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Around Town: Tropical Smoothie Café opening second location

by Kari Walker

Oil Center eatery plans drive-thru location on Ambassador Caffery

Photo by Kari Walker

Tropical Smoothie‘s second location will open in mid-September with a drive-thru.

Tropical Smoothie Café is opening a second location at 1512 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. adjacent to Eraste Landry Road. The smoothie and healthy fast food eatery is slated to open in mid-September, according to franchisees Gus Rezende and BJ Crist.

"The layout and design will be new since Tropical Smoothie‘s corporate office has upgraded the look and feel of all new locations," Rezende says. He says customers should expect a fresh and inviting café that serves a variety of smoothies and both breakfast and lunch options like wraps, tacos, sandwiches and salads.

The Ambassador location will offer the same product line as the 458 Heymann Blvd. location but with an added perk Rezende and Crist are most excited about - a drive-thru. Hopes are a  drive-thru option will draw in customers traveling the busy corridor who are seeking a healthier, quick-dining option but don‘t have time to dine in.