Guide to Starting Juice bar Business

Types of juice

Fruit juice is classified into vegetable juice, alcoholic beverage, fruit and fruit drink. Others are branded fruit juice, fruit vinegar, carbonated fruit drink.

  1. Vegetable juice
  2. Fruit
  3. Fruit drink
  4. Branded fruit juice
  5. Fruit vinegar
  6. Carbonated fruit drink
  7. Alcoholic beverage

Vegetable juice

Vegetable based juice are Wheatgrass, tomato, watercress juice. Others are Tejuino, Spinach, carrots, parsley, cucumber, Dandelion, Celery, Beet juice.

  • Wheatgrass
  • Tomato
  • watercress juice
  • Tejuino
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion
  • Celery
  • Beet juice
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Fruit

Fruit are Durian, Grapefruit, grape, honeydew, guava, Kaffir lime and izze. Others are apple, cantaloupe, must, petimezi, pineapple, sugarcane, melon, limonene, prune juice.

  • Durian
  • Grapefruit
  • Grape
  • Honeydew
  • Guava
  • Kaffir lime
  • Izze
  • Apple
  • Cantaloupe
  • Must
  • Petimezi
  • Pineapple
  • Sugarcane
  • Melon
  • Limonene
  • Prune juice

Fruit drink

  • Winter melon punch
  • Orange
  • Lemonade
  • Limeade
  • Otai
  • Pog fruit drink

Mixed Combo Drinks

The type of juice will determine the ingredients. Use a fast centrifugal or slow juicer to make the delicious drinks. Popular combos are Cucumber drink=Cucumber-Celery-Cantaloupe, Kale Drink=Kale- Strawberry-Banana-Orange.

Other combinations are Tart Apple drink=Apple and Kale, Orange drink= Orange-Ginger-Lemon, Carrot Drink= Carrot-Ginger-Lemon.

Combo Juice drinks

  • Cucumber-Celery-Cantaloupe
  • Kale- Strawberry-Banana-Orange
  • Tart Apple and Kale
  • Orange-Ginger-Lemon
  • Carrot-Ginger-Lemon.

Steps to start a juice bar

Start by writing a business plan then carry out a feasibility study. Study what the competition is doing, type of drinks and prices. Learn the trade then form a legal entity, apply for tax identification number.

Estimate startup costs acquire funding then find an ideal location. Lease a store, purchase equipment, create a menu, hire staff and advertise.

Steps

  1. writing a business plan
  2. carry out a feasibility study
  3. learn the trade
  4. form a legal entity
  5. apply for tax identification number
  6. estimate startup costs
  7. acquire funding
  8. find an ideal location
  9. lease a store
  10. purchase equipment
  11. create a menu
  12. hire staff
  13. advertise
  14. start selling

Learn the trade

Juice mixing is an art that requires expert knowledge. The practitioner needs to learn the trade and develop the skill. Develop the skill through paid employment, as an apprentice or find a mentor.

Other ways include reading juice mixing publications, online courses, formal training. More qualifications are good accounting, interpersonal skill and bookkeeping.

Juice making knowledge

  • paid employment
  • as an apprentice
  • find a mentor
  • read juice mixing publications
  • online courses
  • get formal training

Other qualifications

  • good accounting
  • interpersonal skill
  • bookkeeping

The juice bars location is of paramount importance. It should be easily accessible, visible and attractive. Best locations are areas with huge vehicular or human traffic.

Make sure the bar has lovely décor, comfortable furniture to encourage lounging. Best locations are airports lounges, shopping centers, malls, fast-food restaurants, amusement parks.

Best location for juice bar

  • airports lounges
  • shopping centers
  • malls
  • fast-food restaurants
  • amusement parks
  • hotel

Equipment

Common equipment are bar stools, dinner tables, chairs, bar counter, décor. Add a commercial juicer, mixer, knife, cups, freezer, fridge, ice block maker. Place a large signboard,

Finance

Funding is needed to lease a shop, purchase equipment, ingredients. Costs include staff wages, advertisement, and legal fees. Raise funds through personal savings or borrow from friends and family. Apply for bank loans that offer low interest long repayment terms. Try partnership arrangement find a core investor or venture capitalist.

Funding the Juice Bar

  • personal savings
  • borrow from friends and family
  • apply for bank loans
  • try partnership arrangement
  • find a core investor
  • venture capitalist

Hire Staff

Make sure you hire competent staff with knowledge of the business. Hire someone with experience in mixing different juice drinks. You also need a cleaner, someone to handle accounts and a waitress.

Purchase Raw Materials

Purchase only fresh raw materials for the business. You can network with farmers, market women or wholesalers. You need to consider lifespan of the fruit, freshness and price.

Advertise

Advertise in local media and use both electronic and print. Print flyers, billboard, business cards, posters and banners. Place a beautiful signboard in-front of the premises.

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