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$26,800,000*
% Change in Sales119.7%
2014 U.S. Units46
% Change in Units100.0%
2014 Average Unit Volume$775,000*
% Change in AUV-1.3%
Future 50 Year2015