The Clean Juice Growing Franchise Story
How many of us remember that childhood instruction of "eat your veggies" from our parents? Kat Eckles does. Problem was, she didn’t like them (the veggies, not her parents!). Luckily, she grew up to become an adult who does love them now (she even grows her own vegetable garden at home) and she knows how important they are to a well-balanced diet. So, when she started her own family, she wanted to make sure they were part of their well-balanced diet. Her solution? Juicing those veggies and blending them into smoothies with a little bit of banana for sweetness. Her family loved them!
Kat’s entrepreneurially-minded husband, Landon, had a sneaking suspicion others would love them, too, and it didn’t take long for the couple to make it their mission to bring clean and delicious organic juices to as many communities as possible. They opened their first Clean Juice store on June 5, 2015, in Huntersville, NC, and today, what began in Kat’s humble suburban kitchen has grown into over 100 locations in 23 states — one of the fastest-growing franchises on the market!
We Lead with Love
We believe every good and perfect gift comes from above, and we take our journey seriously. We love what we do, who we do it with, and why we do it, and strive to provide every community we’re blessed to be part of with the absolute best in organic goodness. The Clean Juice family believes in the power of teamwork and friendship, and every one of our bottles of delicious cold-pressed juices carries our mission statement — a Bible verse that has special meaning to us:
“Dear Friend — I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”
If you’re ready to join a brand family that believes in honesty, goodness, and fun, we can’t wait to hear from you, so get in touch today!
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2018 GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Husband-and-wife team Landon and Kat Eckles recognized the growing trend where people are now investing in their health, often spending more money on food than clothing. The entrepreneurs founded Clean Juice, the only USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise, with the mission of inspiring others to be healthy in body and strong in spirit. Products include acai bowls, juices, juice cleanses, smoothies, oat bowls, custom toast products, and other healthy snacks. Clean Juice now has 27 open locations, with another 75 in development, and an average unit volume of $1 million (per Franchise Disclosure Document, Item 19, 2017). By 2021, Clean Juice Franchising expects to have 500 stores nationwide.
2018 CBJ WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Charlotte Business Journal has revealed the 25 local female business leaders who make up our 2018 Women in Business class.
Through the Women in Business Awards program, CBJ honors outstanding women in the Charlotte region who have made significant contributions to their professions and to their communities during the past year.
Kat Eckles, owner and chief visionary officer of Clean Juice, is a 2018 honoree in the CBJ’s Women in Business awards program.
NAMED 5TH FASTEST GROWING FRANCHISE
Franchise Gator named Clean Juice the fifth Fastest Growing franchise for 2018 and the fastest growing food concept in conjunction with the release of its annual Top 100 list. The online franchise directory developed the rankings to help prospective franchisees identify top opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.