August 19, 2020,

Refreshing and healthy are two descriptions many crave in their cold drinks during this scorching heat wave.

Nothing like a brisk, cold refreshing drink to take the edge off.

As of this August 19, 2000 writing, boy do we need it.

The global news and information source bloomberg.com educates, “It was a California weekend for the history books. The first seven months of 2020 were the second warmest on record going back some 141 years, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.”

Residing here in Nor Cal, we can certainly feel it.

The story adds that the August heatwave brought the hottest days of the year so far to Sacramento and Fresno, which is unusual because those cities tend to reach their warmest days in July.

So true.

According to AccuWeather, electricity requests will be pushed to the limits as temperatures reach levels 15 to 30 degrees above late-summer averages.

Many of us have been relaxing with beverages to cool off and stay healthy.

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One beverage that is ideal for both are made by the team at Clean Juice.

Clean Juice is an American restaurant franchise that primarily serves smoothies, juices, and acai bowls.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, there are around 100 locations either in development or in operation in 16 states in the United States. Clean Juice was founded by in 2014 by husband and wife, Landon and Kat Eckles.

Very important, all of their ingredients have been certified 100% organic by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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That is deliciously refreshing to hear. Time for a visit.

At their home cleanjuice.com there are cool cups filled with information about their story, “Clean Juice® started in 2014 as the brainchild of Kat & Landon Eckles. Landon, after spending years traveling internationally, was ready for a career change and more time at home with his growing family. Kat had spent the better part of a decade making smoothies and juices at home and shot off the idea of opening a juice bar in the Charlotte area.

Landon and Kat quickly jumped into the idea with 100% motivation and heart. They moved to Lake Norman and opened their first location, Birkdale Village, on their 8th wedding anniversary – June 5th, 2015.”

A very refreshing story.

There is more zesty, tantalizing news from the Clean Juice Team.

Clean Juice Continues Rapid Growth Trend Despite COVID-19

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Organic Juice Bar is Microcosm of Booming Organic Food Industry

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clean Juice®, the first and most prolific USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise, announced today the addition of nine new stores across the nation since July 1st, 2020 continuing its rapid expansion despite the headwinds of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

National news outlets recently reported that nearly 16,000 restaurants have permanently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related government lockdowns and restrictions. Clean Juice’s continued growth in a surging, health-conscious environment is attributed to the strength of its development system, its franchise support structure, and the power of its brand, which is built on USDA-certified organic food and beverage offerings.

Three of the newly awarded units were expansions by existing franchise partners in the Clean Juice® system. This is evidence of a high level of franchisee satisfaction despite the turbulence the restaurant industry has experienced in the past six months with thousands of permanent restaurant closures and billions in lost sales revenues.

The new locations include West Frisco, Texas; Lake Mary, Florida; and St. Johns, Florida. This will be Clean Juice’s fifth store in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, fifth in the Orlando market, and first in the Jacksonville, Florida market. Six additional units were awarded to new franchise partners in East Lansing, Michigan; a multi-store agreement in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida; Phoenix, AZ, and for the first time, northern Kentucky, the franchise’s 24th state. This will also be the first Clean Juice® store in East Lansing and the first three in the West Palm Beach, Florida market.

The demand for organic produce and foods continues to rise across the nation and many consumers are prioritizing nutrition and immunity-boosting ingredients in an effort to protect themselves and their families against COVID-19 and other virus-based infections. According to recent Nielsen data, the U.S. sales of organic food and drink surged 25 percent for the 17-week period ending June 27. The Organic Trade Association reports record sales for the organic industry in its entirety posting more than $55B in 2019 with projections to exceed these numbers in 2020.  Clean Juice reports encouraging trends in both unit store sales and franchise inquiries.

Clean Juice reports similar trends in both unit store sales and franchise inquiries. From 2018 to 2019, average store sales approached and average 15 percent growth, with pre-pandemic growth trends returning in June 2020 after a three-month dip from the early onset of the virus. New franchise inquiries are also surging with more than 650 to date in 2020 alone, indicating a strong demand for health and wellness related products and services.

“This is not only a confirmation of our systems and structures we’ve put in place but a testament to the value of flexibility and evolving quickly,” said Dave Cuff, Vice President of Development. “From offering franchise support webinars to providing a virtual option for our typically in-person Discovery Days at our home office, our team always maintained the ability to be proactive during the worst days of the pandemic.”

“Our Discovery Day is the greatest opportunity to vet and be vetted by prospective franchise owners,” said Staci McDonnel, Vice President of Franchise Development. “At first, it was challenging to shift toward Discovery Days in a virtual environment, but in the spirit of embracing a new normal and striking a new balance between creative energy and today’s technology, we’ve found an enriching new way to engage potential owners.”

Other recent Clean Juice initiatives include the launch of its new CleanJuiceFranchising.com website; an ongoing webinar series on a variety of timely topics including Emerging Through Adversity; a new Be Organic podcast; a new mobile app; the rollout of its new organic wraps and seasonal Summer menu; and the launch of its Quarters for Kids® cause marketing campaign helping underprivileged children get access to organic food and being well, among others.

About Clean Juice®

Landon and Kat Eckles started Clean Juice® in 2016 as the first and only USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise and is rooted in the “healthy body and a strong spirit” (3 John 1-2) scripture and highlights the importance of an organic, plant-based diet. Clean Juice® offers organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies, wraps, açaí bowls, toasts, Greenoa® bowls, and other healthy foods in a warm and welcoming retail experience. Clean Juice continues to seek and welcome qualified franchisees to its family of franchise partners. For more information about Clean Juice®, its leadership team, and its core values, please visit www.cleanjuice.com.

Media Contact:
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Vice President of Marketing
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SOURCE Clean Juice

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