Fastest-Growing Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Chain Signs Deal to Open Three
Stores in St John's making Menchie's the only coast to coast national
TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Menchie's, the fastest-growing self-serve
frozen yogurt chain, today announced that it has signed an area
development agreement to open three Menchie's franchises in St John's
Newfoundland. The deal was entered into between Yogurtworld Franchising
Corp., the master franchisor of Menchie's in Canada, and Brad Gushue,
Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist in Curling. With stores already in B.C,
Alberta and Ontario, this deal makes Menchie's the only coast to coast
national chain in Canada.
The expansion of the Menchie's brand from coast to coast across Canada
continues with the signing of this three store development agreement in
St John's. "We are delighted that we will soon have stores open in St
John's and have no doubt that the St John's market will be sensational.
There is nothing in St John's in any way similar to the Menchie's
experience" stated Michael Shneer, president of Yogurtworld Franchising
Corp. Shneer added "we are equally proud of the fact that we are now a
truly national chain in Canada and that no other self serve frozen
yogurt chain is even remotely close to that accomplishment."
Brad Gushue added, "Having won an Olympic Gold Medal, it's always been
important for me to be associated with the best in whatever endeavour
I'm involved in. I selected Menchie's because it is the gold standard
in the frozen yogurt industry. I know that the community is going to
love the family friendly environment and we can't wait to get the first
store open." The first store will be located at 191Kenmount Rd in St
John's and should open sometime in April 2012.
Menchie's guests help themselves to an unlimited mix of yogurt and
toppings at a unique self-serve station with more than 100 rotating
yogurt flavors from cake batter and green apple tart to peanut butter
and pina colada, and more than 70 rotating toppings including fresh
fruits, granolas, nuts, an assortment of candies and hot sauces.
Menchie's uses the highest quality frozen yogurt at all of its
locations globally, made exclusively through its own private label.
Furthermore, 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 in the U.S.
Menchie's success comes from helping guests create memories in a
family-friendly environment that is both warm and welcoming. The
interactive store experience, relaxing indoor and outdoor seating
areas, and enjoyable music create the ideal place for families to
gather every day. To make the experience a little sweeter, Menchie's
provides free stickers and balloons to children at the store.
Menchie's is also actively involved in the communities 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
Menchie's creates lasting memories through its mission statement to make
every guest smile and by being the friendliest place on earth.
Providing an unparalleled guest experience that is warm, welcoming,
tasty and fun, Menchie's stores contain interactive elements such as
chalkboards for kids, party rooms, enjoyable music, arts & crafts, and
indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather. Placing
a focus on community before commerce, Menchie's franchisees actively
donate thousands of dollars to local school programs and charitable
organizations. With its own proprietary frozen yogurt label, Menchie's
guests create their own unique combinations from over 100 rotating
yogurt flavors and 70 rotating toppings. In July 2010, Menchie's was
awarded 1st place in Restaurant Business Magazine's annual 'Future 50'
list, ranking it the fastest-growing franchise in the restaurant
industry. In 2011, the company nearly repeated its top mark, achieving
2nd place on the list. In 2012, Menchie's was included in Entrepreneur
magazine's "Franchise 500" list as well as ranked in the publication's
"Fastest-Growing," "Top New" and "America's Top Global" franchise
categories. Menchie's has 150 locations open, with an additional 200
currently in development, and is poised to total more than 250 open
locations by the end of 2012. For more information, including
franchising opportunities, visit www.menchies.com.
SOURCE Yogurtworld Franchising Corp
For further information:
Contact: Michael Shneer, (289) 695-0032 or firstname.lastname@example.org