Dallas, TX — (Sept 26, 2016) – Sweety and Satish Patel, franchise owners of a Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar franchise in Chicago, have been named a Franchisee of the Year award winner by the International Franchise Association (IFA), the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. The award recognizes franchisees across the U.S. who have demonstrated excellence within the franchising community.
The Patels, owners of the Millennium Station store, were recognized last week at IFA’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. which brought together more than 300 franchise business leaders to raise awareness with policymakers and other D.C. influencers about the industry.
“IFA is proud to recognize The Patels’ exemplary efforts with the Franchisee of the Year award and as an outstanding ambassador for their franchise,” said IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti, CFE.
The Patels’ location at Millennium Station 151 E. Randolph Street below the famous Millennium Park showcases an expanded concept, which Red Mango has been rolling out nationwide, that serves raw, fresh-squeezed, ice-filtered juices and made-to-order cafe meals under 500 calories in addition to the frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies, and parfaits that have made Red Mango famous.
“Satish and I are honored by this recognition from the franchising community,” said Sweety Patel. “We have really enjoyed bringing this fresh business concept to the people of Chicago and being part of the Red Mango family.”
From Left to Right: Aziz Hashim, Chairman, International Franchise Association, Managing Partner, NRD Capital; Satish and Sweety Patel, franchise owners of a Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar franchise in Chicago; Mariana Huberman, Chairwoman, IFA Franchisee Forum, Owner, UPS Store of Washington, D.C.; Chris Rush, DVP, Strategy & Business Development, Small Business Services, ADP® LLC.
About Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar:
Based in Dallas and with more than 300 locations across the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay, Red Mango is a rapidly-expanding retailer of all-natural frozen yogurt, light foods, and fresh-squeezed, ice-filtered juices. Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar serves fresh juices made with raw, whole fruits and vegetables; sandwiches and salads under 500 calories; fresh fruit smoothies; and uniquely delicious, all-natural frozen yogurt fortified with live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).
Red Mango is a portfolio company of BRIX Holdings, LLC, a Dallas-based multi brand franchising company specializing in chains with superior products and attractive growth prospects. More information about Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango. Franchising information is available at www.redmangofranchise.com or 1(877) 457-8145.
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