Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading raw juice bar, hand-crafted smoothie and bowl franchises, was recently ranked #24 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans list. The magazine’s annual list recognizes the top 150 companies offering programs to help veterans pursue franchise ventures, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 ranking. Juice It Up! offers franchise incentives for veterans of the U.S. military including a 60 percent discount off the initial franchise fee.

“To receive recognition as a top franchise for veterans by the revered team at Entrepreneur Magazine is incredibly gratifying,” says Carol DeNembo, Juice It Up! vice president of development. “We’re proud to provide our nation’s veterans with the opportunity to be their own boss, and help them lead full and enriching lives after serving our country in the military.”

With 84 stores in operation and 17 currently in development, Juice It Up! is seeking veterans interested in single and multi-unit franchise operations with a health forward brand, who possess integrity, passion and character, and have a strong personal commitment to their communities. Fueling the active lifestyles of its guests for more than 20 years, the brand is continuing steady expansion across the nation with locations operating in California, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon, with stores opening soon in Florida.

Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top Franchises for Veterans 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 ranking at #24 of 150 strongly positions the brand in the competitive franchise industry as an attractive business venture for veterans.

“Veterans often make ideal franchisees, thanks to their strong leadership skills and abilities to work inside complex systems,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “We’re proud to highlight the franchisors that best connect with and support veterans, as they pursue the opportunity to own their own business.”

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