Jamba Juice

Jamba Juice Sets Up Shop in Mall of America

With the goal of bringing a convenient, better-for-you, specialty beverage and meal option to commuters, shoppers, and residents of Bloomington, Minnesota, Jamba Juice franchisee, JJ MAA, Inc., one of the largest franchisees for Jamba Juice Company, celebrated the opening of its 42nd store, located in Mall of America, the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, located in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Jamba Juice Launches New Growth Phase

Jamba Juice announced that it has entered a new phase of growth and will be ramping up expansion across the country this year.

James White, president and CEO of Jamba Juice, says the company achieved the goals laid out in its 2009 “BLEND” plan and is now pursuing BLEND Plan 2.0.

The original BLEND plan saw Jamba Juice eliminate store-level costs, expand its food and beverage portfolio across multiple dayparts, and grow its licensing segment, among other things.

Obama Praises Jamba Juice’s Hiring Initiative

Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, recently received special recognition by President Barack Obama and United States Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for demonstrating the highest level of corporate leadership by actively participating in the Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs USA 2011 initiative.

Last spring, Jamba stepped forward and committed to hire a minimum of 2,500 young people across the country between the ages of 17 and 24. Along with their franchise partners, Jamba exceeded their committed goal by more than 200.

Get Fit with New Jamba Smoothie Line

Jamba Juice announced that it will launch new Fit 'n Fruitful smoothies with a Weight Burner Boost in stores January 5. This new smoothie platform reinforces Jamba's commitment to healthy and active living with the launch of a tasty and convenient meal substitute specialty beverage that provides balanced nutrition. These smoothies provide 14 essential vitamins and minerals, are a good source of protein and fiber, contain two or more servings of fruit, and come in three flavors: Berry Blend, Strawberry Raspberry Banana, and Peach Mango.

King of Your Domain

New Internet domain-name plan could cost operators thousands and hurt their online presence.

If the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gets its way, quick-service restaurants and thousands of other businesses may soon be forced to write hefty checks to protect their brands online.

ICANN’s proposed generic top-level domain (gTLD) program would allow the number of top-level domain names—the words to the right of the dot in URLs, like .com and .edu—to swell from about two dozen to potentially thousands. The organization claims it will spark online innovations in an increasingly Internet-dominated society.

In Bay Area, Jamba Juice One of Healthiest Employers

Jamba Inc. was named to the 2011 list of the Bay Area’s Healthiest Employers.

The list, organized by The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times, in collaboration with Healthiest Employers, a research company focused on wellness, recognizes companies who are demonstrating innovation and leadership in employee wellness programs.

Fruit Blooms on Menus

As consumers increasingly seek healthy, great-tasting food, it seems that more chefs and restaurant operators are looking to fruit as a perfect ingredient for menu items.

The health benefits are obvious. Most fruit is low in fat, sodium, and calories; full of vitamins and minerals; and has no cholesterol. It also provides natural sweetness.

Fruit has been part of limited-service restaurants’ menus for decades, mostly in desserts or in beverages like orange juice or strawberry milkshakes. Now it’s expanding.

Some ‘LiveWell’ While Most Wait

McDonald’s is absent from the NRA’s “Kids LiveWell” initiative, but members are confident the program will still boost their kids’ menus.

Restaurant brands participating in the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) recently announced “Kids LiveWell” initiative are confident that the health-infused measure will help boost their kids’ offerings, business, and profile. But most quick-service brands remain in wait-and-see mode.

Inside the Members-Only Fancy Food Show

At the second day of the Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., today, foodies and suppliers packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to taste, sip and test the newest specialty products from around the country.

“It’s been really busy for us,” Whitney Leipzip, regional marketing manager for Popchips said. “We’ve been popular because snacking is really big right now and we’re coming at it from a healthy direction.”

Popchips are a new take on traditional potato chips. At just 100 calories per individual-size bag, Popchips are not fried and are “never baked.”

Jamba Juice Asks, "What Would You Blend?"

Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand, announced the launch of its "What Would You Blend?" consumer engagement campaign.

To kick-off the campaign, Jamba Juice is re-releasing last summer's smoothie spoof and viral video phenomenon, "The Cheeseburger Chill," and is asking the public to put all kidding aside and share what they would blend if they were to make their own delicious smoothie at home.