Local entrepreneurs Emmy and Don Marquess and Mary and John Speaker, principals of The Speaquess Group LLC, recently opened their first Jamba Juice store in Lexington, Kentucky.

This launched Jamba into its 26th state.

“I am thrilled to be in Lexington to welcome fans and celebrate the opening of our first Jamba Juice store in Kentucky,” says James D. White, chairman, president, and CEO, Jamba Juice Company.

“I have been associated with Don Marquess for over 20 years and he is an exceptional business manager. This store represents the first of seven Jamba stores he and his partners at the Speaquess Group plan to open over the next six years.”

Jamba offers a portfolio of menu offerings that are made from quality ingredients and contain 0g trans fat, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no artificial preservatives.

“We are excited to bring Jamba Juice, a brand associated with the healthy, active lifestyle, to fans here in Lexington,” says Don and Emmy Marquess, owner/operators of Jamba Juice in Lexington, Kentucky.

“We started the blenders whirling officially today and now local fans and visitors are able to enjoy one of our more than 30 made-to-order whole fruit smoothies, including Jamba’s latest innovation in their smoothie line-up—the Fit’n Fruitful with Weight Burner Boost smoothie in three flavors, which can serve as a meal substitute or support weight management goals while providing balanced nutrition for busy consumers on-the-go.”

The Lexington Jamba Juice store will also serve fresh squeezed orange and carrot juices, wheatgrass, hot blended beverages, Jamba’s delicious slow-cooked oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, and a variety of tasty baked goods and snacks which go great as a snack between meals especially when paired with a Jamba beverage.

Jamba will be located in Center Court
at 535 South Upper St. in Lexington, Kentucky 40508

This is the first Jamba Juice store for local Lexington entrepreneurs and franchisees, Emmy and Don Marquess and Mary and John Speaker.

The team plans to open a second store at the Fayette Mall in the spring and has plans to open a minimum of seven Jamba Juice stores not only in Kentucky, but also Southern Indiana and Southern Ohio.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, News, Operations, Jamba Juice