"This is an incredible national honor," said Dan Kim, founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango. "We are thrilled to have the prestigious recognition of Zagat, and the entire Red Mango organization deserves credit for helping to make Red Mango a national sensation. More importantly, we are excited that diners decided this ranking. Our customers are our most important audience, and we are number one in America because of them."
The national survey covered 103 chains voted on by 6,064 diners who rated each chain on the quality of its Food, Facilities and Service on Zagat's signature 30-point scale and ranked their favorites.
In addition to being voted the #1 chain for smoothies and frozen yogurt, Red Mango was also named #1 for Healthy Options among all Quick Refreshment chains.
"Our focus on healthy food has been a mission from day one, and our customers love us for that," Kim said. "As we have expanded across the country, we have also expanded our menu to provide the best frozen yogurt, smoothies, parfaits and probiotic iced teas that deliver a great experience with superior taste and none of the guilt."
Red Mango's growth has showcased a growing desire for the company's award-winning all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt across the U.S. The company's signature product, which is rich in probiotics, low in calories and gluten-free, has been the foundation for a popular menu that now includes fresh fruit smoothies, parfaits, and probiotic iced teas offered at more than 135 locations from coast to coast.
About Red Mango:
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 130 store openings across the U.S. Red Mango received the prestigious Nation's Restaurant News' "Hot Concepts!" award and the industry-recognized SupplySide's "Scientific Excellence Award," and has been named the best frozen yogurt 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 GanedenBC(30)™ (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.
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