- Business Advocacy
Last month, firefighter Jason Chhan opened Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies at 9 W. Main St. in Alhambra. Mr. Chhan wants to offer the community healthy juices and smoothies made with fresh ingredients.
Mr. Chhan is a firefighter for the City of San Diego, but he lives in the San Gabriel Valley. Because his schedule allows for multiple days off, he was looking for a business that he could invest in to earn extra money and that could continue running when he is not in the store. Starting a Robeks franchise made sense for the 33-year-old budding entrepreneur, especially for an area where tea shops are plentiful.
“You can get milk tea and boba all you want in this area, but if you are looking for something that’s healthier with fresh ingredients, now you have options and can come to Robeks,” Mr. Chhan said.
One thing that sets Robeks apart from other juicing establishments is the ‘build your own juice’ concept, where customers can grab a bowl and hand select the produce that they want in their drink. The cost to build your own juice is $3.20 per pound of produce. About two pounds equals a medium juice.
The new Robeks in Alhambra employs eight people. The store plans to offer student discounts and specials. In October, Mr. Chhan and his team will serve a seasonal pumpkin smoothie.
The store is bright, clean, and inviting. There are some chairs inside if you want to sit down and quench your thirst before heading back outside.
If you want to try a juice that is made quickly and with the freshest ingredients, visit Robeks. Robeks in Alhambra is open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. To learn more, visit the website at http://www.robeks.com/, or phone 626-872-6787.