Maui Wowi Hawaiian's New Franchisees Discover Solution to Battered Career Syndrome
July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Republic, Missouri - A
company that embodies the laidback lifestyle, makes work fun, and
offers quality products was just what the doctor ordered for the
newest franchisees of Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies.
Missouri couple, Mendee and Wes Thomas have broken free from the
corporate world in order to begin living their dream.
The term Battered Career Syndrome has been used to describe what
many Americans are suffering in the corporate world as they are
overlooked and undercompensated. Coming from a Fortune 500 company,
Mendee felt unnoticed and underappreciated in her career. After
getting married to Wes a year ago in Maui, the dream was ignited to
begin a journey under their own control.
"We have been looking for a way to bring the Aloha Spirit to
Missouri since our wedding in Maui last year and we got to the
point where we were ready to make ourselves money instead of
Upon discovering Maui Wowi, Mendee says she was overwhelmed with
the amount of support the company provided and found that its
system was based on a proven method, which meant they didn't have
to re-invent the wheel.
"Meeting people face to face and seeing how much they believe in
the product and in the company itself really solidified it for us,"
said Mendee. "We couldn't sign fast enough!"
Having already completed an extensive hands-on training program
at the company headquarters, Mendee and Wes worked their first
event just one week later. Their calendars are already filling up
as they secure more contracts with local events, festivals, and
venues to which they can bring their mobile Ka'anapali Cart and
serve all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies and premium Hawaiian
For more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian, visit
About Maui Wowi Hawaiian
Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture
and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, over
30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail
locations, Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural,
gluten-free, fresh- fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian
coffees and espresso beverages. The company was recently ranked No.
5 on the Denver Business Journal's 2015 Colorado Franchisors list.
Maui Wowi also maintains strong community involvement through
fundraising efforts by its franchisees, in addition to Team Karma;
an initiative that promotes corporate responsibility and giving
back to the community. The brand has more than 450 operating units
in seven countries and an online store, shop.mauiwowi.com. To learn
more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian's products, locations or
flexible, low-cost franchising opportunities, visit
SOURCE Maui Wowi Hawaiian