November 08, 2010 // Franchising.com // DENVER, CO – When Todd Pinkel decided to pursue a new business opportunity, he searched with the hopes of finding a franchise concept that would fulfill his dream of business ownership and would be a fun, flexible concept, perfectly suited for the Houston area.
"I received my degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism from New Mexico State University and then moved to Houston. I have always had the dream of owning my own business and at last, that dream has come true. The idea of owning my own business, while buying into a concept that embraces Aloha Spirit, community and a more relaxed way of doing business really appealed to me" says Todd. "I love Maui Wowi for the relaxed atmosphere. My office gets to change every day and I will no longer be trapped by four walls. I will have the opportunity to meet new people, have fun and make money all at the same time" he adds.
"The Aloha Spirit and 'Ohana are very important to us," says Justin Livingston, Director of Global Development for 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 the Houston area or Cancun, Mexico, you know you're a part of an 'Ohana that is there to help you succeed."
From a business perspective, Todd Pinkel loves the product line offered by Maui Wowi Hawaiian. "I chose Maui Wowi for the flexibility and great products, they sell themselves. This was confirmed many times by the franchise system, during my investigation. I am extremely excited about starting this new adventure and bringing these great products and Aloha Spirit to people in my community. Let the fun and work begin!" adds Todd.
Now numbering nearly 600 franchised operating units across the U.S., and 3 International Master Franchises, 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 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/franopps.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is the only franchise that offers authentic, natural Hawaiian products, fresh-fruit smoothies, blended Hawaiian coffee beverages, and genuine Hawaiian lifestyle merchandise. Founded in 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has experienced tremendous growth to include nearly 600 franchised units in its worldwide franchise 'Ohana, or family. Maui Wowi Hawaiian has partnered with IFA's VetFran program to offer discounts to our military men and women serving in the armed forces. Flexible business models and low cost investments make the concept truly unique. For more information, please visit www.mauiwowi.com/franopps.