Start a Juice Bar Business

If you are looking for an idea on what business you can start easily, a juice bar is one idea you can seriously consider. With more and more people becoming health conscious, a juice business is timely. How can you start this business? Learn some basic tips from our guide.

Many people, both young and adult, are now becoming conscious about the nutrition that goes into their food.

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Their reasons could vary from general fitness to wanting to look slimmer and great to avoiding diseases, improving overall vitality and wanting to live longer. With this shift from foods with unnatural additives and preservatives to healthier ones, a juice business is very much timely.

Juice Business Structure

You can start a juice business entirely on your own. It would help if you have an experience about juice preparation from working in a juice bar, but this is not necessary. You can also buy an existing business, or get a franchise. Franchising will cost a little bit more, though. If you have an existing food business, you can incorporate a juice business into it.

Juice Bar Menu

You don’t have to be a nutritionist or obtain a degree related to health to know that fruits and vegetables are good for the body. You can sell a variety of juices from apples, carrots, oranges, bananas, celery, melons and other fruits and vegetables. You can purchase juice wholesale from fruits and vegetable juice manufacturers or distributor or you can do the juicing onsite.

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You can even do both at the same time. Get juices wholesale from Norpac Foods. You can add vitamins and health supplements, for example, those that are known for their immunity boosting or antioxidizing effects. You can sell juices in several cup sizes starting at a price of $3.

Juice Bar Location

You can open at any place that is frequented by people such as tourist attractions, a kiosk in a mall, office building, airport, hotels, schools, beach areas, public markets, health clubs, and fitness clubs. Vending from a cart is another option you can take.

Juice Bar Startup Cost and Profit

Your startup cost will depend on how much you are spending for equipment (juicers and coolers), rent, advertising and getting the necessary license and permit. You can start the business at $10,000. Your profit will depend on your total sales minus the cost of your ingredients and overhead. It could be several times your capital after awhile when you’ve mastered the operation. Adding other items such as sandwiches in your menu can help boost profit.

For tips and advices in starting a juice bar, Stylecareer.com has an eGuide that could help a prospective juice bar owner find resources in starting this business. The eGuide, which one can download instantly, costs $68.95.
 

