Satisfying the consumer demand for healthy, transparent meals, Toastique brings its revolutionary wellness-focused menu to the Tampa community.
Toastique, the gourmet toast, juice, and smoothie sensation with 20 open locations, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Tampa at 1011 E. Cumberland Ave. Tampa, FL 33602. on October 28th. On a mission to bring nutrition, health and overall well-being closer to consumers across North America, Toastique has been entering several new markets as entrepreneurs recognize the strength of the brand’s innovative business model, unique consumer offering and simplified operations.
One such entrepreneur is Adrian Lojo, the newest member of the Toastique franchise family and the owner behind the upcoming Tampa location.
Lojo, a second-generation restaurateur and entrepreneur, was immersed in the restaurant business, with his father having over three decades of experience in the industry as a franchisee of a legacy brand. Lojo’s own journey began with small tasks at his father’s establishments, leading to an intrinsic understanding of the dynamics of the restaurant sector. Over time, his pursuit for a venture that aligned more with his personal beliefs led him to Toastique, a brand whose emphasis on aesthetic, quality and innovation resonated with him deeply. After Lojo conducted extensive due diligence alongside his business partners Valery Valencia, Yvis Manrique and Sarai Sanchez, the trio embarked on an ambitious expansion plan — they signed a six unit deal with Toastique, opening their first store in Winter Garden, FL 10 months ago with plans for two more in the near future.
“I’m thrilled to introduce the Tampa community to our exceptional gourmet toasts, juices and smoothies,” said Lojo. “We’re not just offering a meal, but a nutritious experience that I believe will resonate deeply with everyone who walks through our doors. The passion and dedication Toastique brings to health and wellness makes this business a perfect match for me and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
On opening day, the Tampa location will be giving the first 100 customers 50 rewards dollars.
“As we expand our footprint, the introduction of Toastique to Tampa marks a significant milestone, and we are grateful for Adrian for leading this venture,” said Brianna Keefe, founder and CEO. “The consistent rise in health-conscious eating choices has solidified our brand’s promise. We remain devoted to refining our operations, support and menu, ensuring that passionate entrepreneurs like Adrian can seamlessly introduce Toastique’s fresh offerings to their communities.”
Tampa is just one part of Toastique’s extensive growth plan, making this the third location in the state. As a whole, Toastique has wrapped up the first half of 2023 with five new openings, 27 new signings and entered several markets such as Hoboken and Chatham, New Jersey; Columbia, Maryland; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
As America’s love for gourmet toast grows — underscored by a whopping monthly spend of nearly $900,000 on avocado toast — Toastique is filling a significant gap in the market, specializing in artisanal toast-based delicacies, all-natural smoothies, cold-pressed juices and açaí bowls. Toastique believes that healthy food should be simple to understand and appreciate, easy to enjoy and above all, accessible to everyone — offering all the benefits of a typical cold juice bar but with the added micro-café toast concept. The brand is healthy, fast-casual food — a rare combination in today’s restaurant industry.
Now, the team is looking for more like-minded individuals who want to bring the wholesome and delicious Toastique experience to their communities by leveraging an impressively scalable and simple business model.
“This is a great way to open a chic, inviting café featuring healthy, all-natural foods that are as wholesome as they are delicious,” Keefe. “For those who are passionate about health and wellness, with a desire to serve as an ambassador of healthy eating to their community, the time has never been better to join the Toastique family and get in on the ground floor of a rapidly-growing franchise.”
By the end of the year, Toastique locations will open in Newport Beach, California; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Bakersfield, California; and Dallas, Texas. Next year, Toastique anticipates entering Nashville, Charlotte, San Jose, Los Angeles, Michigan, Omaha, Austin, Atlanta, San Antonio and Las Vegas.
Toastique, a gourmet toast franchise founded in 2018 by former D1 collegiate cheerleader Brianna Keefe, believes healthy food should be simple to understand and appreciate, easy to enjoy, and above all, accessible to everyone. With a unique menu that includes toast-focused creations, all-natural smoothies, cold-pressed juices and açaí bowls, Toastique is truly unlike any other health-focused franchise on earth. After the flagship Toastique location in Washington, D.C., generated over $1 million in sales during its first year of operation, Keefe franchised the concept and has expanded it to include five units open in the D.C. area and over 65 franchise units signed across the country.
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