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Jamba Juice’s Blender Empire to Unleash 20 Locations on Metro Detroit

Brace for a smoothie invasion

Jamba Juice location in California Photo by David McNew/Getty Images
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Smoothie chain Jamba Juice is preparing to invade a Meijer near you. MLive reports that the California-based blender empire is plotting to open 20 new outposts in metro Detroit including stand alone shops and locations inside area Meijers.

Per a release, the expansion is being managed by franchisees Kevin Denha and Omar Ammori. Two shops located inside grocery stores in Canton and Livonia have already debuted with an additional three market-based shops in the works. An additional three stores are expected to open by the end of 2017.

Despite having a relatively large footprint with more than 885 smoothie and juice bars globally, this appears to be Jamba Juice’s first major push into Michigan’s market. Outside of the Mitten, however, the massive chain is working on new concepts including a fancy “Innovation Bar” with WiFi, test kitchens, and plant-based meals. Alas, Detroiters will have to make due with the traditional Jamba Juice menu for now.

Jamba Juice to Open 20 Locations Across Metro Detroit [MLive]

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