June 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - As new college graduates polish their resumes and prepare to enter the workforce, a growing crowd of 20-somethings is emerging with dreams of owning a business and working for themselves.
Simran Lamba is a perfect example. Lamba, who graduated in May, will go straight from the classroom to running his own Red Mango frozen yogurt and smoothies location, joining one of the fastest-growing frozen yogurt franchise chains in the country. Lamba recently signed a franchise development agreement to open a brand new Red Mango location at 1955 Blackrock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn.
“I come from a family of entrepreneurs,” said Lamba, who grew up helping his mother run a successful apparel business. “And becoming a business owner is my opportunity to apply the knowledge I’ve gained in college and the skills I’ve acquired to serving guests healthy, fun frozen treats at Red Mango.”
Lamba plans to make his business a family affair. His mother, Rose Lamba, will help operate his store, the second Red Mango in the state.
“I grew up on Long Island, where there are almost 50 Red Mango locations, so I’ve seen the success and popularity of the brand grow,” Lamba added. “The products are delicious and nutritious. Once I decided to open a Red Mango, I knew Fairfield was a great spot to introduce our convenient products that are perfect for health-conscious guests on-the-go.”
Red Mango offers delicious all-natural flavors of frozen yogurt, smoothies and parfaits along with the concept’s newest product, Skinny Sorbettos, which are probiotic infused, softly frozen dairy desserts, inspired by the artisanal sorbets made famous in Italy. Customers can garnish their yogurt with healthy, natural toppings including fresh fruit, nuts and granola as well as fun toppings like tasty cheesecake bits and yummy yogurt chips.
Red Mango, one of the fastest-growing retailers of all-natural nonfat and low fat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, opened its first U.S. store in July 2007, and has since celebrated more than 220 store openings across the U.S., and more than 10 international store openings across Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay. Red Mango has received numerous awards, including 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 probiotic 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 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.
SOURCE Red Mango