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What’s a Tiki Hut Doing in a Sports Arena? Healthy Smoothies to Debut in Target Center

Released: Friday, July 31, 2015


Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies Rolls into Home of Minnesota Professional Basketball

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Answering the demand for healthier food and beverage alternatives at high-traffic venues, Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a leading global concessionaire of all-natural fresh fruit smoothies and coffees, announced it has scored a deal to serve up its premium products to Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx fans this season at Target Center.

Local Maui Wowi Hawaiian franchisee Ross Harried, who now owns six Maui Wowi Hawaiian units, will introduce an eye-catching tiki hut in the multi-purpose arena, adding to the company’s rapid expansion to event centers and nontraditional venues. Opened in 1990, Target Center is capable of hosting over 19,000 people at basketball, hockey, WWE and concert events.

"Minnesotans have embraced our delicious smoothies and coffees at Minnesota Vikings games, NHL Wild hockey games, dozens of music concerts, and numerous other sporting events all around the Twin Cities," Harried said. "Now, we are looking forward to serving our premium all-natural smoothies to Target Center visitors at their favorite event."

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, which operates more than 450 units worldwide, already holds positions in four Minneapolis and St. Paul sports and entertainment venues, including Xcel Energy Center, TCF Bank Stadium, Mariucci Arena, and the Minneapolis Convention Center. Target Center events will add to the company’s existing presence at an average of 10,000 events per year in stadiums, parks, convention centers and racetracks around the world.

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 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.


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