Maui Wowi Welcomes Military Veteran as Newest East Coast Franchisee

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, coffee and smoothie retailer, provides a scalable concept allowing Navy Veteran and former police detective the ability to relocate and start his own business.

Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian welcomes military veteran and former police detective, Randy Tapia, as the newest franchise owner of the gourmet coffee and fruit smoothie company. Currently living in New York, Tapia plans to relocate to the warm coasts of Florida where he will grow his new business.

His background in the Navy taught him to be detail oriented and to understand the value of teamwork, which he has carried with him into a professional career with the NYPD. During his time as a police detective, Tapia learned more about himself as a person and that what he loves most in life is interacting with people.

"In the police department I learned how to be empathetic, whether it was with victims or as an authority figure. I learned that if I act like a professional, I will be treated as a professional, and most of all, I learned that I enjoy people. Interacting, entertaining, and being entertained; that’s what I enjoy," said Tapia.

Being a people person with an easygoing personality has lead Tapia to Maui Wowi Hawaiian where he plans to use his skills and thrive as an independent business owner. He is starting with a mobile unit based on its flexibility as he transitions from New York to Florida and gets the business up and running. The scalability of the franchise concept allows Tapia to start small and work his way up; with plans to open a kiosk.

During his research, Tapia was struck by the overwhelmingly positive feedback he received about the Maui Wowi franchise. "I met with a Maui Wowi employee and she was glowing. The comments she made about how great the company is, the fact that the support system goes above and beyond, and even considering becoming a franchisee herself; you don’t hear that too often from an employee, so that kind of sold it," said Tapia.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian has franchisees all across the country. For over three decades, it has been providing quality products and promoting healthy lifestyles with a fun island atmosphere to customers at events, venues, stores, and much more. For more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian or franchise opportunities, visit

About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, over 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural, gluten-free, fresh-fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. With over 450 operating units in seven countries, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has truly gone "Global" by adding an online store, Now customers from anywhere in the world can experience the prized-gourmet Hawaiian coffees and taste the ‘Aloha Spirit’ with a ‘Click-of-a button!’ To learn more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s, products, locations, or flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit


Justin Livingston
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies

Eric Richardson
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies


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