LODI, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vitaligent, LLC, a holding company focused on promoting health and happiness, today announced it opened the first Jamba Juice store in Lodi, California, which is the first drive-thru Jamba Juice store in California. The Lodi store opening represents Vitaligent’s 77th Jamba Juice store nationwide and 73rd in California, making the company the largest Jamba Juice franchisee.
“We’re excited to open the very first drive-thru Jamba Juice store in California, providing a convenient way for guests to enjoy the smoothies, juices, and bowls we love to serve,” said Jeff Weinstein, VP of Operations at Vitaligent. “Since its founding, Vitaligent is all about encouraging health and happiness in every community. By investing in new stores, we expand access to wholesome Jamba products in more communities.”
The new drive-thru Jamba Juice store in Lodi, California is located at 2624 W. Kettleman Lane in the new Sunwest Village Shopping Center. Operating hours are 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. PT.
The opening continues Jamba Juice’s tradition of providing a wide variety of nutritious and freshly prepared menu selections that are wholesome and healthy. The Jamba Juice menu offers beverage choices for every palette and taste, with strong roots in their hallmark freshly squeezed juices, made to order with whole food ingredients. Jamba Juice’s Signature Smoothies are blended masterpieces made with real fruit. Jamba isn’t just about beverages - guests can even enjoy Jamba’s Energy Bowls to give you that extra boost and hearty, steel-cut oatmeal.
Vitaligent was formed by three individuals who believe that success comes through the significance it creates in people’s lives. David Peacock, former president of Anheuser-Busch, serves as Chairman. Leading the organization are CEO Dean VandeKamp, a general partner at Cultivation Capital, and COO Steve Foltz, a successful Jamba Juice franchisee in Oregon. In 2015, Vitaligent purchased company-owned Jamba Juice stores in the greater Sacramento, Stockton and San Jose markets.
About Vitaligent, LLC
Vitaligent is a holding company focused on promoting health and happiness in each relationship - with guests, team, families and community. Vitaligent’s focus is on wellness, fresh juices and smoothies, and healthy meal options. Vitaligent owns and operates 77 Jamba Juice stores across the United States.
About Jamba, Inc.
Jamba, Inc., owns and franchises Jamba Juice® stores through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company. Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh-squeezed juices and juice blends, and a variety of food items including, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, Energy Bowls™, baked goods and snacks. As of March 29, 2016, there were 885 store locations globally. There were 68 company-owned and operated stores and 782 franchise-operated stores in the United States, and 65 franchise-operated international stores. Jamba Juice Company expanded the Jamba® brand by direct selling of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”) and licensing its trademarks. CPG products for at-home enjoyment are also available online, through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba® outlets in the United States. 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).