Where to find the high quality frozen...
Diane

Tempe, AZ

#821 Dec 4, 2010
Hi everyone, I plan to open my own store but have had no experience at all.
All of the posts were talking about yogurt mixes and the machines. what about the topping bars? Where do those frozen yogurt stores get the freezer with topping bins and how does it work? What is it called? Do anyone know which brand is better?
If any of you have ideas, please help or send me an email to shydng@gmail.com

Thank you so much.
yogurt mom

Bronx, NY

#822 Dec 4, 2010
Diane wrote:
Hi everyone, I plan to open my own store but have had no experience at all.
All of the posts were talking about yogurt mixes and the machines. what about the topping bars? Where do those frozen yogurt stores get the freezer with topping bins and how does it work? What is it called? Do anyone know which brand is better?
If any of you have ideas, please help or send me an email to shydng@gmail.com
Thank you so much.
the toppings bar is usually constructed by the person doing your buildout. the refrigerated portion of the table is called a "cold well drop in"....if you google it...you'll find it. our toppings table will have 36 toppings....we're going to have 18 cold and 18 dry. the bins come from a company called "cambro"
Stacey

Queen Creek, AZ

#823 Dec 8, 2010
I am in the process of getting financing which seems to be one of the hardest things on this journey so far. I know there are a lot of research reports out there, but am trying to avoid paying the fees. I am being asked by the bank a couple of questions and was hoping you could help!

1. What type of gross profit margin does the industry/your store realize?

2. What is the historical and future projected prices and variance on yogurt/dairy?

3. What type of seasonal variances does your store have? If you are in Arizona (which I am), how does the winter affect the business in comparison to the industry?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at staceytardif@cox.net or respond to the inquiry via the forum!
Froyo Consultant

Upland, CA

#824 Dec 8, 2010
For those of you who might have had a problem trying to contact Cielo USA. They have a Brand new state of the art Website where ordering has become as easy as 1-2-3.

They are hands down, the best tasting frozen yogurt available for retail sale. Just try it, they are giving away FREE SAMPLES. Check out their "frozen yogurt training" and they give a free store operations manual. It's all FREE!

www.cielousa.com
Diane

United States

#825 Dec 12, 2010
yogurt mom wrote:
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the toppings bar is usually constructed by the person doing your buildout. the refrigerated portion of the table is called a "cold well drop in"....if you google it...you'll find it. our toppings table will have 36 toppings....we're going to have 18 cold and 18 dry. the bins come from a company called "cambro"
Thanks. That was really helpful.
Tim Barrans

Kent, WA

#826 Dec 18, 2010
Steven Portnoy wrote:
Anyone have specifics on costs associated with opening self-serve yogurt shops? Looking to open one in Tucson and then in Scottsdale, AZ. Please let me know, and I'll shoot you my e-mail. Interested in help with all...
Thanks,
Send me any information to t.barrans@comcast.net Looking to open a shop in the Seattle area.

Thanks
yogurt mom

Miami, FL

#827 Dec 26, 2010
http://yogurtmomstartsashop.blogspot.com/2010...

this is the link to my blog. i am opening my yogurt shop this thursday. i chronicled our journey. 1st post 9/26

follow me
Hank

Los Angeles, CA

#828 Jan 2, 2011
Hello,

Anyone knows what is the content in a typical yogurt powder mix? What I am trying to fidn out is how many % of yogurt culture in the powder mix. I asked Berry farm but the owner would not tell me citing it is confidential.
hmmm

Provo, UT

#829 Jan 3, 2011
I have hard that u swirl is a good frozen yogurt franchise . I have never tried them, but it sounds pretty good. Of course, how can you go wrong with frozen yogurt? http://u-swirl.com/franchise.html
Gary

Brooklyn, NY

#830 Jan 4, 2011
hi guys! anyone can help me to open a frozen yogurt store will pay for idea please contact me benmatat@yahoo.com thanks
Natasha Farooq

Karachi, Pakistan

#831 Jan 5, 2011
I am starting a new frozen yogurt business and am interested purchasing the frozen yogurt powder mix and machine.

I am residing in Lahore, Pakistan and this is where I want to start my business.

I would really appreciate it if you could guide me how to go about this.

-Natasha Farooq
Yao Lee

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

#832 Jan 8, 2011
Hi everyone, I want to say first that everyone's post here have been very helpful so thank you all. Next, I'm interested in opening a Frozen Yogurt store in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and is looking at startup costs. My question to everyone is the difference between Taylor machines and Electrofreeze machines. And what model do people recommend from either manufacturer. I know that there is a Taylor distributor local to me but it seem as if the machines are very expensive and I'm not sure whether they are worth it. I appreciate any advices!

