The new Jamba by Blendid autonomous robotic kiosk is the first to deliver contactless, customized, and delicious smoothies in a shopping mall environment.
Downey, Calif., October 6, 2021 — Jamba and Blendid announce the second Jamba by Blendid pilot location, now open at the Stonewood Center in Downey, CA today. Building on the successful 2020 opening of the first Jamba by Blendid in Dixon, CA, this is the next step in the effort to open Jamba by Blendid kiosks in additional types of venues – from big box retailers and shopping malls to gyms, hospitals, and college campuses.
“After a successful launch of our first Jamba by Blendid kiosk, we’re excited to open a second test kiosk at the Stonewood Center, bringing freshly blended smoothies to mall shoppers,” said Geoff Henry, president of Jamba. “Jamba by Blendid provides an opportunity for our local franchisees to make smoothies more accessible to Jamba fans, while leveraging the latest in technology to deliver contactless food.”
Blendid offers an innovative, autonomous, and contactless food automation platform that leverages machine learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence to create food options made on-demand and customized to meet the lifestyle and taste preferences of individual consumers. In partnering with Jamba, a global lifestyle brand leader known for serving on-the-go freshly blended smoothies, juices, bowls and shots, the success of the first Jamba by Blendid location demonstrated the increasing industry and consumer demand for fresh, contactless food options on-the-go. New locations like the Stonewood Center will help the companies fully leverage the latest advances in consumer robotics to continue to drive the future of dining.
“At Blendid, we are working to make delicious and customized food accessible to all through robotics and AI. It is thrilling to see our vision become a reality as we build out our Jamba by Blendid footprint and expand into new types of venues like shopping malls,” said Vipin Jain, CEO and co-founder of Blendid. “Our first Jamba by Blendid pilot location in Dixon, CA allowed us to prove that, working together with Jamba, our platform can provide the quality guest experience, amazing smoothies and reliability that live up to the Jamba brand. Seeing families and friends engage with the Jamba by Blendid kiosk at Walmart at all hours of a day has been very satisfying for us. Now, we’re ready to accelerate our growth plans and open even more successful locations in the months and years ahead.”
At launch, the kiosk in Stonewood Center will offer seven delicious plant-forward smoothies, as well as Jamba’s popular Boosts. They are available in 14 oz servings and can include one boost for no additional charge.
The second Jamba by Blendid test kiosk is located inside the Stonewood Center at 215 Stonewood Street Downey, CA 94021. It will be open seven days a week following the Stonewood Center mall hours, which vary by day of the week. Guests can place orders in person at the kiosk or they can order ahead with the Blendid app on Android or iOS. In celebration of the Stonewood Center opening, the Downey community can look forward to enjoying a “buy one, get one free” smoothie offer, valid October 6-10, 2021, at the kiosk.
Sunnyvale-based Blendid is on a mission to revolutionize the future of food service and has created a proprietary food automation platform (foodOS™) to efficiently and safely prepare and serve a range of healthy, fresh, and delicious food. Blendid’s first concept in the market is an autonomous and contactless robotic kiosk that uses robotics, machine vision, artificial intelligence, and healthy ingredients to create delicious smoothies. The drinks are ordered from the contactless safety of a cell phone and customized to meet the unique health and dietary preferences of each consumer. Blendid was founded in 2015 by Vipin Jain, Venki Ayalur, and Vijay Dodd, seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. As a pioneer of the future of food service, 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. Starting with whole fruits and vegetables, Blendid creates a tasty, healthy, touchless, affordable, and convenient meal or snack for the consumer – exactly how and when they want it. Visit us at www.blendid.com for more information on us and licensing opportunities.
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 850 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.