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.

Top 4 Restaurant Franchises

The United States has maintained its status as the leader in franchising since the 1930s, when restaurants and other establishments used franchising as a means of expansion during the Great Depression. In the years since, restaurant franchises and food franchises have consistently ranked amongst the top-performing franchises in the industry.

 

In the past five years, food and restaurant franchises have appeared consistently in Entrepreneur magazine’s list of top new franchises, especially the most recent list released.

 

In 2013, Entrepreneur listed four restaurant franchises in its top ten: Kona Ice, Menchie’s, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Smashburger Franchising LLC.

 

Kona Ice

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Kona Ice, a shaved ice truck franchise, serves up shaved ice anywhere customers require refreshment. Kona Ice partners with various community groups, like schools, teams, and youth groups for fundraising events. In addition to trucks, Kona Ice franchisees may operate ice carts, kiosks or trailers. There are currently 279 Kona Ice units in operation in the U.S.

 

Franchises similar to Kona Ice: Hokulia Shave Ice

 

Menchie’s

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When it comes to restaurant franchises, the frozen yogurt craze has yet to cool down. Menchie’s, a self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, serves over 100 flavors, including low-carb, low-sugar, gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher options offered on a rotating basis. Franchising since 2009, Menchie’s has 220 units in operation in the U.S., 26 in Canada and 10 outside of the U.S. and Canada.

 

Franchises similar to Menchie’s:  Farr’s Fresh32 Degrees a Yogurt BarAll American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt , Fro.Zen.YoFuzzy PeachMarble SlabTCBYSub ZeroYogli MogliYogen FruzYogurtlandYoGo FactoryYumzYou Say WhenZoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

 

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

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The success of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has been undeniable since it began franchising in 2009. Just two years after its first store opened, the self-serve frozen yogurt franchise grew its number of units in operation from 1 to 116, a 99 percent increase. Today, the franchise operates 170 units in the U.S. and two outside of the U.S. and Canada.

 

Franchises similar to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Menchie’sFarr’s Fresh, 32 Degrees a Yogurt Bar, All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt , Fro.Zen.Yo, Fuzzy Peach, Marble Slab, TCBY, Sub Zero, Yogli Mogli, Yogen Fruz, Yogurtland, YoGo Factory, Yumz, You Say When, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

 

 

Smashburger

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After two decades in the restaurant industry working for big name franchises like Pizza Hut, Quiznos, Long John Silver’s and McDonalds, Smashburger creator Tom Ryan struck out on his own. Named for the way its burgers are prepared (by smashing the burger meat onto the grill), restaurant franchise Smashburger offers its customers a variety of bun and topping choices, allowing each individual the chance to customize his or her burger experience. Hot dogs, shakes, sides, chicken and veggie burgers are also available at Smashburger franchises. Today, the burger franchise operates 91 units within the U.S. and is seeking franchisees in the U.S., Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Europe, Middle East, Mexico and South America.

 

Franchises similar to Smashburger: Johnny Rockets, BGR The Burger Joint, Cheeseburger Bobby’s, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, Mooyah Burgers, Steak and Shake, Thumbs Up Diner