Maui Wowi® is a smoothie and coffee franchise best known by our eye-catching — and proprietary — Ka’anapali Carts (a.k.a. K-Carts). The tropical-inspired mobile units look similar to a tiki hut or palapa.
Trust us; it’s hard to miss our bamboo design, topped with a dried palm-leaf roof, anchored by our iconic surfboard-shaped logo, and bursting with Aloha Spirit. It’s even harder to keep our customers away from our deliciously delightful smoothies and Hawaiian coffees. They love our products so much they call it, “vacation in a cup.”
But one of the most unique benefits Maui Wowi® K-Carts offer is they can be utilized both indoors and outdoors. That means franchisees have the opportunity to build their business by bringing the products our customers love so much directly to them. Franchisees have the flexibility to travel from event to event or set up shop at a venue space like an arena or stadium.
So, how do our franchisees prepare for their busiest events? The answer is simple: with a little help from their ‘ohana (family). That’s why we asked some of our friendly franchisees to share some of their insider secrets on how they successfully execute each event with laid-back style.
What’s to Learn
“Loading in the right equipment and correct amount of supplies sets us up for success at each event.”
– Mary Bigler
11 K-Carts | 10 Catering Units | 1 Retail Store
All of our franchisees agree: the key to a successful event is preparation. Make two checklists: (1) one for products and supplies and (2) one for equipment maintenance.
Accurately predicting how much inventory you’ll need can eliminate waste and maximize profits. It’s also vital to ensure your equipment is in working order; sometimes machines may overheat, so have a back-up plan in place.
Be sure to keep good records of how much inventory is used in comparison to the number of attendees at each type of event. This will help you better predict what you’ll need for future events.
- When placing a big order, notify the wholesaler 6-8 weeks in advance
- Make sure to bring enough inventory to support the event
- Ice, cups and bananas tend to run out quicker than other supplies
- Schedule employees weeks in advance
- If there’s security, try to set up the day before
- Maintain a good rapport with the event organizer
- Keep the on-site electrician’s phone number handy
- Make sure all equipment is in working order
- Set up early in order to claim the best spot
- Make sure smoothie ingredients are thawed
What’s to Love
“The coolest thing to me is all the concerts we get to see. So far, we’ve seen Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake — the list continues.”
– Glenn Moberg
Not only do our Maui Wowi® franchisees get the freedom of a flexible schedule, but they get to see some pretty cool things, too — all while they’re “working.” There’s nothing that compares to the excitement that fills the air of each and every event our franchisees attend. And the best part is no two events are the same; it keeps things interesting.
Compared to other franchise opportunities, Maui Wowi® requires a low investment. So, if the idea of a mobile business intrigues you, there’s no better franchise than Maui Wowi®. Feel free to say, “Aloha,” any time.
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