Easy Freezy

In May of 2014 the frozen yogurt trend finally hit Milford Michigan with a bang, when Easy Freezy opened it’s doors. The shop offers its product in the traditional self-serve format. Initially starting with 15 flavors of frozen yogurt and over 30 toppings Easy Freezy has now expanded to offer 26 flavors (including seasonal options) of frozen yogurt, an additional 18 twist flavors, smoothies and shakes, frozen custard, gelato, soft serve ice cream, Italian ice, and roughly 50 different toppings.

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On the topic of frozen yogurt Easy Freezy owner Dan Cracana told the crowd, “I was craving a frozen yogurt after first trying it while travelling on business and was surprised to learn that the closest shop was  in Novi, about 15 miles away from my White Lake home. I’m excited to bring the make-it-yourself frozen yogurt craze to my community,” at the grand opening.

Easy Freezy has a retro look and includes both indoor and outdoor seating. To compliment the retro look and feel of the location Easy Freezy enhances the customer experience with a variation on a retro photo-booth available for customers to use to commemorate their visit. Additionally Easy Freezy provides customers with Wi-Fi, music, TV, and even a coin operated horse ride for the kids.

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Much like with their flavor and menu options expansion is the name of the game at Easy Freezy as they have now expanded to three stores. When it comes to point of sale solutions however they made only one choice. The new third store is replacing an old Cherry Berry store, which used Sintel Systems as a solution. That wasn’t going to cut it for Easy Freezy though. They were so impressed with the job industry leader Cafe Cartel Systems did in their other two stores, they turned straight to CCS and their decade’s worth of frozen yogurt solutions once again. CCS installed POS-X units which used Avery Berkel Scales and they integrated Mercury credit card processors and the store was ready to go.

Easy Freezy looks to continue their expansion.

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Frozen Yogurt vs Ice Cream – Who Wins

If you’re reading this post, you’re already either in the frozen yogurt business or want to get into it. Or perhaps you’re just a huge fan of froyo and want to catch up on the latest buzz. If froyo is your thing and you’d like to sell it, you first need to get a frozen dessert machine. But can you justify the cost, especially if you already have a frozen dessert on the menu?

Quite easily! Frozen Yogurt is one of the top selling desserts in America today. It is also simple to produce, quick to serve, and quite cheap. But doesn’t ice cream, a much more well-known treat, sell just as well? Here are the facts:

Serving times:

Ice cream has to be scooped and topped by someone, whether it is a customer or an employee. It can take quite a bit of time to get a few scoops out of a hard-frozen ice cream tub and add toppings. As much as five minutes for complex desserts!

For frozen yogurt, all the user has to do is pull a handle down and aim their serving container under the nozzle. Gravity does the rest.

Serving time: under a minute. Winner: frozen yogurt.

Sanitation:

As long as the container is positioned correctly under the nozzle, frozen yogurt dispenses very cleanly. With ice cream there is always a scoop to clean afterward. Some restaurants, buffets mostly, keep the scoop in a small container with water flowing over it to clean it up. This water gets very nasty very quickly.

Winner: frozen yogurt.

Flavors:

Both ice cream and frozen yogurt have a lot of flavors. It is also possible for shops to blend their own flavors. However, it’s much easier to make new flavor mixes with frozen yogurt than with ice cream. Different flavors are created by combining liquid flavoring agents in the base mix. If you want chunkiness and texture, you just add toppings to your frozen yogurt.  With standard ice cream, you can mix those right in without having to make a topping.  So, the winner of this one depends on your tastes.

We’ll call this a tie.

Speed of production:

Even a small frozen yogurt machine can produce 14 quarts of product an hour. A five-gallon tub of ice cream is 20 quarts. Unless you’re a dedicated ice cream shop with tons of tubs, you’ll be able to sell a lot more product with frozen yogurt. The amount of mix and flavoring is small compared to the volume due to the air that is whipped into the product inside the machine. You do have to wait for mixes to get cold enough to dispense, but this doesn’t take long.

Winner: frozen yogurt.


