Jamba Juice® franchisee John Anderson, President, Bright Works Incorporated, will celebrate the grand opening of his first Jamba® store in Palm Desert located in the Westfield Palm Desert Mall at 72840 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, CA, on September 20, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Pro Tem William Kroonen, Mr. Anderson, Jamba’s mascot, Banana Man, and guests, will take place promptly at 2:00 p.m. Jamba will be offering a special buy-one, get-one free 16-ounce Classic Smoothie during the celebration, in addition to giving away fun Jamba gifts while supplies last. This is the fourth store for Mr. Anderson and his franchise company, Bright Works Incorporated. Located in the food court in the Westfield Palm Desert Mall, the store offers guests over thirty blended-to-order, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, and an assortment of better-for-you snacks, sandwiches, and baked goods that can be bundled together with a tasty Jamba beverage for a delicious meal. The outlet is open during regular mall hours from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Jamba is a perfect menu option for visitors seeking a refreshing, healthier beverage or meal alternative while shopping in the mall,” said John Anderson, Jamba Juice franchise owner and operator. “I could not be more thrilled to be here today to welcome guests and business leaders to my first Palm Desert location, and I look forward to building strong and lasting relationships with members of the local community.” Mr. Anderson owns and operates three Jamba franchise stores located in Murrieta and Temecula. He plans to open three additional Jamba Juice stores in the Palm Desert area and four in South Orange County over the next several years, further illustrating the joint commitment he and Jamba have made to promoting healthy living and bringing nutritious, great tasting drink and meal options to fans in these regions.
About Bright Works IncorporatedJohn Anderson is the President of Bright Works Inc. and a highly experienced franchise operator. John owns and operates two successful Jamba Juice locations in Temecula, California. In 2011, he opened his third Jamba Juice franchise store in Murrieta, California. With the opening of these stores, local fans have access to Jamba’s signature, wholesome, blended-to-order, fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices and their complementary food offerings. Importantly, the opening of these stores created 70 jobs in the local communities in which they operate. John is also an advocate and supporter of local community schools and in 2011, Bright Works Inc. contributed nearly $50,000.00 in support of children’s education and physical activity. About Jamba Juice Company Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) 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). Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50413915&lang=en