Andrew Cox, senior vice president of business development for Medi-Weightloss Franchising USA, reveals how the weight management franchise is continuing its rapid growth in 2020. By Rochelle Miller
Andrew Cox, senior vice president of business development for Medi-Weightloss Franchising USA, reveals how the weight management franchise is continuing its rapid growth in 2020.
What distinguishes Medi-Weightloss from its competition?
The clinical/medical aspect of our program – and the results that we deliver – set Medi-Weightloss apart. We are not just another yo-yo diet or a food pyramid, but a weight-loss program based upon clinical science and data. Our program teaches our patients what to eat, how to eat and portion control on a ‘real food’ diet. We are changing their lifestyles and behaviors so they not just lose the weight, but keep it off. Each of our locations has a medical provider on staff. The program works, and works well, where the average patient loses 5 to 7 pounds in the first week and 15 to 20 pounds after the first month!
What makes Medi-Weightloss a unique franchise opportunity?
Medi-Weightloss is a true quality-of-life franchise opportunity. We offer a semi-absentee or owner-operator model. Our average location is open about 32 to 34 hours per week, has a low head count and low turnover. Our franchisees come from all walks of life and different career industries. Medi-Weightloss is a perfect opportunity for those coming out of the corporate world who want to run their own business and be their own boss. It’s a neat opportunity that can generate significant ROI while helping people battling the No. 1 medical epidemic in the world today.
What training and support do you provide to new franchise owners?
The training and support at Medi-Weightloss, I would say, is absolutely unparalleled. We have a weeklong training at our corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida, covering everything from mock clinic training through to all business aspects. Our opening team then goes to the new location for another week for additional training and to ensure a smooth grand opening of the new location. All franchisees are assigned dedicated Medi-Weightloss field consultants to help them maximize best practices and support their success.
Why is now a great time to become a new franchise owner with Medi-Weightloss?
Medi-Weightloss is an essential business and all of our locations have stayed opened in some form through the pandemic. As states start to open up, there will be a lot of people who need to lose weight! Health and wellness are of the upmost importance, particularly in today’s world, and weight is a core principle of every disease state. Losing weight and staying healthy has always been very important. Each year starts off with the New Year’s weight-loss rush, but this year it will be coming very early. Medi-Weightloss is well-positioned, so it’s a great time to be in our business and open a new Medi-Weightloss!
For more information regarding franchise opportunities with Medi-Weightloss, visit mediweightlossfranchising.com or call 813-549-7259.
– Rochelle Miller