Curious about what else frozen yogurt can do for your business? We have an infographic from Spaceman USA for that. Check it out, especially this profit calculator along with the graphic. Compare the numbers to your ice cream business and see if an investment in a frozen yogurt machine might be cost effective for your business. We’re pretty sure it will be.

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For more info check out spacemanusa.com

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T Penguin Frozen Yogurt: A Prime Example of CCS’ Multi-Language Support

Thanks in large part to today’s global economy many businesses need multi-language support from their point of sale system whether it’s due to location, clientele, or just stems from the want to grow internationally, multi-language support from a point of sale system is no longer an option, it’s a necessity for businesses worldwide. With many international clients Cafe Cartel Systems is perfectly positioned to help you with multi-language support for your point of sale system.

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And as an international client TPENGUIN Frozen Yogurt based in Saudi Arabia is ideally positioned to take advantage of this feature. Located in the Al Wahah District of Saudi Arabia TPENGUIN that strives to provide it’s customers with the funnest frozen yogurt possible. Much of the fun is focused around the three smile maker penguins who are there for guests and their families to meet, take pictures with, and just show all customers a genuine hospitality to make your frozen yogurt experience a fun and happy one. In addition to creating a fun family atmosphere with mascots TPENGUIN 10 delicious flavors of frozen yogurt that are changed on a regular basis and a buffet of over 40 toppings to choose from including fresh fruit, chocolate, sweets, and sauces. With TPENGUIN you’ll definitely be getting a mix of taste and fun with every visit. You can follow TPENGUIN on Twitter and Instagram here.

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CCS makes it simple to toggle between languages on your menu with an easily accessible alt language button built right in to the POS software and supports languages such as: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, and Russian, among others. Ordered items will be displayed with both the English name and the name of the alternate language you select, all while supporting up to three languages at the same time. CCS really does make setting up multiple languages in your POS software a breeze.

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See this handy instructional video on how to set up multiple languages in your system today and check out TPENGUIN for the funnest frozen yogurt around in you ever find yourself in Saudi Arabia.

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Tutti Frutti: Abuja Nigeria

Frozen yogurt and Africa is not a combination that would jump to the forefront of anyone’s mind when either of the two are brought up in conversation. Tutti Frutti, the world’s largest and most well known frozen yogurt brand with chains in over 30 countries on 6 continents, is working to change that however.

On August 17th, 2013 Tutti Frutti opened the first frozen yogurt store in all of Africa in Abuja Nigeria. Fast forward two years to January 17th. 2015 and Tutti Frutti had so much success with the first franchise that they opened a second store in Abuja and a third franchise is coming to Ibadan soon.

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These two locations succeeded in bringing Tutti Frutti’s signature flavors, toppings, colors, variety, and atmosphere to a brand new demographic in startling fashion. So much so even Miss Nigeria 2013 is fan of the healthy dessert option.

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In fact other people have national prominence such as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria Muhammad Ashraf Saleem, have stopped by to sample some of Tutti Frutti’s flavorful creations.

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After all Tutti Frutti’s yogurt is Live Culture Certified and by allowing their customers the option to mix yogurt flavors in addition to the wide array of toppings it’s no wonder the people in Nigeria have fallen in love with Tutti Frutti as much as the rest of the world.

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Tutti Frutti has done everything right when it comes to expanding into unfamiliar territory and any restaurant looking to expand should be sure to follow their lead.

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Have you tried Tutti Frutti? Have you been to a Tutti Frutti in Nigeria? Leave a comment below!

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Why Frozen Yogurt Shops Make Great Fundraising Destinations

With Girl Scout cookies going on sale this week the public consciousness is focused on fundraising more so than usual and that makes it a great time to decide on a venue for the next time you need a fundraiser.

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In fact in many cases your local frozen yogurt shop makes for an ideal location to host a fundraiser and more often than not the owners are ready and willing to help make a difference in the community. Like owner of the Washington based frozen yogurt shop Twisties, Chad Thomas for example.

