Fresh Healthy Vending International a San Diego-based healthy vending franchisor, recently announced Nik Wright as the company’s new Director of Operations, continuing the recent expansion of their corporate team. Wright, a veteran of the restaurant and franchise industry, will oversee logistics and implementation of Fresh Healthy Vending’s newest concept, the Reis & Irvy’s robot-manned frozen yogurt kiosk.
“Nik’s experience with Sopra franchise brands combined with his direct day-to-day responsibility of operating an earlier model of the Robofusion Frozen Yogurt Kiosk makes him the ideal candidate to head up operations for our newest franchise concept, Reis and Irvy’s. With extensive technical product knowledge, a background in franchisee relations and a passion for logistics, we couldn’t be more pleased having Nik join the team,” says Nick Yates, Chairman of FHV
Wright, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in culinary arts and restaurant management, brings extensive industry experience and a solid understanding of premiere brand operations. He previously held positions as the Regional General Manager for Desert Island Restaurants and most recently, as President of Food and Beverage for Sopra Franchise Brands, where Nik helped launch an international frozen yogurt chain and was directly responsible for the development of operational best practices for a franchise network that spanned from Oklahoma to Dubai.
“There is nothing quite like the experience of watching a new concept develop into a living and breathing business,” says Wright. “The look on a franchisees face when they are handed the keys to their new business is truly a magical experience for me. It’s why I love what I do.”
Fresh Healthy Vending International anticipates an upcoming name change and will officially launch its second franchise concept in April 2016. Wright’s hiring also continues a major expansion to Fresh Healthy Vending’s corporate team. The San Diego company recently announced both the acquisition of Paul Schmidt as Chief Marketing Officer and Craig Stein as Director of Business Development.
About Fresh Healthy Vending
Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is a healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested fresh, healthy snack options to serve the growing market of health-conscious consumers. The Company has over 240 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and continually looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.
The Company has booked over 2,900 machines for placement in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded on the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.