Robeks moves into Ireland
According to a report published on the Internet portal, earthtimes.org, the Robeks Corporation, a fruit smoothie and healthy food franchisor, has opened its first international outlet in the centre of Dublin. Franchisee is Thomas Jones who, the report reveals, has signed a 10-year license agreement with Robeks to develop stores throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Robeks store in Ireland sells the same products as its counterparts in the USA, namely made-to-order smoothies, wraps and salads, wheatgrass and power muffins. Sheri Miksa, President and CEO of Robeks, commented, “Smoothies are not new to Irish tastes, as there has been a focus on health and wellness in Ireland for some time. While Dublin is our first venture into Europe, we expect it will be the first of many in the region.”
Besides its new store in Dublin, the Robeks franchise network has more than 140 locations in 16 states across the USA. The company was placed 16th on Restaurant Business Magazine's 2007 list of ‘Fastest Growing Companies’.