Nékter Juice Bar, America’s freshest juice bar experience with more than 330 locations open or in development, today announced that the brand has signed 64 new franchise locations since the start of 2022 with many of those locations opening in new markets including Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Tennessee.
The healthy living brand also recently partnered with Kitchen United to open five “ghost kitchen” locations in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio, following the opening of its first ghost kitchen with DoorDash Kitchens in Redwood City, California, last May. Additionally, in September, Nékter opened its first licensed location inside a grocery store in Shoreview, Minnesota.
The news comes as Nékter celebrates being named once again a “Top Food Franchise” in 2022 by Entrepreneur magazine in the Smoothies/Juices category. According to the magazine, the recognition reflects Nékter Juice Bar’s position in the 2022 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and the magazine’s rankings of favorable costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
“At Nékter Juice Bar, our franchisees are part of our family, and we treat them as such every step of the way,” said Schulze. “We remain exceptionally transparent and approachable, delivering outstanding franchisee support by an experienced team that truly wants every franchise partner to prosper. This honor from Entrepreneur magazine is so appreciated and underscores how important our partners are as we continue to scale across the country.”
Since its founding in 2010, Nékter has been heralded as a pioneer in the juice bar category, championing a transparent, ingredient-centric, nutritious, and affordable menu of fresh juices, superfood smoothies, acai bowls and other healthy snacks. The brand has since garnered many top restaurant industry and national business awards, along with millions of loyal fans across the country, who count on Nékter to offer only the highest quality, “real” ingredients without any fillers, added sugars or additives.
“After searching for more than a year for the ideal franchise, I discovered that Nékter Juice Bar was a brand that I could truly relate to in terms of my journey to healthy living and my transition from a traditional career to entrepreneurship,” said Mina Miglani, who owns and operates a Nékter Juice Bar in Anaheim, California. “The operational and marketing support I receive from the Nékter team has made all the difference in the strong sales at my store, and I look forward to growing with them and opening more locations. In fact, I’m on pace to set a record for the highest sales in a given year by a store owned for less than two years. I can’t recommend this franchise opportunity more for anyone seeking to combine a health-oriented mindset with a successful business.”
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 options to help guests “Keep It Real.” At its core, Nékter believes that “healthy” can taste great, be easily accessible, and be affordable too.
Now with 330 locations open or in development, Nékter is an industry leader in the truly healthy juice bar category. Recent industry recognition includes 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 multiple leading business and restaurant industry authorities such as Franchise Times, Nation’s Restaurant News, Newsweek, QSR Magazine, Restaurant Business, and more. Recently, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Nékter in the top 250 restaurant brands in the country.
Nékter continues to seek qualified franchise partners, including single-unit, multi-unit and multi-brand operators, who will benefit from one of the healthiest revenues in the industry, a low initial investment, competitive franchise fees, exceptional support from an experienced team, and robust loyalty program which now boasts more than 1 million guests. Veterans will also benefit from a 10% reduction in franchise fees among other incentives.
For more information about the brand or franchising opportunities, please visit NekterJuiceBar.com.
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