DALLAS, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Mango, Inc. Founder and Chief Concept Officer Dan Kim is adding to his accolades as the idea man behind the #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothies chain in America. Kim was recently presented with a Dallas Business Journal 2012 Minority Business Leader Award, a program that honors outstanding minority executives and entrepreneurs from leading North Texas companies for their hard work in the industry and community.
The Dallas Business Journal's 5th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards Program recognized Kim, along with almost 30 other top minority business owners and corporate executives, at its awards luncheon at the Dallas Hyatt Regency on Feb. 16. The outstanding executives and entrepreneurs are also featured in the Feb. 17 issue of the Dallas Business Journal.
Having launched the very first Red Mango store in 2007, Kim built his business from the ground up. Today, Red Mango has ripened into a thriving national chain with more than 150 stores under Kim's careful guidance.
"I'm honored to be recognized for doing something that I enjoy," said Kim. "I followed my passion to offer consumers delicious and nutritious frozen yogurt and smoothies in a stylish and engaging retail atmosphere. Today that dream is a reality, and Red Mango is the true definition of healthy refreshment, changing the way people eat and live."
Red Mango, also named the number one quick refreshment chain for "Healthy Options" by Zagat, offers over 40 flavors of frozen yogurt, made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits, probiotic iced teas, and more than 20 delicious varieties of smoothies. Kim further defines the experience at Red Mango to customers through engaging loyalty and frequency programs.
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 in Los Angeles, and has since celebrated more than 150 store openings across the U.S. 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 Los Angeles, 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 packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30(Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which helps support a healthy immune and digestive system 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 made-to-order fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies, and also introduced the world's first all-natural probiotic iced teas that are hand-shaken to order.