HUMAN Ranks as First in Category & 81 Overall on Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top Homebased Franchises" List

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 - HUMAN ("Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition"), an award-winning healthy vending franchise and the leading distributor of convenient healthy foods, has ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's list of Top Homebased Franchises as the #1 vending franchise and #81 overall.

Found in the April issue of the magazine, the Top Homebased Franchises rankings are pulled from companies that both made Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® and offer franchisees the opportunity to own the business without an office space or retail location.

Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® is the world's first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® measures franchises' financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size.

The Top Homebased Franchises issue also featured a two-page spread on HUMAN franchisees Trevor Hawley and Zach Dirks who are based in Fremont, Calif. and run their HUMAN franchise from a boat. Hawley and Dirks have 17 healthy vending machines in the field and have an exclusive contract with the Fremont Unified School District. Last year, Hawley and Dirks were in the running for the International Franchise Association's "Franchisee of the Year" award.

For those interested in learning the details of Hawley and Dirk's creative set-up and the benefits they're reaping by mitigating the high cost of living in the Bay Area, this particular feature will be of interest.

Hawley and Dirks are quoted in the magazine: "'We've really been successful by thinking outside the box and having an open mind,' Hawley says. 'Now we're starting to reap the fruits of our labor. And honestly, it's probably just going to help us get a bigger boat.' Adds Dirks, 'There's always going to be a bigger boat.'"

"We are proud to be the only vending company listed as a Top Homebased Franchise and even prouder to see our extended family and franchisee partners, Zach and Trevor, in the magazine," said Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN. "It's wonderful that our business can serve as a viable option for stay-at-home parents, young entrepreneurs and others who want a flexible business opportunity."

The April issue of Entrepreneur magazine is available for purchase now.

For information on having a HUMAN healthy vending machine or micro market at your location, please go here []. For information on becoming a HUMAN franchisee, please go here [].


HUMAN ("Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition"),, is America's leading distributor of convenient healthy foods whose mission is to create "Easy Nutrition Everywhere." Via healthy vending machines, healthy micro-markets, direct delivery services, and other innovative automated retail technologies, HUMAN delivers on its vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food.

HUMAN can be found in over 2,000 schools, offices, hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, and other locations in over 40 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The "better-for-you" platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees, and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.

HUMAN has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Vending Franchise in the 2014 Franchise 500, and by Forbes as one of "America's Most Promising Companies" (two years in a row).

HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN's non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere.


Annabel Adams



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