Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Hawaiian coffee and fruit smoothies
FREE Franchise Guide!
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$35K - $382K
Units as of 2020
128 22% over 3 years

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies franchise.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies was founded in 1982 by the duo Jeff and Jill Summerhays. The Summerhays developed the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies brand to provide a healthy alternative to fast food. With a thriving mobile business, the Summerhays soon partnered with long-time entrepreneur Michael Haith, and the team began franchising in 1997. 

With a menu packed full of tropical smoothies and Hawaiian coffees, there may truly be something on the menu for everyone. An ideal franchisee should fit the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies brand culture of 'Ohana and be willing to follow a proven mobile business model.

Why You May Want to Start a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies Franchise

With the flexibility of a mobile franchise, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies can be anywhere customers are. Customers can always get their tropical fix from birthday parties, school fundraisers, weddings, or beach days. Customers can even purchase Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies coffee beans online to get their favorite blends sent right to their door. This diversification of product distributions may help to produce various revenue streams. 

Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies headquarters is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. There are no guaranteed protected territories, but franchisees can claim events and various venues. This type of protection comes with the support of the "Mainland" support team. Many Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies franchises are mobile units, which may allow for lower overhead costs than other franchises can offer.

What Might Make a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies Franchise a Good Choice?

The "Mainland" support team may provide an initial week-long class and hands-on training in Scottsdale, Arizona. Here franchisees will learn how to make the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies product offerings. You will also learn how to best market and advertise your brand.

As you decide if opening a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

How To Open a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies Franchise

To be part of the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for the existence of ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies franchising team questions. 

Find Your Perfect Franchise

Company Overview

About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Coffee, Smoothies/Juices, Fruit
Founded
1982
Parent Company
MTY Franchising USA Inc.
Leadership
Eric Lefebvre, CEO
Corporate Address
9311 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Social
Facebook, Twitter

Business Overview

Franchising Since
1997 (26 years)
# of employees at HQ
227
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions:

# of Units
128 (as of 2020)

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000 - $50,000
Initial Investment
$34,900 - $382,200
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000
Cash Requirement
$50,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
Varies
Ad Royalty Fee
Varies
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
Take Our Free Franchise Quiz!

Financing Options

franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
8-24 hours
Classroom Training
32-40 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
2-3
Are exclusive territories available?
No
Take our quick quiz to find your ideal franchise

Interested in ownership opportunities like Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies? Request a free consultation with a Franchise Advisor now.

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchises

Are you eager to see what else is out there? Browse franchises that are similar to Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies.

Jamba

Smoothies, juices, and bowls

Smoothie King

Smoothies, healthful snacks, health products

Quick Mobile Repair

Electronics repairs and sales

Spiffy

On-demand car care

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

McDonald's Tests New Product Packaging in Attempt to Go Green — And Eliminates This Familiar Feature

The chain aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 36% between 2015 and 2030.

Amanda Breen

How One Woman Turned Pandemic-Induced Boredom and a Makeshift Garage Art Studio Into a Thriving Franchise

Maya Ratcliff was searching for a hobby when she stumbled upon an art form that would ultimately change her life forever.

The Top 15 Home-Based and Mobile Franchises for 2023

For budding entrepreneurs looking to franchise without leaving the house, these concepts offer flexibility.

Disclaimer
The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise or business opportunity by Entrepreneur Media. Our listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare opportunities. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise or business opportunity. That should include reviewing the company’s legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees/licensees/dealers.
Updated: December 12th, 2022