Following the sale of local Jack in the Box restaurants and Jamba Hawaii locations, restaurant franchise executive Chris Scanlan is seeking new food and beverage franchise and license opportunities in the Islands and beyond. Scanlan previously owned the franchise for Jack in the Box restaurants in Hawaii and Guam, and the license for Jamba Hawaii, … Blue Pacific Brands Scanlan has more than 35 years of experience in the industry, including with quick-service restaurants, as well as food and beverage retail chains. He worked with brands including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Burger King, before acquiring Jack in the Box in 2006, followed by Jamba Hawaii in 2013. Seattle-based PARS Group LLC acquired the franchise for 28 Jack in the Box restaurants in Hawaii and two in Guam in October 2022. Miami-based Fresh Dining Concepts acquired the license for 27 Jamba Hawaii locations throughout the state in December. The … financial details of both acquisitions were undisclosed. Scanlan told PBN that working with Jack in the Box and Jamba Hawaii was an “incredible journey.” “We’re proud that throughout the years, we put in a lot of work for both businesses, and I believe we were able to build the brands into their respective category leaders. We remodeled dated store locations and redid everything including the infrastructure and … .com. Additional Insights: Creating a successful franchise Chris Scanlan, the founder and managing partner of Blue Pacific Brands, has more than 35 years of experience running quick-service restaurants and food and beverage retail chains, most recently including Jack in the Box and Jamba Hawaii. Scanlan shared his insights on what he thinks makes for a successful franchise brand in Hawaii. “I believe there are a few qualities needed in order to be a successful franchise brand in Hawaii: A deep understanding of the local customer needs, preferences and values Customer brand recognition ..