New York City-based chain and leading supplier of cold pressed juice, Pure Green announced continued expansion with the opening of its second franchise store in Chicago. Following the debut of Pure Green Orlando this past June, Pure Green Chicago will open its doors on August 12, 2020 at Lincoln Common at 2344 North Lincoln Avenue. In partnership with local restaurateurs, Philip Mesi, Sam Mesi and Gianna Mesi, the brand will deliver its superfood smoothies, hand crafted acai bowls, signature cold pressed juices and wellness shots to the Windy City, as the city reopens for summer.
The announcement comes on the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign via Republic.co, which has raised over $1 million for the brand since February 2020. The funds will be used to support Pure Green’s Chicago debut, along with continued expansion in cities across the U.S.
“We wouldn’t be here without the support of our franchise partners, angel investors and fans,” says Ross Franklin, CEO and Founder of Pure Green. “We are grateful for the opportunity to launch our seventh Pure Green location this summer, allowing us to bring our nutritious product mix to Chicago, and to grow the brand into a national restaurant chain.”
As leaders in Chicago’s restaurant and hospitality scene, who hold years of experience opening and managing some of the city’s most prominent eateries, the Mesi team is excited to embark on its latest venture with Pure Green Chicago. “After visiting with Ross a few times in New York, we really saw Pure Green as a national brand that will bring healthy and quality products to communities all over the country,” says franchise Partner, Sam Mesi. “We knew it was a brand we wanted to be a part of.” In addition to opening Pure Green’s first Chicago location, the Mesi team has plans to introduce more stores throughout the Chicagoland area.