October 13, 2009 // Franchising.com // GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLO. --- Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the only destination for authentic Hawaiian coffee and fresh smoothies on the Mainland, has expanded its worldwide 'Ohana (family) with new locations in Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Turkey. The expansion marks the continued international push to bring the Aloha Spirit to the world by Maui Wowi Hawaiian as part of its international franchise development program.
"We are excited to bring Maui Wowi's Aloha Spirit and superior products to the world," says Justin Livingston, Director of Global Franchise Development. "As we move forward into new international markets, Maui Wowi is excited to be able to offer a business model that not only works in the US, but other countries as well. No matter where you live, no matter where you are in the world, anyone can escape to Hawaii for a little while."
Maui Wowi Hawaiian continues its expansion into international markets through its international franchise development program. The company welcomes international franchise partners and is looking to continue its expansion into foreign markets in 2010.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian opened its second location in Saudi Arabia at the upscale Hyatt Mall in Riyadh. Before opening its first location, the Master Franchisees had to create the word "smoothie" for its signage. The Arabic language did not have a word for smoothie, but with the help of Maui Wowi, it does now!
The first-ever Turkish Maui Wowi Hawaiian fixed location is set to open at the end of October 2009 in Ankara, Turkey. The Master Franchisee operates an event cart and has seen tremendous response from the locals in the area. Ankara is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul.
Cancún marks the fourth Mexican location for Maui Wowi Hawaiian with 20 more locations planned by the end of 2010. Currently there are three locations in Cancún, and one in Playa del Carmen. New locations in Tulum and Guadalajara are currently under development.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian combines the best of both worlds – coffee and smoothies. The company serves premium Hawaiian Kona-blend coffee, espresso, cold blended coffee drinks, cappuccino, and healthy fresh fruit smoothies. Created to offer a little escape to the Hawaiian Islands each day, the company is proud of its commitment to a sense of 'Ohana and the easy, carefree lifestyle of the islands.
Before the days of big Hawaiian resort hotels and fiberglass surfboards, surfers spent long, lazy days partaking in the tasty waves of the North Shore beaches. As the legends of the surfers grew, many were drawn to the healthy, carefree lifestyle of Hawaii. Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has been spreading the Aloha Spirit across the world with its premium coffees, all-natural fresh fruit smoothies and authentic Hawaiian products. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations, Maui Wowi operates 600 locations worldwide throughout the United States and Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Turkey.