Greenwood Village, CO (PRWEB) April 25, 2012 - Blenders are mixing, the coffee is brewing, and the Aloha Spirit is alive as Maui Wowi Hawaiianprepares to open its first coffee and smoothie store location in Peoria, Illinois. The fixed retail store is located in the Prairie Lakes Crossing Shopping Center at 9901 N. Knoxville Ave. and will open for business Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Franchise Operator Bryon Griffin has successfully added a retail location to his existing Maui Wowi business. He began as an event operator working events and venues with amobile unit and now owns a fixed piece of paradise where all Maui Wowi fans can gather to enjoy their favorite smoothies and coffees.
Global Director of Franchise Development, Justin Livingston said, “We are so excited for Bryon to be embarking on the next phase of his Maui Wowi journey. As an operator, he has grown his business in a short amount of time and continues to bring Aloha Spirit to his community. Bryon always provides the best service and premium products to his customers who keep coming back for more,” said Livingston. “I’ve seen him in action and once he gets going, his passion to be the best shines through.”
The store location is in a high traffic area of commercial real estate and includes a convenient drive-thru for quick access to the daily coffee or smoothie fix. It’s brightly colored Maui Wowi sign sticks out from others in the area and grabs your attention while the atmosphere and decor inside give it a laid-back island vibe that is perfect for bringing people together.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian specializes in serving high quality, premium products that include a variety of fresh-fruit smoothies as well as gourmet coffee grown in the Hawaiian Islands. Its all-natural smoothies are fat-free and gluten-free, encouraging healthy lifestyles with a fun island experience for all customers.
Griffin has been a Maui Wowi Franchisee since July 2010 and since then has worked tirelessly to build the brand throughout Illinois and create a strong customer following that has landed him on local television news stations and brought more awareness to his Maui Wowi Hawaiian business.
The new store will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. Griffin plans to celebrate in May with a Grand Opening event for the entire community. Dates are still to be decided.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 605 units worldwide.