Overview and benefits


Jamba Juice is a restaurant chain that specializes in creating its “whirl’d” famous blended smoothies and fruit juices. The company strives to create fresh, in-season menu items that include plant-based options and no sugar added options.

Its menu consists of three types of smoothies: classic, plant-based and power. Some of the menu options include Orange Dream Machine, Pomegranate Paradise and Peanut Butter and Banana Protein. Jamba Juice also offers products like breakfast sandwiches, wraps, soft pretzels, flatbreads and fresh-squeezed juices. And all of its menu items are made with the best ingredients possible.

The company has more than 800 locations across the United States and internationally, including countries such as the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea and Indonesia. Jamba Juice is co-owned by Focus Brands (the same company that owns other brands such as Moe’s Southwest Grill, Carvel and Cinnabon).


If you want to learn more about Jamba Juice, you can visit its website at https://www.jamba.com/.

Number of employees

While there aren’t any official statistics that cite the number of employees across all Jamba Juice locations, there are approximately 1,300 employees in corporate offices and locations.

Date founded

Kirk Perron originally planned Jamba Juice in college as his senior project. The company, which was called Juice Club, Inc.,was officially established in 1990 in California. In 2001, Jamba Juice acquired Zuka Juice.

In 2006, Services Acquisition Corp. International acquired Jamba Juice and changed its name to Jamba, Inc. Services Acquisition Corp. International began to transform the restaurant’s menu in 2008 to include a wider variety of smoothies and food items. 

In 2018, the company was acquired by Focus Brands.

Company mission statement

Jamba Juice’s mission statement is “to become the world’s leading blender of fruit and other naturally healthy ingredients.” It also encourages its employees to be engaged with the menu, know about the health benefits of the products and show their passion for working at Jamba Juice. Its mission statement and beliefs are summed up in its acronym FIBER: Fun, Integrity, Believe, Excellence, Results.


Jamba Juice is categorized in the food retail industry.

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How old do you need to be to work at Jamba Juice?

To be hired for an entry-level position at Jamba Juice, you must be at least 16 years old. If you’re looking to take on a management position, you may need to be older.

Does Jamba Juice require a drug test?

Jamba Juice doesn’t drug test for entry-level positions. However, the company may reserve the right to drug test for management positions and if there’s a suspicion an employee is working under the influence. These policies can also vary by location.

How do much Jamba Juice employees make?

Team members at Jamba Juice make an average of $10.97 per hour with a range of $7.25 per hour to $16.50 per hour. Shift leaders average $12.04 per hour with a range of $7.25 per hour to $20.35 per hour. Hourly rates increase for management positions. General managers average $17.85 per hour, while store managers average $21.32 per hour.

What are the requirements to work at Jamba Juice?

Applicants should be positive and work well with a team. Customer service skills are a plus, along with an upbeat attitude. Past experience in the food or customer service industry is always a bonus, but not a requirement.