Charlotte, N.C. — Clean Juice®, the first and only national USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise and quick-service restaurant, has signed the brand’s 200th unit in less than 7 years of franchising. The brand’s 200th store was awarded to the Shango family who will open three locations in Michigan beginning with the first in Grand Blanc.
This record-setting milestone was achieved after a dynamic first quarter where the brand signed 14 new stores while expanding its national footprint into its 30th and 31st states in Utah and New Hampshire, respectively.
“This is a historic milestone for us, and we couldn’t be prouder,” says Landon Eckles, co-founder and chief executive officer of Clean Juice. “But we’re not stopping, we’re just getting started. Our core values have never shined brighter than this moment as we welcome the Shango family and celebrate our 200th store.”
The brand’s complete 2021 financial report showcased continued growth and exceeded expectations across the franchise’s key performance indicators, including same-store sales (SSS) and guest count (SSGC). In 2021, the company reported its best fourth quarter ever including a cumulative SSS growth of over 20% and SSGC growth of 23%. For the full year of 2021, Clean Juice had a total SSS growth of over 16% growth and served more than 3.3 million total guests in 2021 — up 41% from the previous year.
“We are focused on our mission of providing the best quality, fully organic food and beverages in the industry and guests love it. We aim to continue to grow and strengthen our brand and that starts with joyfully serving thousands of guests each day as we march confidently toward our 500th store with a healthy body and strong spirit,” Eckles adds.
Clean Juice’s exponential growth pattern wasn’t slowed during the previous 2 years of the global pandemic. It has emerged strongly into the new year and built strategically from quarter-to-quarter, day-by-day. In addition to the brand’s 200th location, Clean Juice shares news of expansions into Utah (St. George) and New Hampshire (Amherst), Idaho Falls, Idaho; Bowling Green, Ky.; Hinsdale, Ill.; Edmonds, Okla.; Pearland, Texas; Prosper, Texas; and multi-unit agreements in Lexington and Louisville, Ky.; Dothan, Ala.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Las Vegas.
Landon and Kat Eckles started Clean Juice® in 2016 as the first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise. For more information, visit www.cleanjuice.com and www.cleanjuicefranchising.com.
SOURCE: Clean Juice