The former football and baseball star Tim Tebow announced in June of last year that he would be joining Clean Juice as a national ambassador. He opened up more about this in a new interview, saying that he met Clean Juice CEO Landon Eckles a little over two years ago.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 1, 2021
‘I’m Super Excited’
“[I] got to sit down with [Landon’s wife] Kat and Landon and talk foundation work and I got to hear more about Clean Juice and I was like, wait a second, I love the people, it was awesome, we hit it off, and I was like, I love the production, and then I got to hear the mission statement and the process behind it and I was like dang, this is really cool,” Tebow told Fox Business. “Then we just figured out more ways to partner up.”
“So, I got to be an ambassador for the last little bit and I got my first store opening here in a couple weeks, which I’m super excited about,” he added. “But I just love it because all over the country where I go, I get a chance to stop in and have a great product.”
“The way that they impact so many people, and the encouragement and them not being ashamed for what they stand for, and why they’re doing it I think is something that is so encouraging to me,” Tebow continued. “And also, to see the impact it’s made on so many people. Yeah, it’s only a few seconds that you get every time someone comes in, but you have the ability to encourage them to make a difference, to inspire people in the little things in the way that it’s done.”
Clean Juice CEO Speaks Out
Launched in 2016, Clean Juice is the first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise. Eckles said that the company has served almost four million customers nationwide, and Clean Juice recently opened its 200th store.
“We want to impact people,” Eckles explained. “We have a chance to do that every single day. Last year, we served almost four million guests. We have the chance to improve four million lives, and that number just keeps growing.
“We got started because we really just wanted to have a place that served an organic and truly healthy product in the community that we serve,” he continued. “My wife has always been super passionate about health and wellness. Eventually, she got me into it. We just wanted to do something together and take our strengths and really just create something that could benefit people, not just in the food that we serve but the way that we impacted them every single they came into our store.”
‘Our Brand Is Really Growing’
Eckles went on to say that a Clean Juice name, image, and likeness (NIL) program could be in the cards someday.
“We’re opening stores every week. Our brand is really growing. We’ve only really been doing this for six years and to have over 200 locations at this point is absolutely incredible,” Eckles said. “Right now, we have an incredible partnership with Tim Tebow. We know a lot of athletes, a lot of great people who are awesome people and could be great ambassadors. We haven’t done anything yet. But we do think that could be an opportunity one day.”
It seems like Tebow made the right call in aligning himself with this brand! It will certainly be interesting to see where Clean Juice goes in the future.