Over the past few years Tropical Smoothie Cafe's have been showing up across the United States. In 2016 they opened their 500th store. They have a goal of 1,000 stores by 2020.
A large part of the growth in Michigan is because of the hard work and dedication by Craig and Dianne LeMieux. The LeMieux's are the franchise developers for Michigan, Colorado & Northern Ohio. Since their journey with Tropical Smoothie Cafe began (just over a decade ago), the LeMieux's have helped open 58 locations and have another 39 cafes in development.
They were featured in a recent article for Franchising.com and called in need of updated portraits. The magazine had asked for photos of the two of them together in their store and quickly realized they didn't have any recent images.
We originally Craig and Dianne when Tropical Smoothie Cafe CEO Mike Rotondo visited Grand Rapids in early 2016. The LeMieux's hosted him as he made his way around the Michigan market and met with customers.
The portrait session was scheduled for a Saturday afternoon and images were to be delivered on Monday for the press deadline.
We were able to create a collection of images that Craig and Dianne will be able to use far into the future as their success with Tropical Smoothie Cafe continues.
Oh and by the way, I'd suggest you go visit one of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe locations in your area!
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