June 22, 2012 // Franchising.com // Chicago, IL – Freshii, the pioneering “health casual” food concept, is continuing rapid growth and has recently signed two international multi-unit deals. They are expanding worldwide with the help of franchise development partner Fransmart, a leader in international franchising. With stores already open in the UAE, Canada and Austria, their two recently inked deals include development agreements for Canada and Sweden.
Farhan Kassam, an experienced international hotel operations executive, signed on for a 4-unit deal in Canada with his sister, Natasha Kassam, which includes 2 units in Toronto and 2 units in Montreal. The Swedish deal was with Charlie Younan, who bought a 5-unit deal for Stockholm County. Younan currently owns independent hotels, as well as one of the largest ice cream shops in the world. The first store openings for both countries are projected for the 4th quarter of 2012.
The deals were signed through Fransmart, the company responsible for the successful launch of franchise programs for Five Guys Burgers and Fries and zpizza. Fransmart recognized Freshii as a unique power player in the fast casual segment before they began franchising. Since working with Fransmart they have opened over 50 units in 4 countries, won multiple awards (most recently ranked Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers), and founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin, has become a notable name in the industry.
Freshii is a “health casual” concept, offering its guests a nutritious and delicious meal on the go, without sacrificing taste, health needs or time. The menu includes salads, burritos, wraps, rice bowls, yogurts and soups in a "build your own" format, served in a fast, fun, hip and environmentally sustainable atmosphere. Freshii, which started in Toronto, Canada and is now headquartered in Chicago, has over 50 restaurants opened worldwide. Freshii restaurants range in size from 150sf kiosks to 1500sf inline locations and are a blend of high volume fresh customized meals, grab-and-go, and gourmet snack food. Visit the web site http://www.freshii.com to create a virtual salad, wrap, rice bowl or soup and instantly see the nutritional value of your ingredients.
Since working with Fransmart they have opened over 50 units in 4 countries, won multiple awards (most recently ranked #8 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers), and founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin, has become a notable name in the industry.
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