Meet HealthyYOU Vending Operators Andre and Brittany Barrett
Andre and Brittany live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where fitness is a big part of their lives. They discovered healthy vending while researching business opportunities that would complement their healthy lifestyle.
They started with five HealthyYOU Vending machines and quickly uncovered the limitless growth potential of owning a healthy vending business. They now own and operate 32 machines across south Florida. “It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come,” Brittany says.
Where are your healthy vending machines located?
“We have hotels, we have a casino, law firms in downtown Fort Lauderdale,” Andre tells us. “We have staffing firms, Microsoft, Apple, a Carnival Cruise call center, car dealerships. It’s a big range.” The one thing each location has in common is “operation hours.” Targeting businesses with hours of operation, rather than industries in general, has helped the Barretts generate income and grow their business.
How have you developed successful locations?
Something Andre loves doing is partnering with their locations is understanding what their needs are. “It’s not cookie cutter across the board,” says Brittany. “It’s really about understanding what [they want] for their employee base, and really being able to take that and own it.” They believe that customizing their healthy vending machine products at each location has been a major contributor to their success.
What led you to healthy vending?
As a personal trainer, Andre was looking for a business opportunity that would allow him to share his knowledge of health and fitness. Healthy vending was a great way to generate recurring revenue to complement his active lifestyle. Brittany agrees. “Being able to incorporate something we already love into a business has been huge for us,” she says.
Why did you choose HealthyYOU Vending?
After speaking to HealthyYOU Vending, Andre told Brittany that he felt a genuine bond. “The support levels that we received from the entire HealthyYOU Vending team really drove [our] decision,” Brittany says. “It was kind of a no-brainer.”
Why HealthyYOU Vending over a traditional franchise?
Andre admits he did look into a traditional franchise model when beginning his research. Once he realized that some healthy vending companies took royalties and dictated what products should be stocked in machines, he gravitated toward the HealthyYOU business model instead. “I’m the expert in my area,” he says. The Barretts realized that HealthyYOU Vending would provide them with a platform to build and grow their business to meet their goals. “They provide support but ultimately…I’m in control of what my business generates, and if I need support I can fall back on them.” For Andre and Brittany, that unlimited support was the ultimate no-brainer for choosing HealthyYOU Vending.