Jamba Inc.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    Jamba Juice Giving Away Free Juice Wednesday Morning

    Alright guys, time for more free stuff. This Wednesday, from 9 to 11 a.m., Jamba Juice will be giving away one free 12 oz. juice per person. Don't stop reading yet: It's not going to be the smoothies everyone knows and loves. Instead, they'll be giving away juices from their new line of hip, with-it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Cucumber Cobbler at Aqua Lounge at the Island Hotel Newport Beach, Our Drink of the Week!

    I was supposed to meet someone for a drink at the lounge inside the Island Hotel last month. Instead, I found the property deep in construction mode. The "bar" was a handful of stools across from check-in. Turns out it had been this way for months, with a buffet-style cafe set up for hotel guests on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Dueling Dishes: Apple, Fig And Cheese Sandwiches

    One-hit wonders. Dynamic duos. How 'bout them threes? Three French hens. Three of a kind. Threesomes. Bell Biv Devoe. There are some trios with swagger out there. And apple, fig 'n cheese combinations are definitely one of them. We weren't aiming to do a comparison, but ended up finding two complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Tonight in Belmont Shore: "Stroll & Savor"

    I'm late in posting this. So late that if you're reading this right now, you have about half an hour before the last Stroll & Savor event of the summer starts, that is if you're not going to to the KCRW Good Food and Stick A Fork In It Happy Hour, which you should. The final Stroll & Savor' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    No. 96, Licuados at Mil Jugos

    Hey, kids: guess what time is it? It's time to restart that Long March known as 100 Favorite Dishes (INSERT YEAR). YEAH!!!Hey, don't ding us for listicles: Weekly DataLab studies show ustedes love this gimmick, launched in honor of our coming Best Of issue. Besides, it is rather fun to do this fo ... More >>

  • Food

    April 19, 2012

    Mil Jugos Is One in a Thousand

    The Santa Ana eatery moved into bigger digs, but its Venezuelan food is still wonderful

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Le Napoleon at Irvine Spectrum Closes; Moves To Another Part of Irvine Spectrum...And Closes?!

    Edwin Goei​On a recent trip to Irvine Spectrum, I noticed that Le Napoleon, the coffee shop that boasted Intelligentsia coffee and Cream Pan pastries was gone from its perch underneath the merry-go-round. I was going to put it on the list of restaurant casualties for the month...

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Jamba Juice Jumps on the Green Smoothie Train (Plus, My Favorite Green Smoothie Recipe)

    Jamba Juice​Jamba Juice, known for its fruity blended creations, is adding lettuce, carrots, broccoli, beets and algae to the mix. Yum.  The chain has introduced three Fruit & Veggie Smoothies, each packed with a hefty dose of that good-for-you stuff Mom always forced you to eat. Berry Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Drink Specials From Jamba Juice and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

    Flickr user​ My one (and only) restaurant work experience included a stint as a server, and not a very good one: My signature spiel went something like, "Don't save room for dessert; Consider sharing." The following two deals from Jamba and Coffee Bean were made for pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Eat Here, Not There: Smoothies

    Flickr user jamesbondsv​Despite the fact that it's not native here, few foods are more in tune with the laid-back OC beach lifestyle than the smoothie. Whether it's a pick-me-up after a long morning out in the waves at Trestles or a meal replacement for a busy skate shop employee, smoothies are ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Free Starbucks Coffee on Tax Day (Bring A Mug, Though)

    pierofix @ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0​Hey you! Yes, you.Do you want a free cup of coffee? Then take a reusable travel mug and go to any Starbucks today for a free fill-up of brewed coffee.Other places are doing freebies or discounts as well, including McCormick and Schmick's, Cinnabon and Jamba Ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Why Not Just Post The Price, Juice It Up?

    Dave Lieberman​Click on the picture to the right. How many sizes of smoothie do they sell at Juice It Up in the Stadium Lofts in Anaheim?Did you guess "two", as I did when I went in today to get a smoothie?Wrong. They sell THREE sizes; the advertised 24 oz. and 32 oz. sizes, and a smaller 16 oz. s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Panera Is Out Of The Danger Zone--But Other Chains Aren't

    It's hard to keep on top of the glut of depressing news about the economy, especially when it comes to restaurants--that is, which ones are struggling and which ones appear to be financially robust. Although fast-food chains are so far weathering the storm better than many high-end eateries, several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Oat Cuisine (Part 2)

    As exciting as eating Kashi Go Lean for breakfast every day is, once in a while a girl has to try something new... Especially when the weather's taken a turn for the worse and your stomach is craving something warm. You'll remember Edwin's recent post about Starbucks venturing into the world of brea ... More >>

  • Food

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Rough Times for Smoothies

    In the smoothie game, if Jamba Juice can't shake it, then how can anyone else. The giant posted a $12.4M loss last quarter. So I suppose it should come as no surprise that the smaller players are being pulverized like fruit in a blender. Just recently I noticed that two smoothie purveyors in Irvi ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 12, 2008
  • Features

    June 12, 2008
  • Food

    July 5, 2007

    Building a Better Berry

    Pinkberry may be coming to town, but Yogurtland is already OCs fro-yo on the go

  • Features

    June 5, 2003

    Don Brens Phallus Complex

    Billionaire Builders Disregard for Family Planning Evident in His Bedroom and Developments

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001
  • Features

    August 9, 2001

    Active Eats

    And its one, two, threewhat are we dining for?

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Starbucks Solution

    Mike Sheldrake figured he was dead when Starbucks opened two stores near his indie coffeehouse. Now his business is up 40 percent.

  • Columns

    February 4, 1999