FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2017--
Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA), today announced a growth agreement with its
largest franchise partner, Vitaligent, LLC, which includes the
acquisition of 21 stores from a former franchisee and the development of
12 new stores in the greater Seattle market.
This agreement will increase Vitaligent’s operation to 100 stores across
California, Missouri, and now, Washington. Vitaligent has also committed
to a 12-store development agreement for the Seattle market, to be
completed over the next 5 years.
“Vitaligent shares our vision for continued growth in serving
communities where Jamba’s premium, handcrafted blends complement the
active lifestyles of consumers,” said Dave Pace, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Jamba, Inc. “Vitaligent’s excellence in operations,
and their passion for inspiring and simplifying healthy living have been
fundamental to their success growing the Jamba brand.”
Vitaligent, LLC is a holding company focused on promoting health and
happiness in their communities through blending fresh smoothies, juices,
snacks, and healthy meal options.
“We’ve been pleased with the growth we’ve seen in our existing Jamba
markets, and have identified this same potential in Seattle,” said Dean
VandeKamp, President and CEO of Vitaligent, LLC. “We’re excited to
expand our portfolio of Jamba stores, and look forward to building out
our presence in this market.”
Jamba is currently awarding domestic and international franchise
opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.jambajuice.com/company-info/franchise-opportunities.
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 Express™ 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 800 Jamba Juice store locations globally, as of July 4,
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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Source: Jamba Inc.
For Jamba, Inc.
Blair Reich, 972-388-5523