Yogurtland Continues Chicago Area Expansion: Opens Two New Locations - Gold Coast District and Schaumburg
IRVINE, Calif. - Jan. 23, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) -Yogurtland continues its Chicago area expansion with the opening of two more locations – in Chicago’s popular Gold Coast Historic District and in Schaumburg.
At Yogurtland’s self-serve frozen yogurt shops, guests are welcomed by a bright, cheerful wall of sweet and tart yogurt flavors and a topping bar filled with healthful and indulgent options. Paying by the ounce, guests can choose among 16 yogurt flavors to create their own delicious frozen treat and top it off their way.
“Consumers love the smooth texture of Yogurtland yogurt, and they enjoy the self-serve experience. There are so many choices and the control is in their hands,” said John Oh, franchise owner of the Schaumburg Yogurtland as well as locations in Arlington Heights and Wheeling. “It’s great to see our guests leave happy.”
The Schaumburg Yogurtland is located at 2523 W. Schaumburg Rd. at Barrington in the Prairie Town Center and the company-owned Gold Coast Yogurtland is located at 1 Division Street near State Street. These locations are open from Monday – Sunday, noon – 11 PM and will be open later in warmer months.
For Yogurtland, these openings are the next step in the chain’s expansion in the Chicago area that will include both company-owned and franchised locations. The company is actively seeking qualified franchise partners throughout Chicago’s downtown area as well as the surrounding suburbs.
According to franchisee John Oh, the Yogurtland business model provides a strong return and opportunity for growth. He plans to open two more Chicago-area locations.
Since the opening of the first location in 2006, Yogurtland has been known for its smooth and creamy yogurt that combines authentic flavors for a delicious taste that’s also good for you. Naturally occurring calcium and Vitamin D make Yogurtland yogurt a healthful, refreshing treat. Fruit flavors are also fortified with Vitamin C. All of Yogurtland’s flavors meet the National Yogurt Association Criteria for “live and active culture frozen yogurt” and are produced in a kosher-certified facility. Yogurtland features non- and low-fat yogurt flavors as well as non-dairy and no sugar added choices.
Yogurtland’s premium custom flavors come from real ingredients sourced from their original locations – Madagascar vanilla beans from Madagascar, Belgian chocolate from Belgium, Maqui Berry from Patagonia. No other yogurt chain offers such original flavors and exciting combinations such as Salted Caramel Pecan, Blackberry Passion Fruit Tart, Lychee Tart, Dragon Passion Fruit Tart, and Mango and Matcha Green Tea. Yogurtland locations serve 16 different flavors daily with an average of 25 calories per ounce.
Yogurtland offers more than 15 different kinds of seasonal real fruit and more than 45 choices of other premium toppings to customize your refreshing yogurt creation. Keeping it real also means keeping it fresh. Each day, Yogurtland hand cuts about 500 pineapples and more than 6,000 pounds of strawberries. Other seasonal fruit options include bananas, blackberries, honeydew melon, kiwi, lychee, peaches and watermelon. Other popular toppings include your favorite childhood breakfast cereals of Capt n Crunch and Fruity Pebbles to grown-up tastes such as granola, carob chips, yogurt chips, and coconut flakes and chocolaty favorites such as Hershey’s Heath Bar and more.
Presently there are more than 200 locations across the U.S., Australia, Guam, Mexico and Venezuela with more than 50 additional locations scheduled to open over the next six months. For franchising information, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com/franchise.