FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 16, 2017--
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) (“Jamba”), a leading healthful, active
lifestyle brand, today announced that Joe Thornton will join Jamba
Juice® as Chief Operations Officer, effective March 20, 2017. Thornton
will report to CEO Dave Pace and will be based at the Jamba Whirl’d
Support Center located in Frisco, Texas.
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In his new assignment, Thornton will be responsible for all aspects of
Jamba Operations including company-owned store operations, franchise
support, operations services, training and communications. Joe will also
work closely with the Jamba Franchise Advisory Council to deepen our
partnership with our franchisees and strengthen our support to the Jamba
franchise community at large.
Thornton is a top-performing operations executive with extensive
experience across multiple functions in both staff and line assignments.
For the past 11 years, Thornton has held leadership roles at Starbucks
Coffee Company, overseeing both company-owned and licensed operations
across multiple territories. Most recently, he served as Vice President
of U.S. Licensed Stores, where he led the development and growth of
1,800+ licensed stores across the U.S., and prior to that he served as
Senior Vice President leading the operation of 2,800 company-operated
Prior to his role at Starbucks, Thornton spent 14 years with Blockbuster
Video working in a number of capacities, including Operations, and
Franchise Support and Administration, where he supported more than 1,000
franchise locations throughout the United States.
“I am excited to welcome Joe Thornton to the Jamba team,” said Dave
Pace, CEO of Jamba Juice. “Joe brings a track record of growth through
operational excellence and a store-centric focus. He shares our
commitment to building great teams and strengthening our franchise and
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba
Juice Company, is a healthful, active lifestyle brand with a robust
global business driven by a portfolio of franchised and company-owned
Jamba Juice® stores and Jamba Juice ExpressTM formats. Jamba
Juice ® is a leading restaurant retailer of “better-for-you” specialty
beverage and food offerings which include flavorful, whole fruit and
vegetable smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, Energy
Bowls™, signature “boosts”, shots and a variety of food items including:
hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked
goods and snacks.
There are over 900 Jamba Juice store locations globally, as of January
3, 2017. For more information visit www.jambajuice.com
or contact Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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