Tin Drum Asian Kitchen is the newest concept to be offered by the same franchise restaurant professionals who have grown Tropical Smoothie Cafe from 200 locations to over 500 in just a few short years. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen has the financial backing of BIP Capital, experts in growing franchise brands.
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To create Tin Drum Asian Kitchen, Steven Chan drew on the energy of the streets of Hong Kong, where he lived as a child, and developed menu items to appeal to Americans with an adventurous palate. His first restaurant was on the Georgia Tech campus, his alma mater, where he had studied architecture. In 2012, he joined with BIP Capital, in order to prepare the brand for future franchise growth.
Mike Rotondo is the Chief Executive Officer and the visionary leader of Tin Drum Asian Kitchen. He also serves as the CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe, with both brands headquartered in Atlanta, GA. His number one mission is giving Franchise Owners the tools to succeed by fostering open communication, driving franchisee profitability, and offering a caring support system.
Charles Watson serves as Chief Development Officer for Tin Drum Asian Kitchen and its sister brand, Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Charles’ most important role in Franchise Development is acting as the gregarious gatekeeper to ensure that there is a mutually beneficial fit for the Franchise Owner and the Tin Drum brand.
Jennifer brings extensive experience in the franchise food industry to her role. She acts as a savvy guide, helping Franchise Owners navigate through the process, from first contact to Discovery Day. She serves dual roles as Senior Director of Franchise Development for both Tin Drum Asian Kitchen and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Tin Drum’s open kitchen wok theater allows customers to be part of the excitement as they watch their meal being prepared by Wok Masters right in front of them. All our food is made fresh and can be customized with different spices and levels of heat. Our partnership with Tropical Smoothie Cafe gives our Franchise Owners greater food distribution and more buying power, which means more to the bottom line.
Tin Drum Franchise Owners do not do the cooking; instead they oversee the kitchen and wait staff and become the face of the brand for their customers and their community. Franchise Owners receive comprehensive training and ongoing support from experts in the fast casual franchise restaurant category.