May 07, 2012 // Franchising.com // NORTH BABYLON, N.Y. - She’s only 24 years old, but she knows how to run a business. Seven businesses in fact.
Samantha Goldsmith, of Saint James, has opened her seventh Red Mango store in North Babylon, and will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the grand opening event, residents will be treated to a free small yogurt, giveaways, music and fun.
Goldsmith is already a veteran of the fast-growing chain. With six other Red Mango stores in Long Island under her watchful eye, she also wears the crown as the largest multi-unit owner for the red hot brand.
As the frozen yogurt craze officially hits North Babylon, the new location is among more than 170 Red Mango stores now open for business across North America.
Recently named the #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothie brand in America, Red Mango has garnered national attention for its award-winning, all-natural, nonfat frozen yogurt. But it won Goldsmith’s attention before that as a way to be her own boss.
In September 2010, Goldsmith, then 22, knew she wanted to open a franchise. She looked at many different options, but fell in love with Red Mango. “My dad and I went to a franchise show in New Jersey and loved the way Red Mango’s concept and design looked, but once I tried it, I was hooked. And then to find out that it was all-natural and healthy while still tasting delicious, I knew I wanted to be a part of Red Mango,” said Goldsmith.
Eighteen months later, Goldsmith is opening her seventh store on Long Island. “I couldn’t be happier to be doing what I love and seeing others fall in love with the flavorful pleasure that is Red Mango,” said Goldsmith. “The entire team at Red Mango of North Babylon is excited about the May 12th grand opening event and we invite everyone to come by and have a tasty and refreshing treat on us.”
Dan Kim, the founder and chief concept officer of Red Mango, will be there to help celebrate this latest opening of Goldsmith’s. “I am truly amazed with Samantha for what she has done in such a short time of being a franchise owner with Red Mango and not to mention at such a young age, she is an inspiration,” said Kim.
As part of the grand opening celebration, Goldsmith will be collecting donations on behalf of ACDS, The Association for Children with Down Syndrome, and selling bracelets for both autism and down syndrome. Goldsmith has been working with ACDS since September 2010 when she opened her first store. “They really run a great program for the students who attend and I am honored to be involved with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” said Goldsmith.
Red Mango of North Babylon serves delicious all-natural flavors of frozen yogurt including brand new flavors like, Classic Peanut Butter and Classic Cake Batter, as well as Original, Madagascar Vanilla, Pomegranate, White Peach, Mango, Strawberry, Pineapple and Dark Chocolate. Red Mango is nutritious and packed with probiotics for a healthy alternative frozen treat and each serving is around 100 calories. Customers can garnish their yogurt with healthy, natural toppings including fresh fruit, nuts and granola as well as fun toppings like gummy bears, M&Ms® and Ghirardelli® chocolate sauce.
Visit www.redmangousa.com for more information about Red Mango’s delicious, all-natural frozen yogurt treats and meal options including parfaits and smoothies. You can also visit the Red Mango of North Babylon store on Facebook to learn about new flavors, special offers and upcoming events by visiting facebook.com/RedMangoSunsetPlaza or follow Red Mango on Twitter (twitter.com/redmango and twitter.com/dankimredmango).
Red Mango, one of the fastest growing retailers of all-natural nonfat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007 in Los Angeles, and has since celebrated more than 170 store openings in North America. Red Mango was named the number one smoothie and frozen yogurt chain in America in Zagat’s 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey. Other awards have included the prestigious Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Hot Concepts!” award and the industry-recognized SupplySide’s “Scientific Excellence Award,” as well as best frozen yogurt honors in Dallas, Seattle, Las Vegas, Chicago, Utah and New York by highly-regarded independent publications. Headquartered in Dallas, Red Mango serves uniquely delicious frozen yogurt that is all-natural, nonfat and lowfat, gluten-free and fortified with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures like GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), which helps support the immune and digestive systems when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Red Mango is the first frozen yogurt retailer to earn the National Yogurt Association’s Live and Active Cultures seal for meeting the required criteria for healthy frozen yogurt. Red Mango recently expanded its menu to include satisfying meal options such as its all-natural fruit and yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies.
More information about Red Mango is available at www.redmangousa.com. Visit Red Mango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/redmango or www.facebook.com/dankimredmango, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/redmango or www.twitter.com/dankimredmango. For franchising information, please visit www.redmangofranchising.com or call 214-871-6865.
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