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Juice Bar opening at The Gateway Village
Murfreesboro's Gateway Village will soon be the home of a brand new I Love Juice Bar. The Juice Bar's natural woods and laid back vibe make it the perfect place to go for a casual business meeting, grab a healthy lunch after a workout, find natural juice treats after class or discover a place that has a variety of goodies safe for those with gluten and other food allergies.
I Love Juice Bar is for the most part vegan and vegetarian. They offer a selection of natural vegetable and fruit juices, as well as organic power bars, super food salads, and spring rolls with a spicy kick. For those wishing to do a juice cleanse without having to go through the hassle of cleaning out the juicer every time you use it, I Love Juice Bar offers a one, two, and three day cleanse option that covers all meals, snacks, and dinner for less than $40 per day. You can't buy a decent juice machine for that.
What makes this company special is that they support local farms and producers as much as possible, and make it a point to be a part of the community. The company's goal is to bring health and happiness to those they serve.
Even before opening, I Love Juice Bar Murfreesboro introduced their juices at the 2015 Learn Grow Connect Conference for Women produced by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. They were the "hit" of the day. Several conference participants indicated to the Juice Bar Murfreesboro team that the buzz among the women attending was that you had to stop by the Juice Bar table. Conference goers were surprised about at how good the juice tastes.
It was the culture of community involvement and true service to the health of their customers that drew Anthony Anderson to the franchise. After a career working in leadership roles for local, national, and international companies such as General Electric, DELL, and Asurion, Anderson decided it was time to break away from the corporate environment and focus on family, community service, and mentoring.
"As my daughter got closer to graduating from college, I found myself feeling a passion to mentor young adults, provide servant leadership to the community, and lead a healthy and nutritious life," said Anderson.
Last spring while pursuing his passion for a healthy and nutritious life, Anthony visited an I Love Juice Bar location. The recommended smoothie (The DOC) provided a healthy alternative to the meal that he was craving, and it remains one of his favorite items on the menu.
"You can say that it was an instant connection," Anderson adds. "The enthusiasm of the employees and the interaction with the customers made it an overwhelmingly positive experience. I Love Juice Bar was everything that I was looking for, so when the opportunity to open a franchise here in Murfreesboro developed, I took it."
There are currently seven opened/planned I Love Juice Bars in the Nashville area, with the Murfreesboro location being the eighth. The company has other locations throughout Tennessee and in 13 other states. It was founded in 2013 by John and Vui Hunt in Nashville, Tennessee. The company describes themselves as an "I want to eat healthy and feel great" type of place.
I Love Juice Bar Murfreesboro will be located at 804 North Thompson Lane, Suite 1J in the Gateway Village development. I Love Juice Bar is scheduled to open in December.