EMERYVILLE, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jamba, Inc., (NASDAQ:JMBA) today announced a development agreement for four stores in New Jersey with experienced multi-unit franchise operators, Alpa Manish Shah and Ragini Dharmesh Shah, principals of Brunswick Health Food, Inc.. As a part of this agreement, the franchisee purchased one Jamba Juice store located at the Shoppes at North Brunswick, New Jersey. This new development agreement will contribute to Jamba's growing presence on the East Coast.
"We see a tremendous opportunity for Jamba on the East Coast and growing our brand presence there is a key priority. This newest agreement speaks to the success of our brand in the market," said Thibault de Chatellus, senior vice president, Global Franchise and Development, Jamba Juice Company. "We continue to attract highly experienced, multi-unit franchise operators and are happy to welcome our newest franchisee, Brunswick Health Food, to the team."
Jamba is currently awarding franchise opportunities in select markets across the country. This recent franchise development activity reflects the accelerated growth of the Company and supplements the 311 currently operating franchise stores.
Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA) is a holding company and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Jamba Juice Company, owns and franchises JAMBA JUICE® stores. Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and California Flatbreads™, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. As of April 20, 2010, Jamba Juice had 745 locations consisting of 458 company-owned and operated stores and 287 franchise stores.
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