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With framed pictures of smiling youngsters and thank you notes adorning the walls Twisties has become the ideal example of a business willing to lend a helping hand in the Thurston community. Thomas, a former Navy man, has a very simple philosophy when it comes to hosting fundraisers in his store, he let’s the group use the store for the entire day instead of just a few hours.

“The reason I do all day is so people are not forced to come in at a specific time frame that might interfere with their day hopefully allowing people to come in on their time to support the fundraiser,” he says.

Back in mid August that very philosophy contributed to the success of a fundraiser for the Lacey-Minsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association that allowed three students to take an exchange trip to Poland for two weeks this fall semester. The group decorated the store with Polish flags and took to social media with requests and invitations to help reach their goals and is extremely grateful to Thomas for his generosity. “Chad is extremely supportive of our group and Lacey as a whole. He allows non-profit groups to raise funds in a delicious way…” Kim Ellsworth-Glasman of the organization said.

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In addition to helping local students afford exchange trips overseas Thomas also helps keep local community programs going. For example Thomas recently helped the Raiders and Warriors cheer squads for the Black Hills Junior Football League raise almost $400 to go towards uniforms, competition fees, and trophies. Leilani Batacan, coach of the Raiders and Warriors, says, “I will continue to do fundraisers through them because they are so fun and the staff is so great to the kids and helpful to the community.”

Thomas estimates that he’s helped raise over $40,000 for charitable causes over the last two and a half years alone and while he’s proud of that number he’s always looking for other ways to give back to the community, such as offering a military discount of 15% for his fellow servicemen.

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Like most other Frozen Yogurt shops hosting a fundraiser at Twisties is a fairly simple process. Thomas recommends calling him at the store or sending Twisties a message on Facebook.

Plenty of other Frozen yogurt shops such as Orange Leaf, Myo, Menchies, Yogurtland, and Tutti Frutti even have their own fundraising pages online to help community organizations set up fundraisers at their local shops.


Have you ever been part of a fundraiser at a Frozen Yogurt Shop? Leave a comment below!

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How a Simple Frozen Yogurt Sale Can Lead to Viral Marketing Success

Sales are as traditional and tried and true a marketing technique that there is. In fact most retail stores make their the majority of their profits for the year during the Holiday shopping season which features some of the most heavily discounted days of the year and most bars/restaurants do some of their best business during Happy Hour due to the discounted prices. After all the saying if it’s not broke, don’t fix it has been proven true time and time again for the same reason business owners keep using sales and discounts to make higher profits. To put it simply they just work.

 

Now in today’s day and age sales can be more than meets the eye. In some cases a simple sale can not only lead to an increase in business for the day, but more viral marketing success than money could buy.

 

A Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Dublin California learned exactly that over the Holidays.


The Menchie’s franchise offered a promotion one night that read, “Come in tonight to Menchie’s between 5-10pm and fill your cup as high as you can for only $5! We can’t wait to mix it up with you!” A local woman named Roselatte and four friends saw the AD and took the shop up on it’s challenge.

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When all was said and done Roselatte and her friends walked away with 58 oz of frozen yogurt worth $26 for $5.45 after tax.

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Now instead of feeling like they were getting jipped the store’s owners and employees loved the stunt and decided to play along. They gave the group of friends a couple free waffle bowls to provide structural integrity for the finished behemoth asking only that the group share the picture on Facebook to help promote the store. And now that the picture has gone viral with thousands of views and comments on Reddit the store has more than gotten their money’s worth in all the free promotion.


And yes Roselatte was happy to report that the group of friends successfully ate all that frozen yogurt.

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5 Frozen Yogurt Flavors to Serve this Holiday Season

The Holidays are without a doubt filled with food, friends, family, and fun and therefore they’re also one of the most wonderfully delicious times of the year. This makes the Holiday season the ideal time to enjoy some of your favorite festive treats on at least a semi-regular basis.

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Those festive treats we enjoy so much aren’t always the healthiest options available to us however. For this reason seasonal frozen yogurt alternatives are becoming a go to option for many families when it comes to enjoying their favorite festive desserts during the holiday season.