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205 Comments

  • grabias said on March 22, 2009
    I am living in New Caledonia and I wish to start a juice bar business and would appreciate your help, thanks, Fabienne
  • Ariel Duran said on April 16, 2009
    i live in the NY area & would like some information on what i need to start my own juice bar business. I would appreciate for some information & your help. Thanks!
  • Brenda said on April 30, 2009
    I moved to an area that is considered a "couch potato culture". I am a Personal Trainer, and business has been hard for me. I have been wanting to open a juice bar for a long time, but I don't know how well it will do here. I live in N.E. Pennsylvania. Any tips or success stories to offer? These people need a juice bar here---bad!!
  • Marcia Belmont said on May 26, 2009
    Interested in opening a juice bar at a new yoga studio?
  • wesley said on July 1, 2009
    i would like to start a juice bar in the va, beach area. what is my first steps for possible grants for start up.
  • Tushar said on August 11, 2009
    Hi, i want to start a juice business in my neighborhood in California. since all of us have same purpose..why don't we talk over a conference call and share ideas/information/resources..what do you think?
  • Mohan Singh said on August 28, 2009
    Hi! I wish to start a fresh vegetable and fruit juice to heal diabetes, joint pain, and various other ailments besides providing job opportunities. please advise how to start the same and what the pre-requisites like license and permission etc. regards
  • Jude said on November 9, 2009
    Hi, I would like to start a juice bar in Goa, for the health conscious people and tourist, kindly give me some inputs!!
  • Riham said on November 28, 2009
    I want to start a juice bar in Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt. Please give me more information to make my life easy.
  • Mikke said on December 4, 2009
    Hey there i'm thinking of starting up a juice bar in Sweden in the third biggest city. But in the winter it gets very cold so i dont know if its gonna work all year around? can you give me some info on what i need and everything you know to make it as easy as possible for me, many thanks sweden boy. the city is malmo
  • mary said on December 26, 2009
    hey i'm from sydney and would want to start my own juice bar business. Your help will be very much appreciated if you could pls send me info on how to start the business. thanks.
  • AHMED said on December 29, 2009
    I AM AN EXPORTER TO ALL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM EGYPT
  • JOY said on January 14, 2010
    I HAVE BEEN MAKING NATURAL JUICES FROM FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR A WHILE NOW AND HAS SEEN TREMENDOUS CHANGES IN MY HEALTH AND THAT OF MY FAMILY. I BEGAN TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND THAT JUICES CAN CURE AND PREVENT SO MANY ILLNESSES IN THE BODY. I WOULD LOVE SOME HELP IN GETTING THE RESOURCES TO START A JUICE AND SANDWICH BAR IN THIS AREA SPRINGFIIELD, MO. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE. THANKS
  • Margaret said on January 19, 2010
    I have been meaning to start a juice business now for a long time, I am from the UK but currently living in Uganda and this is where I would like to start my business
  • Dan said on February 5, 2010
    Hi I am from Hervey Bay QLD Australia I own and manage my Security company at where I live. I run a boxing club for the under privilege kids in the area as well and its been some time now that I have been thinking to start up a juice bar or smoothie bar for athlete in the area. I live in the much warmer part of Australia. I would love some information on how to go about starting up this business. Any help will be much appreciated. Many Thanks
  • Bitoolah said on March 13, 2010
    I Would like to open a juice bar in israel and wanted to find grants for starting an international business can anyone give me any info?
  • Gustavo Ojeda said on April 9, 2010
    I'm planning to open a juice bar in Cancun, Mexico. I would like to know what kind of regulations and what food providers i can reach in Cancun. I really appreciate your input, thanks.
  • Hanan Abdi said on April 13, 2010
    Hello, I am planning to open a juice bar in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Although there is no famous place there I want to open it in different areas like fitness center, gas stations, mall I have like $25,000 capital I wanted some info. But I work in tourism area I want to resign my job and work on the juice bar. Thanks
  • kamal prasad amatya said on April 29, 2010
    I am planning to open small fresh juice shop in hartford county, how and where I get the license? what are the requirements? do I need to get permission from town hall? if yes, how tough? thanks for your prompt reply.
  • Elliott said on May 20, 2010
