About Nick Yates
Nick Yates is an industry leading professional who has led numerous technological advancements to turn his dreams of simple, health food vending into reality. Throughout his career, Nick has been at the helm of some of the most significant innovations in food vending to hit the industry, having created the world’s first healthy vending machine business, as well as the first healthy vending machine franchise. Since that time his dream has grown exponentially and he is now Chairman of San Diego-based Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, a multi-concept franchisor and innovator in the development of robotic vending technology.
As the Chairman of Generation NEXT, Nick Yates guides the company and its subsidiaries in the conceptualization, realization and development of some of the most exciting intellectual properties within the vending industry. With a core focus on revolutionary technology, Generation NEXT is now focusing on future concepts that will redefine the role of robotics within the vending industry, a focus that has already started with the recent launch of the company’s’ flagship brand, Reis & Irvy’s. The world’s first fully-automated frozen yogurt vending machine that dispenses point-of-sale frozen yogurt to customers on demand, offering 7 different flavors, 6 toppings and with a 60 second dispensing time. The concept launched in April of 2016 and has now expanded across 49 states and Canada.
In addition to his eye on the future, Nick Yates continues to maintain and grow three additional subsidiary brands including the before-mentioned Fresh Healthy Vending LLC, 19 Degrees Frozen Yogurt and Generation NEXT Vending Robots, a corporate-focused direct sale entity focused on providing robotic vending solutions to multi-unit locations, including major chains such as movie theaters, shopping malls, airports, colleges, universities, theme parks and tourist attractions both nationally and internationally.
Generation NEXT Franchise Brands hosts over 350 active franchisees as of April 2, 2018 in numerous countries around the world, including the United States of America, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. The publicly traded company (stock symbol: VEND) is located in San Diego, California. For more information on Nick Yates, Generation NEXT Franchise Brands or its concept franchises, please visit gennextbrands.com