Canada is getting into the juice smoothie craze with award-winning Booster Juice, a franchise that produced over 400 stores nationwide in just 10 years. It all started in 1999 when two engineers, Dale Wishewan from Alberta, Canada, and Jon Amack of Portland, Oregon, went on a camping trip along the border.
Dale opened the first Booster Juice bar in his cellar and after 5 months of testing juice concoctions on his friends, he moved out of his basement and into a bonanza. Booster Juice seems to have it all with natural, healthy meal replacement energy drinks in an exciting environment. They want you to leave their establishment feeling better than when you came in. The interactive website is colorful, entertaining and even has a bouncing little strawberry to guide you around in case you forget the stuff is healthy.Ten separate awards persuaded Entrepreneur Magazine to rank Booster Juice No. 2 in the Juice Bar Category. Booster Juice lives up to its name by adding Acai, Wheatgrass, and Vitamin boosters to their smoothies and they use the purest ingredients they can find without pricing themselves out of the market. Booster Juice stays active in the community and supports various children’s charities. – less