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|Founded||Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada (1999)|
|Headquarters||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Key people||Dale Wishewan, President & CEO, Jon Amack,|
|Products||Fresh Juice & Smoothies|
Booster Juice is Canada's largest chain of fresh juice and smoothie bars. The chain specializes in smoothies composed of a pure juice, fruit sorbet or vanilla frozen yogurt, frozen fruit, fresh yogurt and ice. Founded in 1999 in Sherwood Park, Alberta, the company has grown to have 249 traditional and 36 non-traditional locations in Canada, 18 in India, 6 in the United States, 5 in Mexico, and 2 in the Netherlands. Further global expansion is planned, despite established competitors Jamba Juice and Smoothie King in the US.
Booster Juice utilizes the franchise business model, with the head office owning fewer than 1% as corporate stores at any one time.
Dale Wishewan and Jonathan Amack founded Booster Juice in 1999 when they realized the market for juice bars in Canada. Prior to opening the first Booster Juice, Wishewan tested the idea at his home by offering smoothies to family and neighbours. Shortly afterwards, the first Booster Juice location opened in November 1999 in Sherwood Park, a suburb of Edmonton.
Booster Juice expanded rapidly to include different parts of the country, with the bulk of its stores located in Western Canada. Encouraged by this success, Wishewan and Amack have entered international markets in Europe and the Middle East.
Booster Juice classifies the smoothies into eight categories, including high protein smoothies, berry smoothies, and tropical smoothies among others.
The company also offers juices, different food servings like paninis, and shakers such as wheatgrass.
Internally, the company's CEO in Canada Dale Wishewan received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2005. That same year, the company also received several awards for franchise marketing.
- Smoothie chain Booster Juice finds expanding globally is not always smooth, Laura Bogomolny, Canadian Business, January 30, 2006 ("Today, Booster Juice has more than twice as many stores as its biggest [Canadian] competitor, another Alberta-based smoothie company, Jugo Juice.")
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