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Everything You Need To Know About The HUMAN Franchise Opportunity


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WHAT IS h.u.m.a.n.?

h.u.m.a.n. (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”) is a one-of-a-kind nutritional distribution platform that uses healthy vending machines, healthy micro markets (unattended self-checkout convenience stores), and healthy snack delivery services to bring convenient, healthier, and better-for-you foods and drinks to people across the nation. We don’t just partner with people who want to start a healthy vending machine business. Instead, we utilize and develop a network of fun, successful, and passionate social entrepreneurs that are ultra-committed to our overarching vision of making healthy foods more convenient than junk food.

We’re achieving this goal by building a worldwide healthier foods distribution platform and by working ONLY with top-notch franchisees and locations with whom we genuinely feel fortunate to be partnered. This allows us to create what we call “Easy Nutrition Everywhere” and it’s helping us get closer and closer to our ambitious goal of having more physical nutritional distribution points than any other organization in the world.

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Founders of the HUMAN Franchise

Founded in 2008 by social entrepreneurs Andy Mackensen (left) and Sean Kelly (right)

At HUMAN, Above All Else, We
Focus On Our “Why”

That is, we’re more focused on “Why” we’re doing what we do than “what” we’re doing or “how” we’re doing it. Why is this? Because we believe that when you start with “Why” everything else falls into place.

Our Why is that we feel there is nothing more important that we could be doing than increasing access to healthful foods AND developing the social entrepreneurs who can make this happen, all the while creating a lifestyle that they enjoy and are proud of.

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HUMAN healthy vending franchise - The Why

In other words, we’re nutrition activists before we’re automated retail professionals, and we’re social entrepreneur developers before we’re a business selling franchises.

Healthy Vending Franchises - HUMAN

Whereas other vending companies jumped into the healthy vending arena just to make a buck after years of selling and promoting junk food, and while other “healthy vending” franchises care more about selling machines than they do about the societal impact of their business, our company was created by a biomedical engineer who decided to forgo medical school in order to focus on the larger issues of improving nutrition and disease prevention. Vending and automated retail just happened to be the perfect channel for us to create as large of an impact as possible.

And while it may seem like all of this “Why” stuff makes us business soft…that’s not the case. Focusing on the Why is actually good business, and it puts you in a league of your own, especially when you’re in the midst of an industry like vending and automated retail. How great is that? Social entrepreneurship is not just good for society, it’s also good for the entrepreneur’s pocketbook too!

Healthy vending franchise - Our Why

HUMAN’s Vision is to:

“Make Healthy Food More Convenient Than Junk Food”

HUMAN Healthy Vending Missions and Core Values

Slogan: “Easy Nutrition Everywhere”

We feel there is nothing more important than increasing access to healthful foods, which is why our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) is to “Create More Physical Nutritional Access Points Than Any Other Organization In The World.”

A company’s mission is its driving force. The big goal? 10,000 nutritional access points across all 50 States by 2015 and millions of eating habits changed.

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HUMAN Donates 10% of Profits To Improve Childhood Nutrition Via Its Charity

HUMAN Everywhere’s overarching mission is to leverage the power of social entrepreneurship to improve the nation’s collective health by increasing access to nutrition education and healthful foods while advocating for public policy that contributes to these goals.

The Young Entrepreneurs Program is HUMAN Everywhere’s flagship program. The Young Entrepreneurs Program empowers youth in underserved schools to learn the ropes of social entrepreneurship by owning and operating their own eco-friendly healthy vending business in the comfort of their school and with the support of their peers, school staff, and HUMAN Everywhere.

Join Our Network of Social Entrepreneurs. When talking about the business side of our social enterprise, it’s clear that there is nothing more important to us than being seen and remembered as “The World’s Most Elite Entrepreneurial Developers.”

You’ll learn and feel this whole-heartedly the very first time you experience HUMAN as a franchisee.

You’ll also experience being a part of The HUMAN Family, which is a fun, successful, and passionate community of social entrepreneurs who own and operate their own healthier foods distribution network while creating massive value and influence in their local communities.

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HUMAN’s Timeline

HUMAN Healthy Vending Franchise Business Timeline

How It Works

How have we become the world’s leading franchisor of healthy vending and automated retail businesses, with hundreds of valued franchise partners in over 150 markets and 45 states across the United States, with Inc., Forbes, and Entrepreneur magazines ranking us at the top of their business lists?

Some would just say the timing is right – the nutrition industry is booming, health awareness is skyrocketing, and people want and need to eat healthier more than ever before. Other people might point to our optimized supply chain and product expertise, which allows our franchisees to deliver the best-selling healthful products to their customers while maintaining both high margins and affordability.

Still, others in our industry say it’s our unique, proprietary and innovative healthy vending machines and superior technology, built specifically to maximize profits and provide the best user experience.

Or maybe it’s the overwhelming importance we place on Location Discovery, & Acquisition for our franchisees, acting as if each healthy vending franchise is our very own business, and placing more focus on quality than speed of launch. I’m also not surprised when people say it has something to do with our training system, where we place the entrepreneurial development of our franchisees above all else.

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 How HUMAN Healthy Vending Works


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Made With HUMAN


Click the button to get the HUMAN Handbook to see excerpts from HUMAN’s Item 19, which shows past revenue performance of HUMAN Healthy Vending franchisees.

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