Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Family owned David Bradley Chocolatier successfully completed the sale of the first of ten new franchises planned to open in NJ. The first David Bradley Chocolatier franchisee, Celeste Kopyscianki, has extensive experience in sales and marketing and plans to open one or two more locations over the next several years. "My family and I have been David Bradley Chocolatier customers for over 10 years and when I heard they were beginning to franchise a couple months ago, I knew I wanted to become involved. All of the chocolates in the stores are fresh, from chocolate truffles, chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate pretzels to the chocolate gift baskets and other chocolate gifts, it really makes a difference." remarked Celeste.
For David Bradley Chocolatier, this has been a 25 year family journey. The company was founded over 25 years ago by Bob and Marcy Hicks. From the beginning, they wanted to create chocolates that were made from fresh premium ingredients. The couples sons and daughter, Brad, David and Christine, grew up helping in all areas of the family business. In 2002, David Bradley Chocolatier opened its first two retail stores with three more locations opening the following year. "We are at the point now, where we are prepared to expand the business through franchising," stated Christine O'Brian, Vice President of Production.
David Bradley Chocolatier is presently working on potential franchise locations in Pittsburgh, PA and Myrtle Beach, NC. "We expect to open between 5 and 10 new franchises this year, mostly in the northeast. It has been a lot of hard work for our entire family, but we have really started to see the interest in our franchise system pick up over the last several months." said David Hicks.
David Bradley Chocolatier manufactures premium gourmet chocolates and currently operates five company owned retail stores and one franchise located in NJ and PA. The product line includes fresh chocolate strawberries, chocolate truffles made with fresh cream, handmade fudge, chocolate pretzels, handmade buttercreams, assorted chocolate nut clusters, chocolate gift baskets and many other chocolate gift items.
Contact: David Hicks, President
David Bradley Chocolatier
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