Forever Yogurt: A Highly-Successful, Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Chain

Forever Yogurt first opened in June of 2010, and since then has catapulted instantly to become the leading frozen yogurt provider in Chicago. They are an aggressive company, in touch with the young society, and they possess the social marketing and media demands required to grow in the food industry. They continue to expand with an aggressive national and international expansion plan.

Forever Yogurt is a self-serve frozen yogurt chain that has one of the highest per store sales averages in the industry. Each store is custom designed to best fit the area you’ll serve, creating a unique look and feel for each Forever Yogurt location. Currently the leading frozen yogurt provider in Chicago, they are looking to expand into cities that allow substantial traffic and continuing growth. You’ll also be given an option to broaden sales with an additional in-store kiosk, “froth” Espresso & Hot Chocolate Bar, which may be a good expansion option for your store. Forever Yogurt wants to hear from you!

Forever Yogurt strongly believes that selection and creativity should always be in the hands of their guests. Take a stroll into any of their Forever Yogurt locations and you’ll discover more than just a delicious product. You’ll feel immersed in the neighborhood, surrounded by wonderful staff eager to make you feel a part of the Forever Yogurt family. They are the charming and stylish retreat where everyone can indulge in a delicious yogurt concoction.

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No two Forever Yogurt locations are identical. They strive to embrace the unique personality of each community. For example, before opening their Forever Yogurt location at the iconic Belmont and Clark Street intersection of Wrigleyville, Chicago, they worked closely with the Chicago Transit Authority to create a distinctive look for this store. The stunning end result of construction was a store interior that mimicked a classic Chicago subway train.

Every Forever Yogurt location embodies their company ideal – customer satisfaction and experience. Through a combination of imaginative thinking and a simple love for their product, Forever Yogurt will continue to provide the finest product for all of their patrons.

Interested in learning more about the Forever Yogurt opportunity? Please visit the following link and submit your information to the franchise developer: http://www.franchiseclique.com/franchise/Forever-Yogurt.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Celebrates 300th Store Opening

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, the world’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, opened its 300th location on May 23rd in Houston, Texas. Impressively, Menchie’s has reached the 300-store milestone in just six years, with an average of five openings per month since 2008. In the past 10 months alone, 100 locations have opened worldwide, helping to cement Menchie’s as the global leader of the category.

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“The celebration of our 300th location shows that we’re not slowing down,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s. “We’ve always believed that an exceptional experience is what makes special brands, and from day one we designed our stores to make people smile,” he added. “I’m happy to say that it is working.”

Among the company’s achievements in 2013, Menchie’s celebrated:

  • The opening of 41 new stores worldwide.
  • Master franchise agreements in China, India, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Multi-unit agreements in place for Australia, Israel, Jordan, Puerto Rico, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
  • Expansion in Canada, now with nearly 50 locations across the country.
  • The launch of Smile World, the brand’s first mobile game featuring four engaging mini-games.
  • The introduction of over six new proprietary yogurt flavors including Pop-arazzi Popcorn and Ice Cream Sandwich Bar.

 

“This milestone is a testament of our loyal fans, dedicated team, hard-working franchisees and quality products,” Kleinberger says. “I see our brand reaching new heights and spreading smiles far into the horizon, redefining the frozen yogurt experience within communities across the world.”

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The company is a world-leader in providing best-in-class products, an unparalleled store experience and world-class service. Guests can choose from premium rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations, ensuring happiness in every cup.

 

Menchie’s uses only the highest quality milk and flavors to make its frozen yogurt. The proprietary collection is made from the milk of “happy” California cows, which have not been treated with artificial growth hormones (rBST). Menchie’s frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures and has received the Live and Active Culture (LAC) seal indicating its endorsement by the National Yogurt Association.

For more information about Menchie’s and Menchie’s franchising opportunities, please visit: http://www.franchiseclique.com/franchise/Menchie’s-Frozen-Yogurt-Franchise.

Frozen Yogurt: The New Franchise Trend

Frozen yogurt became a “hot” product in 1980 with franchises like Heidi’s and TCBY leading the way. Eventually, yogurt shops were found all over the US. As the demand declined, though, many franchises evaporated. The industry has since experienced a strong re-awakening.

This new trend, however, isn’t a simple repetition of history. Today’s frozen yogurt is not only sporting new, more adventurous flavors and toppings, it’s also being served in futuristic, comfortable “coffeehouses,” rather than the traditional ice cream parlor. It’s also packaged more attractively, marketed not only as “good for you” but “tasty,” sold no longer as a substitute for ice cream’s, and, best of all, self-served.

Numbers don’t lie: in 2011 frozen yogurt sales topped $1.6 billion; a growth rate of 18% is expected in 2012. What is driving this growth? Innovation, for one thing, both in how shops operate as well as the way franchises make profits. Some buffet-style shops, for example, let customers create their own dessert masterpieces, a popular concept. Shops offer eye-appealing, colorful décor, free Wi-Fi, high-def TVs, and live entertainment. One franchise (Peachwave) doesn’t charge royalties; instead it serves as a distributor for its own stores.

Will this trend continue? While no one can predict the future, it’s clear that the frozen yogurt industry, newly redefined and restructured, is here to stay. Frozen yogurt, after all, can satisfy both "great taste" enthusiasts and the health-conscious. By keeping costs low and offering consumers flavor variety, self-serve bars, and friendly environments, the frozen yogurt industry is sure to remain a top player for years to come.

Three leading-the-way franchises are: 32 Degrees (specializes in daily-cut, fresh ingredients, seasonal delicacies, and over 40 tasty toppings) , Yogen Fruz (with over 1,300 stores in 35 countries, it’s the largest franchisor), and Cultive (offering low startup costs, it provides a quiet, modern end-of-workday "reward" haven).