Tuesday, June 8, 2010

And speaking of addictions...

... Jamba Juice is coming to Korea. According to the AP, it plans to open two hundred stores over the next ten years:
Jamba agreed to develop the locations with Paris Croissant, an affiliate of the SPC Group, which has 4,500 retail locations in South Korea across several brands, including Paris Baguette.
I think I have a Paris Croissant near my apartment, but it could be Paris Baguette. I always get the two mixed up (and don't tell me one's bigger than the other).

Anyway, I've tried Jamba Juice exactly once. I liked it okay, but as a grad student on a budget, it was either JJ or Coffee Bean, and I think it's no secret where my loyalty lies.

I don't think places like Red Mango will be too hurt by Jamba Juice's sudden entry [edit: Whoops, that didn't come out right], mostly because their primary product is different enough (sit-down frozen yogurt versus on-the-go energy drinks as meals), but Smoothie King may be dethroned. Which is too bad, because they used to have that buck-naked girl (i.e., young woman) in their  advert posters.

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2 comments:

  1. Jamba Juice rocks...ya'll need to try the Acai berry one. The drinks are not necessarily "healthy" as they try to make it seem..there's tons of calories in them and not a lot of fruit actually. But they taste good. By the way, why does the pic look like there's cake frosting in the cups instead of smoothies?

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  2. I think that frosting look is what happens when the ice thaws a bit and then melts again while the drinks are set up for taking a picture.

    I didn't take the picture, so I don't know. Usually when I need a pic for something, I just go to Google images and pick the first interesting thing I see that isn't NSFW.

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