March 2, 2015
Thank you for supporting your local small business, Oakland Juice & Co. As we progressively
meet the living wage requirements of the City of Oakland and attend to the raising food costs from chicken eggs to fresh organic and conventional produce, our prices will increase approximately 20-25% across our delicious cold-press juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and vegetarian menu.
As a cafe, we operate differently then a restaurant. As part of the living wage requirements, we are only able to increase prices to our menu to meet the challenges of the 37% increase in the Federal wage requirements. Restaurants operate a different model, where they are able to charge a service fee to your bill to maintain the cost increase of the living wage requirements for their employees.
We value your patronage and hope you will continue to support our seven month old business and continue to support the staff at Oakland Juice & Co. who work and live in this great community.
If you should have questions or comments about our pricing, please feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to ask if I’m around to speak. We feel as a community, we can have an open discussion about the challenges of Federal, State and City regulations and the finite decisions we make to provide you with the best quality product.
Keep growing small and supporting local!
All my best,
Oakland Juice & Co.
200 Second Street
Oakland, CA 94607