Maui Wowi Hawaiian has selected its newest franchisee to bring more of the all-natural smoothie and Hawaiian coffee brand to the Austin, Texas, area. Franchisee Tony Mai is on track to begin building a business that will serve quality products in a laidback Hawaiian atmosphere.
“I love the concept and products that Maui Wowi brings to the table,” Mai says. “The brand and the logo stand out and are different from any other smoothie place out there. I have been looking for a business that I can enjoy, have fun at, and put smiles on every customer’s face every time they walk in the store. Maui Wowi is that business!”
Mai lived in Louisiana and has extensive food and beverage experience, owning a convenience store, a Chinese restaurant, and a pizza business. All were highly successful but after Hurricane Katrina virtually destroyed the community, he decided it was time for a fresh start and moved to Texas in 2010 with his wife and two sons.
“It’s a great place to start over again and Austin is a great place to raise a family,” Mai says.
Mai plans to start his new journey as a franchise owner by establishing a Maui Wowi kiosk in a highly visible and fun environment, such as the University of Texas. He will be involved in every facet of the business, exhibiting a hands-on approach to ensure that every aspect of day to day operations will run smoothly and that he is serving only the highest quality products to his customers.