May 03, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – It is no secret that businesses across America are struggling. So, in a country where roughly 600,000 businesses close down each year and over 40,000 more file for bankruptcy, just what does it take to thrive? As Fresh Healthy Vending is learning, it takes an idea that people can get excited about on several levels!
"Our idea sells itself, both to those who want to franchise and to the customers they are catering to," explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). "When you have a great idea, economic conditions won't hold you back. They haven't held us back at all. In fact, we are happy to say that we are thriving!"
Fresh Healthy Vending now has 55 new franchisees throughout the country, including locations such as Huntsville, Raleigh, Central New Jersey, Billings, and more. Their vending machines are found in businesses, on school campuses, and in community centers. The business has been attracting interested franchisees because of the nature of the product. It is a revolutionary concept that has transformed the vending machine sector. Plus, it speaks to a market that is seeking convenient access to healthy food choices.
Those who franchise also find that, with the program that is in place, they get training and support to properly run the business. Each machine is dual-climate and stocked with a variety of all-healthy food options, including fresh fruits, vegetables, soymilk, yogurt, and other healthy food and beverage options.
"Franchising makes perfect sense for those people who want to start their own business and be their own boss, yet don't want to reinvent the wheel," adds Backer. "It's a lower-risk opportunity, one that is also fun and certainly the future of vending."
The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that a franchise can be a great option for entrepreneurs who have limited resources or business experience. Additionally, franchisees benefit from the far-reaching marketing and public relations efforts that the company has engaged in to increase visibility and brand recognition.
Those interested in learning more about franchising opportunities can find additional information at www.freshvending.com.
Based in San Diego, Fresh Healthy Vending is a company that started in 2010 and is revolutionizing vending machines by filling them with healthy, natural food options. Dubbed the "future of vending," they are leading the way in healthy food vending. Their machines offer 100-percent juices, fresh vegetables, fruits, smoothies, and yogurts. The Fresh Healthy Vending machines are franchised and are being placed in schools, offices and other locations throughout the country. To learn more about Fresh Healthy Vending, visit the website at www.freshvending.com.