LOCAL CAFE BUSINESS ENJOYING HEALTHY GROWTH
Juice’d Café is the first food service business in the greater Fall River area committed to providing a convenient source of healthy and wholesome food at an affordable price to the community. Co-founded by husband and wife Stacey & Luis Gonsalves, Juice’d Café has helped change the landscape of their community for the healthier.
When they applied to the free, one-year EforAll Business Accelerator in the Fall River/New Bedford communities, Luis says, “We just had an idea. We believed in it because it was our passion and there was nothing around here like it.” Today, Juice’d Café has provided many customers with the jump start they need to healthy eating. “We have customers coming in saying that their blood work has changed, they’ve gotten off of medications, lost 30, 40, 50 pounds!” Luis gives a lot of credit to his EforAll Mentors saying “The Mentors really helped shape our ideas. We continue to call upon them for advice.”
Today, Juice’d Cafe has grown from a single location in Fall River to a total of three locations including Newport, RI and New Bedford and employs 29 people in the local communities.