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Juice It Up! vs. Jamba Juice Franchise

In a Head-To-Head Competition, We Share the Updated Numbers to Help You Make an Informed Franchise Buying Decision

You’ve made a big decision in your life: You’re ready to own your own smoothie and juice bar. You know a franchise is the right way to go because of all the advantages of being part of a proven concept. But how do you decide which juice bar franchise to purchase? Some competitive shopping is in order, and we’d like to make it easier on you by comparing our brand to one of the other top juice franchises. In a look at Juice It Up! vs. Jamba Juice, we’ve done the basic homework for you.

Both companies have been successful in the juice and smoothie segment since the 1990s. Both of us have a loyal customer base. And both of us certainly have advantages to offer. First, let’s look at the numbers side-by-side.

Juice It Up! vs. Jamba Juice Franchise

Juice It Up! I Love Juice Bar
Initial investment $227,400 to $399,185 $236,100 - $501,800
Net worth $300,000 $300,000
Liquidity $100,000 $125,000
Franchising fee $25,000 $35,000


As you can see, Juice It Up! comes in slightly lower in these four key areas involving startup costs. While both franchise companies charge an ongoing royalty fee of 6% of gross sales and have similar core product menus, there are some important differences worth noting.

Jamba Juice is considerably larger than Juice It Up!, with 750 units nationwide, and is a publicly traded company. Juice It Up! has nearly 100 units open and in development, concentrated in the West but growing strategically into new-to-us territories like Florida. That’s far afield from our Southern California base, where we first opened in 1995, but we’re excited to introduce our brand to new fans. As a smaller, privately owned company, we can be more nimble when it comes to meeting and anticipating market demands. For example, Juice It Up! has been at the forefront of the emerging bowl market, with bowls being our fastest growing category.

Is Juice It Up! Right for You?

The next obvious question, of course, is what are Juice It Up! franchisees’ profits? How much can you expect to make? While we can’t make revenue projections, we can share past performances as reported by our franchise owners in our annual Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). We are happy to share our FDD with qualified candidates so they can learn more about our financial picture and business model.

After you compare the numbers, you’ll need more than a spreadsheet to make your final decision. Juice It Up! can provide the kind of personalized attention you won’t find at larger corporations. Our team of franchising experts are just a call, text or email away, and you’ll also find that our franchise owners feel more like family.

We work hard to provide thorough training to our new franchise owners, some of whom are venturing into entrepreneurship for the first time. We provide 100 hours of on-the-job training as well as 36 hours in the classroom to help you understand how our smoothie and juice franchise operates. We’re on hand throughout the build-out process and your grand opening, and we’ll provide ongoing support for as long as you own your franchise.

You should continue to explore juice bar franchise opportunities on your own, and we hope you’ve heard enough about Juice It Up! to start a conversation. We’d love to hear from you!

Learn more about our juice bar and smoothie franchise opportunities! Call us today (949) 647-4222 or fill out the form below to learn more about the Juice It Up! lifestyle.

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The Numbers

  • Liquid Capital required$100,000
  • Net worth required$300,000
  • Franchise fee$25,000
  • Total Investment$214,375-
  • Average Unit Volume top 25%$592,166
Fees and requirements based on a single unit and as reported in the 2019 franchise disclosure document (FDD).