    Hello! I just moved form California to Philadelphia 8 months ago. I would love to open a Raw Vegetable and Fresh Fruit Juice Bar Lounge right here in center city.
  • Prabhjeet Singh said on May 25, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start a juice bar in New Delhi. I want to know that How i can get license and from where in Delhi? Please give me advise. I will be very Thankful to you. New Delhi - 110 092 INDIA
  • Sherine Khairy said on June 1, 2010
    Hi, I would like to start a juice business in Cairo, Egypt. Need ur advice for more ideas
  • beth said on June 1, 2010
    Hi looking to start a juice bar in Caribbean, St. Lucia can you send me any helpful information. Thank you
  • Grace said on June 19, 2010
    I am interested in opening my own juice bar business in Sydney NSW Australia. Can you please send me some info? Thank you.
  • manisha patel said on June 28, 2010
    Hi, I am interested to open a juice bar in London, UK. Do I need any kind of License and if yes then how can I get it? please give me more information about it. Thanks a lot for your help.
  • masud said on July 14, 2010
    I am a student, i want to make a business plan about a juice shop, but i have no idea about how to open a juice in Bangladesh.
  • kieran o brien said on July 14, 2010
    hello, i opened a juice bar in ireland!!! great idea!!! wrong location as we have 100 rain!! i am selling it and is its mobile and look fantastic if you mail me i can send lots of photos, its a profitable buisness and great crack. i am willing to neg the price if anybody interested, my tel number 00353851387073, kind regards kieran. hi again, if you just mail me i can send photos as i realized that i didnt renew coolbananas website!! kieran@irishsoe.com is my mail address if interested, tks again
  • Bilal ahmad said on July 18, 2010
    apple juice manufacturing, in shopian kashmir. i am happy with this business. thank you.
  • rajib said on July 19, 2010
    hi, i'm interested to open a mobile juice bar in guwahati. pls help how to start
  • Yaardgal said on August 3, 2010
    Chicago, IL, USA. I wish to start a natural fruit juice business and sell to a niche market here. How does one go about preserving or adding natural preserves to prolong the shelf life of the juice. I wish to also use this in organic cupcakes as well.
  • Prasad said on August 8, 2010
    HI , I wanna set up a small juice shop in Chennai, Can someone tell me the procedure for setting up a shop in tamilnadu. Is there any license to be obtained and so on.please guide.Email: prasad.jitin@gmail.com
  • PHIONAH said on August 8, 2010
    Am from Kampala Uganda and in search for something i could do, i thought about a fruit juice business but i request for more advise on how to get capital say a loan from a financial institution and also advise on how best to make different types of fruit juices. Thank you.
  • John Nelson said on August 10, 2010
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  • zee raza said on August 13, 2010
    like everyone here i would like to open my juice bar in irvington, tuscon, arizona
  • Tina Do said on September 1, 2010
    Hi. I want to open a mobile smoothie/coffee bar in Southern California. Can anyone send me info for the equipments and the supplies needed to start up. Thank you.
  • chantal said on September 5, 2010
    Hi. I'm looking to open a small juice bar business on the Gold Coast, Australia. Any ideas or input would be great. Thank You
  • hassan said on September 10, 2010
    i live in the virginia beach area, i own a couple restaurants and i would like to add a juice bar in each one, can anyone provide me with the right infos to get started. thank you
  • giridhari said on September 20, 2010
    Hi! I wish to start a fresh vegetable and fruit juice stall business to heal various body ailments. I am based in London now. Please advise me how to start with small budget and what are the pre-requisites like license and permissions etc. Regards!!! Giri(Buzz@00447525432318)
  • lynda said on October 25, 2010
    i have started a small business of blending fresh juice of mango,pineapple and avocado then there is somebody i have employee to take it round selling it am also going round hotels asking for tenders how else can you advise me to improve my business
  • Chuck said on October 27, 2010
    I would love to start a juice bar in Charlotte NC area any info would be helpful.
  • G. Tasar said on December 9, 2010
    HI, I wanna set up a juice shop in Turkey, Can someone tell me the needed things for that market. In the Turkey there is no such a thing to take a example. thanks...
  • Paulo Gomez said on January 2, 2011
    Hello my name is Paulo and I live in Orlando Florida, I remember how my mother used to make tropical juices when I was little and everyone lined up to get these juices, I remember they never lasted more than a day in the fridge. I want to remake these juices in memory of my mother that passed away last year. does anyone have any good tropical fruit juice recepies??
