Maryland (BBR) - Although they had no franchising experience, when Clement Troutman (Owner-Operator) and his daughter Jocelyn Troutman (Partner and General Manager) opened a Tropical Smoothie Café in Capitol
Heights, Maryland, they had told everyone that their store would be number one. And, it is.Tropical Smoothie Café is a franchise whose slogan is “When you eat better, you feel better”, and offers
healthier alternatives to traditional fast foods such as, delicious and healthy smoothies, wraps, salads, and sandwiches, all made to order. The healthy alternatives, along with the franchise’s simple model,
were contributing factors in the Troutmans’ decision to open a store in Capital Heights, Maryland two years ago.
The location is one of a few in franchise history with a drive through window, and the Troutmans recently formed a partnership with Uber Eats to keep up with the demand of their customers.
Therefore, for the past two years in a row and counting, the location has generated over two million dollars in revenue, per annum, helping them to become the number one revenue-generating Tropical
Smoothie Café in the nation. The Troutmans contribute much of their success to their leadership, their commitment to training a retaining a quality workforce, their dedication to customer service, their
willingness to be innovative, and their contributions to the community. BBR is grateful to have Tropical Smoothie Café as a Gold Sponsor for our upcoming BBR Top 40 Under 40
Class of 2019 event, and we are pleased to honor Joselyn Troutman as one of the award recipients.