Nick Yates, Chairman of Reis & Irvy’s and Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, is a serial entrepreneur based out of San Diego, California. Nick has made a successful career out of a simple idea – offering healthy food on the go, delivered through vending. While pursuing this dream, he has been at the forefront of various technological advances in both the US and his native Australia. With brands like Reis & Irvy’s, the world’s first FroYo Robot, Nick Yates is changing the landscape for how we get healthy snacks on the run.
Outside of his professional work, Nick Yates enjoys participating in social and economic programs which benefit citizens from all walks of life. For instance, Nick Yates and his company, Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, recently began collaborating with McAlister Institute and have been fortunate enough to make numerous contributions within the organization.
McAlister Institute is one of the largest alcoholic and drug treatment providers in San Diego. The institute is based on impacting people through intervention, counseling, mental health treatment, medical assistance, and community referrals. With 24 centers total spread through Napa County, McAlister helps people find hope and finally believe that they can change themselves and their lives for the better.
Another one of Nick Yates’ projects involved donating resources and rounding up volunteers to revitalize Kiva Learning Center for Women and Children. Kiva, located in Lemon Grove, is part of McAlister Institute and functions as a long-term residential treatment program for women, with and without children, who are seeking help for addiction.
During their collaboration with Kiva, Nick Yates and the team painted the whole institute, consisting of 100+ rooms: childcare rooms, main living halls (where the women and children stay), meeting room, common areas, restrooms, and staff corridors. The repainting project allowed them to give the institute some much-needed updates and put into place a fresh and welcoming atmosphere for residents. Additionally, they planted an organic and fully sustainable vegetable garden for the residents to maintain. They also implemented a weekly yoga program where around 70 to 80 women practice each week.
Now that the Kiva project is in place, Nick Yates is working on discovering new opportunities and utilizing the resources and talent of his professional team to make a difference for others.
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Nick Yates serves as the Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, a public company that is driven by revolutionary concepts: Reis & Irvy’s, and 19 Degrees, which has earned it fame and recognition. In this capacity, Nick has been at the helm of some of the most significant innovations in food vending and robotics.
Reis & Irvy’s LLC, in particular, has been at the forefront of waves and innovations, not just within the food industry, but also the tech industry in general. A large part of this innovation has to do with its groundbreaking invention, the “Froyo Robot.” This kiosk is the first fully automated frozen yogurt robot to ever hit the market. This unique creation was based off a simple fact that has held the industry back for years: frozen yogurt, as a food product that melts (and melts quite quickly), is by nature pretty messy. Because of this notable limitation, self-serve stations frequently resulted in spillage, waste, and overall high maintenance. The people behind Reis & Irvy’s LLC, Nick Yates included, decided that by providing a neater, more tech-savvy, and entertaining alternative, they could be of value to providers and consumers alike.
Nick Yates, along with the Reis & Irvy’s team provided their answer to this dilemma with the “Froyo Robot”. This unique technology has a patented design, which allows for a truly unique experience. Here’s how it works: customers are served their choice of both traditional premium dairy soft serve with 82 flavors available, and a healthy frozen fruit-based consumable. These various options are served by a robot, the “Froyo Robot”. This self-manned robot can dole out up to sixty servings in an hour. The robot has been highlighted in the press as groundbreaking, high tech innovation, and even leading the way for the future of frozen yogurt and food management.
Serving as the Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, it goes without saying that Nick Yates vision is to position these companies to be a the forefront of food technology innovations, and vending will serve as the core focus.
Generation NEXT Franchise Brands hosts over 300 active franchisees in numerous countries around the world, including the United States of America, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. The publicly traded company is located in San Diego, California.
About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands: Located in San Diego California, Generation NEXT Franchise Brands is a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol: VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands is parent company to Reis and Irvy’s LLC, the world’s first robotic frozen yogurt robot and 19 Degrees, a corporate-focused frozen yogurt kiosk brand. The Company hosts a combined total of over 300 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and continually looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.
About Reis & Irvy’s: Customized. Delicious and revolutionary. The Reis & Irvy’s “FroYo Kiosk” is the first fully automated frozen yogurt robot vending machine to ever hit the market. This amazing kiosk serves up to nine incredible flavors and a choice of six delicious toppings in just 60 seconds or less. It’s a fully enclosed point-of-sale system that offers an interactive, robotic kiosk and incredible sensory experience. The anticipation begins as the robot goes through its fluid gyrations, creating delicious frozen treats and a visual performance for consumers of all ages. Imagine a creamy, delicious customized frozen yogurt created just the way you want it and served by an endearing robot.
Suddenly, your location is a hot spot for the coolest frozen treats around. Reis & Irvy’s is the exclusive franchise brand of Generation NEXT, the company behind the highly successful Fresh Healthy Vending LLC, which is the market’s leading healthy-choice vending machine franchise. Today Generation NEXT is poised for another hit as it prepares for its next Reis & Irvy’s robot rollout.
Generation NEXT licensed the Reis & Irvy’s trademark from Robofusion, Inc., in February of 2016. Then a few months later, this company agreed to sell all intellectual property and registered patents to Generation NEXT. Though still in its infancy, with the initial introduction of 11 Version 1.0 robots in operation, these machines are creating excitement, fun and customer engagement wherever they are placed. Since it’s launch in April of 2016, Generation NEXT has sold 750 robots from 175 franchisees for our newest patented vending robot. By fiscal 2018, the Company estimates the sale of 1,000 robots.
The company anticipates launching beta-phase production in November/December, followed by full-scale production in 2018 with an anticipated rollout of approximately 250 units per month. Soon the Reis & Irvy’s experience will change the landscape of the frozen yogurt world forever.