Auscura Helps Deserving Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchisees Keep Their Employees and Customers Safe
CHICAGO, IL, October 28, 2020 /Neptune100/ — A decade ago, Brandon Korman, a lifelong New Yorker, made a big move. He left the breakneck pace of corporate sales and marketing for the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina. His new career plan was to open a Tropical Smoothie Cafe with his wife, Deena.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe has 885 locations in the US and a reputation for charitable giving, including a $100,000 donation to the American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund. They describe their mission as ‘spreading sunshine across the country.’ At the pandemic’s onset, they challenged each franchisee to give to healthcare workers. Brandon and Deena went above and beyond, donating 1,000 smoothies to frontline responders.
Said Brandon, “We are happy to help the nurses and doctors of our community; our plans have since shifted from growth to survival. We needed to adapt quickly to remain open.” Like other business owners, the Kormans needed to screen their employees daily for COVID symptoms. So, they reached out to Auscura, a global communications automation company.
Tom Scaletta, MD, Auscura’s founder and practicing emergency physician, relayed, “When we found out about Brandon and Deena’s generous donation to medical teams, we gave them a fully customized version of our COVID management solution for free.”
“With Auscura’s Return to Work screening solution, we now have peace of mind knowing that every employee has been through a rigorous screening process before entering our store and serving delicious smoothies to our community,” said Korman. He concluded, “COVID seems to have generated many acts of kindness in our world.”
About Tropical Smoothie Cafe®️
Tropical Smoothie Café is a national fast-casual cafe concept inspiring a healthier lifestyle with more than 885 locations nationwide. Serving better-for-you smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, and flatbreads, Tropical Smoothie Cafe also offers upgraded app technology and enhanced mobile ordering capabilities to further elevate the digital and dine-in cafe experience and emphasize the brand’s focus on convenience.
Auscura was founded in 2012 by an emergency physician to automate healthcare communications. Many businesses use Auscura’s comprehensive COVID screening solution. Auscura operates in 20 countries and has diverse clients from schools and libraries to multi-national corporations and family-owned businesses.