Steve and Alexis Schulze, the husband and wife team behind Nékter, are aiming to “save the world” from sugary juice and coffee. Their menu, which started with cold-pressed juices and smoothies made with fruits and veggies has grown in the five years since Nékter was founded to include acai bowls, salads and snacks. Online ordering, an in-app rewards program and a line of bottled cleanse drinks are designed to make its products a part of its hardcore, health-minded customers’ daily lives.

LocationSanta Ana, Calif.
2014 Systemwide Sales ($000)$26,800,000*
YOY Sales Change119.7%
2014 U.S. Units46
YOY Unit Change100.0%
2014 Average Unit Volume ($000)$775,000*
Future 50 Year2015
FranchisingYes
*Technomic estimate

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