Where to find the high quality frozen...

Since: Jul 09

Rockford, IL

#541 Jul 30, 2009
I am exploring opening up a Self Serve/Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt shop in the midwest. I'm having a little trouble with a few things and thought I might get some information here:

* What scale/register do most stores use? I've looked at a POS system, but it's like $2700.

* Any advice on a topping bar? I am assuming you just buy the refrigerated rail and then construct the bar around it?

* How big of a refrigerator will I need?

* We are looking at Nanci's powder mix. Any advice about that?

Thanks in advance for you help.
Tracy

Sydney, Australia

#542 Jul 31, 2009
I was wondering if you had found a supplier? I have had no luck with cielo (from Australia)-thank you.
Phil wrote:
Like everyone else here, I am planning on opening a frozen yogurt shop within a year. Because of the good reviews I've read about Cielo's products, I decided I would try them first as a product source. My experience was not pleasant, however. The first time I called I was transferred to the "sales" department. I don't know what happened, but it seemed like I was transferred outside the company where I was rudely greeted by a man who demanded to know who I was and what I wanted. I asked him if this was Cielo and he said no. Very strange. I called again and this time I spoke to a person named Dan in the sales dept. I explained I was in the product research and development stage and was looking for a product supplier. He asked me if I had a machine (yes, I do) and asked me if I had a brick and mortar location (nope, not yet). He seemed to lose interest at that point and asked me for my email address so that he could send me a sample request form. I gave it to him but I could tell he wasn't really writing the info down - never asked for spelling, etc. Well, sure enough, three days later and no email. Their product may be good, but I guess you have to be open for business before you have a product to sell. I'm not looking for free samples if that is what put him off - I'm willing to pay. I guess I'll have to try one of the other companies that are listed on this board.
Ryan

United States

#543 Aug 8, 2009
Midwest Yogurt wrote:
I am exploring opening up a Self Serve/Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt shop in the midwest. I'm having a little trouble with a few things and thought I might get some information here:
* What scale/register do most stores use? I've looked at a POS system, but it's like $2700.
* Any advice on a topping bar? I am assuming you just buy the refrigerated rail and then construct the bar around it?
* How big of a refrigerator will I need?
* We are looking at Nanci's powder mix. Any advice about that?
Thanks in advance for you help.
I have a basic scale and register probably cost about $600. Would like to upgrade to a touch screen POS that would let me integrate accounting software, I've gotten a quote of like $3,400, but I've also talked to POS retailers that will process your credit card payments and take a percentage of that to finance the POS equipment, I would assume that would require higher processing fees.
Not sure on the toppings bar, just make sure its big and can hold a boat load of toppings, Mine holds 24 and that's too small.
I'd recommend a True single door commercial fridge. Going to need some place to keep all the mixes you make in advance.
IMO, Nanci's powder and syrup is the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted. At least their Kiwi flavor. But it did go pretty quickly and that's what matters most!
Ryan

United States

#544 Aug 8, 2009
Looking for a partner to help grow my yogurt store. We are currently up and running and need more capital and marketing ideas to keep going and grow to more locations. A minimal investment of around $20k will help us add more machines, bigger freezer and toppings bar, and buy media to reach the ultimate consumer. This investment would be for 50% of the business and is a tenth of what it would cost to open a new store from scratch. We are located in Houston, TX, please contact me with serious inquiries. This is not a scam, a get rich quick scheme, or some "package" deal. This is a real business opportunity and it comes with all the risks and rewards of owning and operating a business. I received the business as a distressed asset and it needs to be turned around. Investors with this type of experience would be highly valuable. [email protected]
yogurt partnership

Sydney, Australia

#545 Aug 9, 2009
CielouSa would have to be the most frustrating 'potential' supplier my partners and I have dealt with. We have emailed, called (internationally) and have limited success. These guys must be so busy that they dont need commercial customers? Their website "talks the talk" but I am unsure if they "walk the walk"? How hard is it to get information from them??? Very hard - they are elusive.
Haidie

Philippines

#546 Aug 11, 2009
chris wrote:
I know where get frozen yogurt powder.
Hi hope you can help me where can this frozen yogurt thanks
Moshi mochi

Mesa, AZ

#547 Aug 14, 2009
Jay wrote:
if anyone needs mochi (i.e. the korean rice cakes) for your yogurt operation, let me know.
who supplies or distributes these mochi balls? I'd love to know. I've seen 60lb boxes. How do you store it so they stay soft & chewy. Have you seen the strawberry flavored mochi topping?
Happy yogurt

Santa Rosa, CA

#548 Aug 19, 2009
Hi everyone. Like everyone here, I'm also trying to open a yogurt shop, I need some advise on contractor/architect, suppliers, equipment, yogurt mix, etc. Do you buy your own topping or can it get from a supplier? I'm trying to open a shop in No. California. Can anyone help?
Fro yo

