Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar was created by Thom Knepp in Kent, Ohio in 2005. Thom always had the desire to open something of his own, but it wasn’t until his first smoothie that he figured out what that “something” was. He was instantly in love with the idea of a smoothie as a quick, healthy meal and loved the fun vibe many smoothie shops gave off. He immediately set out to find the perfect smoothie franchise to bring to Ohio. After visiting many different locations across the country, Thom liked a lot of what he saw, but couldn’t find a single concept that he loved everything about. To make his idea of the perfect smoothie bar, Thom decided that he would need to develop the concept himself. Soon after, Pulp was born.