Philadelphia Healthy Vending Operator Discusses How His Local Community Embraces Healthier Options
One of Fresh Healthy Vending’s largest and most successful franchisees, Dan McClave talks Healthy Vending.
(PRWEB) April 09, 2013 - “People are relieved. They’re happy to replace traditional junk food from vending machines with healthier options. Until now, this has never been a choice,” said Dan McClave, a Philadelphia-area franchisee with Fresh Healthy Vending. McClave’s company, Fresh Healthy Philly is on a mission to make healthy choices convenient.
They offer healthy, natural alternatives to junk food at the touch of a button from state-of-the-art vending machines provided by Fresh Healthy Vending, a San Diego California company. Fresh Healthy Philly has machines in many public venues in the Philadelphia area, including schools, corporations, fitness centers and gymnastics/dance/cheer academies. The machines provide healthy, all-natural, and organic snacks, so a granola bar or fruit smoothie are readily available to quell hunger “People are already familiar with the products so the acceptance level is very high,” McClave stated.
A Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee since June of 2012, McClave, with the help of the Fresh location procurement team, has placed many of his 30 machines on school and university campuses, YMCAs and other sports facilities in the Philadelphia area. “Active students are the key to successfully targeting a location,” he commented. He also has one on the grounds of the historic Betsy Ross House. “Healthy vending machines are like a breath of fresh air. The machines are welcomed with open arms, they’re easy to install and introduce a concept that is well accepted,” he said.
McClave spent the past 19 years as an executive in the Automotive Industry. He lived abroad leading his former company’s European Division; his last position was that of Vice President of Engineering and Product Development. He enjoyed a successful high school and college football career as a quarterback, and today he competes in sprint distance triathlons and other active pursuits. His past career in business combined with his passion for living a healthy, active lifestyle led him to launch Fresh Healthy Philly.
His family is involved actively in sports and fitness too, which also aligns with the concept of Fresh Healthy Philly. “With 3 young kids, it’s important to educate them on the importance of healthy eating. Fresh Healthy Vending gives them the opportunity to eat nutritious snacks that they enjoy,” McClave said.
“Providing access to healthy snacks can help fight the obesity problem in children and adults. By placing healthy vending machines where we spend most of our time, we can be more proactive and deliberate about making better choices,” he mentioned.
Legacy Youth Tennis and Education is a Philadelphia-area tennis facility that focuses on education for youth through tennis and has chosen to install the Fresh Healthy Philly machines. “Our switch from standard vending to Fresh, Healthy Vending has certainly been a happy one,” said Christine Matulewicz, Director of Capacity Building. “As a youth-serving organization with a focus on tennis and education, it’s important to us that we offer options that are better for our kids and families than what they get from traditional vending machines or the corner store,” she stated, “The offerings have been well-received and we love the machines, especially the credit-card capability. To top it off, the Fresh Healthy Philly staff is professional, helpful and enthusiastic about their work.”
About Fresh Healthy Vending
Fresh Healthy Vending offers an alternative to average vending machine fare and is a simple way to encourage a healthier lifestyle and introduce substitutes for junk food. Fresh Healthy Vending machines are in thousands of locations throughout the country to provide healthy snack food and beverage choices. Keeping minds and bodies in better shape are part of the directives for Fresh Healthy Vending, the first and largest franchisor of healthy vending machines. Fresh Healthy Vending’s quest is to help Americans become healthier by providing more nutritious and wholesome snacks and drinks purchased through vending machines. Expert at creating profitable vending businesses for franchisees, they also offer the Fresh Healthy Café machine, this unique vending machine dispenses fresh-ground, gourmet, organic coffee, hot chocolate, and chai tea drinks together with signature healthy snack options.
For more information about Fresh Healthy Vending franchises, visit http://www.freshvending.com. To inquire about receiving a free Fresh Healthy Vending machine where you work, live or play, visit http://www.freshandhealthy.org or call toll free 888-902-7558.
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