Our brand mission is that eating better should be easy. For this reason, we’re looking for like-minded individuals who share the same passion for helping others get on the path toward a vibrant, higher-quality life. As a Jamba Franchise Owner, you should share our vision for providing industry-leading smoothies, juices, and bowls and understand the importance that exceptional service plays in your business success. We want to work with Franchise Owners who are eager to succeed, grow into multiple locations and who will take pride in owning their business. Jamba is community focused, and building that connection to your guests is key to developing this iconic brand.

Experience in restaurants, food service or retail is an advantage, but not essential to being approved as a new Franchise Owner.

For candidates applying for a single-unit agreement, you should have a credit score of 700+, liquid capital of $100,000 or more and a net worth of over $300,000. For candidates applying for multiple units, the requirements in terms of both professional backgrounds and skill sets are determined on a case-by-case basis.

We are entrepreneurial in spirit and love working with people who think and dream big. We’re always interested in speaking with area developers, but we understand some people start smaller and have a solid growth plan. We’ve built successful businesses from the ground up, so we know what it takes, and we’re excited to help guide our Franchise Owners toward similar success.

Investment Breakdown

These figures are an estimate of a franchisee’s total initial investment in one Jamba store, as disclosed in Jamba’s Franchise Disclosure Document (dated March 28, 2019, as amended on June 6, 2019). A franchise owner’s actual investment and expenditures may vary considerably from the estimates shown, depending on many factors including geographical area, sales venue, the amount of space you lease and the capabilities of any particular management and service team. For a more complete understanding of the expenses described in this chart and related variables, please see Item 7 of Jamba’s Franchise Disclosure Document, which goes into much further detail than the following notations.

type of
amount of expenditure
method of
when due
to whom payment
is to be made
Initial Franchise Fee
The initial franchise fee paid by a franchise owner to the franchisor for the license to operate a Jamba store.
$35,000 $35,000 Lump Sum At signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Background/Credit Check
The estimated cost of a background check and credit check to determine if the franchise owner meets our minimum qualifications for purchasing a franchise.
$100 $100 As Arranged Before the signing of the Franchise Agreement Suppliers
Real Estate & Leasehold Improvements
The estimated cost of leasing a space and related construction and leasehold Improvements, which will vary significantly based on the size and location of the store.
$101,000 $180,000 As Arranged As Arranged Contractor, landlord, real estate broker
Location Selection Services
The estimated cost of engaging real estate professionals for property procurement.
$5,000 $5,000 As Arranged As Arranged Third-party real estate services provider
The estimated cost of purchasing the equipment necessary to make, sell and store the products sold at each location.
$15,000 $30,000 As Arranged As Arranged Contractor
Furniture & Fixtures
The estimated cost of purchasing the necessary furniture and fixtures to accommodate patrons and adorn the store.
$53,000 $85,000 As Arranged As Arranged Suppliers
Drive-Thru Equipment
The estimated cost to purchase drive-thru equipment for stores that have this feature.
$0 $35,000 As Arranged As Arranged Suppliers
The estimated cost to purchase and install brand signs for the interior and exterior of the store.
$6,000 $15,000 As Arranged Upon Installation Signage Company
Computer System (Includes POS System & Software)
The estimated cost to purchase our brand-licensed operational software and point-of-sale system.
$8,500 $17,500 As Arranged Before Opening Suppliers
The estimated cost to obtain all required insurance policies.
$5,000 $15,000 As Arranged As Arranged Insurance Suppliers
Small Wares
The estimated cost to purchase the kitchen equipment necessary to prepare ingredients for the production of menu items sold at each location.
$6,000 $7,500 As Arranged As Arranged Suppliers
Opening Inventory
The estimated cost to purchase an initial inventory of various food products, beverages, paper products, cleaning supplies, and other supplies utilized in the operation of the store as well as other merchandise or products sold in the store.
$5,000 $10,000 As Arranged As Arranged Suppliers
Grand Opening Advertising
The minimum amount that franchise owners must spend on grand opening advertising.
$10,000 $10,000 As Arranged Within the period beginning 4 weeks before the Opening Date and ending 8 weeks after the Opening Date Media printers, other suppliers
The estimated cost for up to three trainees to attend Jamba’s initial training program.
$5,000 $10,000 As Arranged As Arranged Us, Transportation, Food and Lodging Providers
Miscellaneous Cost to Begin Operations
The estimated cost of hiring professionals, such as attorneys and accountants, and securing licenses and other permits necessary to operate the store.
$5,000 $10,000 As Arranged As Arranged Suppliers, Utilities and Employees’ Salaries
Additional Funds (3 months)
The estimated cost of additional funds that will be necessary to operate the store during its first three months of operation, including employees’ salaries and utility costs.
$5,000 $10,000 As Arranged As Arranged Employees, Suppliers, Landlord
Total $273,000 $504,300

Steps to becoming a franchise owner

Complete the Jamba Request for More Information Form

Fill out the “More Information” form below to showcase your interest in learning more about Jamba.

Get Started

Have an Introductory Call with a Jamba Pre-Qualification Manager

This is your official introduction to Jamba. We’ll talk to you about the general qualification requirements, both financial and operational, as well as your market of interest.

Have an Introductory Call with the Director of Franchise Development

This is your opportunity to speak with a Director of Franchise Development and ask your questions. We’ll talk to you about specific qualification requirements and overview the process to own a Jamba franchise location.

Receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Application

If you are interested in moving forward, we will provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which explains the Jamba franchise opportunity in detail and includes a copy of the franchise agreement you’ll be signing.

Submit Application for Approval and Complete Your Due Diligence

Your submitted application will be processed by the review committee.

Attend a FOCUS Day

Those selected will be invited to Jamba’s headquarters in Atlanta, GA for FOCUS Day to meet with the brand team and be interviewed by the leadership team.

Receive Application Approval

If you meet our criteria for a franchise owner, you may receive notification that your application is approved. We will also send your franchise agreements to you for review.

Welcome to Jamba

Once you have signed your agreements, they are received and countersigned in Atlanta, and all fees are paid, you are officially a Jamba franchise owner.