Maui Wowi Hawaiian says ‘Howdy’ and ‘Aloha’ to its newest franchisees, Mike Kruitwagen and Debbie Hedrick from Friendswood, Texas, a city just outside of Houston. The fresh fruit smoothie and premium Hawaiian coffee retailer has a growing presence in the market, making it an ideal time for Kruitwagen and Hedrick to begin their business and start a new life together as entrepreneurs.
The two recently reconnected after more than 25 years. During their time apart, Kruitwagen made a life for himself as a chef in Hawaii where he became accustomed to the laidback island life. Back on the mainland, Hedrick raised two sons and built a successful career in the corporate world.