SALT LAKE CITY, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthyYOU Vending is the nation's largest healthy vending company with over 800 healthy vending Operators and thousands of healthy vending machines nationwide. The parent company, founded by seasoned vending veterans Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh 16 years ago, began pioneering the healthy vending industry in 2007 at a time when consumers started to shift towards healthier food and drink options.
With a combined 32 years of experience in the vending industry, Burnett and Marsh knew that the success of HealthyYOU Vending depended on manufacturing a state-of-the-art vending machine, as well as avoiding the traditional franchise platform. As successful entrepreneurs themselves, they understood the drive of business owners to be successful at owning/operating their own businesses. They bucked the industry standard and decided not to offer a franchise model, instead letting their Operators purchase machines and market their own companies without a long list of restrictions or contracts mandating that vending products be purchased through them exclusively.
"Our philosophy is different at HealthyYOU Vending. Our focus in on YOU (as a potential Operator) and YOUR Business; it's not about us. There are no franchise fees, royalty fees, training fees—and a multitude of other fees that are so commonly found with investing in a proven businesses model. We don't do business like that. We tell our Operators that this is your business and you're in control. We want you to succeed! That's the 'HealthyYOU Difference,'" said HealthyYOU Vending Owner Mike Burnett.
The company's specially designed vending machines are manufactured in Freeport, Illinois at Seaga Manufacturing, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of vending equipment. Each HealthyYOU Vending machine adheres to the strict National Automatic Merchandising Association's (NAMA) standards and also comes with a lifetime warranty versus the industry standard of only one to three years.
"You can't fake machine quality when the proof is right in front of you," says HealthyYOU Vending Owner Jeff Marsh. "Factory tours are available for prospective Operators where they can watch our HealthyYOU Vending machines being built."
Prior to becoming HealthyYOU Vending Operators, Hudson & Betsy Gray flew to the company's corporate offices in Utah to check out the machines prior to their scheduled training. They were very impressed with the machines—and the company. The Grays now own 31 HealthyYOU Vending machines in Tennessee and Kentucky.
"The thing I couldn't wrap my mind around with franchise models was how they would provide any value to earn their royalties," said Pete Ambrosino, a HealthyYOU Vending Operator with 19 machines who also researched other healthy vending companies before making his decision. "How would our business grow with their name on it?" he wondered. Ambrosino appreciated that HealthyYOU Vending required no franchise agreement but still offered the full support and training of a franchise.
Operator Andre Barrett attributes his success to his own hard work and HealthyYOU Vending's lifetime coaching services. The coaches have given him new ideas and perspective as he's grown his business to almost double its initial size. "I can call them for anything. It has helped my learning curve big time. I put my trust in a company that feels like a family," said Barrett.
For more information about HealthyYOU Vending, its entrepreneurial philosophy and the HealthyYOU Difference, go to http://www.healthyyouvending.com.
HealthyYOUVending is the world leader in the healthy vending industry. Founded by seasoned vending veterans Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh, their corporate offices are located in Kaysville, Utah. All company vending machines are privately manufactured in the United States at a state-of-the-art facility. Owner/Operator opportunities for serious-minded entrepreneurs are currently available.
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