If your restaurant wants to offer fresh juice, and you are not equipped with a juicing device, then a cold-pressed juice delivery service is the easy answer. However, in order to make sure that you are getting a good product, it would be a good idea to ask potential vendors a series of questions. Below are four important questions you will want to discuss.
How Is the Juice Pressed?
The first question you will want to ask if how the juice is pressed. There are several types of juicing methods, and not all of them qualify as cold-pressed. This is less of an issue if you are ordering citrus juices such as orange and grapefruit juices. However, if your restaurant plans on selling green drinks and advertising them as cold-pressed, you will want to make sure you're buying from a company that uses a cold-press juicing device. Cold-press juicers do not use a hot extraction process, which many health food specialists believe can destroy the vitamins in the juice.
What Type of Containers Will the Juice Be Delivered In?
The second issue you will want to discuss is how the juice will be delivered to your restaurant. You should ideally have the juice delivered in glass bottles because many people who are health conscious have a strong dislike of using plastic. There are some serious health concerns regarding plastic (BPA, for instance) but there are also ecological concerns as glass is more eco-friendly.
When Do They Cold Press the Juice?
One of the reasons people like to drink cold-pressed juice is that it is considered healthier than store brought bottled juices that are pasteurized and sit on shelves for weeks if not months. So, it's a good idea to get information from the vendor as to when they press the juices. Ideally, you will want a juice that is pressed and then shipped to your store within a few days.
What Types of Juices Does the Service Carry?
Lastly, you will want to inquire about the different types of juices that the vendor carries. Even if you originally were only interested in cold-pressed fruit juices, it might be a good idea to explore some vegetable juices. That might open up additional avenues of revenue for your restaurant. There are many people who enjoy drinking fresh juices, but who do not own juicers. So, offering a wide variety of juices would be a great way to capture this market.