3 Reasons Why You Should Open an I Love Juice Bar Franchise in 2017
Now’s the time to discover passion for your work with an I Love Juice Bar franchise business
The new year is the perfect time to put plans into action. For health-conscious, juice-loving entrepreneurs, now is the time to open an I Love Juice Bar franchise. Join our thriving company, and make 2017 the best year yet!
Our outstanding product and proven business model have made many dreams come true. For many of our franchisees, owning an I Love Juice Bar has become their passionate focus, as they have found both professional and personal fulfillment with their businesses.
Here are three reasons why you should consider franchising with I Love Juice Bar in 2017:
I Love Juice Bar franchise is growing rapidly through nationwide expansion
In 2016, I Love Juice Bar experienced explosive growth. We now have 37 stores open nationwide — and 11 more under construction. With an initial investment ranging from $172,860 to $302,800, an I Love Juice Bar franchise can be remarkably affordable, with lower startup costs than other, less lucrative food franchises.
As we anticipate growth for 2017, we’re turning our focus on partnering with passionate entrepreneurs who are excited to enter into a family-run business. Our most successful franchisees are business owners who are enthusiastic about juicing and want to bring healthier options to their communities. Outstanding customer and community service make I Love Juice Bar franchises popular in the neighborhoods where they are located. We want franchise owners who share the same type of goals when it comes to doing business.
“Going into 2017, we want to reach out to those folks who are interested in running a ‘mom-and-pop’ business — people who want to work in their stores every day alongside family members,” CEO John Hunt explains. “We want to partner with entrepreneurs who love juicing and can’t wait to introduce I Love Juice Bar to their communities. We believe it’s these types of business owners who will drive our growth into the next year and beyond.”
Juicing is a $5 billion industry that’s trending up
All over the country, juicing has grown into a $5 billion industry. No longer just for dieters looking to cleanse for a few days, juicing has become a healthy diet option for a wide range of consumers, including millennials who are expected to keep this booming restaurant sector growing by 4% to 8% a year.
“People are coming here because they want to eat something better, and have it made quickly and happily,” John adds. “They appreciate that what we serve is healthy, but that it’s also tasty, quick and reasonably priced. They come and go, but they also come and hang out. We’ve become not just a place for great, healthy food, but also a center of activity for people who are increasingly embracing that whole lifestyle.”
Juice customers are great for business. They’re drawn to our high-quality products made of the best ingredients, outstanding customer service, and consistent experience. Generally speaking, juicing customers are people who are increasingly serious about fresh juice and begin to consume it every day, and sometimes for every meal. The rate of repeat business is strong, and that leads to a sense of community among customers and staff. Whereas a good smoothie customer might stop in two or three times a week, a regular juicing customer stops in every day and purchases one or two juices a day. If they are doing a juice cleanse, they buy even more — up to six juices a day, which translates to more than 40 juices a week per customer.
“We were thrilled that we were getting customers who are interested not just in juicing, but in a whole, healthy lifestyle,” John says. “They simply want to eat well and know they are eating well — not just every so often, but all the time — and we have that in common with them. It’s a very good relationship.”
I Love Juice Bar does juicing right
We stand out from the competition with the product we offer. Our juices, smoothies and other menu items are made of all-natural ingredients in the restaurant, all day, every day. We make up a fresh batch of our most popular juice blends first thing so people who come in early can grab their favorite and head back out the door. Also, we prepare fresh juices and smoothies on demand, all day long.
We do not rely on pre-mixed syrups and other base ingredients. The fruits and vegetables in our blends are trucked in daily, with many items coming from local farms and vendors. We believe the closer to home, the better when it comes to our raw ingredients.
Even more important, our juices and smoothies have no added sugars. We do not use canned fruits stored in sugary corn syrup, added sugar and “flavor shots” — or produce that has been powderized, or juiced, canned and shipped in. Aside from offering little nutritional value, drinks made with those types of ingredients have more than a day’s worth of sugar in one serving. We know that products made with quality ingredients and with the highest attention to detail equal superior sales.
“We offer an honest, authentic, actually-helps-you product,” says John, who founded I Love Juice Bar with his wife, Vui, a vegetarian chef and restaurateur. “We have a passion for our own health and have created a space where like-minded people can find tasty, reasonably priced juices and food that enable their own healthy lifestyles.”
2017 is the year to get started with I Love Juice Bar franchise
This is the year to make your business dreams come true with an I Love Juice Bar franchise. Learn more about how we started, why our mission is important to us and how our business model is structured by checking out our research pages. For more information, fill out a form to download our free franchise report. There’s never been a better time to open an I Love Juice Bar franchise. We look forward to hearing from you.