Tropical Smoothie Cafe's same-store sales have risen 9% this year, despite severe winter weather that left many quickservice franchises with lower numbers. The 380-unit franchise has an aggressive growth plan with 55 units planned in 2014 and a goal of 80 new locations next year. In addition, the plan calls for new menu items such as a line of Island Green Smoothies and other products in development, including a fresh beet smoothie, Tropical Smoothie CEO Mike Rotondo said.

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