Generation NEXT Franchise Brands announces $2 million franchise contract for Columbia

May 28, 2019

Agreement Includes Initial Purchase of 20 Robotic Vending Kiosks and Commitments to Buy an Additional 24 Units

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Reis & Irvy’s, has signed an exclusive franchise agreement for the robot-staffed frozen yogurt and ice cream chain in Columbia, South Carolina. The $2 million, exclusive territory contract includes the upfront purchase of 20 kiosks.  They also plan to purchase an additional 24 kiosks over the next five years.

Reis & Irvy’s is the world’s first fully-automated robotic frozen dessert vending kiosk.   The kiosk’s robots eliminate the need for costly rent and labor, reduce food safety concerns and are capable of operating 24-hours a day. The robots can dispense servings of frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbet finished with a selection of six delicious toppings in less than 60 seconds.

“Columbia is known for being ‘famously hot,’ and we look forward to helping residents beat the heat this summer – and beyond,” said Nick Yates, Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands. “The heat, coupled with popular football, basketball football and soccer stadiums, make this a market we’re especially excited to enter.”

To date, Reis & Irvy’s franchisees have sold more than 400,000 cups of frozen yogurt, generating over $2 million in retail sales for its franchise network.

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