January 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // Denver, CO – Maui Wowi Hawaiian franchisee Bryon Griffin gives Bloomington, Illinois residents and US Cellular Coliseum goers a real Hawaiian treat with Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies.
"Just prior to finalizing my franchise agreement with Maui Wowi Hawaiian, I began networking in and around my hometown of East Peoria. Building professional relationships takes focus and perseverance," said Bryon. "It was through this perseverance and networking, that I found my way to US Cellular Coliseum," he adds. "So far, working with BMI Concessions at the US Cellular Coliseum has been a dream come true".
The US Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois is home to a number of well known sporting events, concerts, exhibits, shows, competitions and performances. "Maui Wowi Hawaiian has a 27 year history of sharing the Aloha spirit, bringing the fun and sun of the Hawaiian Islands, pleasing crowds of all ages and delivering a superior product, each and every time. We believe Maui Wowi Hawaiian and US Cellular Coliseum will be a perfect fit and tremendously successful," said Justin Livingston Director of Global Franchise Development.
"We have had a number of people try our smoothies for the first time and comment on how our fresh-fruit smoothies are unlike anything theyâ€Ÿve ever tasted before. You can see their reaction as they walk by my Maui Wowi Hawaiian cart, their eyes simply light up with intrigue," said Bryon.
Bryon comes to Maui Wowi Hawaiian from the corporate world, where he spent many years as an IT professional. When the economy played a changing role in his IT profession, he decided to take a look at franchising. "Of the twenty plus franchise concepts I was introduced to, I took a serious look at four or five. The number one franchise far and above anything I looked at during my investigation, was Maui Wowi Hawaiian," said Bryon. "It really came down to the flexibility I saw within Maui Wowi and the growth potential. I am looking at Maui Wowi Hawaiian as a million dollar business," he adds.
Bryon will be blending Maui Wowi Hawaiian smoothies at many of the upcoming US Cellular Coliseum events. You can get a taste of the Hawaiian tropics by stopping by his cart typically just inside the main doors on Madison Street.
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" magazineâ€Ÿs Franchise 500 for the past five consecutive years, and has twice ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies on INC magazineâ€Ÿs 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. Flexible business models, low cost investments and success stories make the concept truly unique. For more information, please visit www.mauiwowi.com/franopps.