It was a busy start to October and the Fall season at Appetize. From exhibiting at five trade shows, to installing full POS product suites at multiple arenas, to announcing our latest integration with the large, national QSR restaurant chain, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the excitement has been at a high this month. Today, we’re recapping our latest news and updates and giving you a glimpse of what’s to come.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Last week, we announced our recent partnership with Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the fast-casual restaurant concept that serves blended-to-order smoothies and bold, flavorful wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is one of the fastest growing franchise concepts in the country, opening approximately 2 cafes per week and recently having announced its 700th store opening. The restaurant concept plans to roll out our backend management system, Connect, to support live advanced analytics and reporting, and multi-location menu and store management system-wide.
Tropical Smoothie plans to initially deploy Appetize POS terminals, handheld devices, and Kitchen Display Systems to reduce wait times and increase guest satisfaction. In addition, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will be able to easily connect and integrate into third-party software vendors thanks to our fully documented APIs. As deployment continues, Tropical Smoothie Cafe will explore additional offerings, including drive-thru capabilities. With all of the excitement surrounding the release, media outlets picked up the news. See some highlights below:
Mobile Payments Today  : Tropical Smoothie Cafe said in the press release that it selected Appetize for its cloud-based POS, self-serve, and mobile product lines…
Fast Casual : Tropical Smoothie Cafe upgrades POS to the cloud, enhances mobile technology…
Nation’s Restaurant News: Appetize Selected to Innovate Guest Ordering for Tropical Smoothie Cafe…
Payment Week: Tropical Smoothie Cafe is one of the biggest new presences in smoothies these days, and thanks to a new agreement with Appetize, it’s also one of the biggest new presences in mobile payments as well…
Read more in: Crowdfund Insider, SoCal Tech, BuiltInLA, Verdict Foodservice
Learn more on the announcement here.

Full Appetize POS Installs 

Amalie Arena
  • 13 Floor Stand Self-Service Kiosks
  • 35 Kitchen Display Systems
  • 190 All In One POS Terminals
  • 87 iPad Minis for Hawking
Bridgestone Arena
  • 35 Floor Stand Self-Service Kiosks
  • 31 Kitchen Display Systems
  • 215 All in One POS Terminals
  • 35 iPad Minis for Hawkin

Quicken Loans Arena

  • 42 15” POS Terminals
  • 112 10” POS Terminals
  • 21 Kitchen Displays Systems
  • 31 All In One Terminals
  • 30 iPad Minis

Trade Shows

We’re in peak trade show season, which means our team is all over the country showcasing our products and conducting live demonstrations to the leaders of various industries, from waterpark associations to colleges and universities. We’ve already exhibited at FSTEC, AZA, SHFM, FSTEC and the CBORD User Group Conference. Coming up, you can find the team at NACAS, MURTEC Executive Summit, The WWA Show, The Delaware North IT Summit, IAAPA, and the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference. See more information below:

NACAS

  • Booth #725
  • October 14-17
  • Orlando, FL

MURTEC Executive Summit

  • Attending
  • October 17-19
  • Nashville, TN

WWA Show

  • Booth #808
  • October 23-25
  • Las Vegas, NV

Delaware North IT Summit

  • Booth #226
  • November 5-7
  • Buffalo, NY

IAAPA

  • Booth #3709
  • November 12-16
  • Orlando, FL

Restaurant Finance & Development

  • Booth #242
  • November 12-14
  • Las Vegas, NV