Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 - Medi-Weightloss Clinics® announced today a Master Franchise Agreement has been issued for international brand expansion in Dubai, UAE. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® opened its first clinic in 2006 and began franchising in 2008. A high growth rate propelled the brand. Today there are 86 locations in 21 states with recognition including ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500, INC.’s list of 5,000 fastest growing private companies, and the Gulf Coast Business Review.
"We are excited about the tremendous opportunity internationally," says Edward Kaloust, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "I founded Medi-Weightloss Clinics® with hopes of providing a sound program for medical providers to combat the United States obesity epidemic. I’ve realized there is a global demand for healthy obesity treatment.”
Why Dubai? Over the past two decades Dubai’s population has grown by 200 percent. Waistlines are growing with the population. The UAE ranks as the fifth fattest nation, according to a recent study published by a BMC Public Health journal. Dubai’s youth are also in need: over 32 percent of schoolchildren in Dubai are overweight or obese, latest statistics from a Beat Obesity Campaign reveals.
Kaloust has received numerous international prospects but he didn’t feel comfortable franchising the brand until he found the right team in the right market. “Our success internationally is largely dependent on those we entrust to introduce the brand to their home markets. We found partners in Dubai we feel will do it correctly. Protecting the brand and trademarks are key to longevity and preserving ours and our franchisees’ investments,” says Kaloust.
What’s next? The Master Franchise Agreement will produce at least 10 locations in Dubai. Kaloust is currently entertaining other international prospects and may launch a global expansion strategy for rapid growth within the next five years.
Designed by experts in medicine, public health, nutrition, exercise, and wellness, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® is a three-phase, physician-supervised weight loss program that works. Highly skilled physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patients’ goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations with a member of the medical team that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. Medi-Weightloss Clinics® educates patients on how to lose weight in the real world using real food, and provides them with recipes, shopping lists, and guidance for dining out. Patients learn how to overcome temptations and win the weight loss battle through the Wellness Phase, designed to help patients keep the weight off once they reach their goals.
In addition to offering an individualized physician-supervised weight loss programs for adults, Medi-Weightloss Clinics® also offers specialized weight loss programs for adolescents through its PowerPlay™ Program and for diagnosed diabetics through its Acute DM Program.
The company also offers corporate wellness programs, exercise equipment, and Signature Supplements.
Medi-Weightloss Clinics® is welcoming U.S. and International franchise prospects. More information on the franchise opportunity is available online.
Rhandi Emanouil, Sr.
Director of Marketing & PR