Scott Timmons, managing owner, is marking Jamba Juice's 20th year in Ahwatukee.
Special to AFN

To say Scott Timmons has juice is no mere slang.

He’s the managing owner of Jamba Juice at 4302 E. Ray Road, Ahwatukee – which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The Chandler man and two senior partners handle all seven Jamba Juice locations in Arizona, including two each in Chandler and Gilbert and ones in Mesa and Scottsdale.

The onetime Ahwatukee resident, a 1997 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, has been running the Ahwatukee Jamba Juice for 19 years – and has loved every minute of it.

“I love the product and the people,” the Montana native and father of three children said.

“What we do is a lot of fun. It is fun to watch as we put real fruit into a blender and whip it up.  When we hand a smoothie to a customer they leave a lot happier than when they came in.  I love that everyone I meet says they love Jamba and how it makes them feel. It is a very easy product to sell.”

“Tukee is one of my better locations,” Timmons said. “We have a solid customer base and have been in the plaza longer than anyone else except for Papa Johns. Our regulars come in every day and they keep us in business after all these years.”

Though there have been “very few changes to our core product line of classic smoothies over the last 20 years,” Jamba Juice has expanded its line of offerings, he said.

“We have introduced some great additional products such as acai bowls, fresh-squeezed vegetable juice, vegetable smoothies and oatmeal served in the morning.”

And, he said, the core product is no less healthy and wholesome than it was when he started.

“We use no pumps, no purees, only real fruit and juice in many of our smoothies,” Timmons noted.

Though he said the juiced industry is “very competitive,” Timmons boasted, “Luckily, we are the best in class in our industry.”

Jamba Juice also gives the community some love in return.

“We always engage in community activities with fundraising in schools and donating to local events,” he said. “Our community support on a local level is the reason the community supports us in return.”

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