What equipment do you need to open a juice bar?
That answer depends on your business model. But some basics include:
- Commercial blenders
- Juicers – you may want different types for each offering, such as
- Centrifugal Juicers – the fastest juicers, their motors run between 3,000RPM to 14,000RPM. They are the least expensive juicers, ideal for limited budgets.
- Masticating Juicers (single gear juicers) – produce is broken down slowly and thoroughly; juice yield and nutritional value are higher than that of a centrifugal juicer.
- Triturating Juicers (twin gear juicers) – Squeezes almost every drop of juice at a very slow speed, producing a higher yield with less oxidation. Perfect for wheatgrass and leafy greens juicing.
- Ice machine
- Cutting boards
- Measuring cups
- Point of Sale (POS) system
- Tables and chairs for customers (optional, but improves sales and retention)
- Napkins, cups, cutlery, plates, etc.
Juice Bar Equipment Costs
- Commercial, High Volume Juicers (a high-volume juice bar will require several juicers to keep customer lines moving quickly): $800 to $3000
- Commercial Blender with Sound-Reduction Hood: $800 to $1,000
- Refrigerator: Undercounter: $1300 – $3500 or Reach-in: $1700 – $6000
- Refrigerated Prep Counter: $3000 -$4500
- Ice Maker $1800 – $3000
- Undercounter Dish Washer: $2000 to $3000
- Rent Estimate for 4000 sq/ft storefront: $6666 (4000 x 20 sq/ft) $80,000 annually.
- Electricity $800-$1200
- Water $150-$250
- Wifi $100
Leasehold Improvements $40,000-$90,000
Real Estate Fees $6,000-$12,000
Furniture, Fixtures and Kitchen Equipment $50,000-$75,000
Architects, Blueprints and Building Permits $3,000-$9,000
Signage and Menu Boards $5,000-$12,000
Point-of-Sale System and Office Equipment $7,000-$13,000
Utility Deposits and Sales Tax Bonds $1,000-$3,000
Opening Inventory and Small Wares $7,500-$12,000
General Manager Expenses While Training $1,000-$6,000
Grand Opening Event $2,000-$2,000
Additional Funds - Prior to and for 3 Months After Opening $20,000-$35,000
What we look for in a location
Grün wants to attract middle-income to high-income customers. A typical location will be around 2,000 square feet, located in a high-traffic area with good visibility. We also look for area with a high density of upper-income residents. Nearby gyms, yoga studios and natural food stores also draw customers who are likely to stop by Grün . We think that our selected location (Mason,OH) meets most of our requirements and thus would be an excellent choice for Grün to thrive as we begin to grow our roots in the greater Cincinnati area.
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
Grün plans to integrate apps and customer rewards programs that create positive customer interaction and recurring clients. Grün will work alongside business partners such as local gyms to promote our cause of helping energize and replenish our community with our products. We will maintain a positive social media presence to both attract new friends into our community and to stay relevant with our existing circle.
Here are a few ways Grün wants to spread our roots:
- Partnerships with local businesses (Gyms, Non-competing restaurants, corporate offices, farms)
- Local community events
- Social media
- Word of mouth (people will be talking about Grün)