Washington tight end Vernon Davis has partnered with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to bring new Jamba Juice franchises to the D.C. metro.
Davis and Sanu have plans for up to six stores in the region. Specific locations have not yet been announced. The pair expect the first store to open early next year in Northern Virginia, most likely Loudoun County.
Tennis star Venus Williams currently owns five stores in Maryland and D.C., including one at Federal Plaza in Rockville. The smoothie chain currently has nine locations in the region. The Frisco, Texas-based company has about 850 locations across the world.
Davis already owns five Jamba Juice locations in Northern California, where he used to play for the San Francisco 49ers and where Jamba Juice was formerly based. Davis said he was eager to bring the smoothie franchise to his hometown. He is a D.C. native, and played football at Dunbar High School and the University of Maryland before going pro. Sanu is also an East Coaster, originally New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The new D.C.-area locations coincide well with Jamba Juice’s plan to expand its brand eastward.
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