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Juice It Up! picked for prestigious Franchise 500

We were one of only four juice and smoothie franchises to be ranked on Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500

For the second year in a row, we owe ourselves a little pat on the back. Our diligence, hard work and dedication to making Juice It Up! one of the best investments for your money has been once again recognized by Entrepreneur magazine. We were one of only four juice and smoothie franchises to be included in the publication’s prestigious Franchise 500.

“This is a great accomplishment for our legacy brand, as there were over 1,000 franchises that applied for the ranking and were included in the analysis, making it one of the most competitive rankings ever,” says Carol DeNembo, Vice President of Business Development.

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Our simple business model allows you to expand into multiple revenue streams by adding catering services.

This is the 39th year that Entrepreneur magazine has published the rankings, which evaluated more than 1,000 franchises this year while slimming the list down to the 500 best. In all, brands are ranked in a proprietary process that includes 150 data points, based in part on five key metrics. From

The Five Pillars of the Franchise 500®

Some key factors that go into our evaluation:


  • Franchise fee
  • Total investment
  • Royalty fees


  • Open & operating units
  • Growth rate
  • Closures


  • Training times
  • Marketing support
  • Operational support
  • Franchisor infrastructure
  • Financing availability
  • Litigation


  • Social media
  • System size
  • Years in business
  • Years franchising


  • Franchisor’s audited financial statements

How we did it

Success doesn’t happen without teamwork, and Juice It Up! cultivates a healthy culture of mutual cooperation.

“The ranking is based upon system size, growth and financial strength and stability. Every department here, and every franchisee in our system, has had some impact on the brand that helped us make the list,” DeNembo says. “From marketing to revenue to new unit openings, we all contribute to the brand’s success!”

A hand holds a Juice It Up! branded cup filled with an açaí smoothie topped with granola, sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, chia seeds and shredded coconut.
Looking for a healthy lifestyle franchise? Juice It Up! is one of the few juice and smoothie bars ranked on this year’s Franchise 500.

Juice It Up! has already proven to loyal customers that we’re among the best juice and smoothie bars in franchising, with more than 20 years of success to back that assertion. Our franchise opportunity provides a way for you to share your passion for living a healthy lifestyle while building a sustainable business. Our stable and growing brand continues to attract industry accolades.

Why we’re worth it

Juice It Up! has been one of the premium juice and smoothie franchises since we first opened in Southern California in 1995. We’ve always been innovators and were the first juice franchise to introduce açaí to the U.S. market.

Our franchise is dedicated to spreading the word about balanced, healthy lifestyles, making us an ideal business for anyone passionate about making lives better in their community. Our simple, proven operations and excellent franchisee support make Juice It Up! a great way to explore the world of foodservice franchising.

Entrepreneur also ranked us among the best franchises for veterans. We offer great incentives to vets, including a 60% discount off your franchise fee for a single unit, and a 100% refund on your franchise fee if you build a second location within a year of opening your first.

Learn more about Juice It Up!

To discover more in-depth information about our smoothie and juice bar franchise, please fill out the form on this page. We’ll send you a password for our proprietary Juice It Up! Franchise Information Center, where you can review financial information, including average earnings for our franchisees and in-depth data about startup costs; read Q&As with longtime franchisees; review tutorials for first-time franchise buyers; and more. Meanwhile, we invite you to continue exploring our detailed research pages.