Juice and Smoothie Bar

1. What is a sustainable juice and smoothie bar?

Sustainable juice and smoothie bars sell freshly squeezed juices and blended smoothies made from organic, local, and seasonal fruits and veggies. Sustainable products like yerba matte and acai may also be included.  Many people are seeking out healthier fast food options, trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables in their diets, and have heard that juicing is a great way to capture a lot of vitamins and minerals from raw produce that might otherwise be lost during cooking.

Juice and smoothie bars are small-scale businesses that can be started inside a gym, in a kiosk at the local mall, or anywhere else you might be able to simply rent some space, as opposed to a stand-alone building.  There are many great ways to incorporate locally sourced, organic and seasonal produce that will greatly improve the environmental footprint of the business, as well as the health of your offerings and the creation of community in your area.

2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?

Food service experience is helpful but not a necessity.  There is no need for you to have an education in nutrition, as most people understand that fruits and vegetables are a healthy part of their regular diet.  However, being able to calculate caloric content and some basic vitamin and mineral details to add to your menu and product labels would encourage your customers to buy.  The work requires that the worker be able to be on their feet for extended periods of time, a good ‘people person’, and be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

3. How much money is required to start?

$$-$$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

4. What is the income potential?

$$-$$$   (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)

5. What is the best location for a organic juice and smoothie bar?

Urban (best), semi-urban (very good), suburbs (good), rural (poor).

6.  Three best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to all three, this business might be for you):

Do you enjoy serving people?
Do you have a passion for healthy food?
Do you believe in the power of food to, as Hypocrites said, “Be thy medicine”?

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Interested in starting one in your community? Where do you begin?  What permits do you need?  Who is your target customer?  How do you find them?  What is the best use of your limited advertising dollars?  What’s the best way to attract a great employee or volunteer?  What does an average day look like?  What strategic tips do veteran eco-entrepreneurs suggest for startups like you?

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