NFL Veteran Cornerback Loves His Role as I Love Juice Bar Franchise Brand Ambassador
Investor Cortland Finnegan says his job with I Love Juice Bar franchise is really about “loving on people”
Perhaps best known for playing professional football, NFL veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan these days is passionate and enthusiastic for juice, healthy living and serving others through I Love Juice Bar. Recently, he shared what he enjoys most about working as an investor and business partner with I Love Juice Bar.
Three years ago after a yoga class, Cortland’s friends introduced him to I Love Juice Bar. Co-founder Vui Hunt was working that day and served Cortland. During that first visit, he fell in love with the product, the brand and the culture. “We went there and had a wonderful experience,” Cortland says. “I got to meet Vui, and her personality was just so inviting. I knew that I Love Juice Bar was special because she took such an interest in me and put customer service first. You don’t find that everyday.”
It didn’t take long for Cortland to invest in our company and take a more active role as a partner. “The juices were good, the smoothies were good, but the people were even better. I said, ‘if there’s ever any way I could be a part of this, I would love it.’ I called John [Hunt, co-founder], and the rest is history,” Cortland remembers.
Cortland thinks of himself as a brand ambassador — spreading the love of I Love Juice Bar far and wide: “I’m an advocate to push the products — from wearing the t-shirts to drinking the juice constantly. I love it, I believe it.” Passionate about interacting with the customers and helping them on their health journeys, Cortland is able to be in our flagship store in Brentwood, Tennessee, most every day. He says, “I meet and greet people and high five them and dance. I just love people. I don’t really want a coined title; I’m just a lover of all people. I want my customers to have the experience like Vui gave me years ago.“
Now is an ideal time to franchise with I Love Juice Bar
The future is bright for I Love Juice Bar, and Cortland sees his role as integral in the company’s growth: “I will continue to push our products and our brand. I will keep loving on people! When you focus on serving people, the marketing side will take care of itself.”
2016 was a record-breaker for us, and 2017 is shaping up to be just as exciting, as we have an energetic momentum to continue our explosive growth nationwide. As the $5 billion juice and smoothie industry is expected to grow between 4 percent and 8 percent in the coming years, I Love Juice Bar is ready to meet the demand.
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