by JENNIFER FRAKES

We require that every piece of produce we use meets the highest standards of quality, including size, appearance and freshness,” said Pablo Carral, Jr., of Edible Arrangements on Carmel Mountain Road.“Because we insist on top-quality fruit, we can promise sweet satisfaction to all of our customers. We strive to wow with each and every arrangement. ”Known as the Fruit Experts®, Edible Arrangements creates handcrafted fruit bouquets for any occasion. Chocolate dipped fruit is another popular option offered by Edible Arrangements.“We dip a variety of our fresh fruit in gourmet chocolate. Chocolate dipped fruit can be added to any arrangement or can be placed in boxes,” declared Carral.

“Because we insist on top-quality fruit, we can promise sweet satisfaction to all of our customers.  We strive to wow with each and every arrangement. ~ Pablo Carral, Jr. Owner Carmel Mountain Road”

The first Edible Arrangements storefront opened its doors in East Haven, Connecticut in 1999 and the company has grown steadily ever since. As stated by Carral, Edible Arrangements has ranked first in its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list for the past five years and also placed on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 40 Fastest-Growing Franchises and America’s Top Global Franchises lists. Currently, there are over 1,100 locations in 14 countries. “With such a large footprint, we’re able to service more customers and make it convenient for those who decide they would rather pick up their arrangement at one of our stores,” explained Carral.

According to Carral, arrangements can be delivered to customers’ doorsteps seven days a week, and same day delivery is provided at no extra charge. He added, “We offer delivery seven days a week to ensure that we can be there for any occasion in our customers’ lives.”

Edible Arrangements has fruit bouquets and chocolate dipped fruit boxes that will fit every budget. In addition, customer service representatives are available to help customers choose the perfect option for their occasion. Carral revealed, “Fresh fruit bouquets can be distinctive centerpieces for weddings and other special events. Arrangements can also be used as favors for bridal showers, baby showers and more.”

Customers can order from Edible Arrangements by visiting the store at 4653 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92130, calling 858-792-9100 or visiting their website at www.EdibleArrangements.com