Yogurtland

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Yogurtland
Private
IndustryChain restaurant/Franchise
FoundedCalifornia, United States 2006 (2006)
Headquarters,
Number of locations
326 as of January 2018
Area served
United States, Guam, Australia, Singapore, Venezuela, UAE, Thailand
Key people
Phillip Chang, Founder/CEO, Michelle Chang, Vice President of Marketing, John Wayne Carlson, Sr. Vice President of Marketing, Operations & Development,
ProductsFrozen yogurt
Websitewww.yogurt-land.com

Yogurtland is an American international franchise chain of frozen yogurt restaurants headquartered in Irvine, California, United States.[1] Yogurtland provides 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]

History[edit]

Yogurtland was founded in February 2006[6] by Phillip Chang, who is also the chain's CEO and president.[7] The first Yogurtland location was in Fullerton, California.[8] In December 2014, there were over 300 locations in the United States, Venezuela, Australia, Guam, UAE and Thailand. On January 28, 2014, Yogurtland opened its first store in the Middle East at Dubai Mall in Dubai, UAE. Yogurtland entered into Sultanate of Oman on Feb. 10, 2018 at Muscat City Centre. Yogurtland has been expanded via franchising.

Yogurtland has a reward system based on the number of ounces a customer buys. The tiers are green, raspberry, and platinum. The reward system gives customers free ounces for every amount they buy, birthday rewards, and unlimited cups.

Yogurtland Suntec City Singapore

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 Chococat—were sold in Yogurtland stores during August. The characters were also imprinted on Yogurtland's collectible cups and biodegradable spoons.

In 2016, Yogurtland partnered with Kung Fu Panda and Candy Crush. It distributed collectible spoons of the different characters or icons to be released weekly and released exclusive flavors related to the partnership.

Products[edit]

At any time, Yogurtland stores have up to 16 flavors of soft-serve frozen yogurt.[9] Customers may mix and combine flavors in their cups by pulling on spigots that control the yogurt containers.[10] Generally, one flavor is dairy-free and one flavor is sugar-free. The machine that dispenses these flavors is always the same one in each store (they do not mix the sugar or dairy containing products in different machines). 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 provide 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 30-49 cents per ounce.[11][12] In Hawaii and Alaska, the products are sold at 42 cents and 45 cents per ounce, respectively.[9] Their current slogan, "get real," refers to the real milk and fresh-cut fruit that is used in making the yogurt, and real toppings.[13]

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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. ^ Jon Chesto (30 June 2014). "Froyo chains Menchie's, Yogurtland plot Boston-area expansions - Boston Business Journal". Boston Business Journal.
  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 Lets You Create-Your-Own". Business Wire. 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  7. ^ "Phillip Chang: Founder & CEO, YogurtLand". Network of Korean-American Leaders. Archived from the original on 2011-09-11. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Nguyen, Katherine (2007-05-01). "Frogurt Frenzy". OC Register. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  11. ^ "Yogurtland Franchise Opportunity". Franchising.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
  12. ^ Goel, Edwin (2007-07-05). "Building a Better Berry". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
  13. ^ "About us".

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