The Wheatgrass Juice Bar is including a second location in Wesleyan Park Plaza by the tip of the summer time. The vegan institution, which makes a speciality of natural and fresh-food choices, additionally serves as a “studying expertise” for his or her many younger workers.
When Connor Minogue bought the enterprise in April of this 12 months, enlargement was already behind his thoughts. He and his enterprise accomplice Jared Bradley — who can be government chef at The Well-known Bistro — hope to open a 3rd location by the tip of the 12 months.
“We’re hoping to open the (second) location by early August,” Minogue stated. “We’ve been worthwhile sufficient to warrant a brand new location. We’re hoping to develop this factor comparatively fast — our instant purpose could be 5 places within the subsequent two years.”
Just like the KY 54 location, the plaza menu is highlighted by their famend made-from-scratch juices and smoothies that function a plethora of contemporary fruit and greens. The menu additionally boasts salad, wraps, and their common acai bowls which is able to quickly assume the title of viva bowls.
“Our meals will energize you — it provides you with the flexibility to exit and seize the day,” Minoque stated. “There are those who exit into this neighborhood and make a distinction each day. We wish to be the place that they will go to re-energize.”
Minogue stated Wheatgrass additionally prides itself on not solely hiring younger workers however paying them a good wage and making ready them for a future in enterprise. Minogue stated that entry-level workers start incomes within the $11/hour vary and might witness firsthand the mechanics of operating a enterprise.
“We’re educating our workers extra than simply delicate expertise. We wish them to study permits, revenue margins, buying, and extra,” he stated. “We would even encourage them to go open their very own smoothie bar or enterprise. We wish them to thrive on their very own, which we expect additionally permits us to create a model that folks wish to purchase a smoothie at.”
Minogue is a local of England and moved right here in 2011 to attend Brescia College, the place he graduated in 2015. He met his spouse and Owensboro native Dashia on the college, and the 2 have 5 kids collectively.
He met his enterprise accomplice, Bradley, whereas working as a server on the Bistro throughout his school years. The 2 are elated to name Owensboro house.
“I advised Jared 2-3 years in the past that we must always start a juice bar. He shot me down initially, however now he’s caught,” he stated. “This can be a incredible place to stay and function a enterprise and I believe an increasing number of younger persons are starting to understand that. There’s a misnomer on the market that younger folks assume it’s boring right here — that’s merely not true.”
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