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Friday, December 29, 2006

Maui Wowi Opens in Major Supermarket Chain

HEB Grocery, one of the largest grocery store chain in Southwest Texas opened its seventh H-E-B Plus store and first in the greater Houston area. The 125,000-square-foot H-E-B Plus features a Maui Wowi store within the supermarket. More Maui Wowi stores will be opening within H-E-B locations in the coming year.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Maui Wowi Joins Stony Brook University Homecoming

Stony Brook University had its annual Wolfstock Homecoming celebration this part weekend and Maui Wowi was on hand along with about two dozen other leading companies who provided delicious tastes from the area’s best restaurants, vineyards and breweries.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

North Fork Bank Shows Client Appreciation with Maui Wowi Smoothies

Here we are at the North Fork Bank annual Client Appreciation Day event in Sayville, NY. Hundreds of bank customers came by on a sunny Friday afternoon to be welcomed and thanked by the bank's manager and staff. For more information on having a client appreciation event for your company, feel free to get in touch with me at mitch@coffeesandsmoothies.com.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Room with a View

After being a Maui Wowi franchisee and area developer for the past four years, I finally moved my office out of my bedroom and into an office nearby. It's the shortest commute to work I've ever had: 2 miles. But the really nice part is the view of the West Sayville boat basin and the Great South Bay.

Maui Wowi Teams with American Express at 3rd Ave Fair

Was it the cool cup giveaway, the cool smoothies, or the cool blue of the American Express OPEN business card? Whatever it was, New Yorkers turned out in droves to visit the American Express booth at the Third Avenue Street Fair. We blended up over 3,500 smoothies in six hours -- a lot, but not a record believe it or not! Thanks to our superb team (Nathan, Antonio, Rosie and Dave) we kept the lines moving with a smile--cajoling the line cutters to not even go there, keeping relative order amidst chaos--all in a day's work for Maui Wowi! Unfortunately, we didn't have time to walk across the street for the deep fried Oreos :-(

Monday, September 04, 2006

Maui Wowi at St. Joseph's University

My Maui Wowi colleagues in southern NJ, Zac and Juanita Odumes, are getting into the campus activities market as we are up here in the NY area. Here are some shots from their recent event at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. If you're a campus activities director in the southern NJ or Philadelphia area you should definitely get in touch with Zac and Juanita at zodumes@comcast.net. They are awesome operators and will bring a special Aloha spirit to your event.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Starbucks, Watch Out

Here are some photos of one of the new Maui Wowi stores opening around the country. This one's in Poplar Bluff, MO.

So far this year, Maui Wowi stores have opened in Hazelwood, MO; Watertown, SD; Dulles Airport, VA; Charlotte, NC; Hernet, CA; Glendale, CA; San Jose, CA; Houston; St. Charles, IL; Surprise, AZ; Anaheim, CA; Bethany Beach, DE; Deerfield Beach, FL; Montrose, CO; Corrolla, NC; Henderson, NV; Katy, TX; and El Paso, TX. Stores are being built in Waipahu, HI; Redwood City, CA; Fort Worth, TX; Anaheim, CA; Chicago, IL (2); Mesquite, TX; San Diego, CA, Wimberly, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Corona, CA; Stockton, CA; Temecula, CA; San Jose, CA; Claremont, CA; San Leandro, CA; Encino, CA; and Philadelphia. And there are bunch more getting ready to start construction or in other stages.

When I joined Maui Wowi as a franchise owner four years ago, there were no stores, there was no coffee line, but there was a lot of entrepreneurial spirit among the franchise base and the company's management. It's really going into overdrive these days. The stores have more personality than any other franchise I know of. They're not just a place for coffee or a smoothie. They are really warm, friendly places. Consumers are liking what they are seeing and tasting. It's very cool to be part of a franchise system where people pursue their visions, take risks and commit to making their dreams happen.

Friday, August 04, 2006

112 Degrees in the Shade

The temperature reading on my truck's thermometer hit 112 degrees in Manhattan yesterday. It was unreal. Al Gore, you were right! At least the folks at The Princeton Review's uptown office were chillin' with Maui Wowi smoothies. We were invited in to do our blending magic for 200 or so of their staff, following a visit two days earlier to their downtown office. As you can see, these folks stayed cool despite the heat!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

We're Havin' a Heat Wave!

It It was 100 degrees plus yesterday and in anticipation of the heat wave, the Princeton Review contacted Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies to come in to its offices on Varick Street and the upper west side to cool down the staff.

Monday, July 31, 2006

HIA Cools Off with Maui Wowi

Maui Wowi sponsored the summer picnic of the Hauppauge Industrial Association this month. More than 100 business leaders from the industrial park came and enjoyed our smoothies and great food from The Garage Eatery. Best burger I've had all summer, Don!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Maui Wowi Rubs Shoulders with American Idol!

