SAN ANTONIO-Samantha Wilkins' success story has juice. It really does. She and fiance, Chris Hinojosa, turned a Christmas gift and the love of juicing into eight store locations. One is scheduled to open in Houston this summer.
"In December (2015) my fiance and I received a juicer for Christmas and we really became avid juicers at home," Wilkins said.
Three months later they opened their first Jugo Juicery location at 11858 Wurzbach Rd. The 26-year-old mother said their first son, Noah, was their muse. He's also listed as a co-founder on the Jugo Juicery website.
"We had a two-year-old at the time and he would just help us in the kitchen every single day," She said. "And that's what really inspired us to open the store."
The name of the store was not hard to come by. Jugo means juice in Spanish. The stores serve smoothies, cold-pressed juice, and fruit bowls.
"It's really what you walk in and you're wanting for that day," Wilkins said. " if you want something on the go probably a smoothie or a juice."
The cold pressed juices come in a 16-ounce glass bottle. Customers can revive, repair, purify, energize, hydrate, nourish, detox and much more.
We started with a matcha bowl filled with bananas, blackberries, strawberries, granola, chia and flax seeds. Delicious!
The Acai bowl was just as good with kiwi, strawberries, pineapple, bee pollen and cacao nibs.
The pitaya bowl is a great bowl as well with blueberries, strawberries, coconut flakes, granola and chia seed.
They are open seven days a week. The weekend lines can get long.
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