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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on WTOP
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on AP News
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on KOMO
"Now busting a move now Cranking up the beats now hands in the air now feeling free now You're on tropic time now at tropical smoothie cafe Get away from the hustle and bustle with tropical smoothie cafes cranberry truffle and very berry cranberry smoothies and new caprese grilled cheese Order ahead online or in the app for curbside carry out or delivery at participating locations Tropical smoothie cafe You're on tropic time now Stay connected stay informed The northwest's only 24 hour news station como news 1000 FM 97 7 A possible breakthrough may give new hope to people with type one diabetes around the globe thanks to a new stem cell procedure ABC's will reeve explains 64 year old Brian Shelton has lived with type one diabetes for more than 40 years 15 years with dangerous episodes of hypoglycemia He spend your entire life every minute of the day trying to keep track of where your numbers are at Did I eat Did I not eat Sometimes when his blood sugar dropped he says he'd lose consciousness without warning I shoveled down the snow And when I got inside the garage my number crashed and I went face first into the concrete But now Brian's life has changed after becoming the first participant in a groundbreaking new clinical trial How do you feel right now Right now great Just fantastic I feel like I got released from handcuffs on that sitting here like where's my orange juice Where's my pills Where's my You know it's like I don't need them Felicia Palau yuca heads up the type one diabetes program at vertex pharmaceuticals Using a discovery made by Harvard professor doctor Douglas Melton the pioneering work here targets the root cause of the disease In people with type one diabetes the body attacks the cells in the pancreas.
"smoothie cafe" Discussed on WGN Radio
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on Shop Vocal - Small Business Stories
"So if you're making food with your hands Or you're you're doing food. Prep you wear gloves. And if you're just making smoothies since you're not really touching any of the fruit or vegetables You're just touching the utensils. You didn't really have to wear gloves. But now at this point we change the process of wearing your gloves When you're at the register you know where some gloves now Just 'cause you're handling money you're handling the register you're coming in contact with different people so we changed that We don't we don't have our lobby open at this point seating in our in our locations for people to sit in. Just stick with that with the new locations smaller lobby or a sign of slobby but more of check out the all unless restaurant feel yes so be at that. Location is opened. But we haven't had that many patrons at stay in sit Are are taking to go so actually at the location we actually have a. I don't even know what you would call it. It's like Like a shelving system for to go order so it. Stacks up In nines were since. It's just been a change of people just want to go orders so we're catering towards that Change that we made is We make sure to tie up people's bags so to make sure that you know people know that. No one gets into it as her point. We're actually taping the shut with Or putting a little ribbon on it Especially for delivery orders and then now at this point we we cover our our smoothies with With a bag on top. It's a small little sandwich bag. So any order that gets Any order placed on. We cover the top top of the cup with a with a little bag. Just a little added precaution just to make sure that you know we're safe. No attempts with it in the customer knows that you know. There's there's no one tampering with their their food..
"smoothie cafe" Discussed on Shop Vocal - Small Business Stories
"You know i guess like unemployment worked here in texas because it seems like we do have the people that are that are willing and wanting to work there. They are looking for jobs and And i know there's more than enough jobs that need to be filled so there might be just a just a balancing act of you know maybe there are people that aren't going back to work at this time and there's people that do wanna go back to work but it just seems like there's so many jobs especially at the the city that were in That we're kind of always on that point where we need. We could always use more people in. We're always looking for people that every time someone asks like. Oh you hiring and my response is looking for great. People always doesn't matter if we have enough or or not enough Always looking for great people by so it. Sounds like you haven't seen too much of a shift that's good. It's it's too bad that there's always difficulty in finding good people but it sounds like Not no different from ebay. Prior to you and i did have more my staff that was willing to come back to work We kept them. All we kept every single person told me you all have a job all have as soon as you're ready to come back At each one of you has a job when we don't want to let anybody go and as soon as you ready to come back So we did have gradually want more people started feeling comfortable. Once they saw the safety protocols that were taking in that needed to be the requirements We had more and more people just willing to to start coming back in and we just extended our hours a little more a little more and then a little more And an you know we're not at full capacity and fool Like aren't fully operational. But we're making it work nights so tell me how you markets a new location opening in the middle of a pandemic has it. Has it gotten thinking a little bit differently about marketing or how to reach out to people have you shifted. Maybe your marketing practices to different channels or platforms Where are you focused in to drive. Customers to this new newly. Oh bench tropical smoothie cafe so the marketing hasn't changed too much. maybe some of the The way we market has changed a little bit so recently what i've taken initiative in is actually I say is actually showing more people with smiles so I guess championing our customers in championing our employees and You know of course with aspects so usually a single picture Or like yes. Single pictures with people actually with our product in the hand and with a big giant smile so i'm trying to push more smiles With our the last say. Three months are our new initiatives to pushing More of our customer pushing more of our employees and it seemed to have helped a lot because right now we we don't always get privy to seeing people smile and so we're trying to make a little bit of a change in that and with our new location it seems that We have hit the floor running. I think people Where we're located on people are just a little more open to going out and People are going to restaurants. So i think people were just ready to get out of their house..
