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Jamba Juice Fights Back at McDonald's With Smoothie Deal

Jamba Juice Tackles McDonald's Smoothies With Drink Deal

When McDonald's tackled the frozen fruit drink market with the launch of Real Fruit Smoothies last month, competitor Jamba Juice put its game face on. The first attack came with a brazen parody of a Jamba Juice commercial that featured a "Cheeseburger Chill Smoothie"; it quickly went viral. Now, the smoothie chain's fighting back by honoring its competitor's smoothie coupons.

This week, Jamba Juice announced it will accept any McDonald's smoothie coupon or free voucher through Aug. 15 in major metropolitan areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, and Miami. And all isn't lost for those who don't have McDonald's coupons; they can still download $1 off coupons online.

Jamba Juice is likely feeling the pinch, especially since McDonald's store sales are up from the new product launch. Would you rather drink the McDonald's version of a smoothie — or a Jamba Juice one?

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Sundaydrive - How does Smoothie King compare to Jamba Juice? I moved to Florida from California and that's all we have here.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 6 years
i don't like the McDonald's smoothie
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 6 years
I don't have a Jamba Juice near me. I go to Smoothie King sometimes, but I do miss my Jamba Juice in California. I wish there was one nearby since I have a McD coupon for a free one. I haven't tried McD one yet, so maybe I should try it before judging them...
pandacn pandacn 6 years
I love Jamba Juice, but its drinks are not as healthy as they make it seem (until they came out with lower calorie drinks). But even then, they add loads of sugar to their "real fruit" smoothies. I like McD's coffees and cappuccinos, so I would not be against trying the smoothies, especially when the price is way better. But I still say, just eat the real fruit!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 6 years
We don't have Jamba Juice in Columbus, OH. The large number of McDonalds locations is certainly one of the advantages.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
I wouldn't eat ANYTHING from McDonalds, the food quality is terrible and they don't have anything for vegetarians (the smoothies included). Jamba Juice is awesome, their smoothies won't kill you :P
millarci millarci 6 years
I would never choose McDonald's over Jamba Juice. At Jamba Juice, I see them make the actual smoothie with real fruit. At McDonald's, it's probably coming out from some machine and the mixture is pre-made.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
Sadly, I prefer the McD's ones (both taste and price)...I mean, I've been having Jamba Juice for years when I have my smoothie craving (outside the house--usually I make my own smoothie)..I don't know if McD's smoothies are better nutrion-wise or not, for me they serve as refreshing drink/snack, not necessarily a 'healthy lifestyle' drink thing. But at least, they are better priced and the size is just right.
Food Food 6 years
Sounds like it could be fun for a Taste-Off!
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