the West Bypass.

Opening day is March 14, and business hours will be Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., and from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday.