Irvine, Calif. — Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted smoothie, raw juice and superfruit bowl chains, has appointed Susan Taylor as vice president of operations. Leveraging over 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Taylor has served in various leadership roles for national franchise chains including 14 years at Jamba, where she was the senior director of franchise operations; Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill; Baja Fresh; and Chevy’s Fresh Mex.
“Susan is not only well versed in our particular segment, she is passionate about the booming industry and the potential for the Juice It Up! Brand, not to mention her impressive history of producing remarkable results for high profile franchise chains,” says Chris Braun, CEO of Juice It Up!. “We are thrilled to add an industry veteran of Susan’s caliber to our talented leadership team and are confident she will bring a heightened level of operational efficiency to our proven business model. This is a very exciting time for Juice It Up! and I look forward to what we can accomplish together.”
Over the past 26+ years, Taylor has honed her skills as an operational leader and gained extensive experience in all aspects of the restaurant business. In previous roles, she led national franchising efforts by creating long term development and growth strategies designed to activate diverse markets. At Juice It Up!, Taylor will oversee all aspects of operations including franchise development, real estate, training, store design and construction. Taylor is also responsible for structuring well-balanced teams and coaching personnel to help them achieve their respective goals.
Founded in 1995, the Irvine, California-based lifestyle brand is a leading handcrafted smoothie, raw juice and superfruit bowl franchise. With over 100 locations open or under development across California, New Mexico, Oregon and Texas, Juice It Up! is looking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs and franchisees. For more information, visit www.juiceitupfranchise.com.
SOURCE: Juice It Up!