As Nationwide Rollout Gains Steam, Here's What Reis & Irvy's Franchisees Have to Say About Their New Businesses

SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (OCTQB: VEND) is forging ahead with a nationwide rollout of its robotic frozen yogurt and ice cream franchise, Reis & Irvy’s, and early reviews from franchisees, now up and running with their own unattended, robotic vending kiosks, have begun to arrive.

Here’s what they’re saying, in their own words:

Peter Shapiro, Lankenau Medical Center and West Chester University, PA

“It’s awesome for our family to have such a prestigious hospital as our first location -- and it’s right in the neighborhood where we all grew up.  From the minute we rolled the machine into Lankenau, the robot has kept busy selling around the clock. People just love the product. It’s made by Dannon and people just go crazy for it.  Once they learn it’s only 108 calories, they choose the yogurt over a Snickers bar,” said Peter Shapiro of Wynnewood, PA. “Most of our sales are actually in the evening but our day rush is still fairly strong.  I’ve spent a lot of time at our location, watching customers and their interaction with the kiosk, and I’m happy with what I see.”

Michael Bingham, Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

“We’re thrilled,” said Michael Bingham, whose Reis & Irvy’s robotic vending kiosk is installed at the Texas Medical Center.  “Support from headquarters has been phenomenal. We’re on our second machine, a ‘second generation’ machine, which the company provided and installed on August 21st, replacing our existing “first generation” machine. It was certainly worth the wait to stop and get the production right - things are going very well right now.”

David D’Olympio, Canton Ice House, Canton, MA

David D’Olympio of Rockland, MA is proving that ‘froyo’ knows no boundaries with his first Reis & Irvy’s installation at Canton Ice House in Canton, MA which features two NHL-sized hockey rinks.  Home to several local area high school teams, an elite private club program, several local youth hockey programs and a premier figure skating club.

“My robot has been working perfectly - no issues, no breakdowns,” David said of his Reis & Irvy’s kiosk installed on August 20th.  “Already, kids will sit there and watch the robot and marvel at it. They come back with their parents. They love it,” David said.

“Kids and other customers don’t touch anything besides the touchscreen and the local health department were shocked it was so easy to clean.  It’s the first of its kind in Massachusetts and it took time for [the health department] to realize they had to re-write the rules.”

Kris Barlow, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK

A former Quiznos franchisee, Kris Barlow isn’t new to the franchise business model, but is ecstatic about the low-maintenance, low-overhead opportunity provided by Reis & Irvy’s unattended, robotic technology.  

“I almost feel guilty how easy this is,” Kris said.  “I spent just four hours the first week making sure I figured things out with the machine.  It’s not difficult. It’s basically plug-and-play.

“The cost of goods is controlled; there is very little cash involved thanks to the variety of payment methods accepted; and the break-even is so low I almost don’t have to think about it,” Kris added.   

“Most of our sales are actually at night.  We do 70 percent of our business from 4:30pm to 8:30pm,” Kris said.

“The Camaraderie is Inspiring”

Nick Yates, Chairman of Generation Next Franchise Brands, described Reis & Irvy’s franchisees’ camaraderie as “inspiring.”  "Franchisees who have robots installed across the United States and Canada are coming together to share their experiences, tips and advice with one another and the rest of our network. The feedback and support that franchisees are beginning to share amongst themselves, and the community that has been formed, speaks volumes to the product and program,” Mr. Yates said. “It’s also very easy to forget that one of the most attractive elements of our concept for franchisees is not just its exclusive nature, patented technology, diverse location opportunities and delicious product, but the fact that if a location doesn’t perform, it can easily be moved - with our support - to another location.  That's something no brick and mortar competitor can claim.”

Reis & Irvy’s: Franchise Expansion Highlights:

Since its debut, Reis & Irvy’s has grown to over 280 franchisees across the U.S. and represents over 1,400 pending robot installations aggregating approximately $60 million, with additional contract commitments for over 3,200 robots worth an estimated $129 million ($189 million in total) in potential future revenues for Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. One of the company’s more high-profile franchisees, PGA Championship golfer Phil Mickelson, announced an interest in the company, signing a contract in June to deploy 30 Reis & Irvy’s locations in Southern California.

With $189 million in franchise and licensing contracts, Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) is leading the way with frozen desserts, fully autonomous robotic delivery, visual and audio entertainment, and a unique retail experience. The robots also accept cash, credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and the company is working on accepting cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin for payment in the near future.

Generation Next Franchise Brands, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) is the developer of the world's first fully-automated robotic frozen dessert vending kiosk designed to disrupt brick-and-mortar competitors. Reis & Irvy’s unattended robots eliminate the need for costly rents and employees; significantly reduce food safety concerns; and are capable of operating 24-hours a day.

Reis & Irvy’s-branded signature robot characters of the same name can dispense servings of frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbet topped with a selection of six delicious toppings in under 60 seconds. With self-checkout touch screen ordering and payment options, video animation, music and delicious frozen dessert provided exclusively by Dannon, robot vendors meet consumers’ demand for immediate convenience, entertainment and a superior quality product - be it in shopping malls, medical centers and any other high-traffic area.

For more information, visit the Reis & Irvy’s website at or call Toll-Free (888) 902-7558.

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About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol OTCBB:VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. is parent company to Reis and Irvy's Inc and Generation NEXT Vending Robots.

About Reis & Irvy’s, Inc.

Reis & Irvy’s, Inc. is a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (VEND). Launched in early 2016, the revolutionary Reis & Irvy’s Vending Robot serves seven different flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbets and gelatos, a choice of up to six custom toppings and to customers within 60 seconds or less at the point of sale. The unique franchise opportunity has since established itself as a high-demand product and currently showcases a franchise network both domestically as well as internationally.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. No Reis & Irvy's franchises will be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning our future financial performance, including statements regarding: our ability to generate revenue and recognize deferred revenue; our ability to timely launch delivery and installation of our frozen yogurt robots; and our ability to grow our franchising and licensing divisions and launch our corporate-owned and direct sales platforms. The Company bases these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, estimates and projections about future events and the industry in which it operates using information currently available to it. Actual results could differ materially from those discussed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as "believe," "anticipate," "propose," "expect," "intend," "plan," "will," "may," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2017, our Quarterly Reports, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Be advised that developments subsequent to this press release are likely to cause these statements to become outdated and the Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


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