Thank you,
Yao

Since: Jan 11

Los Angeles, CA

#833 Jan 11, 2011
Yao, In my own opinion, the start up cost largely depends on how many machines you will need. For all different makes & models out there, you want to pick the ones with capacity that will fit your projected volume. Especiallywhen you store gets busy, your machines need to keep up with the demand or you will be filling up the machines all the time. For the machines itself, one with a bigger compressor can be viewed as more durable. But a more durable compressor doesn't quite equal to the whole machine will have less problem.

So there is no easy answer for your question. Skype if you want. I am also looking into such plan in Taipei.
Froyo-Starto

Athens, GA

#834 Jan 13, 2011
Well, I too am starting a frozen yogurt shop. I have been researching many many different machines, mixes, suppliers, start-up cost, etc.. But I of course am always interested to learn more. I have not found a supplier that has knocked my sox off and would love to hear anyones suggestions of product, where I can get the best Tart recipe, the best Taro recipe & can anyone tell me where to get Ferrero Rocher flavor?
I would like to find an organic supplier too if possible...
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds:
jimdaniel@rocketmail.com
Mizo

Kuwait, Kuwait

#835 Jan 16, 2011
guys now there is a frozen yogurt store in egypt and its gr88888888888888888888

go visit "maybe two" zamalek aboul feda street, between coffee bean and tea leaf and pottery cafe. its in Om kalthoum tower (5, aboul feda st.) their tel: 0116646668

enjoy the heavenly frozen yogurts ;)
Nicoleta Diaconu

Glenshaw, PA

#836 Jan 17, 2011
Apache wrote:
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There is no chance for me to order CIELO in europe.:(
When you put in machine your mix+water+real nonfat yogurt what is the temperature inside the machine?
I have read somewhere that temperature under 2C is killing the natural yogurt cultures and machines as taylor C712 are going to freeze the yoghurt under zero before they serve it.
I have no idea how is it with bifidus essencis.
Thanks for answer.
Sorry for doublepost.
Hi, I am in the process of opening up a store in Bucharest, Romania. My email is ndiaconu@tepper.cmu.edu. Email me and maybe we can help each other. Good luck!
Nicoleta Diaconu

Glenshaw, PA

#837 Jan 17, 2011
Has anyone used or is using Nanci's yogurt? If so, how do you like it? I am looking for a creamy product. Thank you.
Yogurt gurl

Grand Prairie, TX

#838 Feb 1, 2011
I don't want to open a store, but do want to buy some of the powder similar to that found at Yummilicious. I'm interested in making my own taro tart at home. I live in rural Texas and can't transport the product eight out of the 12 months without it melting. Anybody willing to sell me a few pounds of the powder? I know I can buy it in bulk, but that's a whole lotta yogurt mix.
If you run a franchise and are willing to make me a deal, contact jankjay@earthlink.net

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#839 Feb 1, 2011
Nicoleta Diaconu wrote:
Has anyone used or is using Nanci's yogurt? If so, how do you like it? I am looking for a creamy product. Thank you.
We are about two weeks away from opening a new self serve frozen yogurt shop. We have tried about all the products, Nanci's Yocream, Honey Hill etc. We also sampled about every type, company, franchise out there. We finally decided to open a independent shop. The franchise fees are too high, and everyone normally buys from one of three major product supplier anyway. So the franchise fee and monthly fee's are just gravy to them. It could be going into the actual owners pockets anyway.
But we did try Nanci's. But found that mixing up the powder too much trouble. We have gone with a mixture of products from Honey Hill and Yocream.
BTW, anyone have any operations manuals out there for day to day operations they want to share?
TIA
Jan

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#840 Feb 1, 2011
Chuck 123 wrote:
Is there a major differnce between the Taylor or Stoelting counter top machines?
Our new shop will have 8 new water cooled full sized, cabnet Stoelting machines. We looked at the Taylor, called them even for a demo, but was impressed with the ease in which the Stoelting dispensed the product. In short, the handles work & feel better than the paddles the Taylor machines have. And the people are nicer to work with. We could not get a Taylor rep to talk to us, even if we wanted to buy (CASH) 8 machines. We ended up with a total of 10 machines. 8 for the shop, one at home and one at our office.
There is alot of shops that have Taylor, but when we go into to sample the products, the machines often are difficult to pull, to dispense the products. We really did try them all.

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