Nékter Juice Bar, a leading modern juice bar brand with more than 130 restaurants across 14 U.S. states, has opened two of its most exclusive markets, Los Angeles and Northern California, to franchisees seeking to invest in one of the restaurant industry’s most successful healthy dining concepts. Nékter now has six corporate-owned restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area and six in Northern California, and is seeking franchise partners, who want to thrive and expand in those areas.
According to NékterJuice Bar co-founder and CEO Steve Schulze, Los Angeles and Northern California are two of Nékter’s most sought-after franchise markets. “Since we launched our national franchising program, we’ve added almost 100 locations and expanded into 20 additional markets. We’ve continually enhanced not only our menu offerings and in-store experience but also our franchise program to deliver best-in-class corporate and marketing support. Along the way, we have been consistently approached to open our Los Angeles and Northern California markets and believe now is the ideal time to do just that.”
Founded in 2010, Nékter Juice Bar is the pioneer and champion of the truly authentic juice bar experience, offering an innovative, nutrient-rich and delicious menu of freshly made juices, Superfood smoothies, acai bowls and healthy snacks that can be enjoyed any time of the day to help sustain a healthy and nutritious lifestyle. Unlike other juice bar concepts, Nékter uses only fresh, whole ingredients without any hidden fillers, unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients, or artificial ingredients, fostering enduring and growing loyalty among consumers, who increasingly are gravitating to more healthful eating habits.
Currently, Nékter has 47 franchisees with 250 restaurants now operating or in development in 20 U.S. states. In addition to outstanding training, support and operations including a pioneering national sourcing and distribution program, Nékter franchisees benefit from a category-leading Average Unit Volume (AUV) of $816,741 and realistic start-up costs ranging from $211,500 to $462,600.
“Nékterhas become a beacon for transparency and ingredient-integrity in the $2 billion juice bar category, and as such, we are benefitting from increasing market leadership and enviable consumer demand,” said Schulze. “We were the first to offer flavorful, nutritious and affordable functional foods, and we will continue to innovate and deliver what Americans crave and deserve, while other brands attempt to revisit their values and adjust their menus.
Potential franchisees, particularly those with restaurant experience and who want to make a positive impact in their communities with an authentic healthy dining experience, are invited to meet with Nékter’s leadership team to learn more about the brand and franchise opportunities at Discovery Days planned for March 2019.
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