Lemonade by LEMONICA was established in Kanazawa, Japan in 2017. The city is well-known for its culture, crafts, and cuisine and is often affectionately called “Little Kyoto”.
The owner Seiji spent several years perfecting the drink recipe and finally opened his first store in 2017. It didn’t take long before queues started forming at the store as the drink grew in popularity. Sourcing the freshest lemons from around the world and hand processing has kept regular customers happy and drawn in new customers eager to try the natural beverage.
The business quickly expanded and as of July 2022, there are almost 100 Lemonica shops across Japan. With an estimated 5 million cups of Lemonica lemonade consumed in Japan in 2021, a typical Lemonica kiosk sells two to three hundred cups of lemonade a day.
The company has expanded using a franchise model and to evaluate the viability of investment in the UK market, Lemonica has opened a pop-up shop in London which will be open through July and August.