New Age Gas Station
Innovation is the name of the game in business, and that’s exactly what one Miami gas station strives to achieve. Mendez Fuel is a fill-up stop with more than meets the eye. Quite literally, it is hard to miss with its colorful car wash mural done by local artist, Alexander Mijares.
Michael and Andrew Mendez, the brother duo who run Mendez Fuel, have revamped the idea of what a gas station is, and have made the bold move to join the craft beer movement. Recently, Mendez Fuel launched its very own Growler Station offering 16 draft beers that change every day and ranges from Funky Buddha Brewing Sweet Potato Casserole, M.I.A Brewing Company IPA, Wynwood Brewing Company La Rubia and more. In addition to their 32-ounce growler fills, the station offers the same quantity in a canned version “crowler” that is filled and sealed with a customer’s choice of craft beer right in the store.
The new growler and crowler station also compliments the vast variety of craft beer on its racks. With over 200 different varieties, there is something for everyone.
“Because there’s an enormous variety to select from, I take my time and think about what my customers would like. We take pride in our selection process and always try to have something for every taste, whether they are stout lovers, lean toward IPA, or love cider,” says Andrew Mendez, Mendez Fuel’s craft beer expert and Vice President of Operations.
However, more than just gas and beer are drawing in customers. Mendez Fuel has developed its own line of organic cold-pressed juices, Fuel Juice Miami. The line features juices with clever automotive names like “Coolant,” made with pineapple, aloe, mint, cucumber, kelp and flower essence, “Smooth Ride,” made with cashew, date, vanilla, lucuma, mesquite and Florida Keys sea salt, and “Turbo,” made with pineapple, grapefruit, turmeric, ginger, celery and green tea extract.
“Each juice has been designed with a specific purpose in mind,” stated Michael Mendez, Owner of Mendez Fuel. “Our juice “Coolant” is soothing for the muscles and is perfect as a post-workout drink, while “Turbo” helps increase energy and is ideal for pre-workout. Our line covers a wide range of needs to match what our customers are looking for,” he added.
Mendez Fuel also provides one to three-day cleanses to help kick-start good health. Juicers can also ask for the “Personal Health Coach Add-on” which includes a consultation and text or email support during their cleansing process from a Certified Fuel Juice Bar staff Holistic Health Coach Detox Specialist.
In addition, many locals are making Mendez Fuel their go-to spot for lunch where they can enjoy gourmet sandwiches from the station’s deli, a variety of healthy bites including paleo snacks, the widely followed Crossfit diet, as well as other vegan, non-GMO, and organic snacks.
This new-age gas station even gives customers daily updates on what’s new and what’s been restocked with the help of social media, providing a critical two-communication between customers and the brother duo.
3201 Coral Way