LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise has been named to the Nation's Restaurant News Next 20 list, a ranking of national restaurant chains that are best positioned to crack the magazine's prestigious annual Top 200 list. NRN, a restaurant-industry trade magazine that serves the $600 billion food-service industry, conducts in-depth research to create the rankings and scrutinizes hundreds of companies for system-wide food-service sales, chain growth, and new store development.
Restaurants on the list were cited for the common themes of explosive growth and new-store development. Researchers also noted trends such as the return of "aspirational" spending, or the willingness to spend more money on higher-quality products, and a growing interest in healthful eating. Several restaurant concepts made the list - casual dining, limited service, beverage-snack, pizza, bakery-cafe, chicken, and family dining. Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise was one of only three winners in the beverage-snack category.
"I am proud of the Robeks team. Management members, franchisees, and regional directors have worked very hard, side-by-side, to make us an innovative leader and stand-out brand," said Robeks President and CEO Steve Davidson. "We're having a banner year, bolstered by the introduction of our new 'Next Generation' store design, the success of our ongoing rollouts of new menu items, and an ever-increasing demand for convenient products made with the healthiest, freshest, and highest-quality ingredients."
"The growing popularity of our longstanding fresh-squeezed juices is contributing to our success," Davidson added. "Our customer base is growing dramatically, rewarding us with their loyalty and commitment as we continue to expand nationally and internationally. Receiving the Next 20 ranking is a great validation that we're on the right track."
With over 100 stores nationwide and over 200 stores in development, Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise is a trailblazer in the industry. Menu items feature premium ingredients - naturally ripened fruits and vegetables that retain nutrients, live enzymes, and natural flavor. They are always made fresh-to-order while the customer watches.
According to Robeks latest FDD, average sales per unit were $410,383 in 2013, compared with $375,694 in 2012. The 19-year-old company has experienced a 12.5% and climbing comparable sales increase over the past two years.
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