Yogurtland

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Yogurtland
TypePrivate
IndustryChain restaurant/Franchise
FoundedCalifornia, United States 2006 (2006)
HeadquartersIrvine, California, United States
Number of locationsMore than 300
Area servedUnited States, Mexico, Guam, Australia, Japan,Venezuela
Key peoplePhillip Chang, Founder/CEO
ProductsFrozen yogurt
Websitehttp://www.yogurt-land.com
 
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Yogurtland
TypePrivate
IndustryChain restaurant/Franchise
FoundedCalifornia, United States 2006 (2006)
HeadquartersIrvine, California, United States
Number of locationsMore than 300
Area servedUnited States, Mexico, Guam, Australia, Japan,Venezuela
Key peoplePhillip Chang, Founder/CEO
ProductsFrozen yogurt
Websitehttp://www.yogurt-land.com

Yogurtland is an international franchise chain of frozen yogurt stores based in Irvine, California, United States.[1]

Yogurtland offers self-serve soft-serve frozen yogurt with active cultures. Yogurtland has stores in twenty states in the United States and also several other countries.[2] In 2009, it had a revenue of $42 million.[3] In 2013, it had a revenue of $132 million. [4] Each store costs from $385,000 to $435,200.[3] The yogurt chain is popular partly due to its self serve format, and because it is relatively inexpensive compared to other yogurt businesses such as Pinkberry.[5] Separating Yogurtland from competitors is the company’s team of "Flavorologists",™ who develop the proprietary recipes for the brand’s more than 150 different and customized flavors. Whether traditional or exotic, each flavor uses real ingredients sourced from their original locations. By controlling the entire frozen yogurt making process, Yogurtland has raised the standards for flavors and quality to new heights and much to the delight of millions of fans.[6] Another attraction to the brand has been the "Tokidoki" character designs on spoons which are highly collectible.

History[edit]

Yogurtland was founded in February 2006 [7] by Phillip Chang, who is also the chain's CEO and president.[8] The first Yogurtland location was in Fullerton, California.[9] In December 2012, there were over 200 locations in the United States, Mexico,Venezuela, Australia, and Guam. In July 2014, Yogurtland celebrated the opening of its 300th store.[10] By 2015, it intends to expand to over 550 stores.[9] On 28 January 2014 Yogurtland opened its first store in the Middle East at Dubai Mall in Dubai, UAE.

In July 2011, Yogurtland partnered with Sanrio, the company that created Hello Kitty. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, merchandise such as key chains and T-shirts with Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters—My Melody, Keroppi, and Chococa—were sold in Yogurtland stores during August. The characters were also imprinted on Yogurtland's collectible cup and biodegradable spoons.[9]

Products[edit]

At any time, Yogurtland stores have up to 16 flavors of soft-serve frozen yogurt.[11] Customers may mix and combine flavors in their cups by pulling on spigots that control the yogurt containers.[12] Additionally, 33 toppings, including chocolate bits, oreo, fresh-cut fruits, nuts, and syrups are available. At any given time, there are many low-fat and non-fat flavors available. Each location tries to offer at least one tart flavor, as well as one dairy-free flavor, which is popular for people who are lactose intolerant. Also, some flavors are even gluten-free. Products are sold for 30-39 cents per ounce.[13][14] In Hawaii and Alaska, the products are sold at 42 cents and 45 cents per ounce, respectively.[11] Their current slogan, "get real," refers to the real milk and fresh-cut fruit that is used in making the yogurt, and real toppings.[15]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Amy (2009-08-26). "Chain Takes Bite Out of Local Yogurt Shop Market". The Daily Californian. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  2. ^ Jahns, Dan (2010-04-21). "Yogurtland: Newest Arrival on San Vicente Seeks to Put Down Roots". Westside Today. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  3. ^ a b Hyland, Alexa (2010-06-07). "Culture Change". Los Angeles Business Journal. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  4. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2014/06/the-countrys-two-largest-froyo-chains-are.html?page=all
  5. ^ Kim, Leland (2008-09-18). "Cool treats warm up sluggish local economy". Hawaii News Now. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ Yogurtland Frozen Yogurt | Restaurant Magazine
  7. ^ "Yogurtland Lets You Create-Your-Own". Business Wire. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Phillip Chang: Founder & CEO, YogurtLand". Network of Korean-American Leaders. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  9. ^ a b c Varley, Caitlin (2011-08-16). "Yogurtland Debuts in St. Louis". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  10. ^ Yogurtland Celebrates the Opening Of Its 300th Store | RestaurantNewsRelease.com
  11. ^ a b Magin, Janis L. (2008-01-11). "Frozen yogurt makers seek retail space in Honolulu". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  12. ^ Nguyen, Katherine (2007-05-01). "Frogurt Frenzy". OC Register. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  13. ^ "Yogurtland Franchise Opportunity". Franchising.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  14. ^ Goel, Edwin (2007-07-05). "Building a Better Berry". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-06-16. 
  15. ^ "About us". 

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