Juice Dr. Brings Technique from Buddhist Meditation Center Home to Delco

Photo of F.J. Leto, the Juice Dr., courtesy of Michael Ares, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Haverford native F.J. Leto, founder and CEO of Juice Dr., is using his dietary conversion experience from living at a Tibetan Buddhist meditation center in California to create a cold-pressed juice business in Delco, writes Diane Mastrull for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Leto uses his tiny commercial kitchen near downtown Ardmore to blend and then press kale, cucumber, spinach, lemon, apple, and ginger into drinkable form. All of the Juice Dr.’s drinks are 100 percent organic, with each 11-ounce bottle holding one day’s serving of primarily Lancaster-sourced fruits and vegetables.

A Newtown Square resident, Leto sells his juices to around 150 subscribers for pick-up at the company’s headquarters on Normandy Road in Haverford Township, or delivers them to their homes and businesses. The company already has six health coaches and nutritionists and monthly revenues in excess of $20,000.

Leto believes that annual sales could reach $100 million within five years.

Juice Dr. has already launched three of his pressed drinks so far, and plans to add more in September. However, Leto emphasizes that comparing his company to a regular juice company would completely miss the point.

“I call us a health company, not a juice company,” he said. “The juice is our tool.”

Read more about the Juice Dr. in the Philadelphia Inquirer by clicking here.

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