  • james said on January 7, 2011
    Hi i go to a gym and there is nothing healthy in it just vending machines with sweets so i was thinking about opening a juice bar there as i know so many ppl that are always complaining that there is no healthy things up there. i would appreciate if you could guide me a lil bit, as to health and safety what certificate i would need. thanks
  • YB said on January 10, 2011
    For those of you in the U.S, you would need to get your facility approved by your city's health department. This obviously means that you have your company established, premises rented and built out etc. You'll need to interface with the State Corporation Commission, city/county building departments etc. The health department will need to see a menu before granting a license to operate. In addition to that, a Certified Food Safety Manager will need to be present at the premises at all times. Google it for training materials and testing center information in your respective state. That's pretty much it. Find a couple of distributors for the ingredients you identified in your menu with the health department, source the equipment (depends on what you want to offer/serve) and start your business. At the very minimum, it will cost at least $5000 - $10,000. (fridge, ice machine, blender/juicer, 3 compartment sink, hand washing station etc) Good luck!
  • Deji said on January 21, 2011
    I'm thinking of starting a smoothie bar business in Nigeria that will comprise of both fixed and mobile sites (buses). Can you give me info and how to start and where I can source for equipment, customized buses/trucks etc? thanks
  • Yan said on January 22, 2011
    Hi I'd like open a juice bar in a small town, Ontario, Canada. do you know what kind of license I need to apply? it is similar to States?
  • Lavina Ayers said on February 5, 2011
    I would like to start a juice business in Detroit , Michigan. Maybe downtown in a business office where there are many employees.
  • dorjee said on February 19, 2011
    I am From NEW YORK BROOKLYN .Like to open juice bar what license i need and how to make menu.
  • hussein said on March 9, 2011
    hi, i am from sydney, i would like to open a fruit kiosk and i am thinking to have a juice bar too, so could you help me and send me some information to help me.
  • lydia said on March 17, 2011
    what are the pros and cons of having a juice bar?
    what are the general fixed costs and variable costs?
    how long does it before one starts realizing profits?
  • janet desplaces said on March 30, 2011
    Hi..l am interested in starting a juice bar in Peurto Banus, Marbella, Spain and would appreciate as much information as possible...costs, profits etc..thank you
  • Olugbenga said on April 4, 2011
    Hello, I like to start up a juice bar (or packed juice) in Lagos state, Nigeria. Can you help me with your wealth of experience....???
  • Edward Houston said on April 21, 2011
    Hi I live in Waukegan Il,and would like to know how to start a Juice Bar Business. Tank you: Edward Houston
  • Raul Liccioni said on May 8, 2011
    I would love to start a juice bar in Brisbane- Australia, area any info would be helpful.
  • Nev said on May 16, 2011
    Good Day. I am very much interested in opening a Juice bar. Juice is a good option and i want to promote it amongst all. I am based in Goa, India. Its mostly humid climate, with 4-5 month of monsoon. Fruits are found abundantly from neighboring states. Just want to how to plan. Business cost, investment, startup cost. I have plans to do branding and start an interactive website. Please help with some information on how to go about it. And investment needed. Thanks
  • Sergio said on May 16, 2011
    What are the licensing requirements for a simple juice bar in Manhattan/Queens including location permits for cart, food handling, etc.
  • Diana said on June 3, 2011
    Hi ! i would like to start mobile coffee/juice shop in Turkey/Antalya. Please can you send me info about anything? where to start, license, cost. etc. Thanks a lot.
  • Fad Medi said on July 16, 2011
    I would like to inquire your help because I'm seriously thinking about opening a juice bar.
  • Mihaly said on July 29, 2011
    Hello, I have got a commercial company in Europe, Hungary. I am interested Fruit Drinks, Mineral Waters, Energy Drinks. If you got an idea, please send me an email. I want a business partner! Please send me: Product name, list price, dealer price, product picture, weight, specifications, format... more information. Thank you
  • Carolina said on August 29, 2011
    Hi, I would like to start a bar juice (smoothies) in Cali-Colombia, i'ld like to know where can a have a training, I live in New York.. Thank You
