Menchie's Celebrates 350TH Store Opening

November 07, 2013 // Franchising.com // ENCINO, CA - Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, has opened its 350th location. 2013 is already a record year with the brand experiencing significant growth, opening 130 locations in new and unexplored areas all while becoming a part of the community and guests’ lives. Committed to delivering on their mission to make people smile, Menchie’s has approximately 400 units in development and projects to open 22 additional units by the end of 2013.

Since opening the first Menchie’s location in Southern California in 2007, the brand has taken the frozen-dessert industry by storm, averaging five new openings per month globally. Menchie’s continues to concentrate on widening its presence throughout the U.S., Canada, Middle East and Asia with intent to grow further around the world. To date, Menchie’s serves their propriety line of frozen yogurt made by "smiley" California cows in 35 states and 10 countries. Its growth has garnered recognition with awards such as being named number 127 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, number 49 on Forbes Most Promising Companies list and being named No. 1 in Restaurant Business Magazine's Future 50 list in 2012. Most recently, Menchie’s CEO, Amit Kleinberger, appeared on the two-time Emmy award winning CBS reality series "Undercover Boss."

"Opening our 350th store marks a significant milestone for Menchie’s and we are thrilled to celebrate with our loyal guests and franchisees," said Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s. "Anyone can sell a product, but very few places can provide an exceptional experience, one that makes you part of a community. That has always been our goal," added Kleinberger. "As we continue to redefine the frozen yogurt arena, we look forward to increasing our footprint in the hopes that we can join more communities and make even more people smile."

Menchie’s provides best-in-class products, an unparalleled store experience and world-class service at all locations. Each store strives to create a place for members of the community to celebrate, relax, be adventurous and most importantly, smile. Guests can mix and match their favorite yogurt flavors with delicious toppings to create endless combinations to enjoy with Menchie’s signature collectible spoons.

For more information regarding Menchie’s, including store locations or franchising opportunities, please visit www.menchies.com.

About Menchie’s

Menchie’s creates lasting memories by creating an unparalleled guest experience with a mission to make every guest smile. Menchie’s is a world-leader of ensuring best-in-class products and is the ambassador of frozen yogurt quality worldwide. With more than 350 stores, the franchise has locations open in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Guam, India and more. Menchie’s expects to celebrate 380 open stores in 2013. The brand offers guests premium rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations in every bite. The proprietary collection is made from the milk of "smiley" 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.

SOURCE Menchie’s

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