October 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // Wallingford, CT - Edible Arrangements will open its first store ever on a United States military base later this year at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Franchisees Laverna and Martinez Alexander are scheduled to open the location in November. With a population of over 50,000, Fort Bragg provides services to more than 250,000 soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians. The base is also home to the 82nd Airborne.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for Edible Arrangements to provide fresh, healthy and delicious fruit products direct to the men and women of our military and their families," said Edible Arrangements’ founder and CEO, Tariq Farid. "It was made possible thanks to the exhaustive efforts of Laverna and Martinez. Fort Bragg is the largest military base in the U.S. in terms of population, and we are honored to be one of a select few to be able to operate there."
With more than 1,200 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Select Edible Arrangements® locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, dipped fruit, fresh squeezed lemonade and orange juice, and fresh fruit salads, sundaes and parfaits and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Connecticut, the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included for eight consecutive years among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements® fresh fruit bouquets, chocolate DippedFruit®, Fresh Fruit Smoothies and other products can enjoyed at any of the 1,200 franchise locations worldwide. Gifts can be ordered online at www.edible.com and by telephone at 1-877-DO-FRUIT.
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