Ottawa, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE) is proud to announce its newest franchised area, Ohio, is now open for business. The freshly prepared, delicious meals are now available for delivery to home or office throughout Ohio.
The new Ohio franchise serves freshly prepared, portion and calorie controlled meals to customers via shipping next day service through UPS. To do so, special packaging is used to ensure optimal freshness and the quality of the meals remains the same as when they leave their Michigan kitchen. Previously, Ohio was served by SSHE Corporate's national Home Delivery program operating from its Illinois Headquarters.
The SSHE meal plan follows the guidelines of health and nutrition experts and is portion and calorie controlled, low fat, low saturated fat, low cholesterol and sodium restricted. Meals are ideal for everyone, but especially helpful for diabetics, cardiac patients, people with hypertension, new and expecting mothers, recently discharged hospital patients, seniors and busy professionals. The meals do not contain:
Through this new franchise, more people in Ohio will be able to afford the meals since they are shipping them from their Michigan facility and it's much more affordable. For example, the 1,200-calorie portion plan will cost $129 plus $20 shipping and the 2,000-calorie portion plan will cost $149 plus $20 shipping. That's for two refrigerated shipments to home or office each week. By purchasing a 4-week plan, the shipping costs are waived.
The Ohio franchise is owned and operated by Wallace Duvall, Dan Schroeder and Bob Bognar. This team also owns and operates the Michigan SSHE franchise and have done so since 2003. Together, they bring a wealth of business experience to the table and look forward to expanding into Ohio.
"I'm confident they'll do a wonderful job in Ohio, like they've done in Michigan for the last six years. Dan, Wally and Bob truly understand my mission of helping people eat healthy and they'll be a great asset to the people of Ohio," said Seattle Sutton, RN, BSN, Founder and President of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating.
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. Where distributor locations are not operated, franchisees often ship meals directly to client's homes and offices, like how the Ohio franchise is operating.
The SSHE Ohio franchise is the eighth 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 to areas not franchised and serviced by distributors.
The Ohio franchise is the third franchise granted by SSHE in the last four 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. The most recent franchise awarded was Kansas City in July 2008.
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.