Red Mango Celebrates Record Growth In 2012
- Agreements for 74 new locations and four additional states
- International expansion awarded for Central America and South America
- Chain surpasses 210 open locations
- Opening at National Institutes of Health
- Expansion across airports and colleges
DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2013
DALLAS, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Red Mango, one of America's
fastest-growing frozen yogurt and smoothies chains, enjoyed a record year for
franchise development in 2012 and expanded the chain to more than 210 open
Domestically, the company awarded agreements for 74 new locations and added
the states of Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi and New Mexico to the roster.
International growth for Red Mango also included multi-unit expansion
agreements for Central America and South America, where the first location
opened in Uruguay. The first Central America store is scheduled to open in
"It was a fantastic year for Red Mango, both domestically and abroad," said
Miguel Foegal, president of Red Mango. "We continue to trump the economy and
build lasting relationships with our franchisees, master licensees and
consumers looking for the very best."
The best includes a steadily improving bottom line, which resulted in the
company delivering its first year of positive earnings since its inception - a
financial aspect that earned Red Mango Chief Financial Officer Richard Jensrud
a CFO of the Year Award from the Dallas Business Journal.
Championing the brand's award-winning healthy menu, The Compass Group of North
America opened another Red Mango location, this time at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., one of the world's foremost
medical research centers.
Adding to existing agreements with foodservice operators Compass, HMSHost,
ARAMARK, Sodexo and The Grove, Red Mango further expanded its presence in
non-traditional locations such as airports and college campuses across the
United States where the brand continues to connect with loyal customers.
That connection with consumers extended to the social media following that Red
Mango continues to embrace, earning the brand the number two, three and four
positions in quarterly rankings of the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) in
2012 alongside such chains as Starbucks. The ranking, based on customer
loyalty through social media channels, has underscored the public's affinity
for Red Mango and, likewise, the company's goals for additional growth in the
"We expect another record year ahead as we look to new markets for franchise
development in the U.S. and focus on the strongest partnerships for
international growth in additional countries," Foegal added.
About Red Mango:
Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers of all-natural nonfat frozen
yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007,
and has since celebrated more than 210 store openings in North America. Red
Mango was named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in America in
Zagat's 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey. Other awards have included the
prestigious Nation's Restaurant News' "Hot Concepts!" award and the
industry-recognized SupplySide's "Scientific Excellence Award," as well as
best frozen yogurt honors in Dallas, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New
York by highly-regarded independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red
Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat and
lowfat, gluten-free and fortified with beneficial live and active probiotic
cultures like GanedenBC30® ^ (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which
probiotic helps support the immune and digestive systems when consumed as part
of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt
retailer to earn the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Cultures
seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango
recently expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options such as its
all-natural fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies.
More information about Red Mango is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit
Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or
www.facebook.com/dankimredmango, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango or
www.twitter.com/dankimredmango. For franchising information, please visit
www.redmangofranchising.com or call 214-871-6865.
SOURCE Red Mango
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