GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Thursday, March 28, 2013 – The Smoothie Factory has signed a master franchise agreement with ASK7 Enterprises Ltd to develop its brand throughout over 25 Caribbean countries.
Included in this mix are Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, and Bermuda. The agreement calls for the development of Smoothie Factory stores within the Caribbean region and also for sub-franchising of the Smoothie Factory brand from ASK7 Enterprises Ltd.
The first store under the agreement will open in Cayman Islands, during the second quarter of 2013 and with plan to expand to the Dominican Republic in the next 12 – 18 months.
Since the company’s founding in Texas in 1996, the Smoothie Factory has taken its brand across the USA, China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam.
“Our international guests love Smoothie Factory’s wide variety of high-quality real fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices, and authentic frozen yogurt, all served quickly, in attractive, clean, pleasant surroundings every day,” said James Villasana, President, Smoothie Factory.
“We are very excited to partner with ASK7 Enterprises Ltd. owned by Alfred Bodden and Katherine Hernandez who have a deep knowledge of the Caribbean market and passion about customer service”.
Alfred Bodden, President of ASK7 Enterprises Ltd. believes that the Caribbean market presents a huge opportunity. “In today’s world consumers are on the go more and also have discovered the need of a healthy living which make Smoothie Factory the perfect alternative for the Caribbean with its natural Smoothie’s made from fresh fruit and fresh squeezed juices.” he said.
The signing of the agreement marked the continuing expansion of the Smoothie Factory System internationally. Over the next few months, Smoothie Factory plans to celebrate the opening of stores in Jeddah and Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Delhi, India, and Newfoundland, Canada. With the opening in the Cayman Islands Smoothie Factory will operate in 7 countries. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)