EMERYVILLE, Calif.--()--Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) today announced expansion plans into new markets with new franchisees including Long Island, New York; Wayne, New Jersey; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Toledo, Ohio. Store expansion with existing franchisees is also planned in California, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Connecticut. These eight franchise agreements represent a total of 32 new Jamba Juice® stores to be developed over the next five-to-seven years. Jamba expects to develop 40-50 U.S. locations and 10-15 new stores internationally during 2012.
“The strength of our brand, the quality of our products, the capabilities of our team, and the selection of outstanding partners are key factors helping to accelerate our growth.”
“Jamba continues to make significant progress against our strategic initiative to accelerate the growth of our company through franchise store development,” stated James D. White, chairman, president and CEO, Jamba, Inc. “The strength of our brand, the quality of our products, the capabilities of our team, and the selection of outstanding partners are key factors helping to accelerate our growth.”
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc. is a holding company which owns and franchises, on a global basis, Jamba Juice stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company. Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you specialty beverages and food offerings which include great tasting fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and juice blends, coffee and hot teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, fruit and veggie smoothies, Fit’n FruitfulTM smoothies with Weight Burner BoostTM, Whirl’ns™ Frozen Yogurt, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, California Flatbreads™, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of April 3, 2012, there were 773 store locations globally, consisting of 305 Company-owned and operated stores (“Company Stores”) and 444 franchise-operated stores (“Franchise Stores”) in the United States and 24 international stores (“International Stores). As of April 3, 2012, Jamba Juice also had nine license agreements in place covering a variety of consumer packaged goods. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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