Maui Wowi Hawaiian Sets Up Shop in Coney Island
The fruit smoothie retailer opens its newest location at Luna Park, a New York amusement park in historic Coney Island.
April 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, CO - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the popular fresh fruit smoothie and Hawaiian coffee company, announced the opening of its newest location at Luna Park in Coney Island. The seasonal tiki hut opened this week to greet the visitors that waited anxiously for the amusement park fun to begin.
The famous New York City attraction and home to The Cyclone, a historic Coney Island roller coaster, Luna Park is a perfect fit for the fun Hawaiian themed Maui Wowi concept. The company’s cool treats blend well with the outdoor, family friendly destination where franchise owner, Mitch York, is excited to draw in new customers.
"The park offers great visibility for the brand and is just steps from the Coney Island boardwalk and the beach," says York. "It’s a major draw for New Yorkers and we look forward to serving them our one-of-a-kind Maui Wowi smoothies all summer long."
York got his start with Maui Wowi in 2002 and has since built a very successful business. He focuses on catering private parties and corporate events, as well as serving at universities. York says he also continues to expand and look for new opportunities such as Luna Park, which is operated by Central Amusement International.
"As we continue to expand our food and beverage offerings here at Luna Park in Coney Island, we are thrilled to be able to offer Maui Wowi’s fresh fruit smoothies, which are refreshing, all-natural and gluten free," said Brian Williams, General Manager of CAI Foods at Luna Park. "Summers are relatively warm in New York, so guests can now cool down with Maui Wowi’s fresh fruit smoothies, available in a variety of tropical flavors."
Some of the flavors that will be available include Mango Orange, Piña Colada, and Strawberry; all of which are made with fresh fruit purees and probiotic fat free yogurt.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian first introduced its better for you smoothies over three decades ago at festivals and fairs similar to the fun amusement park atmosphere of Coney Island. As a healthier alternative and fun tropical drink, Maui Wowi smoothies bring a taste of the Hawaiian Islands to Coney Island.
Maui Wowi will be open during park hours now through the end of the 2014 season. For more information and hours of operation, please visit http://www.lunaparknyc.com/plan-a-visit/park-hours.html.
About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural, gluten-free, fresh-fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. With over 450 operating units in seven countries, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has truly gone "Global" by adding an online store, shop.mauiwowi.com. Now customers from anywhere in the world can experience the prized-gourmet Hawaiian coffees and taste the ‘Aloha Spirit’ with a ‘Click-of-a button!’ To learn more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s, products, locations, or flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com.
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