Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies, the flexible island themed franchise concept, announces it was ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs. This is the fourth year in a row that the company has made this distinguished list.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian honors military veterans by offering service members support and guidance to ensure a successful future as a Maui Wowi franchise operator. Veterans also receive a discount off the franchise fee in appreciation of their service. The company features low-cost franchise opportunities in a variety of flexible business models that allow a customized approach to business ownership.
“I like franchising because you learn from the experience of others. I’d rather work smarter, not harder. Why reinvent the wheel when somebody else has already laid it out for me?” said Dave Ricketson, a retired Navy Pilot and current Maui Wowi franchisee in Jacksonville, Florida. “As soon as we found out Maui Wowi offered a mobile business model and was Hawaiian themed, our search was over.”
Being selected as a Military Friendly Franchise® places Maui Wowi Hawaiian in an elite group and is testimony to the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.
“Military veterans are hardworking, skillful, and determined individuals; making them ideal candidates for running a successful Maui Wowi business,” said Justin Livingston, Director of Global Franchise Development. “Being featured on the Military Friendly Franchise list for the fourth year in a row is a true testament to the quality support of our system and our continued efforts to offer a unique opportunity to members of the military.”
As a member of the IFA VetFran program, as well as SBA’s small business development program, Maui Wowi Hawaiian actively seeks to connect with military veterans and offer a dedicated support system to help them achieve their dreams.
Maui Wowi Franchisees receive hands on training, as well as guided support that includes a comprehensive launch program for retail and mobile event models; in addition to continued collaboration and operational support from the Mainland (corporate office.)
The 2013 Military Friendly Franchises® list was compiled via a data-driven survey overseen by an advisory board of industry experts. The survey results list were independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies:
Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural, gluten-free, fresh-fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. With over 400 operating units in eight countries, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has truly gone “Global” by adding an online store, shop.mauiwowi.com. Now customers from anywhere in the world can experience the prized-gourmet Hawaiian coffees and taste the ‘Aloha Spirit’ with a ‘Click-of-a button!’ To learn more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s, products, locations, or flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit http://www.mauiwowifranchise.com.