4 Years and Phelan Good!

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Since opening their Phelan, California store in 2011, Michael and Darlene McQuown have thrown an anniversary party each year to celebrate and show the community their appreciation. In its fourth year of being open, Michael was unable to host the anniversary party so he decided to change it up a bit by hosting a customer appreciation event a few months later instead.  No harm no foul here, as his community came out in full force to support their favorite local coffee and smoothie shop.

“Summer in our town is actually our slow time due to school being out, so we never know how many people will show up to our summer events,” said Michael. By promoting it on social media and through word of mouth, he was pleasantly surprised. “This actually was a big hit and we are very pleased with the turnout,” he said.

Area Director of Regional Support, Barb Putman, helped out with the event, coming equipped with her famous prize wheel and ready to have some fun. In addition to lots of prize giveaways, they had live music from the band Under Construction, which were a huge hit. But that wasn’t entertainment enough for Michael who also invited Forever Wild Animal Sanctuary. They brought with them an alligator, a hedgehog, and a ferret, keeping everyone on their toes.

Along with gift baskets, coupons, and other fun prizes, two lucky winners received free smoothies for a year! Michael has been doing this giveaway since his first anniversary celebration and the community loves it. The winners each received a Tiki cup that they can fill up for free once a week for a year.

The great turnout and smiling faces made it all worth it and signaled to Michael and Darlene that things could get busy now that the school year is back in session. Their location has become a fixture in the community and this customer appreciation event was a great reminder of what they have accomplished over the past four years. Congrats!

Follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MauiWowiPhelan 

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The band Under Construction.

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It’s Showtime! Maui Wowi Appears on Colorado’s Best!

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 Maui Wowi Hawaiian CEO Mike Weinberger is basking in the limelight these days with his latest TV appearance on Colorado’s Best, a local news show featuring Colorado businesses like Maui Wowi.

Hosts Paula Haddock and Joana Canals give our smoothies a try as they highlight our products and services to viewers across the state.

Watch the clip!

 

Grand Opening Luau!

Ribbon CuttingOver the weekend, we celebrated the grand opening of our new store in Denver, Colorado in true Hawaiian style. The store, which is in the Lowry community at Hangar 2, is the site of our hands-on franchisee training program and is our first company-owned location.

To celebrate, we threw a luau featuring authentic Polynesian dancers and two hours of free smoothies, coffees, and teas. We had a prize wheel with some amazing giveaway items and thanks to the Photo Love Bus, we had so much fun putting on silly props and taking photos in an original VW Bus.

CollageWe kicked off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Founder Jill Summerhays doing the honors. Once it was all official, we got the party started with some live entertainment. The dancers ranged in ages and put on a fantastic hula show that took us through a journey of the Polynesian Islands. Guests also enjoyed lots of free smoothies and hung out, sipping them in the Colorado sunshine.

We want to send a big Mahalo to everyone who came out to support the new store and our ‘ohana for putting together an amazing day. Maui Wowi looks forward to becoming the Lowry Community’s number one choice for premium Hawaiian coffee and fresh fruit smoothies. Cheers!

7581 E. Academy Blvd.,
Denver, CO, 80230
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Two New Stores!

Ocean CitySummertime is here and we have two new stores for you to satisfy your beverage needs. Whether you take a vacation or a staycation, Maui Wowi will be blending in two new hot spots! The Ocean City Boardwalk in New Jersey and Hangar 2 in Denver, Colorado are the latest pieces of Maui Wowi paradise.

 

 

Maui Wowi
735 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ
Plymouth and the Boardwalk
https://www.facebook.com/mauiwowisurfrider

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In Ocean City, we have set up shop in a fun little tiki hut right on the Boardwalk in front of the OC Waterpark and Adventure Golf.  The new location will serve the full line of all-natural, kosher certified, fresh fruit smoothies, as well as a full espresso bar featuring premium Hawaiian grown coffee. Its family friendly vibe and laidback atmosphere are sure to attract visitors and locals alike to stop by for an island escape.

Maui Wowi
7581 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO
https://www.facebook.com/MauiWowiLowry

LowryCollageThe hip Lowry community is now home to our second new store giving residents and visitors of the Mile High City a taste of paradise. Located at Hangar 2, next to the Lowry Beer Garden, this store is the perfect addition to this thriving area. Offering the full line of smoothies, specialty coffee drinks, as well as delicious baked goods, this location has a one of a kind atmosphere and friendly staff ready to take your order.

It’s going to be a very busy summer and we hope you get a chance to visit one of our new locations or catch us at an event! Stop by, say Aloha, and enjoy a vacation in a cup!

Take me out to the ball game!

