Tropical Smoothie Cafe owner receives national award from company

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe on Home Road in Springfield. Bill Lackey/Staff
The Tropical Smoothie Cafe on Home Road in Springfield. Bill Lackey/Staff

The fast-casual chain Tropical Smoothie Cafe honored a Springfield-based franchisee at their 2019 national convention.

Tim Poulous, owner of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe located at 233 E. Home Rd. in Springfield, was awarded the 2019 Single-Unit Franchisee of the Year award.

The award recognizes the Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchisee who values core brand principles and has distinguished themselves through outstanding performance and consistent support of and commitment to the Tropical Smoothie Cafe system.

With more than 700 attendees, including area developers, franchisees, franchised cafe crew members and support center team members, Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s annual convention in March was its largest to date.

There were more than 200 nominations submitted for consideration by the Tropical Smoothie Cafe field leadership team, as well as area developers, cafe operators, and franchisees.