One of the most frequent answers we get when we ask franchisees and prospective franchisees how they first heard about Edible Arrangements is one of the simplest: they received an arrangement as a gift. And that is the case with Gurpaul, who recently signed an agreement to open stores in Elmhurst and Howard Beach in the borough of Queens, in New York City. Gurpaul is no stranger to franchising: he currently owns five cell phone stores, and has been in the cell phone business since 2000. Prior to that, Gurpaul worked as an inventory specialist for major department stores. When he received his arrangement, he loved the concept, and investigated franchise opportunities. His customer service experience in the cell phone business and inventory skills will serve him well at Edible Arrangements. Superior customer service coupled with our beautiful and delicious products come together to give our customers the total “Edible Arrangements Experience” that is the cornerstone of success for an Edible Arrangements location. Gurpaul is well positioned to use his franchise business background to develop a successful Edible Arrangements business enterprise.
Spouses Ted and Katrina along with Ted’ sister Penny, have just signed an agreement to open two stores in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. Ted has extensive franchise experience, having started working in 1998 as a server with the Boston Pizza Company, a full service restaurant/lounge franchise concept in Canada. He is now owner of three Boston Pizza restaurants. A successful multi unit owner, Ted was recently inducted into Boston Pizza’s President’s Club. Ted has extensive experience with customer service and local store marketing. Katrina has been a bridal consultant for The Bridal Center since 2006. Penny as owned numerous restaurants since 1993, including Norm’s Pub, Coyotes and King Edward. She also has worked for Royal Bank and brings banking experience to the trio’s business enterprise. Please join me in welcoming them and wishing them the best success. I’m confident they will be incredible ambassadors for the Edible Arrangements brand