JACKSONVILLE, FL, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE – Jacksonville entrepreneur, Brandon Cheal, was deeply saddened in the days since the tragic August 26th shooting at Jacksonville Landing, which left two young people dead and another 11 wounded or injured. “I’m still in shock,” Cheal says.
Cheal has been making the final preparations to open his own business at Jacksonville Landing - a frozen yogurt and ice cream franchise that employs a robot to serve customers. The business, known as Reis & Irvy’s, is set to open in September.
As victims and their families began sharing their stories, Cheal felt an overwhelming desire to help. “As does the entire Jacksonville community, I want to assist the victims and their families in any way that I can.”
Cheal has decided to donate 100% of his profits for the first 30 days his new business is open directly to victims of the shooting and their family. “One hundred percent of our first 30 days’ profits will go directly to victims and their families. The effects of something like this will last a lifetime, but victims and their families need the community’s support now as they recover from their injuries and lay loved ones to rest,” Cheal said.
Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. of San Diego, CA, the parent company of the Reis & Irvy’s franchise, has also agreed to match the donation amount.
“We thank Brandon for taking this initiative, and on behalf of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands and Reis & Irvy’s, I’d like to express our sincerest condolences to the families of Elijah Clayton and Taylor Robertson and our prayers and well wishes for all of the victims and their families of this senseless act of violence,” said Nick Yates, Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands.
Reis & Irvy’s is set to open at Jacksonville Landing in September. “We’re still committed to The Landing. It has been a fixture in downtown Jacksonville for 25 years, a place where the Jacksonville community will continue to gather despite this tragic event. Jacksonville is a strong community and won’t allow an act of violence by a disturbed individual to stop us from enjoying the city we call home,” Cheal said.
In addition to the financial donations, Cheal says he is planning a commemorative “ice cream social” in the victims’ honor when he opens later this month.
Brandon Cheal has called Jacksonville home for nine years. He has two sons aged 10 and 12.
About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.
Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets trading under the symbol OTCQB: VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. is parent company to Reis and Irvy's, Inc. and Generation NEXT Vending Robots.
About Reis & Irvy's, Inc.
Reis & Irvy's, Inc. is a subsidiary franchise concept of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (VEND). Launched in early 2016, the revolutionary Reis & Irvy's Vending Robot serves seven different flavors of frozen yogurt, ice cream, sorbets and gelatos, and a choice of up to six custom toppings to customers within 60 seconds or less at the point of sale.
This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. No Reis & Irvy's franchises will be sold to any resident of any state until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such state and the required FDD (if any) has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. Currently, the following states in the United States regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you reside in one of these states, or even if you reside elsewhere, you may have certain rights under applicable franchise laws or regulations.
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