Costa Mesa-based Nekter Juice Bar said it has 200 locations in development that would place the brand in Chicago, San Antonio, Texas and other new markets.

The development pipeline comes on the heels of a 2020 that saw the juice chain open 14 locations.

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The company is reporting companywide sales up more than 50% so far this year compared to the year-ago period. Nekter also said its same-store sales are currently running up 40% from last year or 8% compared to the pre-pandemic first quarter of 2019.

Nekter, which was started in 2010, currently totals nearly 170 locations.