Everything you need to know about how to start a juice bar business
What is Juice It Up?
We are an established and leading juice bar and smoothie franchise brand with over 20 years’ experience based in Southern California. Juice It Up! is known for our innovative menu, our three product lines and our commitment to infusing everything we do with fresh and healthy energy.
How much does it cost to buy a franchise?
Your startup costs will vary depending on the store size, commercial real estate rates and location of your store, but our average startup costs, according to Item 7 of our latest Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), range from $227,400 to $399,185. Actual start up costs will be somewhere in the middle.
How much can I make?
We are eager to share our detailed financial picture, including average unit volume, with qualified franchise candidates. Simply fill out the form on this page to receive a password and a link to our proprietary Juice It Up! Franchise Information Center, where you can review earnings details from Item 19 of our FDD, Q&A’s with franchisees and video tutorials for first-time business owners.
Who makes a good franchisee?
A background in management or business ownership is ideal, but not required. More important characteristics include strong leadership and communication skills, natural enthusiasm and a passion for healthy lifestyles.
What kind of capital do I need to qualify?
We require franchise candidates to have a minimum of $100,000 in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $300,000.
What are your franchise fees?
Our franchise fee is $25,000 per unit. Discounts are offered to qualified U.S. veterans and Area Developers who purchase three or more units.
Do you offer special incentives to veterans?
Yes. As a proud member of VetFran, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life through franchising opportunities, we offer a 60% discount on our franchise fee for qualified U.S. veterans. We offer additional financial incentives for veterans who are interested in multiple units.
Do you offer discounts if I want to buy multiple locations?
Yes. Many of our franchisees sign agreements for 3-unit deals or larger, and we do offer financial incentives for multi-unit owners. To learn more, please fill out the form on this page to receive a password and a link to our proprietary Juice It Up! Franchise Information Center, where you can review startup costs in more detail from Item 7 of our FDD.
How large is an average store?
Size will vary depending on location, but our stores are typically between 800-1,200 square feet. We provide a customized store concept plan with a floor plan for each site.
What are the royalties and ad fund fees?
Franchisees pay a weekly royalty of 6% and an advertising fee of 2%.
How many employees will I need?
On average, you can expect to employ 10-15 part-time entry-level workers per store. Franchisees may hire a store manager or manage the store themselves.
I like what I’m hearing. How do I get started?
We share our development timeline with qualified candidates on our proprietary Juice It Up! Franchise Information Center. Please fill out the form on this page to receive your own password and a link to the Franchise Information Center website.