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That makes this year the perfect year for frozen yogurt store owners to take advantage of this burgeoning family tradition for many families by offering some special seasonal concoctions this Holiday season.

 

Here are 5 festive frozen yogurt flavors for you to serve this Holiday season:

 

1) Chocolate Mint

Holiday mints have been a staple of the season for generations and combining with a yearlong favorite like chocolate is a great way to create a surefire hit. The refreshing mint flavors will be sure to entice shoppers to take a relaxing break from all the holiday hustle and bustle December has to offer.

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2) Pumpkin Pie

This traditional Thanksgiving favorite is also seen in different variations throughout the rest of the Holiday season. The smooth taste of real pumpkin and nutmeg goes great with graham crackers and serves as an ideal treat to enjoy throughout the Holiday season.

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3) Candy Cane/Peppermint

You can’t walk into a store during the Holiday season without seeing a candy cane mixed in with the other festive treats. Peppermint has become a go to addition for coffees and hot chocolate’s during the Holiday season in recent years so why not add frozen yogurt to that list. This frozen concoction will melt in your mouth just like the candy canes your customers enjoyed as a child.

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4) Egg Nog

Egg nog is a festive classic and one that most people seem to either love or hate. The creamy flavor makes it perfect for frozen yogurt however. This concoction will be sure to please both kids and kids at heart all December long. After all it never does quite feel like the Holidays until you’ve had that first glass.

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5) Gingerbread

No smell or cookie is more synonymous with the Holiday season than gingerbread. This is another yogurt that would pair well with graham crackers or cookie crumbles and it’s a surefire way to remind your customers of the way mom used to make them every time they stop in the store.

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Do you have any other suggestions for festive frozen yogurt flavors to serve this Holiday season? Leave a comment below!

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How the Design of Your Frozen Yogurt Shop Can Help You Upsell Your Customers

Have you ever noticed that most frozen yogurt shops, even two completely different chains, look exactly the same. Seriously it’s like all frozen yogurt shops were separated at birth or something. Think about it. You know it to be true. Most, if not all, of these frozen yogurt shops, that continue to steadily increase in popularity, feature pastel colors in abundance, bright lighting, modern fixtures, and cute mascots. Right? Right. And that is no coincidence.

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It’s like they say first impressions are everything. As a recent piece in Business Insider puts it:

“There’s a science behind this design that actually makes stores more

profitable, says Ekaterina Kohlwes, owner of Mindful Design Consulting, a

San-Diego based interior design company that has designed more than 30

fro-yo stores.”

Clearly the only offering large cups trick isn’t the only thing frozen yogurt shops are doing to get customers to spend more money every time they want a tasty frozen treat.

With that in mind here are some psychological tricks frozen yogurt shop owners use to get customers to spend more while fulfilling their yogurt craving:

Use more Pastel Colors than an Easter Egg Basket

Pastels are colors that promote a healthy mindset, help put customers in a joyful mood, and actually bring to mind thoughts of the creamy and delicious frozen yogurt they’re about to consume. These colors are also commonly used to accent soft serve and frozen yogurt machines for this very reason.

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Green in particular can be used to call to mind health and is commonly used in frozen yogurt shops to emphasize the fact that they are healthier dessert option.

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Use Soft Fonts

Softer fonts with a rounded shape help invoke the softer look and appeal of frozen yogurt and can can even subliminally influence customers to want to eat more. Additionally the fonts will also help make your shop seem more fun and appealing to potential customers.

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Lighting is key

Lights. Specifically bright lights for that matter are vital to the impression customers will get when walking in to your shop. All frozen yogurt shops need to be extremely well lit so that they feel more inviting and to highlight the machines and toppings. Many shops use low hanging fluorescent lights in order to achieve the desired brightness without seeming harsh or overwhelming.

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Use Cute Mascots to Appeal to Families

According to a Taylor study women with children in tow still make up the majority of frozen yogurt customers, with numbers reaching as high as 68%. Shops with mascots are much more appealing and therefore more likely to attract customers, for example Menchies a popular national chain features a smiling figure with a swirl of frozen yogurt for hair, Atlanta based Yogli Mogli uses a grinning anthropomorphised cup of yogurt, and Yogurtland has a deal with Sanrio to use Hello Kitty. Having a cute mascot never hurts sales, especially with families who are a frozen yogurt shops target audience.

