Generation Next Begins Fro-Yo Vender Deployment, Inks $21M Master Franchise Agreement In Atlanta
SAN DIEGO — Generation Next Franchise Brands Inc. said the first of its Reis & Irvy’s frozen yogurt vending machines are now up and running across three states, including locations in malls and medical facilities throughout Texas, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Houston-based franchisee Christina Mattix reportedly has her first machine up and running at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Auburn Hills, MI-based franchisee Richard Knappe’s inaugural fro-yo vender is in operation at Michigan’s largest indoor mall, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. And franchisee Peter Shapiro has a vender installed at Wynnewood, PA’s Lankenau Medical Center.
Reis & Irvy’s touchscreen machines dispense servings of frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbet topped with a selection of six toppings in under 60 seconds. Video animation and music entertain consumers and guide them through the ordering and purchase process.
Separately, Next Generation said it has signed an agreement with RoboTreats LLC for the exclusive franchise rights to Reis & Irvy’s machine in metro Atlanta.
The deal includes contracts for 20 initial Reis & Irvy’s locations along with an agreement and letter of intent for an additional 480 locations throughout the metro area as part of a deal that secures RoboTreats exclusive rights to the greater Atlanta area.
RoboTreats owner Jennifer Scully formed Atlanta-based RoboTreats, LLC along with fellow Atlanta entrepreneurs Sadie and Wyatt Kulla earlier this year. She is the founder and chief executive of Clinical Resources, a national healthcare staffing firm headquartered in Atlanta. She has been awarded numerous recognitions including the Inc 500/5000 for eight consecutive years (America’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies); Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Award for 2009; and Top 50 Women-Owned Business in Georgia.
Clinical Resources is certified as a Woman Owned Business through the Women’s Business Enterprise Council, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Women Business Owners, as well as several other agencies and counties. Next Generation said Scully can leverage these certifications in the execution of government contracting and potential first opportunities and tax credits for Fortune 500 companies.
Generation Next says it has 255 Reis & Irvy’s franchisees across the U.S. with more than 1,170 pending machine installations and additional contract commitments for more than 2,750 machines. Last week PGA Championship golfer Phil Mickelsonsigned a contract to deploy 30 Reis & Irvy’s locations in Southern California.
“We are scaling our labor force and increasing production capacity to ensure the demand for installations is met,” said Generation Next Franchise Brands chairman Nick Yates. “We are scaling our labor force and increasing production capacity to ensure the demand for installations is met. We anticipate installing approximately 75 units in July and 150 units in August. By September, we will be in a position to install as many as 240 units per month.”