Nick Yates, based out of San Diego, is an industry leading professional who has led numerous technological advancements in order to turn his dreams of simple, health food vending into reality.
As the Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Nick is at the helm of some of the most significant innovations in food vending. The public company has earned acclaim thanks to its three revolutionary concepts: Fresh Healthy Vending LLC, Reis and Irvy’s LLC, and 19 Degrees.
Reis and Irvy’s LLC in particular has made waves not just within the food industry, but within the tech industry in general, thanks to its groundbreaking “Froyo Kiosk.” The kiosk is the first fully automated frozen yogurt robot vending machine to ever hit the market. Its creation was based off a simple fact that had held the industry back for years: frozen yogurt seemed messy by nature. Self-serve stations frequently resulted in spillage, waste, and overall high maintenance. Why not help providers and consumers alike by providing an alternative that was neater, more tech-savvy, and entertaining?
Nick along with the Reis and Irvy’s team provided their answer to this dilemma with the Froyo Robot. It has a patented design, allowing for a truly unique experience as customers are served their choice of both traditional premium dairy soft serve with 82 flavors available, and a healthy frozen fruit based consumable served by a robot. The self-manned robot can dole out up to sixty servings in an hour. The kiosk has been highlighted in the press as groundbreaking, high tech innovation, leading the way for the future of frozen yogurt.
As the Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Nick guides the parent company and its subsidiaries Reis and Irvy’s and 19 Degrees to conceptualize and patent some of the most exciting intellectual properties that will shape the role of robotics in the food industry, vending being the core focus.
In addition to Reis and Irvy’s Froyo Kiosk, Nick Yates continues to maintain and grow the other two brands under Generation NEXT Franchise Brands. Fresh Healthy Vending LLC has garnered international praise as the largest and most successful healthy vending machine franchise. Meanwhile 19 Degrees, a corporate-focused frozen yogurt kiosk brand, provides the treat to multi-unit locations including major chains such as movie theaters, shopping malls, airports, colleges, universities, theme parks and tourist attractions.
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.
Keep up with this blog to learn Nick’s insights on health and wellness, robotics and technology news within the vending industry.