Sydney, Australia

#549 Aug 19, 2009
Does anyone know who supplies liquid frozen yogurt besides YoCream and Rainbows end? And does anyone know if either of these supply Yogurtland? Cheers and thanks!
arrowhead

Los Angeles, CA

#550 Aug 21, 2009
Contact Southwest Traders in Temecula
800-275-7984 they are the only one stop shop for all your frozen yogurt needs!
arrowhead

Los Angeles, CA

#551 Aug 21, 2009
Moshi mochi wrote:
<quoted text>
who supplies or distributes these mochi balls? I'd love to know. I've seen 60lb boxes. How do you store it so they stay soft & chewy. Have you seen the strawberry flavored mochi topping?
Southwest Traders supplies Mochi balls in 24count 10.5oz packages per case. They have "Plain" white mochi, rainbow colored, and flavored mochi. Contact them and set up an account... it's simple and free. they deliver everywhere twice a week.
there number is 800-275-7984
arrowhead

Los Angeles, CA

#552 Aug 21, 2009
Happy yogurt wrote:
Hi everyone. Like everyone here, I'm also trying to open a yogurt shop, I need some advise on contractor/architect, suppliers, equipment, yogurt mix, etc. Do you buy your own topping or can it get from a supplier? I'm trying to open a shop in No. California. Can anyone help?
Southwest Traders has reps that help you from start to finsh in cali. call them, they can help you with supplies, equipment, contractors you name it, they have it... call: 800-275-7984
yozzio

Los Angeles, CA

#553 Aug 21, 2009
Fro yo wrote:
Does anyone know who supplies liquid frozen yogurt besides YoCream and Rainbows end? And does anyone know if either of these supply Yogurtland? Cheers and thanks!
Yogurtland owns thier own brand now. They have there own private label. Try using Miss Karens or Sr Food Group, just tasted it and loved them both!
Froyo

Sydney, Australia

#554 Aug 21, 2009
yozzio wrote:
<quoted text>
Yogurtland owns thier own brand now. They have there own private label. Try using Miss Karens or Sr Food Group, just tasted it and loved them both!
thank you so much Yozzio- but I was wondering how you know Yogurtland have thier own brand? I know some places get their own labels put on cartons now? I haven't heard of Miss Karens- are they only in the USA?
kelle

Chico, CA

#555 Aug 22, 2009
looking into opening a frozen yogurt shop. Need feedback to what everyone thinks is the best mix to out there (taste/cost). I know it's a generic questions, but hay....need to start somewhere. Your feedback will be so much appreciated :o)
Tyler

Gilbert, AZ

#556 Aug 24, 2009
I can help you in all of these areas! email me and we can go from there! [email protected]
aaron wrote:
I want to open up an independent self serve yogurt store in atlanta, ga
I urgently need:
an equipment supplier - new/used
a yogurt mix supplier - so many, very overwhelming
a experienced consultant - willing to pay well for the right person
please email me at [email protected]

Since: Aug 09

United States

#557 Aug 26, 2009
Dani k wrote:
hi,
i'm looking for a frozen yogurt powder mix supplier for the middle east anyone?
Hello, we have non-fat frozen yogurt powder mix available for domestic and international. They are products from Italy and taste delicious. please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in using them in the Middle East.

Since: Aug 09

United States

#558 Aug 26, 2009
Red Tractor Farm wrote:
I'm opening a frozen yogurt business on a Greek island and am looking for European distributors of top quality yogurt mixes. Would prefer a European based company. Does anyone have the Cielo contact for Italy? All searches seem to lead back to cielousa! Also interested in alternative suppliers if they are of similar quality. Thanks in advance,
redtractorfarm.com
Hi there,

We have Italian yogurt powder to make non-fat frozen yogurt in various flavors. These are top quality and are available immediately for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing in bulk (domestic or international) please contact me. [email protected]
Premium Frozen yogurt

Singapore, Singapore

#559 Aug 27, 2009
Hi,

I understand what you have been through and I am here to help.

My products is as good. If you need more information, please email to [email protected]

I ship worldwide.

Thank you.
Tracy wrote:
I was wondering if you had found a supplier? I have had no luck with cielo (from Australia)-thank you.<quoted text>
Premium Frozen yogurt

Singapore, Singapore

#560 Aug 27, 2009
Hi Eka,

May I help you with your yogurt supply? We are based in Singapore and provide top quality yogurt ingredients for your business.

Please send me an email at [email protected] and we can take it from there.
Eka Tanuwidjaja wrote:
Cielo USA,
kindly send me the information on your agent/distributor in Singapore and Indonesia.
Please send me asap.
I need to find it urgent.
regards, Eka

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