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Former NBA Star LaPhonso Ellis Opens 2nd Jamba Juice (JMBA) Location

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Jamba Juice Company announced yesterday that LaPhonso Ellis, former ESPN commentator and NBA star, has opened his second Jamba Juice location through his franchise company, Blended Blessings LLC. Ellis's newest Jamba Juice® store is located in Mishawaka, IN, in the University Park Mall at 6501 North Grape Road. Ellis was on hand yesterday to celebrate the grand opening and greet guests at the University Park Mall location.

"As a former professional athlete, health, fitness and good nutrition have always been a huge part of my success. So when it came to introduce a brand that is focused on healthy living to the South Bend community and Notre Dame, my college alma mater, Jamba provided a perfect fit," said Ellis. "I am thrilled to expand my relationship with Jamba. It's a dynamic company that is forward thinking and committed to engaging the community to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle."

The newest Jamba Juice location boasts a menu of over 30 whole fruit smoothies and fruit and vegetable juices. It is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Ellis's other location is in the Eddy Street Commons, on the south end of the University of Notre Dame campus. He plans to open four additional Jamba Juice stores in and around Indianapolis, IN, within the next four years, furthering the joint commitment he and Jamba have made to promote healthy living and bring nutritious, great tasting drink and meal options to the region.

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