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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Brings First Location to Tucson
By Christina Caldwell - Friday Sep 18, 2020
Tucson, you’re on Tropic Time now! Tropical Smoothie Cafe has opened its first Tuscon location in the Rita Ranch community at 10230 Old Vail Rd., Tucson. The 1,600 square-foot cafe is located in the southwest corner next to Dunkin’ Donuts in the Houghton Town Center shopping center.

In addition to a wide array of delicious smoothies like the Avocolada, Detox Island Green and Chia Banana Boost, perfect for a summer pick-me-up, the Rita Ranch location will also feature a menu with wraps, flatbreads, quesadillas, and sandwiches.

“Tropical Smoothie Cafe is one of the fastest-growing concepts in the country, and I am excited to bring the brand to the Rita Ranch area,” said Scott Palmateer, owner of the Rita Ranch location. “We know Tucson residents will respond well to our tropical spirit and always-fresh menu.”

Part of Tropical Smoothie Cafe’s ongoing success during the pandemic is due to its ongoing commitment to the community. The brand donated $100,000 to the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. In April, Tropical Smoothie Cafe kept healthcare workers full and fueled with 200,000 donated smoothies nationally.

The Rita Ranch location is open Sunday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight. Guests can order smoothies and meals for pickup or delivery at Takeout and dine-in service at also available. To learn about Tropical Smoothie Cafe, visit or like the cafe on Facebook.