Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#235 Ranked #292 last year
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Initial investment
$130K - $1M
Units as of 2023
796 Decrease

Company Overview

About Jamba

Industry Food
Related Categories Smoothies/Juices, Fruit, Acai Bowls, Beverages
Founded 1991
Parent Company GoTo Foods
Leadership Nathan Louer, Chief Brand Officer
Corporate Address 5620 Glenridge Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
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You could Own The Whirl'd with a Jamba Franchise.

Jamba Juice started out in San Luis Obispo, CA, in 1990 as a little juice shop with a big idea:

that eating better should be easy.

For nearly 30 years, Jamba has led the way in making balanced options easier and more accessible by serving delicious, made-to-order smoothies, juices, and bowls. With over 800 locations in 35 states and 6 countries, Jamba has become a pioneer and leader in the smoothies and juices category, and continues to innovate and grow with our guests.

"As a franchisee, I am very excited about Jamba’s® direction with its rebranding initiatives and ample opportunity for growth in new markets and venues across the country. In addition to the growth potential, the brand continues to invest in the menu to stay relevant and on-trend, which also helps support healthy unit economics.”

Panos Julios--Jamba® Franchise Owner with 42 Locations

  • Fresh Made Simple
    Jamba's diverse menu of blended drinks and energizing bites requires little prep, meaning no early mornings or late nights.
  • Optimal Locations
    Our dedicated real estate team will provide real estate selection assistance and support.
  • Marketing Made Easy
    Our dedicated marketing team creates national initiatives, LTOs, and social media campaigns to drive engagement and encourage brand loyalty.
  • Education for All
    Receive comprehensive owner training as well as access to digital resources that will help you train your own team.
  • Always the Right Fit
    Choose from a variety of footprints including traditional stores, drive-thrus, & nontraditional buildouts ranging from 1,000 - 1,500 sq.ft.
  • Smooth Operations
    We'll help you track and measure your store's performance through data analysis, business reviews, and more.

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1993 (31 years)
# of employees at HQ 57
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 796 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Jamba franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$9,250 - $35,500
Initial Investment Information Circle
$129,800 - $1,016,900
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$300,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$120,000
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$15,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
6%-7%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
1%-3%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
20 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Jamba has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 66 hours
Classroom Training 22 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: December 12th, 2022