Our story

Before Zumo was born, our founder, Cathal Power, set about researching the juice and smoothie market all over the world to find out what makes a good bar…and what makes a great fruit drink. His first stop was California, where Cathal found that while the stores looked great, the drinks simply weren’t up to scratch. So he continued on his journey and this time headed down south – to Brazil. In contrast to the North Americans, the Brazilian smoothie bars seemed to have done everything wrong…except the way they made their fruit drinks!

So Cathal took the best of both worlds, combining the world’s best-designed stores with the world’s best-made juices. Then he came home to make a world-class smoothie and juice bar experience, right here in Ireland.

Cathal unveiled the first Zumo Bar on Jervis Street, Central Dublin in November 2001. With the cool and funky layout combined with the delicious taste of fresh fruit drinks, Zumo was an almost instant success.

Today, almost 10 years after opening our very first bar, we’ve got over 100 bars in 13 countries…making us the largest juice & smoothie bar chain in Europe.

And we’re just getting started.