LOVJuice is not just a juice bar. It is a home away from home for many. We cater, to the best of our abilities, to everyone’s wants and needs. The very knowledgeable juicers employed at LOVJuice go above and beyond to ensure that every customer walks out of the establishment not only happy, but eager to return. We have many customers who come in on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times a day. Also, as a customer of LOVJuice, I would have to say (and this is not biased…well maybe it is) the juicers and chefs at LOVJuice make some of the most delicious organic, vegan, juices, smoothies, lunches, and snack items that I have ever (guiltlessly) eaten!
Cheri opened LOVjuice in July of 2013. LOVjuice stands for “living organic vegetable” juice. With a passionate commitment to the personal knowledge she accumulated when she experienced firsthand the heartbreak and helplessness you feel when someone you love is lost to obesity. “I lost my first husband in 2009 basically to overeating – to eating all the wrong things. He loved red meat, and all the highest fat content foods on a menu. His health started to decline over the years and he could barely walk. When he decided to finally go in for knee surgery, his heart couldn’t take it. He died three days after the operation. To watch someone deteriorate like that when you know there is a better way… People used to ask me why I couldn’t do anything. But you can’t force someone to do something they don’t want to do.” Cheri’s inspiration for LOVjuice grew out of the heartfelt desire to heal just one person.
Meanwhile, way up in New Hampshire, my life was about to take a major turn. The company for which my husband (Larry) had been working, for 25 years, was about to shut down his plant…big changes were coming! During that period, I was in constant communication with Cheri, assisting her with some of the administrative aspects of her juice bar. While my career as an Executive Assistant was thriving, and I was at the top of my game, I was never one to fear trying something new. So, after a few trips down to Vero Beach, and a little bit of “hands on”, I decided to take the plunge and become an Organic Juice Bar Manager….the absolute best decision I have ever made!
I quickly fell in love with what Cheri had created, and am absolutely amazed with the vision she brought to life. That being said, not even six months into managing the business, Cheri’s life took a major turn. Her husband took a position in New Mexico, which led her to the decision to sell LOVJuice. Luckily, and since I had become so attached to the staff, customers, and the product we were selling, she chose me!
These days you can find me and Larry, on any given morning, in the LOVJuice kitchen at 6:00am, happily juicing, mixing, and bottling Vero Beach’s favorite Organic Juice combinations.
Although this is just the beginning of a brand new journey for me, I really do look at it as my “Happily ever after”! In other words…Wendi and LOVJuice are going to be around for a very long time, offering our health conscious customers a small slice of healthy!
When you join the LOVJuice team as a franchise owner, you will receive support in a number of different areas:
- Operational Support
- Marketing Support
- Purchasing Support
- Accounting and Legal Support
- Ongoing Research and Development
- Overall Program Oversight
- 2-3 weeks of training at LOVJuice’s HQ in Florida beginning approximately 8-12 weeks before your franchise is scheduled to open for business.
- 1 week of training at your location to get your business started.
- Ongoing support and guidance in building and operating your business.
When you join LOVJuice you have the choice of a new start-up business or you can convert your current juice bar to be under the LOVJuice umbrella. When you join the LOVJuice team you will be given an exclusive territory of approximately 100,000 in population to develop. LOVJuice is always looking for expansion opportunities in new markets!
Types of qualifications recommended for potential franchise owners:
- Strong Sales and Client Service Abilities
- Good with Timing and Schedule Management
- High Personal Standards
- Able to Meet Initial Investment Requirements
- Strong Sense of Integrity in Corporate and Client Relationships
- A Willingness and Commitment to Excellent Service
Targeted experiences for potential franchise owners include:
- Franchise Operations Experience
- Food Service Experience
- Business Owner and/or Managerial Experience
- Husband and Wife entrepreneurial team who want to start a business