DALLAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt, has awarded a license agreement to airport concession operator The Grove, Inc. to offer Red Mango in busy U.S. airports beginning in April.
The agreement will introduce Red Mango products at locations in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and New York City's LaGuardia International Airport.
"We will directly impact dining options that promote a healthy lifestyle for busy travelers," said Dan Kim, president and CEO of Red Mango. "We are pleased to be partnering with The Grove, who we believe has extensive experience promoting healthy snacks to millions of air travelers across the country."
Red Mango will first debut in late April at five locations in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in terminals A-13, A-25, A-39 C-25 and D-22. The store in D terminal will feature a co-branded design.
Red Mango will also open later this year at The Grove Inc.'s snack store in Delta terminal at Ditmars Blvd. and 94th Street at La Guardia Airport.
"The first time I tried Red Mango I was hooked and knew that it would be favorable to airport travelers," said Michelle Dukler, CEO and president of The Grove, Inc. "Airport concession programs are continuing to request concepts and brands that have healthy offerings. Red Mango offers products that not only taste great, but are also good for you."
The evolution of the Red Mango brand to translate to airport destinations is the latest development in the company's aggressive franchise development campaign that has resulted in record growth.
Following a recent announcement that Red Mango would introduce kiosk designs, self-serve locations and co-branded franchise and license opportunities, the company has expanded its product menu and delivery options to meet the growing demand for healthier food options by the general public.
About Red Mango:
Red Mango, the fastest growing retailer of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles and has since celebrated more than 60 store openings across Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Red Mango recently opened its first self-serve store at College Station, Texas. Red Mango received Nation's Restaurant News' 2009 "Hot Concepts!" award and SupplySide's 2010 "Scientific Excellence Award", and has been named the best frozen yogurt in Los Angeles, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat, gluten-free and packed with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures that help support a healthy immune and digestive system. Red Mango's frozen yogurt has been certified by the National Yogurt Association's Live and Active Culture Seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Additionally, Red Mango introduced the first iced teas fortified with probiotics and recently expanded its menu to include lunchtime meal options, such as made-to-order fresh fruit parfaits and probiotic smoothies.
About The Grove, Inc.:
The Grove, Inc. began in 1981 as a company that was dedicated to offering airport travelers healthy and delicious snacks. In 2004, the company evolved into an ACDBE brand operator in airports nationwide. In addition to operating The Grove branded stores, the company has expanded by operating well known brands such as Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Jamba Juice, Wendy's, Famous Famiglia, Smoothie King, and most recently Red Mango. The company now has around 60 locations in airports across the country, including the top 10 busiest airports in the nation.
The Grove, Inc. prides itself on being brand ambassadors by operating all of its brands as if they were their own. The company settles for nothing less than excellence in providing world-class customer service and premium quality products along with visually appealing locations. In addition, the company's experience as an airport concessionaire for the past 29 years has provided unique knowledge and insight. The Grove is able to identify which airport locations will work best for specific brands. It is no wonder premier food and beverage brands across the country are seeking partnership with The Grove.
SOURCE Red Mango