New Menchie's Store in Riverpoint Center Celebrates Grand Opening with Week of Fun Festivities

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats

July 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO, Ill. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Chicago, Ill. at the intersection of Clybourn and Wrightwood. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Chicago favorite!

To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, August 2 to Friday, August 8, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.

"I was heavily involved in the corporate world for years and I came across the Menchie's concept and immediately knew that getting involved in the franchise sector was the next career step for me," said franchisee, Craig Gutmann. "The engaging environment and the interaction at the store is unparalleled to other businesses. To be the first Menchie's to enter the heart of Chicago is quite an honor and I cannot wait for the city to experience the best-in-class frozen yogurt."

The new self-serve store offers an unparalleled experience that is welcoming, fun and interactive, with arts and crafts for kids, enjoyable music and indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather. Guests can choose from a variety of rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations, ensuring happiness in every cup.

Menchie's is also committed to giving back to each community it serves. Stores partner with local schools in fundraising activities and education incentive programs. Each Menchie's store donates thousands of dollars in cash and products annually to local schools to support student programs.

The company is a world leader in ensuring best-in-class products, and considers itself the ambassador of frozen yogurt quality worldwide. Menchie's ensures that only the highest quality milk and flavors are used to make its frozen yogurt. 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.

Menchie's Temecula is located in the Riverpoint Center at the intersection of Clybourn and Wrightwood in Chicago, IL 60614 and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. For more information, please visit www.menchies.com. The full schedule of the seven-day grand opening celebration is as follows:

Day: Saturday, August 2
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: Ribbon cutting with Menchie (the mascot), FREE frozen yogurt*, free T-shirts** and a balloon artist.
*One per 8oz cup per guest
**First 25 guests at 11 a.m.

Day: Sunday, August 3
Time: 1 p.m.
Details: Free plushie doll*, free color-in t-shirt** and free face painting
*First 25 guests
**While supplies last

Day: Monday, August 4
Time: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Details: $1 yumm hour-fill up your cup for $1
*One per guest

Day: Tuesday, August 5
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Kids eat free*
*One cup per child up to 10 oz. Must be 10 years of age or younger

Day: Wednesday, August 6
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Details: Half-off lunch time yumm*
*Half off your frozen yogurt purchase

Day: Thursday, August 7
Time: 3 p.m.
Details: Free dodge balls*
*First 25 guests

Day: Friday, August 8
Time: 8 p.m. to Close
Details: Date night- buy one get one free*
*One per guest

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 over 400 stores, the franchise has locations open in the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, Pakistan, India, U.A.E. Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Menchie's expects to celebrate 500 open stores in 2014. Guaranteeing happiness in every cup, 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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