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Do you have any other designs frozen yogurt shop owners could use to help increase sales? Leave a comment below!

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10 Tips for Getting the Perfect Frozen Yogurt Consistency

The trickiest part of the frozen yogurt and soft serve industries is often finding the perfect consistency of yogurt to serve. Customer tastes can be subjective; some prefer their yogurt to be thick and creamy, whereas others prefer a light and fluffy product. Either way, the way you run your machines can go a long way to helping you hit the sweet spot of frozen yogurt consistency. Here are 10 tips for producing the perfect frozen yogurt consistency for your frozen yogurt shop, which continues the conversation from thefrozenyogurtreview.com.

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1. Rotate Flavors

To prevent one machine from getting more wear and producing a lower quality product as a result be sure to rotate the popular flavors amongst the different machines on a regular basis.

  • Why: Keeping a popular flavor in the same machine will ensure that machine needs maintenance before the others.
  • How: Be sure to also rotate the machines to reflect the changes in order to avoid customer confusion.

 

2. Cycling Old and New Product 

Keeping yogurt in the freezing cylinder for an extended period of time without it being drawn out can substantially lower the quality of your product.

  • Why: Generally speaking if the product is not cycling it is getting worse. Keep the yogurt cycling and periodically taste the yogurt in your machines to ensure it’s cycling properly and make adjustments as necessary.
  • How: For example if the yogurt is icy remove some until it gets lighter and creamier. At night be sure to flip your air tubes and in the morning release the yogurt from the freezing cylinder and cycle in new yogurt from the hoppers. You will see an immediate difference.

 

3. Prevent Yogurt Break Down

  • Why: Removing the foam that builds up at the top of the hoppers and stirring your yogurt frequently will prevent break down.
  • How: You should do this first thing every day before opening and then again once an hour throughout the day. After all the best way to keep your frozen yogurt at an ideal consistency is by maintaining it.

 

4. Clean the Feeding Tubes 

Often times, especially with the machines housing the most popular flavors, the feeding tubes can become clogged.

  • Why: This stops the yogurt from getting from the hoppers to the freezing cylinders which causes the yogurt to become icy and or prevents it from dispersing.
  • How: Clean your machine’s feeding tubes at various intervals throughout the day with a small brush to clear the hole and ensure that the yogurt has a clear path to travel.

 

5. Manage Overrun/Amount of Air Added 

  • Why: As a rule of thumb with frozen yogurt a high overrun is not beneficial because it means the yogurt will not weigh as much since the overrun is usually air volume. Despite this some overrun is a good thing and is often times essential because it is overrun that causes the yogurt to have a creamy taste and even makes it fluffier.
  • How: Ideally your machines will be allowing about 10-20% overrun which is achieved through the air tubes on the machine. Maintaining the air tubes is essential to achieving the ideal amount of of overrun and perfecting your yogurt’s consistency.

 

6. Manage Your Flow Rate 

  • Why: If the yogurt is dispersing from the machine either too fast or too slowly this will keep the yogurt from reaching the ideal consistency in the customer’s cup.
  • How: The dispenser speed depends on the screw on the lower portion of the handle. If you unscrew the nut to the point that you can no longer feel the screw through it on the other end the yogurt will dispense faster and vice versa.

 

7. Check the Viscosity or Harness Setting 

  • Why: The amount of cooling your machine achieves can be changed through the use of a viscosity or hardness level control.
  • How: With some machines, particularly older ones, the panels must be removed or a specialty technician will have to change this setting, but with some machines the controls are right on the face plate. The type of yogurt you’re using will determine where your setting should be. For example a tart yogurt will freeze faster than a chocolate cheesecake therefore it should reside on a lower level.