BarbRonThe Putmans have done it again! After nine years as franchisees, Ron and Barb Putman have made their way into Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, for the 2015 Major League Baseball season. With two locations inside the ballpark, fans will enjoy high quality, fresh fruit smoothies, as well as adult beverage “Smoothies that Party” that include Pina Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, and more.
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As Southern California Franchisees and Directors of Regional Support, Ron and Barb will be overseeing operations at the two units with one located at the Mercado Food Court and the other at Park at the Park, a grassy area just behind the outfield.

Director of Franchise Support, Misty Hartner, flew out to help train the staff and make sure everything was in working order for Opening Day.

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“We got to participate in Media Night on Tuesday and provide samples to the media, the Padres crew, special guests, etc. People Love Us!” said Misty.

As the season heats up, Maui Wowi will be there to keep the crowds cool and have some fun in the sun. It’s a great opportunity to share our ono’licious drinks with thousands of people in an ideal atmosphere.

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“We are looking forward to a great relationship with Petco Park and being able to bring Maui Wowi’s quality products to a venue that meshes well with our laidback vibe and Aloha Spirit,” said Mike Weinberger, Chief Executive Officer of Maui Wowi Hawaiian.

Let’s play ball!

 

Rodeo Round-Up!

Rodeo GroupThe Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is a huge event for Maui Wowi and franchisees Rob and Jean McLean have been rocking it for more than eight years! This year’s 20-day event blew all the other years out of the water. It brought in over 1.3 million attendees! Talk about record breaking!

Year after year, the McLeans have made adjustments to improve their system so that they can serve paradise in a cup to as many customers as possible. They have eight carts set up throughout the venue with four on the first floor and four on the upper floor. They serve smoothies and smoothies with alcohol. There are a total of 22 employees, along with Rob and Jean themselves and their brother-in-law, all cranking out smoothies to lines of customers. Each day there is the rodeo and then a chart topping performer who closes out the night.

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Director of Franchise Support Misty Hartner flew out to support the McLeans and see the awesomeness firsthand. Franchisee and Director of Regional Support Barb Putman also flew out to get an up close look at how to operate on such a large scale. She and her husband Ron were preparing for the upcoming season of the San Diego Padres at Petco Park; a new contract with big opportunities. Rob and Jean welcome franchisees to come and learn every year to see how it’s done, so Barb jumped on board.

“If anybody is interested in growing their business, why wouldn’t you want to learn from the best and then duplicate it? That is what franchising is all about,” said Barb.  “Even though Ron and I have been franchisees for nine years, there is always room to grow and make improvements. Rob and Jean were so gracious to extend an invitation to our entire ‘ohana that we decided to take them up on it.”

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Barb says the biggest take-away was learning how to operate with alcohol; something they hadn’t really done before.  They wanted to make sure they were setting themselves up for success at their new venue and were so appreciative of Rob and Jean for showing her the ropes.

“It was such an awesome and amazing experience to go and work the rodeo with the McLeans this year,” said Misty. “It was a great time to see what it is they do, what an awesome operation they have set up, and just how busy they truly get.”

This year’s rodeo proved to be a winner. With the help of Rob and Jean’s amazing staff, they turned out record breaking sales numbers and served thousands of smoothies to happy customers.

When all was said and done, they had served just over 46,000 drinks! Now, they just have to figure out how they’re going to top it next year! Congratulations on another amazing year at the Houston Rodeo

How to Celebrate the End of the School Year!

Eeeeek, graduation day is almost here! For many students, the end of the school year is fast approaching and that means grad parties, prom, and of course…the kick off to summer break! What could make these events more memorable, more fun, and more delicious? Maui Wowi Hawaiian! Our franchisees are busy bees this time of year as they start filling their calendars with lots of end of school year celebrations. From field days, picnics, and award ceremonies, they are all more awesome with Maui Wowi. Now’s the time to reach out and see if a Maui Wowi franchisee is available near you.

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Imagine a sweet tiki hut that you can walk up to and grab a freshly made, fruit smoothie topped with a colorful little umbrella. It’s the perfect way to treat guests, students, faculty, and families to a taste of summer. There is no party too small or too big for Maui Wowi. We come fully equipped and ready to serve up the Aloha Spirit. Give it a try and see how Maui Wowi can even help you raise money for school programs, youth sports, and much more through the No-Work “FUN”raising program.

Here is a list of some of the events Maui Wowi can cater and make it one to remember.

  • Graduation Parties
  • Prom
  • After Prom
  • Field Day
  • Picnics
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Fundraisers
  • Youth Sports
  • Sweet 16 Parties
  • Much, much more!

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