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Sip Fresh Expands East with First 3-Unit Deal in Florida
Trendsetting Beverage Franchise Continues to Flourish as Veteran Turned Entrepreneur Brings Hand-Crafted Drinks to Florida.

TAMPA, Fla. Sip Fresh, the next-gen specialty beverage retail concept, renowned for its vivid displays of fresh-fruit-based juices, teas, and specialty drinks is riding a flavor wave of growth from coast to coast.

Sip Fresh announced today a three-unit franchise agreement with Marine Corps veteran Ryan McGrail who plans to bring the beverage concept to Central Florida including the cities of Tampa, Orlando, and Sarasota. Offering a variety of refreshing and flavorful Sips, the rapidly developing beverage concept is the perfect complement to one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation. A bustling new hub for young families and busy professionals, McGrail and the Sip Fresh team are thrilled to bring this breakthrough specialty beverage concept to Florida residents.

As an established leader, forward thinker, and businessman, 35-year-old McGrail is looking forward to embarking on his entrepreneurial journey with Sip Fresh. He values being an early adopter with Sip Fresh and collaborating with an established leadership team from which he can learn and grow.

“I’ve always dreamed of owning a business, and now is the time,” said McGrail. “The franchise model, training, and support gives me the confidence to dive into the lucrative beverage space. This is a fun, vibrant concept ideal for high-traffic retail destinations, and I’m thrilled to spearhead the brand’s growth throughout the region.”

Prior to Sip Fresh, McGrail served as an officer in the Marine Corps and had the distinct honor of leading fellow Marines and Sailors through multiple deployments overseas – an experience that forged his leadership and interpersonal skills. He then transitioned into a career in enterprise software sales, which further equipped him with an essential business and success-driven mindset. As McGrail evaluated his options, he valued Sip Fresh’s business model which focused on a high ROI, a low investment, and hosted a simple labor model where he could learn and grow with the right balance of risk that warranted his capabilities as a successful business owner. As he begins his entrepreneurial journey, he will leverage these leadership and business skills to propel his Sip Fresh stores to success.

“We are ecstatic to bring on an established leader like Ryan as our newest franchisee to introduce Sip Fresh in Tampa,” said Sharon Arthofer, Founder and CEO of Sip Fresh. “We could not think of a better franchisee to spearhead our growth initiative from the West Coast across the country in Florida for the first time. Ryan’s business acumen will undoubtedly be in his favor as he embarks as an entrepreneur and we are thrilled to be a part of his journey to success.”

This announcement comes after several other multi-unit deals throughout California including San Diego and Orange County and is an exciting milestone for the brand as it expands from the West Coast, across the Sunbelt, and now to the East Coast.

A nod to the brand’s business model, Sip Fresh was recently listed on QSR magazine’s 2023 “40/40 America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals” list which recognizes 40 fast casual brands with fewer than 40 locations that are “on the verge of something big. As the brand continues to grow across the nation, Sip Fresh is looking to leverage its prime market share in high-traffic hot spots from California, Arizona, and across the Sunbelt with a strong interest in the southern region.

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California-based Sip Fresh® opened its first store in 2017 with a mission to create delicious, handcrafted juices, in an interactive environment and unique presentation. The brand’s focus on quality products and unforgettable experiences turns guests into regulars and juices into delightful Sip Fresh beverages are made for a new era in the beverage industry. The beautiful drinks, like the many ‘Fresh Sips’ and the fan-favorite Cha Cha Chamoy®, are fun to share with friends and family – both in-person and via social media. Sip Fresh’s quality products are made to engage the senses: see it, sample it and sip it up.