Maui Wowi Sets Sights on Arizona for Expansion

Hawaiian-Themed Beverage Franchise Reveals Development Plans for Home Market in 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - March 30, 2017 // PRNewswire // - After settling in to its new home base in Scottsdale, Arizona, Maui Wowi® Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies (www.MauiWowi.com) is targeting The Grand Canyon State for franchise expansion in 2017. The Hawaiian-themed mobile beverage franchise was acquired by Kahala Brands™ in late 2015 and is now looking to expand with multi-unit franchisees. The brand projects opening 15 units throughout Arizona in the next year.

Already working toward its goal of 15 new mobile carts, Maui Wowi has spent the first few months of 2017 securing contracts at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick® in Scottsdale and Chase Field in Phoenix. Through strategic franchise partnerships, the company is looking to follow up on its early success by opening its signature mobile tiki huts, known as Ka'anapali Carts, in entertainment venues, sporting arenas and universities, while expanding its footprint at spring training.

"With the entire Kahala Brands 'ohana right down the road, including Operations, Marketing and Research & Development, many community-oriented entrepreneurs will appreciate the convenience of finding the brand's Headquarters close by," said John Wuycheck, senior vice president of franchise development at Kahala Brands. "Most importantly, Arizona is blessed with beautiful weather, numerous indoor and outdoor events during every season, great universities and a bustling economy, making it ripe for Maui Wowi expansion."

Targeted development areas for the premium coffee and blended fruit smoothie franchise include Phoenix and the nearby Scottsdale and Tempe communities, Tucson, Flagstaff and Yuma. The company is actively seeking multi-unit operators who are passionate about the Aloha Spirit and committed to providing an outstanding guest experience. Franchise prospects should have a minimum of $100,000 net worth and $75,000 in liquid capital.

The versatile mobile carts are easily transportable and fully equipped to blend smoothies and brew premium Hawaiian coffee on location. Additionally, Wuycheck notes that one perk of the Maui Wowi franchise opportunity is that there are no set territories. However, franchisees can protect events, allowing them to return year after year. This provides franchisees with protection without restriction and the flexibility to take their business to the people.

For more information on the Maui Wowi franchise opportunity, visit www.mauiwowifranchise.com.

About Maui Wowi

Since 1982, Maui Wowi® 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 offers premium smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. The company maintains strong community involvement through fundraising efforts by its franchisees, in addition to Team Karma; an initiative that promotes corporate responsibility and giving back to the community. The brand has more than 450 operating units and an online store, Shop.MauiWowi.com. In November 2015, Maui Wowi was acquired by Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 28 countries.

For more information about Maui Wowi, visit www.MauiWowi.com.

For more information about Kahala Brands, visit www.KahalaBrands.com.

SOURCE Maui Wowi

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