Maui Wowi Hawaiian climbed 19 spots on the Annual Franchise 500 listing, a highly esteemed compilation of top companies published by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian says ‘Howdy’ and ‘Aloha’ to its newest franchisees, Mike Kruitwagen and Debbie Hedrick from Friendswood, Texas, a city just outside of Houston. The fruit smoothie and Hawaiian coffee retailer has a growing presence in the market, making it an ideal time for Kruitwagen and Hedrick to begin their business and start a new life together as entrepreneurs.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is coming soon to Shops at Mangrove in Chico, California. This is the first location for local franchisee Jules Jackson, who has big plans for her Hawaiian themed coffee and smoothie shop and her Northern California community.
The recently signed lease sets the stage for Maui Wowi’s newest location from which to serve its fruit smoothies, Hawaiian coffees, and espresso beverages. The menu fit the bill for Jackson as she searched for the ideal franchise to open in her community.
Forget the rock-hard pretzels and suspicious-looking hot dogs that cart vendors were once known for. Nowadays, the mobile foodservice space is populated by specialty coffee concepts, gourmet popcorn carts, and Korean barbecue on wheels. And business is booming for these operators as they look to economize and get in front of consumers in new ways.
Maui Wowi has made its way to Cary, North Carolina, a thriving community just outside Raleigh. A new store and drive thru is now open, serving Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s fruit smoothies and gourmet coffees. Franchisee Zach Dunbar, owner of the new location, relocated to Cary after retiring from a 24-year career in law enforcement at the New York State Police Department.
As a military veteran, Dunbar has been looking forward to continuing to serve his community through the new business and introducing residents to the fun, laidback atmosphere and quality products of Maui Wowi.
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Maui Wowi Hawaiian has hired a franchise business manager with more than 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to join the team at the franchise company’s Colorado headquarters. Jeff Lougee will take on the new role to offer increased support to franchisees and grow operations as part of Maui Wowi’s ongoing efforts to help individuals realize their dreams of business ownership.
Hot on the heels of a new store in Highland, California, and one opening later this month in Oceanside, California, Maui Wowi Hawaiian will add one more store to the growing list in the state. Dennis Lundy and wife, Julie Jackson, are entering into the franchise business with a vision of bringing the natural products and laidback atmosphere to the community in Chico, California.
Maui Wowi franchisees are teaming up to bring their popular products to fans attending events for the Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game, being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 15, 2014 at Target Field.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the coffee and fresh fruit smoothie concept, has been listed as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Veterans for the second year in a row by The World Franchising Network.
This is the fifth annual list compiled and published by The World Franchising Network, which selects 50 franchisors from over 300 companies based on criteria submitted through a questionnaire. Qualifiers note the total number of operating units owned by veterans and are shown to steadily increase their veteran representation.