HONOLULU – Miami-based multi-brand franchise operator Fresh Dining Concepts, the rapidly expanding, high performing franchisee group best known as the largest operating team in the Focus Brands® snacks family, has acquired Jamba Hawaiʻi from Blue Pacific Management.
Fresh Dining Concepts, which owns 225 Jamba, Auntie Anne’s, Carvel and Cinnabon locations in 19 states and Washington, D.C., is the largest franchisee for Jamba parent Focus Brands.
“We’re excited to do business in the islands and to be part of the great culture Blue Pacific Management has built,” said Kevin Bush, Chief Strategy Officer of Fresh Dining Concepts. “Jamba Hawaiʻi has worked hard to incorporate the local culture into its operations while keeping the core values of Jamba and we plan to grow the brand based on that foundation.”
Fresh Dining Concepts will continue to operate the 27 Jamba locations in Hawaiʻi and retain all 500-plus members of the Jamba Hawaiʻi team and are currently seeking new applicants across all locations.
“Our Jamba Hawaiʻi team is excited to join the Fresh Dining Concepts family,” said Frank Nagamine, Director of Operations for Jamba Hawaii. “We look forward to building upon the strong foundation Blue Pacific Management started 10 years ago.”
The company will also continue to provide localized smoothies, beverages and food products, with plans to grow the brand’s footprint in Hawaiʻi.
“We plan to continue being a leader and educator within our quick service restaurant community and we couldn’t be more excited to grow the footprint of Jamba here in the islands,” Scott Rubin, Chief Development Officer at Fresh Dining Concepts. “We’re already planning our first two new locations, in Kapolei and Waiau, both with drive-thru service.”
“We’re thrilled that a top franchisee like Fresh Dining Concepts will steward the Jamba Hawaiʻi brand,” said Chris Scanlan, CEO of Blue Pacific Management “We’re excited to see what the future brings for Jamba in Hawaiʻi.
About Fresh Dining Concepts
Headquartered in Miami, Fresh Dining Concepts is the largest Focus Brands franchisee (Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon and Jamba Juice), currently with 225 locations, operating across 19 states and with approximately 2,000 employees. The company owns and operates locations in malls and non-traditional foodservice environments, as well as streetside locations and at inline shopping centers. More information on Fresh Dining Concepts is available at www.freshdiningconcepts.com.
About Jamba Hawaii
Jamba Hawaii has 27 stores operated by Fresh Dining Concepts, LLC, an authorized Jamba licensee, across Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Jamba Hawaii is the category-defining leader in all-natural, made-to-order fruit and vegetable smoothies, juices, açaí bowls, and other snacks for health-conscious consumers with discerning tastes. Jamba smoothies are packed with 4 to 5 servings of fruit and are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients. Visit jambahawaii.com for store locations and more information.
About Focus Brands
Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc. is a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands. Focus, through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 6,000 restaurants, cafes, ice cream shoppes and bakeries in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and over 50 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s®, Auntie Anne’s®, McAlister’s Deli® and Jamba Juice®. Please visit focusbrands.com to learn more.
About Blue Pacific Management
Blue Pacific Management, acquired Jamba Hawaiʻi in 2013 from JJC Hawaii LLC, which brought Jamba Juice to the Hawaiʻi market in 1999. Blue Pacific Management has a proven record of acquiring and leading quick-service restaurant brands. Learn more at bluepacllc.com.
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