Check out some of the frequently asked questions from potential franchise partners below. Contact us with any other questions you may have!
Clean Juice® was started in 2014 by Kat and Landon Eckles. Landon’s career required him to travel frequently and be away from Kat and their children. The couple decided to put their destiny in their own hands by starting a new business, and Kat’s passion for healthy living led her to look into starting her own certified organic juice bar. She and Landon jumped into the idea with 100% motivation and heart, and on June 5, 2015, the first Clean Juice location opened its doors in Huntersville, North Carolina. In just a few short years Clean Juice has grown exponentially and was the very first juice bar franchise to be USDA-certified organic. Because of their extensive experience, Kat, Landon, and the rest of the Clean Juice crew know all about how to start a juice business!
Clean Juice locations generally follow a simple staffing model. Each store has one General Manager, one Assistant Manager, 3 to 5 Shift Leaders, and 12 to 15 Juiceristas. That’s right, we made up a word! Juiceristas – like baristas, but for juice! We love our Juiceristas. They are our frontline and make Clean Juice possible.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Clean Juice location ranges from $259,000 to $502,500. This includes the $42,500 that must be paid as an initial franchise fee to the franchisor. If you enter into a multi-unit agreement with us, the total investment necessary to begin operation of at least three stores ranges from $777,000 to $1,507,500. This includes the $69,500 that must be paid as an initial multi-unit franchise fee to the franchisor.
Your investment in how to start a juice bar business with Clean Juice includes an initial franchise fee of $42,500. That fee makes opening your location as simple as possible, and our development team will be there for you every step of the way. Our finance team will guide you through accounting and funding. The marketing team will help ensure your store opens with a bang, and the operations team will turn you into an expert at operating your store efficiently.
Yes! Our home office team is truly amazing and knows everything there is to know about how to open a juice bar business. Our experts are there to help you every step of the way. We love working with and supporting our franchise partners and we promise to go above and beyond to support our Clean Juice family. Our Franchise Business Consultants will work closely with you and will visit your store twice per quarter to help you grow your business!
The Clean Juice team offer support with marketing, training, operations, finance, and accounting.
While a person’s financial qualifications are important, we are in the business of partnering with the right people, not the right background. Our founders spend one-on-one time with each prospective partner to get to know them and make sure there are synergies and common interests. We love to partner with people who are focused on health and wellness, and who truly understand why organic is important. We love people with passion and with an energy for life. We love people who lead with kindness. We love people with a drive. When evaluating a candidate, and before awarding a franchise, we make sure to take the whole picture of a person into account.
We require that a store must be open within 9 months of signing a franchise agreement. Often the leasing process takes up most of this time, so the quicker this gets started, the sooner you will open. Our development team will guide you through this step as quickly as possible.
Yes! In fact, we do not allow you to sign a lease for a retail space until the site has been approved, and most times visited, by our Director of Real Estate. We are extremely involved in not only the site selection process, but will work closely with your real estate broker during the LOI and lease negotiations.
We require all of our owners to be very present, hands on, and involved. This might mean 40+ hours a week for the first 6-9 months. But remember — involved owners are successful owners!
Yes! We work with several 3rd party financing companies that can help with funding your Clean Juice store. We know this can be stressful, so we’ve gone above and beyond to select partners you can trust!
Yes, although we believe it’s very important that you have ties to the market you’re entering because our brand is so focused on integrating into the communities we serve. It’s always best to own a store where you reside, but we’ll work with you to create a plan to successfully own a location outside of where you live. Each situation is unique and has to be a good fit.
We aim to make supply chain as simple as possible! The Clean Juice Home Office carefully chooses and sources organic ingredients so they can be easily ordered from our national distributors. We also give our franchise partners detailed training on how to order ingredients and wares properly.
Like all businesses, Clean Juice was affected by the global pandemic in Spring 2020. However, we were only affected for a short period of time because of the way our business model is structured and how easily accessible our products are across multiple channels. But more importantly, Clean Juice is an organic, healthy food and wellness company and during the pandemic, consumers learned more about the importance of healthy eating and its impact on the body and immune system. We continue to be well-positioned because of the inherent nature of our products. Learn more completely from our Founder and CEO, Landon Eckles in our webinar here.