News | Juice It Up! Recognizes Arizona as Prime Growth Market
Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie chains, is focusing expansion efforts in the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, regions due to a high demand for the lifestyle brand and its products. The company is seeking new and existing franchise business owners who are interested in expanding their portfolios to include a proven raw juice and smoothie concept.
As consumers continue to make healthier choices, raw juices, smoothies and cold pressed juices are becoming more popular than ever, and Juice It Up! is poised to own a large share of the $2.2 billion industry. Despite declines across the restaurant industry overall, Juice It Up! continues to report substantial increases in both system-wide same-store sales and average unit volumes with each new quarter.
“With over 20 years of experience in the growing raw juice and smoothie segment, Juice It Up! has developed a proven formula for success enabling our franchises to truly thrive,” said Carol DeNembo, Juice It Up! vice president of business development. “Today’s consumers are consciously seeking companies whose missions aligns with their own and, as our guests’ nutritional needs change, we’ve evolved to better serve them. We’re excited to expand in regions such as Phoenix and Scottsdale, where there is high demand for nutritious, lifestyle products like what Juice It Up! offers.”
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. 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. Guests 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.
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 89 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 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.