  • william said on September 13, 2011
    hi! as a youth group we want to open a juice bar. we grow fruits and veges. our name is ATELA YOUTH, we are located in kisumu kenya. we welcome ideas on how to go about it the blending machine price. thank you.
  • pradeep kumar reddy said on September 18, 2011
    hi bro, i want to start a juice bar in cotonou, benin...i dnt know what is the procedure.?..are people here shows interest to have a fresh juice?... if.. advise me the exact place to establish...
  • Hemanth Gowda said on October 17, 2011
    Hi, I would like to start a juice bar in Bangalore. I want to know that How i can get license and from where in Bangalore? Please give me advise. I will be very Thankful to you.
  • James Nathaniel said on October 18, 2011
    Phila. Pa 19119 I would like to open a raw and juice bar in Philly. I believe that it will do extremely well.
  • Bennedict said on November 2, 2011
    Great day! I would like to start a vegy and fruit juice bar in Swaziland. We have various fruit and veg farmers around with wonderful warm weather. Kindly provide me with a business plan template and recipes.
  • aaron goodfriend said on November 6, 2011
    Hello, I plan on opening a juice store in valencia, California. I would like to open up in a retail area near possibly a gym or an area where there is a dense population. I also plan on selling supplements and healthy sandwiches. I was wondering if you had advice on how to get started specifically with how to create a menu, advertise, how much equipment I may need and anything else that you think I may need to know. Thank you.
  • Nana Fosu said on November 9, 2011
    Plan on opening a Juice Bar in Ghana, West Africa. It's going to be in a metropolis with lots of traffic.
  • Sanjeevi said on November 10, 2011
    Juice drinking is basically a cultural thing unless one is caught up in a thick metro community where variety of factors such as weather, traffic flow , social gatherings, habits do matter. Alcohol drinkers do not prefer fruit juice. Coffee drinkers do not care for fruit juice. It is mostly during a hot summer weather and if the pockets are full people do want a fruit juice. Not many Asians are fond of fruit juice as the whites. To do fruit juice vending, it is no rocket science. just an attractive kiosk + busy location + charming faces.
  • yemi said on December 23, 2011
    pls do i need a licenses for juice bar in nigeria. Pls what is difference between juices bar and packaged bottled juices. Pls what are the equipment need to start. Where can i purchase it
  • jake said on January 8, 2012
    how do I start do I start at the market and work my way up???(juice bar)
  • Marina said on January 13, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA. Hello, I would like to start a juice bar in a fitness/yoga club i Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I need information about the essential requirements to open such a business- permits (from the city hall or health department); specific conditions, mandatory for this activity; other start-up know how for this business. Thank you.
  • Ronny said on February 15, 2012
    Hi, I am living in Qld Australia , I am keen to start a bottled juice business. Would love to start small but thinking for big production in future. I am looking for some machinery for packaging and juicing etc. Do you have a list what kind of machines I'll need. Thanks.
  • Huyaman said on February 15, 2012
    I wish to open a juicing establishment in my home town of Mughal. I am also looking into completely organic canned meal business. Does anybody have any suggestions, tips, or recipes that could help me get this off the Terra Firma. Your helpfulness is much appreciated.
  • Pratik said on March 3, 2012
    Hi, I reside in Mumbai, India. I was interested in setting up a juice bar in Mumbai. I would like to know what are the licenses required and other things I would need to start of one. Thanks, Pratik
  • pravindevaprasad said on March 13, 2012
    Hi, I like to start in Chennai, India. I am very much interested, i have many ideas but my present profession is different( Orthodontist, dentist). But i surely will start one and will let it to franchise. I wish all the aspirants dream come true. Regards.
  • Tom said on March 21, 2012
    Hi, I would like to find out what kind a permits do I need and if it is possible to start a freshly squeezed orange juice business in Florida out of a cart in open spaces like close to beaches. You may reply to tszabad@yahoo.com. Thanks
  • Morris said on March 28, 2012
    am looking forward to open a smoothies and juice bar in kampala,i need a partner. for more info email me at eafriqueadventures@yahoo.com
  • Shiv kumar said on March 29, 2012
    Hi. I like to start up a juice bar in Grater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Can you help me with your wealth of experience.
  • shirley said on April 2, 2012