 

8. Lubricate Wearable Machine Parts 

  • Why: A lack of lubrication can cause leaks in your machine as well as parts not working as they were intended.
  • How: For example the shaft seal requires food grade lubricant along the surface before placing the beater in the freezing cylinder, the o-rings on the three draw valves should also be lubricated before being placed in the dispenser.

 

9. Cleaning and Replacing Wearable Parts 

  • Why: Machine cleaning is vital not only for sanitary and cleanliness purposes, but it can also affect the inner workings of the machine and the way it makes yogurt.
  • How: For example beaters can actually make the yogurt icy if they are worn down, to the point that that the yogurt will actually freeze and break off once it is large enough for the beater to come into contact with. Clogged air tubes and broken o-rings that cause leaks are other issues that often need to be repaired or replaced.

 

10. Clean the Internal Drip Trays

  • Why: Throughout your machine there are hidden drip trays to catch internal leaks from loose parts and excess product.
  • How: Ideally if everything is running smoothly these should not be filling up, but they should still be checked and cleaned periodically to ensure nothing is leaking and the machine is producing the quality of yogurt you expect. The drip trays are located in different places depending on the model of your machine.

 

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Frozen Yogurt On-the-Go Expansion

As the popularity of frozen yogurt increases, suppliers are trying to meet customer’s demand at new locations with new strategies.

 

*trucks

Who doesn’t love food trucks? Well now frozen yogurt has moved to delivering frozen yogurt around town through trucks.  These special trucks allow customers to continue to provide self service with frozen yogurt flavors and toppings. Some companies also allow these trucks to be rented for events such as baseball games, charity fundraising or birthday parties. Say goodbye to the old icecream song and embrace this booming business with frozen yogurt.

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*kiosks

Similar to trucks, setting up kiosks is a great business opportunity for frozen yogurt companies. Places like malls, festivals, concerts or community events are great locations to create and satisfy a frozen yogurt craving to customers. Not only will customers be happy to have access to frozen yogurt but this is a smart strategy to build brand awareness. Customers will know where you stand at malls, expect to see your company at huge events and will appreciate the access.

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*catering

Here is a win win situation for the owner and the clients: catering to parties, businesses or special events with frozen yogurt. There are many options that can be offered to adjust to the size and quantity of the orders. The catering option eliminates flexibility with mixing flavors because it is easier to make pre-made cups of a single or double flavor and bring packaged toppings to offer to the customers. Parents love this idea for their kids’ birthday parties to serve all of the guests. Businesses can use this service as a fun team bonding event or just to thank employees every once in awhile. You want to advertise these options to customers so that they are aware of this opportunity and can help spread the word.

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*outside locations

Other temporary locations are great for frozen yogurt and brand loyalty. Setting up locations to go to consistently will get customers to look forward that day to purchase yogurt. This is ideal for warm areas and larger populated areas. A great example that some places have used are schools and parks. Creating some tables with the frozen yogurt offerings for a few hours can boost business and also build brand loyalty.

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*ATM’s

We’ve heard about the success and excitement with cupcake atms.. well now its frozen yogurt’s time to shine! DC opened the first frozen yogurt vending machine called the “Frobot” where yogurt is dispensed from a machine to a cup after a credit card transaction has been made. The ATM like machine first offered only flavor in order to test the market, but they plan to expand to multiple flavors and hopefully add toppings as well. This is another interactive and fun way to buy frozen yogurt for customers.

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*merging stores

Frozen yogurt is now setting up smaller offerings and services to other stores. For example, convenience stores are adopting frozen yogurt sections by the cash registers. Also, some frozen yogurt shops are offering other food items and some are just joining to add their services to dessert places. For example, crepe stores or boba places are starting to add frozen yogurt to their stores to make it a one stop place for customers wanting dessert.

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*delivery option

Some stores have already added an option of delivering frozen yogurt to homes. Request can be made online or by phone and then there is a minimum delivery cost. Companies can get away with $10 purchases that can be delivered within a certain area code. This is another great differentiation option that might score you new and loyal customers that appreciate the extra effort. Try testing the market in your frozen yogurt shops region to see if there is a strong enough demand for this service before implementing it fully.

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