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Lots of Custom Printed Paper Frozen Yogurt Cups! Chicago’s Top Ten Froyo sweet destinations

by papercups - on May 8th 2013 - Comments Off on Lots of Custom Printed Paper Frozen Yogurt Cups! Chicago’s Top Ten Froyo sweet destinations

Chicago can be known as the Windy City- but in the sprintime and summermonths… these folks like to cool down with some frozen yogurt or ice cream, often a branded or printed custom cup

5868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

(773) 756-5696 · dana-cafe.com
Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
crepes · panini
“Awesome. Great food and great prices. Highly recommended”
924 E 57th St, Chicago, IL

Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
“vn’t visited this certain one yet on 57th st. but soon will . my most recent
1 W Division St, Chicago, IL

(312) 573-9063 · yogurt-land.com
Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
“Flavors such as Tiramisu, Cheesecake are NOT to DIET for. Yogurt is healthly!”
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #238, Chicago, IL

Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
924 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL

(773) 868-9000 · tripod.com
walk-up window · homemade italian ice · frozen yogurt · sidewalk
“Annette’s (formerly Anthony’s) offers a wide array of ice cream, fat-free soft serve frozen yogurt (in too-good flavors like peanut butter and centerstagechicago.com
190 W Madison St, Chicago, IL

(312) 357-1041 · jambajuice.com
“Pick from ingredients that include fresh fruit, veggies, nonfat frozen yogurt, soy milk and dairy-free sherbet. Or order the Coldbuster, a blend of orange juice” citysearch.com
Chicago, IL

“great food and great costumer service. very nice and very clean.”
3601 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

(773) 342-2445 · baskinrobbins.com
Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
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6460 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL

(773) 274-0680 · redmangousa.com
Category: Frozen Yogurt Shop
“Great place. Although the 0631 phone number is no longer in service.”
311 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

(312) 435-0311 · eatfreshii.com
rice bowl · wraps · veggies
“On the Menu: The frozen yogurt comes with two free toppings; choose from fresh fruits, granola and the less healthy (but delicious) Oreo crumbles. zip.pro

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Frozen Yogurt Solutions Helps Yogurt Oasis Serve Up a Cup Full of Paradise

by papercups - on May 2nd 2013 - Comments Off on Frozen Yogurt Solutions Helps Yogurt Oasis Serve Up a Cup Full of Paradise

 

Partnering with Frozen Yogurt Solutions was one of the best business decisions we’ve made.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 25, 2013

Yogurt Oasis, home to New Jersey’s tastiest treats, today announces it is serving up a cup full of paradise with the help of industry consultant, Frozen Yogurt Solutions. Frozen Yogurt Solutions was selected to assist the Somerville staple in opening its first location for its industry expertise and experience opening new frozen yogurt shops.

“Partnering with Frozen Yogurt Solutions was one of the best business decisions we’ve made,” said Lee Schapiro, owner of Yogurt Oasis. “Their expert consultants made opening our store easy, from machine selection all the way down to choosing a mix supplier and cup manufacturer. Frozen Yogurt Solutions was able to answer all of our questions while providing the best options available on the market.”

In addition to Frozen Yogurt Solutions’ expansive expertise, Yogurt Oasis was equally impressed with the machine choices offered by parent company Donper America.

“Frozen Yogurt Solutions was also able to assist us in fulfilling our machinery needs,” continued Shapiro. “We were thrilled with the various machine and price point options offered by Donper America, and the quality of both their equipment and the product produced has far exceeded our expectations.”

Frozen Yogurt Solutions offers full-service counsel and product supply to independent and franchised frozen yogurt concepts. A recognized brand of Donper America, Frozen Yogurt Solutions continues to surpass competitors in quality, value and innovation in both manufacturing and customer service.

About Frozen Yogurt Solutions
Frozen Yogurt Solutions, a brand of refrigeration manufacturer, Donper America, is comprised of the industry’s leading and most knowledgeable frozen yogurt consultants. As experts in the industry, Frozen Yogurt Solutions is a one-stop-shop for frozen yogurt supply and equipment needs. Coupled with industry leading partnerships, Frozen Yogurt Solutions offers many customizable options as well as turnkey packages.

For more information on how Frozen Yogurt Solutions can assist you, call us at 888-350-8083 or visit us athttp://www.frozenyogurtsolutions.com

Budweiser unveils “Buddy Cup” beer glass which connects to Facebook

by papercups - on May 1st 2013 - Comments Off on Budweiser unveils “Buddy Cup” beer glass which connects to Facebook


Budweiser has unveiled a “Buddy Cup”: a beer glass that connects to Facebook via a built-in chip.

Created by Agencia Africa in partnership with Bolha, a digital innovation studio in Sao Paulo, the glass works by instantly making people friends on Facebook when they toast using the beer glass.

Sergio Gordilho, chief creative officer at Agencia Africa, said: “Innovation is in Budweiser’s DNA. Its platforms are constantly surprising consumers with the best there is in terms of premium experiences. The “Buddy Cup” is another idea bringing the brand even closer to its consumers and opening new levels of interaction for them.”

