Red Mango FC, LLC is a frozen yogurt and smoothie brand noted for its all-natural frozen yogurt, fresh fruit smoothies, yogurt parfaits, and fresh juices. Nowadays there are more than 50 locations in over 15 states in america and 40 in Mexico and Central America. In The Year 2011, Red Mango was named the No. 1 Zagat Rated chain in America for smoothies and frozen yogurt.
Daniel J. Kim, the company’s founder, graduated from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business in 1998, and first worked being an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. According to the company website, Red Mango gets its name because “the mango, distinctly delicious and in nutrition, becomes red at its optimal stage of ripeness.”
After opening their first store in California, Red Mango opened stores in Nevada, Utah, Washington, and New York City. One year after the first store opened in La, Red Mango opened 30 new stores. At the end of 2009, Red Mango had 60 stores functioning.
In the summertime of 2010, Red Mango added 22 varieties of smoothies with their menu In the end of 2010, Red Mango awarded agreements for 147 locations and opened 62 new stores, bringing the complete number of locations to 100. These people were named #4 on Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Future 50” set of the fastest-growing chains during 2010.
In May 2012, the Dallas-based company entered into a contract with Mexican theater chain Cinemex to introduce Red Mango products to Mexico. They open most of their stores on or near college campuses. During 2010, about 70% of Red Mango’s buyers were women.
Red Mango uses all-natural, nonfat & lowfat kosher frozen yogurt fortified with probiotics. These were the initial frozen yogurt store to become certified through the National Yogurt Association with the Live & Active Cultures seal, indicating the use of real yogurt. As of July 2008, the company’s lineup of frozen yogurt flavors was comprised of Original, Pomegranate, Madagascar Vanilla, and a rotating selection of seasonal or specialty flavors. These include Green Tea Extract, Mango, Banana, Nutty Potion, and Peanut Butter.
Red Mango’s frozen yogurt is topped with fruits (including blueberries, mango, pineapple, and strawberries) and/or “fun and crunchy” items (including almonds, graham cracker, organic granola, and mochi).
The company’s investors and advisors include John Antioco (former CEO and Chairman of Blockbuster Inc.), Taco Bell, and Circle K Convenience Stores. The company, which currently has offices in Dallas, Texas hhtpbp New York City, New York City, raised $12 million in private equity financing in August 2008 and moved its headquarters from Sherman Oaks, CA to Dallas in early May 2009.