NFL Super Bowl 2014 Champion, Michael Robinson, Chooses Fresh Healthy Vending for New Business Venture | Business Wire

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fresh

Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC

Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor,

announces its completed franchise deal with Super Bowl 2014 Champion

Michael Robinson, who today purchased 10 Fresh Healthy Vending Combo

machines. Continuously aspiring to encourage today’s youth to lead

healthy lifestyles through knowledge and education, the Seattle

Seahawks’ fullback will use his Fresh Healthy Vending franchise to

complement his youth-oriented foundation: Excel

to Excellence.

A 9-year NFL veteran, having also played four years for the San

Francisco 49ers, Robinson is a Virginia native and recently relocated

back to his hometown of Richmond, where he decided to start his Fresh

Healthy Vending franchise: Healthy Treats. In both Richmond and Henrico

Counties, where he started his foundation in 2010, Robinson plans to

begin installing all 10 Fresh Healthy Vending machines into schools,

businesses and community centers by late spring.

“I've always been a planner. I'd been looking into the healthy

vending industry for some time, after an NFL-personnel friend of mine

expressed his positive experience and success with a Fresh Healthy

Vending franchise. For me, it was another business venture to pursue in

the off-season, as well as think about for my post-NFL career,” said

Robinson. “When I realized how directly related Fresh Healthy Vending’s

initiatives were to my foundation’s, I began working on starting my own

franchise, here in Virginia, where there is a need for not only

educating our youth about healthy lifestyles. Providing them with

the resources to make those positive changes possible. I'm thrilled

with the amount of support I've already received from the community.”

Robinson founded the Excel to Excellence Foundation, Inc. to address his

concern for underserved children throughout the community and now

provides additional guidance for students to be successful in academics,

community service and extracurricular activities. As part of the

non-profit, Robinson mobilizes his NFL teammates and friends to lead

free, youth football camps and incentive programs to increase attendance

and grade point averages among kids and teens.

“A large part of my efforts are motivated from a health scare I

experienced last year. After having a terrible reaction to a prescribed

medication, my liver and kidneys began shutting down and I lost 30

pounds in just a couple of weeks. It was then that I truly realized what

it means to appreciate good health,” said Robinson. “I want to be able

to provide resources for good health to as many people as I can,

starting with the youth in Virginia. Particularly in the

underprivileged areas where they don’t know anything better than junk

and fast food. A lot is about to change here very soon. We’re changing

lives one snack at a time.”

With an emphasis on educating youth about healthy choices, Robinson

anticipates that his Healthy Treats franchise will expand outside of

Virginia in the coming years, with potential partners in other regions

of the U.S. already interested in the concept.

“We’re extremely honored to welcome Mr. Robinson to the Fresh Healthy

Vending team as a new franchisee and know that his experience as a

professional athlete and advocate for today’s youth will aid in his

success with this franchise,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy

Vending. “We know that Mr. Robinson can make a strong impact throughout

these first two regions, as he's already expressed the endorsement of

both local school districts, as well as the Mayor of Richmond, all

likely a result of the positive changes that have already materialized

due to his localized efforts.”

This May, Fresh Healthy Vending plans to sponsor Robinson and his NFL

peers for their 5th annual youth football camp in Virginia,

with more than 500 participants and more than 3,000 spectators.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program.

to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business,

visit www.freshvending.com

or call toll free 888-902-7558.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is North

America’s leading healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending

pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested

fresh, healthy snack options and capitalizes on a growing market of

health conscious consumers. The company has appointed more than 215

franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the

Bahamas and is looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who

share its vision.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo

snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Café that brews gourmet hot

beverages in less than 40 seconds. The brand new Healthy Vending

Touch –. The only 46” 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

The company has more than 2,500 machines installed in schools,

universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports,

fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other types of locations.

Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it's currently the only vending

company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:

  1. Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending

    machine placement on behalf of franchisees

  2. Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus

    specific to each location

  3. Has a corporate owned machine division to provide an independent

    revenue stream separate to franchise sales

  4. Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by

    experience of directly operating machines and managing routes

  5. Delivers a one of a kind franchise coaching program to assist

    franchisees with developing their healthy vending business using the

    company’s Steps to Success Program

Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded through the OTC

Markets, Symbol: VEND.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program.

to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business,

visit www.freshvending.com

or call toll free 888-902-7558.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements

in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding

assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs

about future events that are based on management’s belief, as well as

assumptions made by. Information currently available to, management.

While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable

assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy

will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties,

may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially

from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company

or on its behalf. In addition to statements, which explicitly describe

risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements

labelled with such terms as “believes,”. “belief,”. “expects,”. “intends,”.

“feels,”. “anticipates,”. “plans”. To be uncertain and forward-looking.

More detailed information on these and additional factors that could

affect Fresh Healthy Vending’s actual results are described in Fresh

Healthy Vending’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commision,

including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year

ended June 30, 2013 and those referenced in its Form 10-Q filed for the

quarterly period ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking

statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news

release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending’s current beliefs and

expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update

or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new

information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Fresh Healthy Vending
Christine Takara, 888-902-7558
[email protected]