June 08, 2017 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, California - Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie chains, was recently ranked #4 in the smoothie and juice category in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Food Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 200 food-based companies, ranked within their respective categories, (such as Baked Goods, Pizza, and Sandwiches) based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking.
“We’re proud to add this accolade to our growing roster of achievements, and as our sales continue to rise and we experience more franchise interest in new and existing territories, we’re confident Juice It Up! will continue to be acknowledged as a premiere franchising opportunity,” said Carol DeNembo, Juice It Up! vice president of business development. “This recognition as a top food-based company, especially when competition in the segment is so fierce, validates the tireless efforts our leadership team has spent on making Juice It Up! an established brand in the popular raw juice bar and smoothie category.”
Juice It Up!, a leading raw juice and smoothie concept with over two decades in the business, has remained a top player in the booming segment, currently with 90 units operating across four states. With a heavy focus on ingredient transparency and thoughtful nutrition, every menu item is designed to be both delicious and functional, while also meeting the nutritional wants and needs of customers at every level of health. To remain at the forefront of product innovation, Juice It Up! employs a full-time Nutritionist, R&D Scientist and all-around health guru, Noah Burgess, who is busy in the company’s test kitchen creating products that support guests’ active lifestyles year-round.
“Food-based companies remain a cornerstone of the franchise industry,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “And they continue to lead the way by innovating and adapting to the ever-changing tastes of consumers.”
Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top Food Franchises rankings were determined using the company’s Franchise 500 formula, which is a comprehensive evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Juice It Up!’s position on the list shows its ability to compete in the highly competitive food-based franchise marketplace.
To view Juice It Up! and the other Top Food Franchises, pick up the June issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands. 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 List, 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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