Oct 15, 2020
Growing organic juice bar franchise recognizes suppliers, employees
Clean Juice, which markets itself as the “first and most prolific USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise in the U.S.,” in late September honored its franchise partners and shared a strategic path forward during its annual conference known as Juice Jam.
Organic food suppliers including Sysco, Albert’s and Terrasoul were verbally recognized at the event, said spokesperson Perry Athanason.
“Many franchisees actually collect the pulp from the cold presses and have arranged to donate that so local organic farms can use as organic fertilizer,” Athanason said. “Some may work with the local farms directly for ingredients if needed but for the most part, all the organic ingredients are procured from the organic food suppliers.”
The Juice Jam event was broadcast live from Elevation Church in Cornelius, North Carolina, according to a press release from the company. Despite the global pandemic, Clean Juice used the live streaming event to recognize and honor its Franchise Partner award recipients in a number of categories and provided $13,000 in scholarships for eight of its top-ranked “Juiceristas.”
Founders Landon and Kat Eckles kicked-off the Juice Jam event by welcoming all Franchise Partners and team members by sharing its record-setting performances in 2019 and the first part of 2020 with same-store sales exceeding 15%, according to the release. Juice Jam celebrated the opening of its 33 new restaurant locations in 2019, 18 new franchise ownership groups, $33 million in systemwide sales, and more than 2,200,000 guests served. Clean Juice was recognized as the fastest-growing company in Charlotte and earned a spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 food-based franchises.
“The Clean Juice brand has so much to be thankful for as we continue to experience explosive growth and success,” said Landon Eckles, CEO, Clean Juice. “Of our many successes, the most important number to the Clean Juice family is 2.2 million, which is the number of guests we’ve welcomed in our stores across the nation.”
For more information about Clean Juice, its leadership team, and its core values, please visit www.cleanjuice.com.
Above, Kat & Landon Eckles announce the 2020 Juice Jam Scholarship Awards. Photo: PRNewswire