017: A Live Chat With Tropical Smoothie Executives at IFA

Enjoy this live chat with Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO Mike Rotondo and Chief Development Officer Charles Watson. We caught up at the IFA convention in Phoenix. (Thanks FPN for letting us take over your couches!)

On the first part of the chat, we riff back and forth about the company history, technologies they embrace, mentors and more.

Top three things a successful franchisor does well (20:40)

Top Advice to young Franchisors (22:57)

Remember who you are signing franchise agreements with
Alignment and passion are critical (23:39)

Vendor Shout-outs:
-Adam Schulhofer, Sunbelt Foods Company
-Dawn Kane, Hot Dish Advertising

Book Recommendations:
-Question Behind the Question by John G Miller
-Principles by Ray Dalio
-Five Dysfunctions of a team by Patrick Lencioni

Audio Engineering: Ben Kliever

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