"smoothie cafe" Discussed on Shop Vocal - Small Business Stories
"In march of twenty twenty. It didn't really hit us at that point that it was going to be as bad as it was so. When did when did it kind of hit me like the mack that i'm imagining. It hit you so the first few weeks We said hey. We're going to have to hold off a little bit You know talk to corporate in talk to You know people were signing contracts with let them know that you know. Give it a few weeks. Nci goes You had people close to me that like hey a few days this will be over with Will be all right. We'll just see how it goes in in about a week or two and and everything will just blow over in an To to be honest my initial thought was This isn't going to end anytime soon. This is just going to get worse. And then it'll get worse again and it might get a little bit worse than before it starts getting any better. I did not expect it to get as bad as it was I thought maybe you know summertime. We'll be okay and I did. I did think like i actually just thought i didn't think too much about second business At the at that point. I thought we had to figure out a way to survive our original business Before even moving forward And then trying to figure a way out Once thinks kind of you know the dust settled. So what was your biggest obstacle that you've faced with the first business i was. I'm imagining you. You know had a shutdown to people coming in and eating in the cafe. What were some of the tools that you use to kind of sustain sustain touch with their customers keeping your customer served keeping business coming through the doors will Luckily we didn't have to completely close our doors. we didn't have to You know refuse any customers We did have to make a lot of changes So first thing we did was completely shut down our lobby. You know you put away all the chairs all tables Then we offered. We made quick transitions. We push people towards our app to ordering online We we offered curbside right away before really. Anyone else was I i don't know if anyone else was in the country in regards to the business that we have in tropical smoothie cafe. But we're like hey we'll take right you're right to your car and A lot of go orders We did have a few. I want to say maybe a few weeks a few months where we did. We had a very low amount of clientele. That was coming into our doors. It was very difficult. We had to shorten our hours We still have. I guess you wanna say like ours. Right now Just because of the times so Say we take it back to the beginning of twenty twenty are normal. Were from seven. Am to ten pm During the peak of you know the the not so good looking process of kobe in pandemic we had to shorten our hours to twelve.
"smoothie cafe" Discussed on Shop Vocal - Small Business Stories
"This week on our small business stories. Podcasts per alexa. I meet a lot of entrepreneurs. So you'd think i'd be used to this by now. But i never cease to be amazed at the to nasty scrappy. Nece an abundant optimism of america's small business owners adrian o'hare is no exception. In fact he embodies everything. Entrepreneur stands for however he went next level with a second franchise tropical smoothie cafe when he signed the paperwork and move forward with the build out of location number too early on in the pandemic talk about optimism. Adrian not only believed that san antonio an american general would.
"smoothie cafe" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on WTOP
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on The Big 98
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on REAL 92.3
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"smoothie cafe" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
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Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality
"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message. Come from NBC's new drama the enemy within Erica shepherd betrayed her country. Now, she's the FBI's only hope in stopping America's greatest enemy. But can she be trusted Mondays beginning February twenty fifth on NBC? A man went out of prison and into business. Mark Shand spent almost three decades in Massachusetts prison for a crime. He did not commit New England public radio's Karen Brown reports on his effort to make up for lost time. Heavily tattooed and muscular, Mark, Shan, pours, a freshly blended pineapple and coconut smoothie into a plastic Cup. He lets it overflow into the dome lid and passes it to his five year old granddaughter recap. Wait a minute use two hands. She passes it to a customer at shands smoothie cafe Sweetwater. So you go. Welcome. This year old Connecticut business is meant to reboot a career. Shan says was stolen from him at the age of nineteen in the months before he was arrested for murder he'd been preparing to open his first clothing store sign. The lease got LLC had not been locked up. Where would I be known, Shan? Now, fifty four always insisted. He was nowhere near the nineteen Eighty-six nightclub shooting in Springfield, Massachusetts that killed a young woman in two thousand thirteen new evidence convinced a judge to let them go. But as an exonerate Shand was not eligible for job training housing or other reentry services offered to people on parole. So we had to take manual labor jobs with long hours dictated by boss. It wasn't exactly the same as prison, but it wasn't different enough plan on the person. Again, if I could help it but to start his own business he needed money, and he says, no Bank would. Him alone. So he turned to a Massachusetts statute that compensates the wrongfully convicted at that time, the maximum was half a million dollars. He thought the state would right? It's wrong without a fuss. But he ended up spending three years in a legal fight for that money. Some might look at say, well, if the court it to release this person, then why don't you just write the check? That's massachusetts. Attorney general Maura Healey whose office represents the state against exonerates, but the statute only permits recovery if that person has established has proved actual innocence as is common in many states exonerates have to go back to court to prove they didn't get out on a technicality, which takes time and resources we found that the lot wasn't working the way we expected it to Massachusetts state Senator Patricia Jalen co wrote the compensation law in two thousand four and last year, partly because of Mark Shan helped rewrite it the cap on. Restitution was doubled to. Million dollars, plus attorneys fees and claims are now fast-tracked Massachusetts is one of nine states that have recently expanded or created new compensation laws, according to Rebecca Brown of the innocence project, but seventeen states still offer nothing pushing for monetary compensation for very small constituency is politically very difficult across the country. Restitution ranges from eighty thousand dollars per year in prison to no money at all what Brown would like to see in every state is immediate cash and services and a less onerous process to get full compensation when people come out of prison, they have nothing. So they're really in this no man's land in limbo waiting for. You know, just the most basic subsistence when Mark Shans case finally settled a couple years ago, he ended up with three hundred thousand dollars that's about eleven thousand per year in prison and while that paid for startup costs on his smoothie business. He doesn't look at compensation. As a start over grant. It's a moral debt. They should become something because they've wronged him. And it can't give you years back. So the fact that they yanked me and incarcerate me for thirty years the money. They gave me means nothing. Shand also filed a separate civil lawsuit. But that could take years for now he relies on his business acumen to make a living his best selling smoothie is called. Belinda and John Thomson after the lawyers who helped get him out of prison. Russia's whine up green apple ginger last year. He opened a second location. Eventually he'd like to hire ex inmates coming out of prison. Both the innocent and the guilty for NPR news. I'm Karen Brown in Springfield, Massachusetts. This message comes from NPR sponsor. Comcast business. Business has always been driven by innovators. That's why Comcast business is helping you with technology that provides better experiences. Comcast business beyond fast.
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