24/7: Fresh Healthy Vending at Miami’s VA Medical Center
Dade County Facility’s Healthy Vending Machine Choices Benefit Patients and Staff
Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 - Dade County’s large Veteran’s Administration Medical Center operates around the clock. That’s a good thing for Veterans and for Fresh Healthy Vending Franchisee Pamela Santucci. Turns out, it’s also a good thing for staff members at the facility.
Santucci shared that from the reports she generates online, she can tell which items are sold from her machine and when they are sold. Turns out, some of her best sales come in the wee hours of the morning.
“We like to supply items that can function as a light meal or meal supplement. We see the protein drinks and bars selling late in the night at break and meal times for the shift personnel,” said Santucci. “We know the staff makes some of these purchases. The food service area is shut down then and so is the Starbucks; and they don’t want to make the trip out to the convenience store at that time of night.
“We’ve had feedback from the staff and it’s all positive, they’re so grateful to have healthy food available. We only have one machine, it’s in the vending area with 6 other machines and we’re the only one with nutritious choices.”
The Territory Managers at Fresh Healthy Vending’s corporate headquarters in San Diego secured the location for her. The Medical Center houses a hospital and a rehab facility along with many other services. “The place is huge and the location has been fantastic. The facility is open 24/7 with access to the machine 24 hours every day. The products are very popular and we have to restock regularly,” she said.
Santucci has 10 machines total, some are in Broward County adjacent to Miami Dade County. Her locations include schools, a casino, an auto headquarters and an outpatient clinic that is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. But the VA Medical Center machine easily outsells all the others.
“We know the machine provides food for the Veterans there too, it’s a major health center. We’re near a hot coffee machine but our refrigerated, bottled coffee beverages and the Tazo green tea are some of our most popular items,” said Santucci.
She has lived in Florida for over 30 years, most of the time just outside of Fort Lauderdale. Her career for the past 20 years was in state and local health departments, “government work,” she noted. So perhaps the VA Medical Center is a good fit in that regard too.
With franchisees as the backbone of the business, Fresh Healthy Vending provides opportunities that can be described as “a cause beyond financial benefit.” Becoming a franchisee is part of a socially-responsible lifestyle choice that benefits others. It offers readily available healthy foods that serve the well being of each body and the overall health of a nation.
As the first and largest healthy vending company in America, Fresh Healthy Vending is unique in providing a range of products that meet and exceed the USDA standards. Machines are stocked with all-natural, organic and preservative-free snacks and beverages ensuring that nutrient-rich selections are available. Gluten free, nut-free and Kosher products are among the 3000 choices too.
The company currently has 194 franchisees in 40 states with 2300 plus machines in use. The latest vending technologies are employed and the company leads the industry with first-to-market products and equipment. The company boasts the most comprehensive support structure for its franchisees.
The company introduced a completely new concept, the Freshandhealthy.org initiative for potential locations. It offers $1 million in incentives to sites around the country that want to provide healthy vending. So far, more than $300K has been given away. More information is available at: http://www.freshandhealthy.org
The Fresh Healthy Vending machines in Florida are some of the thousands of vending locations throughout the country offering 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. Their 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 Vending Café. This unique vending machine dispenses fresh-ground, gourmet, organic coffee products such as cappuccino, latte, espresso and chai tea drinks together with signature healthy snack options. The machine is exclusive to Fresh Healthy Vending Franchise owners.
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