Jugo Juice celebrates its 20th anniversary with two new smoothies

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Jugo Juice will celebrate its 20th anniversary on November 20 with a birthday party for the ages! The innovator behind the smoothie revolution will offer 50 per cent off smoothies all day — a tasty treat you can’t resist! Canadians can sing Happy Birthday and ring in the new holiday season with Jugo Juice’s limited edition holiday menu items — the Merry Mandarin Smoothie, Dreamy Orange Protein Smoothie and Holiday Chicken sandwich — available today until January 8, 2019.

Since opening its first location at Eau Claire in Calgary in 1998, Jugo Juice has been committed to providing Canadians with delicious, on-the-go alternatives to mainstream fast food. In its 20 years of service, the brand has led the way for the evolution of the healthy beverage in Canada. From its first drink served, the Max Veg, to the launch of one of the first green smoothies, the Mighty Kale, and even becoming the first quickserve restaurant to have a 100% no added sugar beverage menu, Jugo Juice has been a pioneer in offering Canadians a delicious yet healthy way to fuel better.

“This is just a small way for our team to say thank you to Canadians for the continued love and support over the past 20 years,” said Jamie Vadori, director of marketing, Jugo Juice. “The health and happiness of Canadians have always been a driving force for Jugo Juice; we are continuously striving to give them delicious flavour experiences with fresh and natural ingredients.”

20 years of fresh milestones

  • 1998 – First store opens at Eau Claire in Calgary. The Max Veg was the first drink sold
  • 2000 – First store in BC opens, Yaletown
  • 2001 – First store in Ontario opens, TD Tower
  • 2004 – First store in Quebec opens, Montreal Eaton Centre
  • 2004 – First store in New Brunswick opens, Champlain Place
  • 2005 – First store in Nova Scotia opens, Mic Mac Mall
  • 2006 – Sorbets are removed from the menu
  • 2008 – First store in Manitoba opens, Polo Park
  • 2013 – Jugo Juice launches Mighty Kale smoothie
  • 2015 – Jugo Juice removes artificial colours from smoothies
  • 2017 – Jugo Juice removes all added sugar from beverages
  • 2017 – 10,000th community event supported
  • 2018 – First store in Saskatchewan opens, Hill Centre

Jugo Juice’s menu innovation shows no signs of slowing down. Today it announced three limited edition menu items for the holiday season — the Merry Mandarin, Dreamy Orange Protein and Holiday Chicken Sandwich.

Merry Mandarin: First introduced in 1999, this classic crowd-pleaser is perfect for the holidays. A fresh spin on an old-time favourite, the Merry Mandarin is back and better than ever with fresh mandarin oranges, mangos, tropical juices and the addition of Fiasco Gelato’s no added sugar frozen yogurt.

Dreamy Orange Protein: This new feature smoothie will have you packing a punch in your dreams with its protein benefits. Think orange creamsicle but with better-for-you ingredients such as fresh mandarin oranges, mangos, orange juice, coconut milk and vanilla whey protein. Holiday Chicken Salad Sandwich: This everyday fire-grilled chicken sandwich has a holiday twist with dried cranberries. Not to mention fresh celery, apples, spinach and avocado aioli on a herbed schiacciata bun.

About Jugo Juice

Originally founded in Calgary in 1998, Jugo Juice is a pioneer in the evolution of the healthy beverage in Canada and the innovators behind the ‘smoothie revolution. Providing Canadians with delicious, healthy, on-the-go alternatives to traditional fast food for 20 years, the company boasts 140 locations nationally and is the only quick serve restaurant in Canada to offer a full selection of smoothies and juices that contain no added sugars or artificial ingredients.

Completely transparent about the ingredients in their beverages and food, Jugo Juice believes that natural, unprocessed foods are the cornerstone to healthy living. Supporting over 10,000 local events and causes since opening its doors in 1998, the company is an advocate of building strong communities and sponsors sporting events, local athletes and community social clubs. For more information visit jugojuice.com.

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