New Smoothie Store FROOTS® Opens in Renovated State Gym

25 Jan 2012
AMES, Iowa - FROOTS, a smoothie concept brand new to the Iowa State University campus, has opened in the recently renovated State Gym. FROOTS features all-natural smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices, shakes and yogies, FROOTS brand yogurt parfaits topped with bananas and granola. Located in the open access hallway in State Gym, FROOTS is open seven days a week to everyone, including those without a pass to use the State Gym facility.

"We're excited to offer our customers a high quality smoothie brand like FROOTS," said ISU Dining Director Nancy Levandowski. "Whether you use it as a pre- or post-workout reward or just as an afternoon treat, FROOTS gives our customers another unique and tasty campus experience."

FROOTS was created to keep customers healthy and happy, offering an array of menu options made from fresh, all-natural foods. In addition to their branded smoothies and juices, FROOTS will also be offering a rotating selection of ISU Dining snacks, salads, and wraps.

"FROOTS will be a great combination of the items many of our customers enjoy, including sandwiches, wraps, and fruit cups, with unique menu offerings that aren't available anywhere else on campus," said ISU Dining Assistant Director for Retail Operations Kristi Patel.

The opening of FROOTS in State Gym also signals a transition in menu offerings at West Side Market. Customers craving smoothies will no longer find Freshens smoothies in West Side Market. Instead, customers are encouraged to try out FROOTS smoothies. West Side Market is now offering SmackDog hot dogs, a menu selection filled with Nathan's hot dogs piled with toppings.

FROOTS is open 11am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 6pm Friday, and 1pm to 6pm on the weekends.

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