October 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, TX–– When Trisha Clinton decided to pursue a new business opportunity, she searched with the hopes of finding an organization that would fulfill her dream of business ownership and would be a fun, flexible concept too.
Little did she know that there was a concept out there that would allow her to have all she'd ever dreamed of. "The idea of not only owning my own business, but also buying into a concept that embraces Aloha Spirit, community and a more relaxed way of doing business, really appealed to me." says Trisha. Trisha's first location opened this week at 8503 NW Military Highway Suite 101 San Antonio, TX 78230, and clearly her community also embraces the Aloha Spirit, as was evident in the turnout and support for her new location.
"The Aloha Spirit and Ohana are very important words for us," says Michael Haith, the Big Kahuna of Maui Wowi Hawaiian. "Just as in traditional Hawaiian culture, we believe in looking after and supporting one another. Whether your Maui Wowi business is in San Antonio or Singapore, you know you're a part of an Ohana that will help you wherever we can for you to succeed."
From a business perspective, Trisha Clinton liked that Maui Wowi Hawaiian has been helping people exchange their wing-tips for flip-flops for over ten years. Now numbering nearly 500 franchised operating units across the U.S., Maui Wowi Hawaiian is the original fruit smoothie drink franchise. The company, founded by couple Jeff and Jill Summerhays, has since expanded to include exclusive blended Hawaiian coffees and genuine Hawaiian lifestyle merchandise.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian has grown from a single smoothie booth found at arts and cultural festivals, to become the Banzai Pipeline of the franchised coffee/smoothie field. It has been named to "Entrepreneur" magazine's Franchise 500 for the past five consecutive years, and has twice ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies on INC magazine's INC 500 listing.
For more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian, visit www.mauiwowi.com.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is the only franchise that offers authentic, natural Hawaiian products, fresh-fruit smoothies, blended Hawaiian coffee beverages, and genuine Hawaiian lifestyle stuff. Founded in 1983, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has experienced meteoric growth to include nearly 500 franchised units in its worldwide franchise ohana, or family. This earth-friendly company celebrates its Aloha Spirit by embracing the values of family, harmony and balanced living while striving to abide by the principles of sustainable living. Flexible business models, low cost investments and internal financing, make the concept truly unique. For more information, please visit www.mauiwowi.com.