September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Greenwood Village, Colo.- Maui Wowi Hawaiian, builds its presence in its own backyard. The Colorado-based coffee and smoothie franchise says it's gaining ground in the Colorado market with the addition of a new franchise owner. There are now four operators located throughout the state and more expected in the next year.
The latest to join the growing company, which has a large following amongst non-traditional venues such as community events, sports facilities, and amusement parks, is local resident Larry Gerber of Erie, Colorado, a town just north of Denver. He started his journey as a mobile Maui Wowi business owner in June and is picking up momentum.
"Since completing training at the company headquarters, the experience has been very fast paced, yet very fulfilling," said Gerber. "Training covered a lot of important areas but there is still a lot to learn and apply out in the field."
Gerber says he has benefited from having other Colorado franchisees nearby. In addition to the support system from headquarters, he can count on the operators who came before him.
"The support I've received from my 'ohana (family) members has been outstanding. They have answered so many questions and provided so much wisdom, experience, and advice," he said. "They have mentored me on everything from how to secure events, to what kind of truck to buy."
That built in support system is what continues to make the Maui Wowi franchise thrive. Originally established in 1982 in Utah by Jeff and Jill Summerhays, the fun Hawaiian themed concept has taken its show on the road to offer fresh fruit smoothies and premium coffee across the United States and beyond. With more than 450 operating units, which include mobile carts, catering units, kiosks, and brick and mortar stores, the company aims to build an even stronger presence in Colorado.
Gerber will be blending smoothies and brewing coffee at an event this weekend, September 12-14, 2014 for the Holly Berry Folk Art Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His mobile event unit will be set up at the south end of the festival grounds at Rock Ledge Ranch. For more information about the event, please visit http://hollyberryhouse.com/.
Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, over 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 even more customers 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.
SOURCE Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies