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 with a drive thru, as disclosed in Jamba’s Franchise Disclosure Document (dated March 25, 2021). 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 $35,500 $35,500 Lump sum At signing of Franchise Agreement Us
Construction & Build Out Costs $280,000 $300,000 As incurred Before opening Contractors
Permitting $500 $17,500 As incurred Before opening Government agencies
Equipment Package $70,00 $90,000 Lump sum Before opening Vendors
Millwork $20,000 $40,000 As incurred Before opening Contractors
Furniture $950 $2,000 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Menu Board, Graphics & Interior Signage $2,000 $3,500 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Exterior Signage $16,500 $50,000 Lump sum Before opening Vendors
Computer System $8,600 $24,000 As incurred Before opening Vendors
TV/Music $0 $3,500 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Architect/Engineering $14,000 $19,000 As incurred Before opening Architect
Rent $4,000 $10,000 Monthly As arranged Lessors
Grand Opening Marketing $10,000 $12,000 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Legal & Accounting Fees $5,000 $10,000 As incurred Before opening Lawyers and accountants
Insurance $5,000 $15,000 As incurred Before opening Insurance companies
Misc. Opening Costs $9,000 $14,000 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Security Deposits $0 $15,000 As incurred As incurred Utility companies; lessors
Travel & Living Expenses during Training $10,000 $25,000 As incurred Before opening Airlines, hotels and restaurants
On-Site NSO Support $0 $5,000 Lump sum Before opening Us
Opening Inventory $5,000 $10,000 As incurred Before opening Vendors
Additional Funds (3 Months) $15,000 $40,000 As incurred As incurred Us, employees, vendors, etc.
Total $511,050 $741,500

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.