    I am in Delhi - Dwarka and wish to start up a juice shop business. assistance, know how and some guidance is welcome. thanks in advance. shirley
  • rachana sharma said on April 4, 2012
    hi. I want to start a juice + healthy drinks (like lassi,sattu etc) corner in ghaziabad, uttar pradesh(India). i have worked with a healing center and have some experience for health counseling.this is my dream project. Can you help me with your wealth of experience.
  • Stephane said on April 13, 2012
    I would like to get some information about opening a juice bar in North Carolina, thanks for the help!
  • Shahid said on April 15, 2012
    Hi, I am planning to open an ice cafe' + Juice bar in Stuttgart. would appreciate your help. thanks
  • Baraka said on April 16, 2012
    Hello! Am in Kenya and for a long time i have been looking for a business that can help me and others health-wise. I have now settled for a juice bar but right now am not able due to where i reside as we have to share power bills and whenever i have to use my blender everyone complains that i am using too much power. How can you assist me?
  • Marco Munoz said on April 24, 2012
    Hi, Marco here~ I desire to start a mobile Juice Bar biz in Vancouver, Canada! Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to your reply, cheers.
  • Ali said on May 11, 2012
    hi my name is ali and i live in sweden. i am thinking to open a smoothie and juice bar in lebanon or in egypt. i need your help please
  • Nadina said on May 15, 2012
    Hi i am from Greece and i am interested in opening a juice bar in Athens! i need advice, help and expertise!! thank you
  • hailegiorgistassew said on June 7, 2012
    hi this is haile from Ethopia i will like to open a juice bar plies give me a good idea thank u!!
  • tarun sharma said on June 21, 2012
    hello, I am starting the Juice Bar in one of The prominent City of North India's Largest State, My planning is to provide employment to various people and let people help to Remain Healthy. Also will planning to achieve a yearly sales and Spreading it through various Juice Outlets.
  • RAY CRENTSIL said on June 26, 2012
    I live at Tantra Hill nr. Champion Divine Clinic am starting raw fruit juice business is there market in Ghana or in Africa? THANKS
  • MOHAMMED ASGHAR ALI said on July 13, 2012
    Dear sir /madam i am doing job in hotel industries at abu dhabi u a e i would like to start small business /juice bar/sandwich. mini super mart / agri smal farming in sweden. sweden is nice country and welfare state +malysia+serilanka. please assist in this matter. best regards MOHAMMED ASGHAR ALI, ABU DHABI U A E
  • Mary Godwins said on July 15, 2012
    Hi my name is Mary, from London United Kingdom, I wish to open a fresh fruit juice bar, as part of my business, can you advice Me on what equipments I will need, and if I need a license, to start it, Many thanks.
  • ogbekhilu williams said on July 17, 2012
    looking for business partners in the area of fruit juice production in Nigeria, we have the raw materials. we promise to provide all technical assistance to any person or company that show interest. Thanks
  • Helena said on July 19, 2012
    Hi there i live in London, and i really look forward to open a smoothie bar. and hot drinks, sandwich, and how can i start license, or how much is a rent kiosk? thanks so much, i really need help.
  • Meskerem said on July 23, 2012
    Hi there, I live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and i want to open Smoothie bar, i already selected a location i thought best. can you please help me in some ideas.
  • narayanan said on August 4, 2012
    hi, i am in india ,tamilnadu [south india ] i want to start a juice bar in the highway ,please give very important tips to run a very good juiceshop
  • Blue Iris said on August 28, 2012
    I am opening a juice bar in Jamaica. What are the health requirements?
  • uttara, dhaka said on September 1, 2012
    Dear sir, I want to start a small business. so i like to open a juice bar but i have no idea, how i can make juice to use different types of fruits. i'm searching a training centre(in dhaka, bangladesh). where i can learn practically. so my request to you, please give me best idea & show me the right way. Thanking you, Abdur Rahman(Sujon)
  • baldev bhui said on September 17, 2012
    interested to open a juice bar in south Delhi and want to know how to start. RGDS, Baldev bhui 9810033775
  • kay lewis said on September 19, 2012
    i'm interested in opening a juice bar in newark, nj USA
  • roy said on September 19, 2012
    Hi, I'm thinking to open a juice bar in florence, italy. i just want to know is there any franchising method, or if i want to open on my base , how can i contact the machine suppliers., how much the cost it is etc etc. hope to get the ans soon, thanx

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