On the heels of the Esio countertop beverage dispensing system being delivered to Wal-Mart stores nationwide, Tempco Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., has executed its first regional developer agreement and three franchise agreements with ESIO Franchising (the franchising arm of Esio Beverage Co.). The agreement provides Tempco the exclusive right to operate and/or sell up to 50 ESIO franchises in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area, which has a population of over 7.7 million people and more than 2.8 million households.
"While Tempco will not derive revenue directly from the sale of beverage systems in Wal-Mart stores, those who buy Esio systems at Wal-Mart will become potential customers of ESIO franchisees, including Tempco, which can provide homeowners and businesses in their franchise territories with the patented MultiServe E-Paks for their Esio Beverage Systems," stated Anthony Silverman, chief executive officer of Tempco, Inc., in a prepared statement. "In addition to the sale of such consumables, which should generate recurring revenue, ESIO franchisees are authorized to sell countertop and free-standing Esio Beverage Systems directly to consumers and will provide maintenance and repair services to their customers."
"We are currently in the process of identifying and securing warehouse and office space in the DFW market," added Silverman. "The first three unit franchises will be operated by Tempco. We expect to be selling additional franchises and serving consumers in the DFW area sometime during the first half of 2013."
"We have retained the services of a highly-experienced industry executive to manage the DFW region," continued Silverman. "Raymond L. Nelson spent 27 years (1977-2004) with DS Waters of America LP (formerly Danone Waters of North America, McKesson Water Products Co. and Sparkletts Drinking Water), where he started as a route salesman and worked his way up to vice president and director of field operations for several U.S. markets. Ray is intimately familiar with selling and operating franchises that serve homes and offices in North Texas, one of the most vibrant economic regions in the U.S. We are confident that his capabilities will allow us to successfully launch and build our franchise operations in the DFW area."
As a regional developer, Tempco will receive revenue from several key activities, which include, but are not limited to the following:
- The sale, lease or rental of countertop and free-standing Esio beverage dispensing systems;
- Recurring sales of MultiServe E-Paks™ with more than 30 branded drink choices;
- The sale, lease or rental of water filtration systems;
- Bottled water sales;
- Equipment service and maintenance; and
- The sale of cups and other ancillary products.
In addition, Tempco will receive ongoing monthly royalties for each of the ESIO franchise operations in its regional territories.
Tempco also holds options to purchase regional franchise development rights in the 10 additional areas.