In the guest chair:
Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe joined me in studio to talk about restaurant trends and hot topics around food! (See the headlines below). We also talked about some unique aspects of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise system including that they have committed to lend $20 million to existing franchisees to enable them to operate multi-unit businesses.
In addition to Mike in the guest chair, we had a studio full of smoothies. I was a little scared of the “Island Green” at first. Kale and Spinach…. sounds kinda yucky, but I gotta admit, it was DELICIOUS. I drank the whole thing – and I actually feel pretty good about it. 🙂
In the headlines:
- The US Treasury has introduced some new rules to discourage tax inversions.
- Are there serious problems with the iPhone 6 – or a few glitches?
- Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper pledge to help americans cut 20% of the calories they are consuming in the form of sweetened beverages
- And speaking of cutting calories, Pizza Hut is test marketing the “Skinny Slice” in a couple of markets. Is this what we want?
Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club.
Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: DELIVERING HAPPINESS by Tony Hsieh – and the meeting is Monday October 13th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!