Juice It Up! Named in 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers

Juice It Up! Named in 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & ShakersGrowing Raw Juice Bar and Smoothie Franchise Outranks Larger Competitors

Juice It Up!, a premier raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, has claimed the 54th spot on Fast Casual’s 2015 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, beating out several larger competitors including Jamba Juice. Released in May, FastCasual.com’s annual list names the industry’s top restaurant chains, trends and technologies that shape the fast casual segment. This prestigious ranking follows Juice It Up!’s recent announcement of the brand’s consecutive, month over month net sales growth, resulting in more than 50 percent sales increases over the past 25 months.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, and with more than 80 locations open in five states, Juice It Up! is continuing its pursuit of steady expansion across the nation and is on track to add at least twenty additional stores by year-end. The brand is currently awarding a variety of franchise opportunities including area development, single unit, and non-traditional opportunities such as college campuses, airports and gyms across all U.S. regions.

“This is a very exciting time of growth and innovation for the brand and being named as a top chain on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list is an honor,” said Carol DeNembo, vice president of marketing for Juice It Up! “The recognition validates our shift to a stronger focus on our fresh, raw juice options, and we’re proud to say we’ve beat out some of our strongest competition in the smoothie category as well.”

Fast Casual’s Top 100 List includes brands hand-picked by a select group of judges and selected from over 900 nominations submitted by FastCasual.com readers. These brands were chosen using a criterion of growth, social responsibility, innovation and overall contribution.

With an operations-focused culture, Juice It Up! continues to attract highly-qualified new and existing franchise operators to grow with the brand. Ideal franchisees possess an entrepreneurial spirit, are passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, and a creative local store marketing mindset. To learn more about the benefits of owning a Juice It Up! franchise, please visit the Juice It Up! website at http://www.juiceitupfranchise.com.

Juice It Up!, a leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, specializes in delicious and functional fresh-squeezed juices, blended-to-order real fruit smoothies and nutrient-rich options such as Açaí and Pitaya Bowls. Founded in 1995, the Irvine, California-based lifestyle brand is focused on providing its guests with a variety of great-tasting, better-for-you food and drink choices designed with personal wellness in mind. With more than 80 locations across California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas, the company is showcasing newly revamped restaurant designs, a heavier focus on the growing demand for raw juice options and a menu refresh that reflects the brand’s active personality and motto to “Live Life Juiced!.” An established lifestyle brand with unparalleled experience in the raw juice bar industry, Juice It Up! has reported consecutive month over month net sales growth for over two years and is poised for aggressive expansion throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.juiceitupfranchise.com.

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