April 13, 2017 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California - Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchises, announced same-store first quarter sales increased five percent over Q1 the previous year. The chain also maintained average unit volume (AUV) across the board. This marks Juice It Up!’s fifth consecutive growth quarter, despite continuing declines throughout the restaurant industry overall.
The five percent SSS increase achieved in Q1 is a result of a variety of factors, including continued demand by consumers wanting fresh and healthy ingredients, along with the launch of Juice It Up!’s brand new Cold Pressed Bottled Juice line. The line features six great-tasting flavors sold individually and available in Wellness packs, ideal for a one-to three-day cleanse. Also, attributing to the strong financials were the nine new franchised locations that opened in 2016 through Q1 of 2017, bringing the chain wide total to 89 units operating across four states.
“With more than 20 years in the game, Juice It Up! has carved out a solid position in the $2.2 billion raw juice and smoothie industry, and is poised for significant growth as the segment continues to attract consumers who are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle,” said Frank Easterbrook, Juice It Up! CEO. “With roots planted firmly in the raw juice culture, we’ve developed a proven model that enables our franchise partners to experience continuous gains while catering to the nutritional wants and needs of a growing population.”
All Juice It Up! products are designed to be both delicious and functional, with ideal options for guests at every level of health. Menu items include fresh-squeezed raw juices, blended-to-order real fruit and veggie smoothies, nutrient-rich bowls, and Cold Pressed Bottled Juices. With Juice It Up!’s delicious Smoothie Bowls, guests can transform their favorite Smoothie into a nourishing meal replacement, customized with the choice of premium ingredients like fresh seasonal fruit, chia seeds, goji berries, cacao nibs, organic granola and honey. Additionally, guests can supercharge any bowl or smoothie with the “Make it Green” option, which blends in raw kale and spinach to add an extra dose of fiber, vitamins and minerals.
With an operations-focused culture, Juice It Up! is growing with new franchise partners, while existing franchisees continue to expand their portfolios with new stores and invest in the brand. Juice It Up! also offers franchise incentives for veterans of the U.S. military with a 60% discount off the initial franchise fee. The company is continuing its pursuit of steady expansion across the nation and is on track to add at least 11 additional units by year-end. Ideal franchisees possess an entrepreneurial spirit, a creative local store marketing mindset, and are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle.
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Juice It Up!, a leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, specializes in delicious and functional fresh-squeezed juices, blended-to-order real fruit smoothies and nutrient-rich options such as Açaí and Pitaya Bowls. Founded in 1995, the Irvine, California-based lifestyle brand is focused on providing its guests with a variety of great-tasting, better-for-you food and drink choices designed with personal wellness in mind. With over 100 locations open or under development across California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas, the privately-owned company is showcasing a new restaurant design, a heavier focus on the growing demand for raw juice options and a menu refresh that reflects the brand’s active personality and motto to “Live Life Juiced!” An established lifestyle brand with unparalleled experience in the raw juice bar industry, Juice It Up! has been included in Franchise Times’ Next 300 Franchise Chains list three years in a row, named a 2017 “Best for Vets” Franchise by Military Times and ranked #270 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2017 Annual Franchise 500® List. For more information about becoming a Juice It Up! franchise partner, visit www.juiceitupfranchise.com.
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