News12 Long Island invited Maui Wowi to be on camera for their Beach Week feature this morning at Cedar Beach in Babylon--at 5am! We'll do anything for 15 minutes (more like seconds!) of fame, so we packed the trailer and arrived for a beautiful sunrise. We were interviewed by Elisa DiStefano (first photo), one of News 12's reporters--and man, can she take charge of a group! Definitely must have been president of her senior class. Elisa did live remotes from the beach to tell viewers what they can do for their own summer beach-theme party. Make smoothies, have a clam bake, great music/DJ (my friend Echo from Fantasy Music was on hand). Then Kevin Covais--the Long Island boy who made it big on American Idol--showed up for a guest appearance. He and his dad came down to the beach, and Kevin sang his signature number from Idol, If I Fall in Love. He is a classy kid and of course had the good sense to down a Strawberry Banana Maui Wowi before singing, and then a Pina Colada afterwards.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Jones Beach Theatre/Nine Inch Nails

I wish I were a better photographer so you could see the amazing show from Nine Inch Nails at Jones Beach last night. Not the show that was on stage--I'm talking the people. It was a tatoo fest--more ink than the Sunday NY Times! Girls in shoes that looked like something Herman Munster would wear. Lots of black fishnet. And a guy who's T-shirt says, "F*ck you, you f*ckin' f*ck." Alrighty then! But whoever they are, whatever their music, they like Maui Wowi smoothies. So they can't be all bad!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Happy 35th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines!

Southwest Airlines, which knows a thing or two about how to have fun and deliver great customer service, did both today at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY. They hired Maui Wowi to provide smoothies for their customers in appreciation of their business. About 2,700 passengers go through the Southwest terminal at Macarthur each day -- and more than 500 of them stopped by for a Strawberry Banana or Pina Colada Maui Wowi.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

One Busy Weekend

It was quite a weekend for Maui Wowi in the NY/LI area. The Belmont Stakes took place yesterday and one of our NYC franchise owners did very well there with smoothies and coffee--with the cool weather it was mostly a coffee crowd. Mairim Garriga, our franchisee, had eight people working at the event. Up in Newburgh, NY, our new Connecticut franchise owner Stephanie Simmons was doing a bar mitzvah party. I was also doing a bar mitzvah last night in Manhattan (Maui Wowi's smoothies are KOF-K Kosher.) At the same time, my employees were working at the opening night of the Friends of the Arts Summer Festival in Oyster Bay, LI. We sold about three smoothies but about 300 cups of coffee--it was cold! Meanwhile, another crew of mine was over at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre at the Rob Thomas/Jewel concert. And today we topped off the weekend with a house party in Bellmore, LI. A laid back pool party for 60 people.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The SOAPnet Upfront Promotion

One of our favorite corporate clients is ABC-TV. Each June for the past three years, we have worked with them on a promotion we call the Smoothie Tour. ABC is promoting SOAPnet, its soap opera cable network, for the upfront media buying season. We go to eight ad agencies in Manhattan over the month and set up our smoothie bar. We pour our smoothies in SOAPnet logo cups, and there's a video promoting SOAPnet's programming running. It's a lot of fun for everyone and a great break for hard-working media planners. We make about 100-200 smoothies at each event over the course of two to three hours. Here we are at Universal McCann, the first stop on the tour.

Maui Wowi at Blind Tug-a-Jet Corporate Challenge

We attended a really fun event on June 4 -- the annual Blind Tug-a-Jet Corporate Challenge at Republic Airport on Long Island. It is sponsored by the Foundation for Sight and Sound, which supports charities aimed at the sight and hearing impaired. Corporate teams do a variety of competitions that help them empathize with the blind or deaf. The teams pull a Lear Jet blindfolded in a timed competition! Maui Wowi franchisees often do charity events at which we donate some or all of our proceeds to the charity. It's a fun way to meet new people and support great causes. And sometimes it's also a great way for my son to eat prodigious amounts of great food, in this case from Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Hauppauge Industrial Association Annual Expo

This week was the annual Hauppauge Industrial Association trade show at Suffolk County Community College, and the smoothies were flying out of the blenders! Thousands of business people from across Long Island came to the annual event to visit more than 400 exhibitors and attend seminars. As you can see from the photos, I think it's fair to say that Maui Wowi was the most visited booth in the joint! That shows the good taste of Long Islanders :-)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Maui Wowi at Denver Convention Center

Maui Wowi operates at dozens of convention centers around the country. These shots are from the Denver Convention Center where we have several carts. As you can see from the photos, teens are one of our best customer segments. There are cheer competitions around the country and when we open for them in a convention center, it's non-stop from 8am til 8pm.