Edible Arrangements signs master franchise agreement in Turkey
Edible Arrangements, a franchise offering hand-sculpted, fresh fruit arrangements, announced recently that it has signed a master franchisee agreement with Kemal and Emre Aydin. According to the information provided the brothers plan to develop 15 locations throughout Turkey with the first location due to open in Istanbul in 2010.
"We are excited to introduce Edible Arrangements to consumers in Turkey and welcome Kemal and Emre into our system," said Tariq Farid, CEO and Founder, Edible Arrangements, Inc. "We see great promise in these cities and know our new master franchisees will be great ambassadors for the brand."
Edible Arrangements was launched in 1999 by Tariq Farid. Since its inception, Edible Arrangements has, it says, earned many accolades from the industry, including its ranking as first in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual "Franchise 500" Ranking in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company sells high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements that are a practical and healthy gift for every occasion. The company currently has 900 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Dubai and throughout the United Arab Emirates. It is expecting to reach 1,000 units by 2010. (kbp)