The aim of the “Buddy Cup” is to enhance brand activation and increase the interaction between Budweiser consumers attending the brand’s sponsored parties, concerts and festivals.
http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/04/26/budweiser-unveils-buddy-cup-beer-glass-which-connects-facebook

Streetwise: Nothing says summer like frozen yogurt

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on Streetwise: Nothing says summer like frozen yogurt

This past week’s weather may not have put anyone in a spring and summer sort of mood, but Streetwise has something that could help.

Build your own frozen yogurt chain Cherryberry, 1810 Jackson St., plans to open this week.

Let the build-your-own sugar fix begin!

Jason Madsen, the Cherryberry franchise operator in this region, said the Oshkosh location will open later this week after it hosts a friends and family event for those who “like” the Cherryberry Oshkosh Facebook page.

For those not familiar, Cherryberry gives you the cup and lets you decide what variety of and how much frozen yogurt you want. From there, you can add the toppings of your choice in the volume of your choice.

The average price per cup runs between $4 and $5, depending on your personal concoction’s total weight.

Madsen said Facebook is the best place for people to stay on top of when opening day will officially be. Until then, Streetwise will just keep dreaming of summer.

New York City Recycling Expanded to Cover More Plastics

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on New York City Recycling Expanded to Cover More Plastics

 

New Yorkers can now recycle more plastic trash like yogurt cups and takeout containers under a significant expansion of the city’s recycling program, officials said Wednesday.

 

Mayor Bloomberg announced that all rigid plastics can be recycled after they’re rinsed.

 

 

Other examples of rigid plastics include toys, hangers and the plastic cups , paper yogurt cups, paper coffee cups, and clear plastic cups most commonly used for iced coffee.

 

Starbucks Secret Menu: The Ultimate Guide

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on Starbucks Secret Menu: The Ultimate Guide

Starbucks customers know the situation all too well: You’re standing in line, reciting the precise order of the five different descriptors that constitute “your drink,” when you hear the person in front of you make a request so foreign sounding it completely throws your concentration. That’s right, they’ve gone and ordered some crazy-sounding drink off the Starbucks secret menu.

 

Starbucks Secret Menu: The Ultimate Guide

 

A Zebra Mocha? A Grande Green Eye? A Crunch Berry Frappuccino? Say what? They may sound like a far cry from the standard drip cup or your simple Mocha Frappuccino, but these drinks are not Starbucks folklore. And really, considering that the coffee giant has in years past boasted offering some 87,000 different drink combinations, that such “secret” items exist should not be too surprising.

 

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7 Quirky Coffee Shops

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on 7 Quirky Coffee Shops

It takes a lot to surprise people these days — to stand out from the crowd, and make someone do a double-take. Tell you what though, a coffee shop with a life-size replica of the DoLorean (you know, from the ’80s classic, Back to the Future)? That’ll definitely turn some heads.

 

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: A place like that has to be all style and no substance. Right? Not so fast. The spot, an ’80s-themed café called The Wormhole (for obvious reasons), was actually just recently named one of Chicago’s best coffee shops by Imbibe magazine. As it turns out, the eclectic coffee house is known for pouring serious cups featuring Metropolis beans, as well as those from a variety of American specialty roasters.

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Frozen yogurt shop hopes to target untapped market

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on Frozen yogurt shop hopes to target untapped market

A recent college graduate’s first business soon will join the growing ranks of Iowa City’s frozen yogurt shops.

Cate Sarrazin, 23, graduated in May 2012 from Ashford College in Clinton with a business degree. She will open Cate’s Frozen Yogurt on May 9. The business will be located in the restaurant space of Dan’s Short Stop gas station at 2221 Rochester Ave., replacing Blimpie’s Sub Shop.

Cate’s will be the fourth frozen yogurt store to open in Iowa City after Yotopia Frozen Yogurt set up shop in September 2011, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt in August 2012 and Aspen Leaf Yogurt and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in September 2012.

She said her store’s location in a residential neighborhood across the street from the Regina Catholic Education Center will help it remain competitive by marketing to a different demographic — the other three Iowa City frozen yogurt stores are located downtown and see heavy college student traffic.

“I definitely think the downtown businesses will always be competition,” she said. “But here it’s kind of a different market in the sense that we’re not targeting the same group of people.”

Dan’s Short Stop owner Dan Glasgow also said he thinks the new store will appeal to an untapped market.

“Our market here is almost all high school kids and their families and parents,” he said. “I’m fine with college kids, but they have virtually no effect up here.”

The new shop will be a family venture — Sarrazin’s father, Ed, owns 25 percent of the business, and her stepmother, Mary, helped Cate with the interior design and accounting.

“We wanted to help by assuming some of the risk and making the business somewhat of a family endeavor.” Ed Sarrazin said. “Cate is the principle owner but we hope to have the whole family involved. Even Cate’s younger sisters are excited about helping.”

