“I am both delighted and honored at becoming the first Maui Wowi Master Franchisee in Europe. I decided it was time to take control of my own destiny,” said Paul.
Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) September 07, 2011
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies, http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com announces that http://www.mauiwowi.ie Dublin, Ireland will be the next site to embrace the ‘Aloha Spirit’ by welcoming their newest Master Franchisee, Paul Hickey, as he sets sail into the European market.
“I am both delighted and honored at becoming the first Maui Wowi Master Franchisee in Europe,” said Paul. “I decided it was time to take control of my own destiny and embarked upon a journey of discovery within the franchising sector.” After researching numerous franchise options, Paul felt that the uplifting spirit, vibrant colors and the dual coffee and smoothie concept of Maui Wowi Hawaiian would be quickly accepted in Dublin.
The welcoming environment merges the mysticism of Hawaii with that of Ireland, which is uniquely powerful for both tourists and locals alike.
Paul’s vision for the future is to open between 25 and 30 stores within the next 18 to 36 months. This would create over 180 jobs in an economy that has been tumultuous throughout the past few years. In a tough economic climate, Paul was able to secure funding through banks that were eager to support the concept. “The Maui Wowi brand was strong enough to convince them,” said Paul. “You cannot get financing here, but we did.”
Paul has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and catering industry in both Ireland and the U.S. He spent 10 years working in both Denver, Colorado and New York with Hilton Hotels and Writer’s Manor as well as holding senior executive roles with iconic Irish brands, including Bewley’s Cafes. His knowledge of the Catering and Café sector in Ireland will provide a valuable background for his newest venture working with premium quality Kona coffee and all natural fresh fruit smoothies offered with value in mind.
His impressive background and passion for the service industry make him a great fit in the Maui Wowi ‘Ohana or family. Paul says, “Maui Wowi has been incredible along this journey and their support, commitment and flexibility have been truly inspiring.”
Paul is excited to get started spreading the ‘Aloha Spirit’ to Ireland in what is sure to be the first of many stellar opportunities with Maui Wowi Hawaiian.
About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies:
Before the days of big Hawaiian resort hotels and fiberglass surfboards, surfers spent long, lazy days partaking in the tasty waves of the North Shore beaches. As the legends of the surfers grew, many were drawn to the healthy, carefree lifestyle of Hawaii. Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has been spreading the ‘Aloha Spirit’ across the world with its premium Hawaiian coffees, all-natural fresh fruit smoothies and authentic Hawaiian products. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations, Maui Wowi Hawaiian operates 575 locations worldwide. For more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com