Jamba, Inc. announced plans to relocate its company headquarters, currently in Emeryville, Calif., to Frisco, Texas.
This move is designed to better position the company for sustainable, long-term growth and better serve Jamba’s franchisees and customers. Over the next six months, Jamba will transition its California support center operations to Frisco, which will serve as headquarters for operations, business development, sales and marketing, finance, supply chain, technology, HR and other corporate functions. Following this transition, Jamba will close its Emeryville office.
“Jamba has pursued our vision to inspire and simplify healthy living for 26 years, starting with a single juice shop in San Luis Obispo, Calif., but as we continue to spread our healthy living mission globally, it has become increasingly clear that a relocation of our support center will better position the company to extend our brand and continue to support our franchise partners for the long term,” says David Pace, chief executive officer.
“With the pending expiration of our lease in Emeryville at the end of 2016, we explored a number of location options that would offer us competitive operating costs, a region with extensive access to skilled restaurant talent, an attractive cost of living to our current and future team members and a geographical location that facilitates our ability to expand our store base. The state of Texas meets all of these criteria, and Frisco is a community committed to healthy living that aligns closely with our overall mission,” says Pace.
Jamba’s new headquarters will be located in a LEED-certified, state-of-the-art facility in the Hall Office Park in Frisco. The new “Jamba Whirl’d Center” will include 25,000 square feet of office and collaboration space as well as a world-class test kitchen for product innovation. This move will affect approximately 120 employees in Emeryville. Following the move, Jamba will employ approximately 100 team members in Frisco, a mixture of team members who relocate from Emeryville as well as newly hired ones in Texas.
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