August 07, 2012 // Franchising.com // FAIRFIELD, Connecticut - With the goal of bringing a healthy, active lifestyle brand to fans in his local community, David Katz, principal of Five Star Equity Partners, LLC, celebrated the signing of an agreement with Jamba Juice® for the rights to open five stores in Connecticut over the next several years.
“Jamba Juice is a renowned specialty beverage and food destination, and I am excited to expand its presence here in Connecticut,” said . David Katz of Five Star Equity Partners, LLC, which is leading Jamba’s franchise expansion in Connecticut. “We have experienced tremendous success with our first joint Jamba-Bruegger’s Bagels store serving the Orange, Connecticut area, and are very excited to expand this concept.”
Katz anticipates opening his next joint concept location in May 2013 and is currently looking for suitable locations, including at least one shopping mall. Each location will accommodate both a Jamba Juice and Bruegger’s Bagels outlet and will carry traditional Jamba® smoothies and juices with a limited snack menu.
This is the second Jamba Juice store agreement for local Orange, Connecticut entrepreneur and franchisee, David Katz and who is also the franchise operator of the adjacent Bruegger’s Bakery. Katz was the winner of the 2011 Orange Economic Development Corporation’s Business Person of the Year and is a graduate of the Center for Culinary Arts (Cromwell, Connecticut). He honed his chef skills in several high-end restaurant kitchens in New Haven, Connecticut. For Katz, the investment in Jamba Juice represents an opportunity to bring a nationally recognized health and wellness brand to his local community, friends, and family and further the mission to inspire and simplify healthy living.
Founded in 1990, 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, hot coffee and teas, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and mini-wraps, California Flatbreads™, frozen yogurt, and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. As of July 3, 2012, there were 783 Jamba Juice store locations globally Jamba is a proud sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. 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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