Red Mango Donates Franchise Store to Easter Seals New York to Support Veterans Programming
Raises Awareness to Veterans Support Services; Ribbon Cutting Planned at North Babylon, N.Y. Location on July 26, 2016
July 27, 2016 // Franchising.com // North Babylon, N.Y. - Red Mango Franchising Company, LLC. a Dallas, TX-based company and parent of Red Mango Yogurt Café and Juice Bar, is donating its North Babylon, Long Island franchise to Easter Seals New York (ESNY) as part of its national initiative to encourage veterans franchise ownership and specifically to support Easter Seals New York’s veterans entrepreneurial training and internship initiative.
A ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly-acquired Red Mango store located in the Sunset Plaza Shopping Center at 1184 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, New York 11703, will take place July 26, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Representatives of Easter Seals New York, a subsidiary of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Red Mango, and The Town of Babylon are expected to attend and provide remarks.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the veterans we serve in the Long Island area,” said Joe Giannetto, Chief Operating Officer of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services and Easter Seals New York. “Through this donation, we will be able to set-up entrepreneurial training and internship programs on Long Island designed specifically for transitioning veterans who have an interest in owning and managing their own business. This Red Mango store will also be used as an extension of our Culinary Arts training program, and provide employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities.”
The Red Mango North Babylon store has been operating since 2011 and enjoys an annual gross sales revenue of $465K. Red Mango Franchising Company plans to hand over the store, which cost in excess of $400,000 to build, with a zero balance, waiving all franchise fees including royalties and advertising normally associated with a franchise’s transfer of ownership.
“We wanted to provide the opportunity for Easter Seals New York to create a thriving enterprise without debt or encumbrances,” said Craig Erlich, Chief Operating Officer of Red Mango. “We are committed to an ongoing relationship with ESNY and will provide ongoing operational assistance and marketing support to the site after the transfer. We want to help Easter Seals make this project a national model for veteran support. And we chose Easter Seals New York because of the strength of its veterans related programming as well as its affiliation with Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, a national non-profit whose mission is to create opportunities for people with barriers to achieve economic independence.”
About Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar
Based in Dallas and with more than 300 locations across the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay, Red Mango is a rapidly-expanding retailer of all-natural frozen yogurt, light foods, and fresh-pressed, ice-filtered juices. Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar serves fresh juices made with raw, whole fruits and vegetables; sandwiches and salads under 500 calories; fresh fruit smoothies; and uniquely delicious, all-natural frozen yogurt fortified with live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086).
Red Mango is a portfolio company of BRIX Holdings, LLC, a Dallas-based multi brand franchising company specializing in chains with superior products and attractive growth prospects. More information about Red Mango Yogurt Café Smoothie & Juice Bar is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango. Franchising information is available at www.redmangofranchise.com or 1(877) 457-8145.
About Easter Seals New York
Easter Seals New York provides exceptional services to ensure all individuals with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. Since 1922, Easter Seals New York has been at the forefront of providing services that enable individuals to live with equality, dignity, and independence. More than 30,000 individuals across New York State are impacted by Easter Seals New York every year and 90% of every dollar raised goes directly to supporting these individuals in need. More information about Easter Seals New York can be found at www.easterseals.com/newyork.
About Fedcap Rehabilitation Services
FEDCAP, founded in 1935, is a nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for people with barriers. Every day, through quality and tested interventions and through systems-based capacity building, we are making a difference. We work in partnership with business, government, academia and other community providers, to serve over 100,000 people annually. We are a robust family of brands, including Wildcat, The Way to Work, ReServe, Boston-based Community Work Services, Easter Seals New York, and the New Hampshire-based Granite Pathways. More information about Fedcap Rehabilitation Services can be found at www.fedcap.org.
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