OTTAWA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE) is proud to announce the addition of its newest franchised area, Arizona. Currently, Arizona is served by SSHE's national Home Delivery program and will continue to be until the new franchise is operating in 2008.
The new SSHE Arizona franchise is expected to begin operations in the summer of 2008, since the new franchisee is currently in the process of scouting locations, as well as setting up business operations. The selected location will include a state-of-the-art production facility complete with a kitchen where healthy, freshly prepared meals will be made and business offices will house the administrative staff.
When open for business, the new SSHE Arizona franchise will have a network of local distributor locations -- i.e., storefront retail establishments -- serving customers in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. The distributors will provide clients with portion and calorie controlled meals. The franchisee will gradually expand out to accommodate customers with distributor locations throughout the state of Arizona.
The Arizona franchise is owned by John and Jo Dresh, both bring numerous years experience with them as seasoned business professionals. Most recently, John owned a successful furniture distribution business and Jo worked as a certified public accountant.
"I'm thrilled to welcome John and Jo Dresh to our company and to have them as our Arizona franchise," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder and President of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. "We look forward to their involvement and know they'll be a great addition to our franchisees."
About the SSHE Franchise Concept
SSHE Corporate and its franchisees operate kitchens that supply meals to distributor locations, retail establishments where clients order the healthy, prepared meals and obtain their meals for the week – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The SSHE Arizona franchise is the sixth franchise for the company, which began franchising the popular business concept in 1996 to a select few franchisees. The company has approximately 250 distributor locations in those areas and serves the remainder of the United States via its national Home Delivery program, shipping meals from coast-to-coast.
The Arizona franchise is the first franchise granted by SSHE in nearly three years after the company began its national Home Delivery in 2005, serving clients from across the country via its headquarters in Ottawa, Ill., located nearly 80 miles southwest of Chicago.
Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE), a family-owned, Illinois-based healthy meal replacement company offers a no-gimmick approach to convenient, healthy eating nationwide. The meal program is scientifically designed and taste-tested. Founded by Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, in 1985, SSHE helps to address patients' desire to lose weight and improve overall health. Seattle Sutton's dedication to health continues today, since all SSHE menus are analyzed on an ongoing basis and adhere to recommended dietary guidelines. SSHE prepares thousands of fresh meals weekly and its innovative approach has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain weight loss without planning, shopping or cooking for themselves. For more information, www.seattlesutton.com or 1-800-442-DIET (3438).