If it’s summer, it’s National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie Café. All 20 Tropical Smoothie Café Las Vegas locations welcome the start of the 2011 summer season with its fifth annual National Flip Flop Day celebration.
This Friday, June 17, the first 500 customers who visit each of the 20 Las Vegas locations wearing flip flop sandals will receive a free 24-oz. Jetty Punch smoothie.
In addition to giving away more than 10,000 free smoothies to area customers, for the fourth year Tropical Smoothie Café is raising money for Camp Sunshine—a summer camp designed specifically for children with life-threatening illness and their families to provide a week of rest, relaxation, plus medical counseling and much-needed emotional support.
Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café invites customers to contribute to the Camp Sunshine fundraising effort through the purchase of $1 paper flip-flops, which are posted throughout each store. Customers who donate $5 or more in-store will receive a Flip Flop Key Fob good for 10 percent off all purchases in 2011. Customers can also text “CAMP” to 20222 to donate $10 automatically, with charges appearing on their mobile phone bill. Proceeds from all sales of Sunrise Sunset smoothies will also be given to Camp Sunshine.
“We are thrilled to once again support Camp Sunshine through our National Flip Flop Day celebration. Each year our Las Vegas customers step up to show their support to this fantastic organization,” said said Dina Mitchell Area Developer/Marketing Director for Tropical Smoothie Café. “We hope that funds raised for National Flip Flop Day 2011, exceeds all previous years’ efforts and thank our loyal customers in advance.”
Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, is a nonprofit that hosts families year-round to alleviate the stress and strain for the sick child and their family members. To date, Tropical Smoothie Café’s throughout the company have donated $770,000 to the cause and plan to raise more than $1,000,000 by National Flip Flop Day 2011. Nationwide, franchisees execute community fundraising events during the 6 weeks prior to National Flip Flop Day and donations are collected year-round.
For further information on Tropical Smoothie Café’s National Flip Flop Day celebration, visit www.nationalflipflopday.com.
About Tropical Smoothie Café
Established in Destin, Florida in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The concept, which introduced food in 1999, provides consumers with a variety of high-quality real-fruit smoothies, toasted wraps, Bistro sandwiches and salads. The company also caters. Tropical Smoothie Café includes menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranked 127 out of 500 and rated one of the fastest growing franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine, the concept currently has 285 locations in 34 states. Plans call for 50 locations in 2010. For further information, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafé.com or call 888.292.2522.