Mary Sarrazin suggested to Cate that she pursue the frozen yogurt business after graduating from college, having seen the success of other stores in the area. Although Cate began researching the possibilities and looking into taking out loans, she was unable to find a suitable location until hearing about the opening at Dan’s Short Stop last fall.

At that time, she was working as a restaurant server in Davenport, so she said she was glad to pursue professional employment relevant to her area of study.

“Working at the restaurant gave me time to ease into things,” she said. “I had to mentally prepare myself for all the work (owning a business) would be. I had a little bit of a transition period, but now I’m excited to get it going.”
http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20130415/NEWS01/304150006/Frozen-yogurt-shop-hopes-to-target-untapped-market

Why Menchie’s frozen yogurt chain is expanding rapidly in Canada

by papercups - on Apr 30th 2013 - Comments Off on Why Menchie’s frozen yogurt chain is expanding rapidly in Canada

“When Boris Lee travelled to California in 2011 with his family and discovered Menchie’s frozen yogurt, he was inspired by the friendly atmosphere, self-serve format, and delicious frozen treats.
Returning to Toronto, he started researching franchise opportunities with two partners — his brother and a close friend. There are many frozen yogurt companies ranging from small independents to big chains, and Mr. Lee studied each of them to determine which was best. After careful deliberation the partners settled on Menchie’s. Recently, they opened a new store in Toronto at St. Clair and Bathurst in the ground floor of a new condo tower.
“Menchie’s is very well recognized and growing in Canada,” Mr. Lee said. “Now they’ve gone global with the franchise so there is incredible support. A lot of marketing initiatives are driven through Canada and the U.S. brand recognition is something we really look at in understanding what they offer.”
The total cost of opening a Menchie’s is around $350,000 on average. The franchise fee is $40,000 for one store, or $105,000 for three, which brings down the cost to $35,000 each. Franchisees must provide one third of the capital to cover start-up fees while the rest is covered by a bank loan. On top of the franchise fee, they pay at least $150,000 for lease hold improvements, $100,000 or more for equipment, and there are also inventory and training expenses.
Founded in California in May 2007, Menchie’s has quickly expanded around the world, now numbering 285 stores in 12 countries. Canada has 33 locations and another 30 are scheduled to open in the next 90 days. Ultimately, Menchie’s plans to operate 200 stores across Canada and 150 of those are already spoken for, said Micheal Shneer, master franchisor of Menchie’s Canada and president of Yogurtworld Franchising Corp.
Menchie’s is a high-growth franchise, and the speed with which it’s spreading across Canada is hard to ignore. It was one of the eight frozen yogurt franchises operating in Canada registered with the Canadian Franchise Association. Its success is due to a number of things, including its tremendous celebrity cache.
At Mr. Lee’s St. Clair West location there is a wall covered with photos of teen favourites Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Justin Beiber and many others chowing down on its frozen yogurt. A large part of Menchie’s customer base is in the younger crowd, so when they see their pop idols eating at Menchie’s, they may want to do the same.

Darren Calabrese/National PostThe total cost of opening a Menchie’s is around $350,000 on average. The franchise fee is $40,000 for one store, or $105,000 for three, which brings down the cost to $35,000 each.
But this may not be the biggest contributor to its rapid expansion. “Part of the Menchie’s experience is engaging with the local community,” Mr. Shneer said. “We do it through fundraising, Facebook, Twitter, and some of the more fun things we do.”
“We allow each individual store to make its own decision about who it wants to support. We try and make it a neighbourhood-based decision,” he said. He also points to the many national and provincial campaigns. “For instance, this year we’ll be doing a big one with muscular dystrophy in which all the stores will participate. We’re also doing one in May against bullying and that’s going to be an Ontario-based one. We’ve done countless ones with cancer [fundraisers], The United Way… there’s probably not a week that goes by where we’re not doing a fundraiser.”
These community efforts give Menchie’s some social capital and makes one of its franchises a welcome addition to a neighbourhood.
Mr. Lee has already made community donations and is thrilled with the positive response his Menchie’s store has received so far.
“We want to understand what’s out there first of all,” Mr. Lee said. “There are nurseries. There are non-profit organizations. There are schools. There are after school programs. It’s important for us to get that information and get involved with the community. It’s going to be hard to get involved with everyone, but we certainly want to make sure we have a lot of the organizations in the area.”
But owning a franchise business isn’t for everyone, even if it is the crowded frozen yogurt sector you are getting into. Fred Asta is co-owner of Nom Nom Yogurt, a new independent chain in Vaughan that will soon open its second store and has a third planned for fall 2013.
“We actually went to Menchie’s first and all the locations were sold out,” says Mr. Asta. “With the lack of assistance once we looked through their franchise and their format we said, ‘ya know what, we can do this on our own and we can do it better.’ ” The store is similar to Menchie’s but has different product offerings such as pizza cones, and cakes.
“Us little guys are going to catch up to them. We’re not going to let those American guys beat us!”
http://business.financialpost.com/2013/04/29/menchies-takes-a-big-bite-out-of-canadas-frozen-yogurt-market/