Year-to-Date Companywide Sales Up Over 50%, Comp Store Sales Increase 40%
Despite the immense challenges of the past year, Nékter Juice Bar, a leading national modern juice bar experience, emerged an even stronger and resilient company and in the process experienced record-setting sales growth with year-to-date companywide sales increasing by more than 50% versus 2020. Moreover, Nékter’s comparable store sales grew by nearly 40% compared to 2020 and are up by approximately 8% over the first quarter of 2019.
“By staying true to our mission and never compromising the overall guest experience, Nékter Juice Bar continues to realize tremendous growth across the board,” said Steve Schulze, co-founder and CEO, Nékter Juice Bar. “At just the half-way mark in 2021, we are beating pre-pandemic sales metrics, but what’s even more important is that we are strengthening and forging bonds with our guests, who know that at Nékter, we never yield our high-quality standards.”
Schulze also attributes this impressive sales growth to increased operational efficiencies, a best-in-class training platform, strong partnerships with third-party delivery providers, and to its franchise partners, who rallied and adapted quickly to bolster and boost accessibility and convenience.
With nearly 1 million users, Nékter’s mobile ordering and rewards app also played a critical role in last year’s achievements. “Our team was able to leverage proprietary artificial intelligence technology to optimize our menu while improving the overall guest experience too,” said Schulze. “We have been able to decrease lead times by 62% during the past five years and we expect to improve on that by another 23% this year.”
Now with 170 locations across the country, Nékter continues to be positioned well for continued expansion. In 2020, Nékter opened 14 new locations, many of them in new markets including: Billings, Montana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Lake Forest Park and Seattle, Washington; Castle Rock, Colorado; Eastlake and Clovis, California; and Boise, Idaho.
Looking forward, Nékter has 200 additional locations in the pipeline with plans to open in major new markets, such as Chicago, Northwest Indiana, San Antonio, Texas, and Birmingham, Alabama.
Nékter’s success continues to bring the brand significant awards, including once again being named to the Entrepreneur 2021 Top Food Franchises list, and earning a spot on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll, reserved only for companies named to the Inc. 500 at least five times. Since opening its first location in 2010, Nékter has received tremendous recognition from leading multiple business and restaurant industry authorities, such as Franchise Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, QSR Magazine, Restaurant Business, and more.
For more information about Nékter’s unwavering commitment to the health of its guests by offering a delicious, plant-based menu rich in vitamins and nutrients without unnecessary additives, sugars or fillers, please visit www.NekterJuiceBar.com. Like-minded entrepreneurs who are also passionate about health and wellness can visit https://nekterfranchising.com to learn more about one of the restaurant industry’s most successful concepts at a time when immunity and health are more important than ever.
As the pioneer of the modern juice bar experience and the champion of menu transparency and ingredient-integrity, Nékter Juice Bar was founded in 2010 to nourish America’s increasing appetite for plant-based, healthy food options that promote and support various lifestyles and diet preferences. With a steady eye on innovation, the health and wellness brand offers a delicious menu of freshly made, clean and nutrient-rich juices, Superfood smoothies, acai bowls, wellness shots, cold-pressed “Grab N’ Go” juices, healthy snacks, and several natural cleanse and fasting options to help guests “Live Life to the Freshest!” At its core, Nékter believes that “healthy” can taste great, be easily accessible, and be affordable too.
Now with nearly 170 locations in the U.S. with 200 additional locations in development across the country, Nékter, America’s Freshest Juice Bar experience, is an industry leader in the truly healthy juice bar category. For more information about the brand or franchising opportunities, please visit NekterJuiceBar.com.