May 25, 2017 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California - Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie chains, has announced plans to enter the Florida market and is offering new franchise opportunities to passionate entrepreneurs throughout the Sunshine State. The brand is seeking new and existing franchise business partners who are interested in expanding their franchise portfolios to include a brand with proven success in the raw juice and smoothie industry, worth $9 billion worldwide, according to research firm Technavio, and the market is expected to continue expanding as more and more people strive to live healthier lifestyles.
With locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oregon, along with its home state of California, Juice It Up! sees Florida as a natural growth target for the growing juice and smoothie franchise because it has many of the same geographic qualities as its home base of sunny Southern California. It’s a state that is home to people who love an active, outdoor lifestyle, and those are people who tend to naturally be drawn toward healthful and meaningful products, such as raw juices and hand-crafted smoothies.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity to introduce our brand to new territories, as we’re experiencing consistent systemwide same-store sales and average unit volume increases coming out of our locations. It’s clear that the Sunshine State is a prime market for Juice It Up! and our functional, health-focused products,” said Carol DeNembo, Juice It Up! vice president of business development. “We’ve targeted several cities throughout the state of Florida for growth, but are especially keen to break into the ripe Orlando market. Today’s consumers are healthier than ever before and choose companies who support and align with their healthy, active lifestyles, and as our guests’ nutritional needs continue to evolve, we’ve dedicated our resources on developing products that include trending ingredients, and this refreshed approach is really resonating with our guests.”
All Juice It Up! products are designed to be both delicious and functional, meeting the nutritional wants and needs of guests at every level of health. Our innovative menu items include fresh-squeezed raw juices, blended-to-order real fruit and veggie smoothies, nutrient-rich bowls, and Cold Pressed Bottled Juices. The recently introduced bottled juices are available in six great-tasting flavors sold individually and available in Wellness packs featuring all six juices, which is ideal for a one-to three-day cleanse. 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. Guest can also 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.
DeNembo continued, “Orlando’s growing market lacks a raw juice presence at this moment, and we’re confident that with the right partners, we’ll be able to reach a new demographic in a booming growth segment.”
With an operations-focused culture, Juice It Up! is growing with new franchise partners, while existing franchisees continue to invest in the brand. Juice It Up! also offers franchise incentives for veterans of the U.S. military. With 90 locations open in four states, Juice It Up! is continuing its pursuit of steady expansion across the nation and is on track to add at least 10 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.
For more details about the company’s financial picture and franchisee support, visit the company’s newly updated franchise website, www.juiceitupfranchise.com.
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 Fast Casual’s 2017 Top 100 Movers & Shakers, 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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