December 07, 2009 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo. - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a Denver-based coffee and smoothie franchisor and Doc Popcorn, a Boulder, Colorado-based retailer and producer of all-natural flavored popcorn, will open their second joint-marketing location in Michigan. Scott Suryan, owner/operator of the new Maui Wowi and Doc Popcorn location opened the new pilot store at the Crossroads Mall in the mall's former Cinnabon location. On December 13, the store will be giving away a free small bag of popcorn from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
This newest location opened November 27th, Black Friday - just in time for the busy holiday season. Suryan is the latest franchisee, and the second in Michigan to test the concept across Maui Wowi Hawaiian and Doc Popcorn's varied business models. The first Michigan co-marketing location opened earlier this month at the Lakes Mall in Muskegon.
"The response is overwhelming!" says Suryan. "The demand is there, as is evident in the success of the Muskegon location, now it is time for the Crossroads Mall to show the industry how Maui Wowi and Doc Popcorn are shaking up the food and beverage industry."
Earlier this year, Maui Wowi Hawaiian and Doc Popcorn, a Boulder, Colorado-based retailer and producer of all-natural flavored popcorn signed a national co-marketing agreement to test the concept throughout the Maui Wowi Hawaiian franchise system.
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 Hawaiian operates 600 locations worldwide throughout the United States, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Turkey.
Doc Popcorn is a retailer and producer of fresh natural-flavored popcorn with an unyielding passion to provide "The Greatest Snack on the Planet, Naturally.™" Popped in 100 percent corn oil and infused with proprietary all-natural flavor blends including real cinnamon spice, the finest vanilla, jalapeno and savory cheeses, Doc Popcorn is a better-for-you delicious snack.