SUNNYVALE, Calif. and Corning, Calif. – November 16, 2022Jamba®, a global lifestyle brand serving on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, bowls and bites, and Blendid®, a robotic food service solutions leader, have teamed up with Love’s Travel Stops to open a second Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic smoothie kiosk. Located at the rest area in Corning, CA – on I-5, Exit 630/South Avenue between Williams and Redding – the second Jamba by Blendid pilot location for Love’s Travel Stop adds a refreshing and delicious option for motorists on the go. Love’s first Jamba by Blendid kiosk opened in September 2022 in Williams, CA.  

“We’re excited to build off the success of our first location and look forward to serving professional drivers and four-wheel customers in Corning, California,” said Joe Cotton, vice president of food service for Love’s. “The adoption rates of smoothies have been great, which demonstrates the need for refreshing on-the-go food for our customers. We’re proud to offer this service at a second location.”

The self-operating kiosk will allow motorists to customize their smoothie orders around the clock by adjusting ingredient quantities or adding boosts directly through the Blendid app. They can easily order on-site or schedule a preferred pick-up time in advance when they order on the Blendid app.  

“Working with forward-thinking industry leaders like Jamba and Love’s, we are meeting the rising demand for refreshing quick-serve options – in a variety of new venue types,” said Vipin Jain, CEO and co-founder of Blendid. “As we continue to scale and set the standard for the future of food service, we hope our robotic kiosks can give consumers, including motorists, fast, customizable and delicious food choices at a wide range of new locations across the country.” 

Jamba by Blendid kiosks leverage Blendid’s contactless food automation platform foodOS®, a patented machine learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence-enabled system, to provide motorists with easily accessible, refreshing food options made on-demand and customized to meet individual preferences at any time of day. 

“We’re excited to give Love’s guests the delicious taste of Jamba-inspired smoothies,” said Geoff Henry, president of Jamba. “Jamba by Blendid robotic kiosks are a convenient way to give smoothie lovers more accessibility to our brand, and the opportunity for a craveable and delicious food option while on the go.”    

Jamba by Blendid currently has seven operating kiosk locations with presence in shopping centers, colleges and universities and now travel centers. 

About Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is the nation’s leading travel stop network with more than 600 locations in 42 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 38,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has over 430 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance, and total truck care nationwide network with over 1,500 maintenance bays and 1,200 emergency roadside vehicles available for customers. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter

About Blendid

Sunnyvale-based Blendid is revolutionizing the future of food service with its proprietary food automation platform (foodOS™), which efficiently and safely prepares and serves a range of healthy, fresh, and delicious food. A pioneer of the future of food service, Blendid’s first concept in the market is an autonomous, contactless kiosk that uses robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and healthy ingredients to create delicious smoothies that are customized to meet the unique health and dietary preferences of each consumer. Founded in 2015 by seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Vipin Jain, Venki Avalur, and Vijay Dodd, Blendid is improving the consumer experience by offering safe, cost-effective, and personalized food on-demand, while also reducing complexities and costs for the operators. Visit https://www.blendid.com/ for more information. 

About Jamba

Jamba is the global lifestyle brand leader serving on-the-go freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies, made-to-order bowls, fresh-squeezed juices and shots, boosts and bites. Jamba has more than 800 locations operating in 36 U.S. states, as well as the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. For more information and to stay connected, follow @JambaJuice on Twitter and Instagram or visit jamba.com.

Contacts:

Love’s Contact:

Caitlin Jensen

Caitlin.Jensen@loves.com

(405) 847-5263

Blendid Contact:

Erica Camilo

Connexa Communications for Blendid

erica@connexacommunications.com 

610-639-5644