January 18, 2016
Toni Jakovic

The numbers are in and 2015 was a banner year at vomFASS USA. Eight franchisees opened their doors in 2015 with eight more openings already slated for 2016. Since its launch, over 290 stores now operate throughout the world, with 31 vomFASS locations in the United States. This extraordinary growth can be attributed to the exceptional quality of the product line and the delightful “from the cask” experience of offering imported European oils, vinegars, spirits and spices to eager consumers. Founded in Waldburg, Germany in 1994, the vomFASS concept has “jumped the pond” and taken a prominent place in United States franchising.

Here’s a coast-to-coast tour of vomFASS franchises which opened in 2015:

FEBRUARY Las Vegas, Nevada

Kim Weiss Las Vegas

Kim Weiss
Las Vegas

Opened in the beautiful Venetian Canal Shoppes, this vomFASS represents the first presence in Nevada. Following two highly successful shops opened in Sedona, Arizona and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Kim and Gary Weiss specialize in great tourist locations and come with an enviable success rate.

MAY San Diego, California

Coleen & Jay Cavalieri San Diego

Coleen & Jay Cavalieri
San Diego

Located in the Hillcrest community in the suburbs of San Diego, Colleen and Jay Cavaleri celebrated their highly successful grand opening in May. Their diverse backgrounds and hobbies make them the ideal vomFASS owners. Photography; sailing; oceanography and Navy backgrounds give the Cavalieri’s blue skies and clear sailing into their new vomFASS adventure.

JUNE Madison, Wisconsin

Ashley Morrison Madison

Ashley Morrison

Madison, Wisconsin now boasts two vomFASS shops, thanks to Ashley and Jessica Morrison. The Morrison’s found their ideal location in the landmark Castle & Doyle Coal Company building (c.1921) on the bustling corner of State Street and Fairchild in downtown Madison. Located opposite the city’s cultural hub, the Overture Center, this location experiences exceptionally high foot traffic of savvy, sophisticated customers.

SEPTEMBER Winter Garden, Florida

Chief Inspector, Bently O'Brien Winter Garden

Chief Inspector, Bently O’Brien
Winter Garden

Born in Venazuela and raised in New Jersey, Charlie O’Brien knew great weather when he saw it; and he saw it in Florida. Karen and Charlie are the 6th Florida franchise to open their doors. Right next to Orlando, they have chosen a beautiful location in Winter Garden Village. With Orlando boasting more visitors than any other theme park, the O’Briens have a built-in tourist demographic.

OCTOBER Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ray Riordan Wauwatosa

Ray Riordan

Ray Riordan recently completed his MBA studies and is now ready to utilize this knowledge developing five vomFASS shops over the next several years in Milwaukee and other markets. His first shop opened this past fall in Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee suburb. Riordan’s business experience includes banking and the wireless industry. He is an accomplished poker player with a keen acumen in evaluating and managing risk.

Boca Raton, Florida

View of Mizner Park Boca Raton location

View of Mizner Park
Boca Raton location

Laura Zecchini comes from the lush and temperate climate of Caracas, Venezuela. When asked about her decision to come to Florida she replied, “We choose Florida as our vomFASS location because it is the state we knew where the weather was like our country.” The family, Laura and her daughter Danielle with son-in-law Oscar, have settled into Florida and are thriving in the Boca Raton climate.

NOVEMBER St. Petersburg, Florida

Jeff Ritter & Joe Pedro, with their 1st customer (middle) St. Petersburg

Jeff Ritter & Joe Pedro,
with their 1st customer (middle)
St. Petersburg

Shaking off the arctic winters of Cleveland, Ohio, Jeff Ritter and Joe Pedro are now basking on the intercoastals of Indian Rock Beach, Florida. With 365 days of sunshine a year, Jeff and Joe are sunning and boating and enjoying the opening of their vomFASS shop in this upscale St. Petersburg suburb.

DECEMBER Kansas City, Missouri

Brett Guthrie Kansas City

Brett Guthrie
Kansas City

Brett and Autumn Guthrie live in Kansas City, and know that it is definitely a food-centric town. There are lots of great places in Kansas City, but the Guthrie’s choose the Country Club Plaza for their newly opened vomFASS shop. The Plaza has about a 50/50 split between being a destination for visitors to Kansas City and home to a large population who enjoy high-end shopping, dining, and outdoor entertainment.
2015 was a year of great growth for vomFASS, however, 2016 has the potential to exceed even this banner year. We are proud to announce our new franchisees slated to open throughout 2016:

Mike Aldrich – Chicago, Illinois

Dena & Woody Anderson – San Diego, California

Paula Ayala – Tampa, Florida

Denise, Mike & son Patrick Burkey – Dallas, Texas

Russell & Xiujie (Suzie) Harms – Memphis, Tennessee

Anthony Melendez – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Maria & Arturo Pimienta – The Woodlands, Texas

Sandie & Jerry Trevino – McAllen, Texas

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Disclaimer: 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. 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 are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.