Two Graze Craze charcuterie franchises to open in Wichita

Kristy and Kip Hawkins always wanted to own their own business, and now they’ll have three, including two new Graze Craze charcuterie franchises.

Kristy and Kip Hawkins always wished to own their very own organization, and now they’ll have a few, such as two new Graze Trend charcuterie franchises.

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All people by now thinks Kristy and Kip Hawkins are in the food stuff business, but now they’re actually heading to be.

The two say they occur from entrepreneurial people and have normally preferred to possess their very own small business.

As they started to contemplate probable franchises, Kristy Hawkins was specially fascinated in one connected to foods.

“I’ve constantly experienced a enjoy of cooking,” she said.

In its place, very first they acquired into recyclable asphalt maintenance with a distributorship named Highway Soup of Kansas.

“Everybody thinks it’s a meals truck,” Kip Hawkins claimed.

Now, they’ve also turn out to be franchisees of Graze Fad, a speedy-developing Oklahoma Town-primarily based franchise with additional than 30 web pages possibly open up or in the system of opening to promote charcuterie boards.

There will be at the very least two in Wichita. The initially will be near 21st and Ridge Road in the same heart as Dandurand and Pho Chopstix. The second will be in Cambridge Industry at 21st and Webb Road.

Graze Craze will give alternatives as modest as a single cup for a grab-and-go lunch up to big boards for catering and events.

Kristy Hawkins claimed they want the firms to offer “a small bit of anything for all forms of tastes.”

There will be boards pleasant to keto, vegetarian and gluten-absolutely free diets.

There will be sweet boards with fruit and chocolate and a picnic platter for two to four individuals. The largest board will serve about a dozen folks.

Each shop will make dips and refreshing bread in house.

A signature chocolate bark with almonds will be created in Oklahoma.

There also will be house-built pickles and include-on bins.

“There are distinct things they can add on to it if they choose,” Kip Hawkins reported.

They’ll also make their very own honeys and jam.

“The items are really fresh new,” Kristy Hawkins explained.

There also will be vacation boards in year.

Kristy and Kip Hawkins often required to very own their individual company, and now they’ll have a few, which include two new Graze Fad charcuterie franchises. Courtesy photograph

Hawkins mentioned she’s established boards for family and friends in the previous and then experienced individuals begin to inquire her to make them.

A franchise for the small business built perception, she said.

“They have a quite streamlined method, and the foods is great,” she claimed.

Kip Hawkins reported each the top quality and quantities are wonderful.

Also, he reported, the charcuterie meats are cured, so consumers can get boards and leave them out for hrs.

The boards are produced out of recycled material, so customers do not require to return them.

“And it nonetheless seems to be really genuinely great,” Kristy Hawkins stated.

The boards can be dressed up with bouquets and other products.

The west retailer probable will open up in August. The east retail store ought to stick to in September.

Kip Hawkins had been in marketing but now will target on the franchises comprehensive time.

Kristy Hawkins is vice president of company growth and executive lookup with the Arnold Group, a staffing and recruiting organization, and she will maintain her task whilst also possessing the franchises.

Kip Hawkins reported his mothers and fathers had been franchisees in the staffing and recruiting marketplace.

“We both equally occur from entrepreneurial lineage,” he mentioned.

It is not a surprise that the two now have a few franchises, Kristy Hawkins mentioned.

“We often understood we required to do anything.”

Carrie Rengers has been a reporter for additional than 3 a long time, like just about 20 many years at The Wichita Eagle. Her Have You Listened to? column of business scoops operates five days a 7 days in The Eagle. If you have a tip, be sure to e-mail or tweet her or connect with 316-268-6340.