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#907 Apr 15, 2011
Data Plate wrote:
Can someone that has this new Stoelting F231 take a picture of the data plate so i can see if it fits in my electrical configuration.
That one seems to be the model we have. So, what do yo need? Data plate? Where can I go to get this for you?
Jan

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#908 Apr 19, 2011
What is everyone using as a topping dispenser? We have found that the Rosetto is a great item. Our customers seem to enjoy putting as much or as little on top of their frozen yogurts. Much less hassle for our staff to allow the customers to self serve not only the yogurt but all of the toppings too.
LAURA

Merritt Island, FL

#910 Apr 20, 2011
We want to open few yogurt places in Europe [ France, Holland,...]. Does anyone could help us find mix suppliers next to France or Belgium? We do have a Taylor vendor so that's good but i was seeking for a very good mix supplier...Thanks a lot guys!
yogurt stuff

Queen Creek, AZ

#911 Apr 21, 2011
Our toppings are in a drop in (not refrigerated) in the countertop. We will have two topping areas...one for cold and one for dry. I saw the ones that you are using and they look really nice...do they take up a lot of wall space or create a mess?
janjan1 wrote:
What is everyone using as a topping dispenser? We have found that the Rosetto is a great item. Our customers seem to enjoy putting as much or as little on top of their frozen yogurts. Much less hassle for our staff to allow the customers to self serve not only the yogurt but all of the toppings too.
yogurt stuff

Queen Creek, AZ

#912 Apr 21, 2011
Thank you and congratulations on your success so far! Three more shops? That is AMAZING! Wow! Love to hear that! Honey Hill was my next choice after Yo Cream...think they have a really great product. I think cleaning is definitely the name of the game...we had a meeting yesterday with our new team and I told them, we are going to clean and then clean some more and THEN, some more....hopefully I didn't scare any of them away! lol So excited for you and your success!

janjan1 wrote:
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Well congrats on getting open in just a few days. We don't have a local Costco, closest one is down in Atlanta, about an hour away.(and you have to consider the traffic, really bad just getting there and getting out of Atlanta. A mad house on a good day) We did notice that the Yocream is cheaper thru them. But we have mainly got the Honey Hill product in our shop. We get 4 gallons for the same cost of 3 gallons of Yocream. So for us, the Honey Hill is a winner in taste and cost. Just doing the frozen yogurt, no other item such as smoothies. We are much too busy for anything else. The first month has been crazy busy. So much in fact, we are opening up about 3 more shops in surrounding cities.
As far as the machines, the key is keeping them clean. We have our 8 on a cleaning schedule of every other day. Clean 4 one day, the next we clean the other 4. Busy for sure but machines running like tops. Love our machines. They totally turn out a great consistent product. Our customers really love the frozen yogurt.

“The UK's Best Frozen Yogurt!”

Since: Feb 11

Anglesey

#913 Apr 21, 2011
LAURA wrote:
We want to open few yogurt places in Europe [ France, Holland,...]. Does anyone could help us find mix suppliers next to France or Belgium? We do have a Taylor vendor so that's good but i was seeking for a very good mix supplier...Thanks a lot guys!
Hi Laura. The company that I work for, Plas Farm, are Europe's leading frozen yogurt mix supplier. We make a wide range of zero fat mixes, in a huge range of flavours. We can easily send out mix to France, Netherlands, Belgium and further afield. We do a lot of business in Germany and the Netherlands currently so we have plenty of experience in exporting to frozen yogurt bars.

Please feel free to drop me an e-mail at [email protected], visit our website at www.plas-farm.co.uk , or give me a call on 0044(0)1248 422011.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Rhian
Laura

Merritt Island, FL

#914 Apr 21, 2011
Great Rhian thanks!
My husband is going back to Europe next week, he is meeting the Taylor sales representative on Tuesday. We don't know yet if we'll buy from Europe or from USA since we actually live in Florida we can ship them to Europe! We are planing to open 3 yogurt shops within 6 months.
We'll contact you very soon! Thanks, Laura

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#915 Apr 22, 2011
yogurt stuff wrote:
Thank you and congratulations on your success so far! Three more shops? That is AMAZING! Wow! Love to hear that! Honey Hill was my next choice after Yo Cream...think they have a really great product. I think cleaning is definitely the name of the game...we had a meeting yesterday with our new team and I told them, we are going to clean and then clean some more and THEN, some more....hopefully I didn't scare any of them away! lol So excited for you and your success!
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Also just a heads up too, dispite all our cleaning, and all our "making sure things are done right", when the local health inspector came for the first inspection, she caught us on two areas. One employee had a wedding ring on that had a couple diamond chips in it.(I really had to look close to even see the two chips of diamonds in it, but the inspector saw them easily) A big no no. Bacteria can be caught and grow in the areas between the diamonds. So a tag on that. Also a employee had a drink (with a lid on it) in the kitchen. No where near the prep table or any of the machines, but it was in the kitchen, so another tag. First inspection was a 92. Still a A but two tags nevertheless.
So just a heads up on going a step beyond the clean. ALso if no hair nets are used, caps. We have caps for all and a couple, nets too.
Best of luck as I said, keep us posted on your sucess. I'm pulling for you.
Jan

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#916 Apr 22, 2011
Oh also to mention, do you recycle the frozen yogurt containers? If Yocream, paper products, if Honey Hill, plastic. If you are like us, we go thru so much product, the trash containers (dumpsters) get full really fast. So we rinse out the containers and recycle easily. The local recycling agency loves us and picks up 2-3 times week. You can advertise then that you are "Green" since you recycle. With a good product like yogurt, low sugar, good bacteria, being Green is good too for folks looking for something else to push the yogurt craze over ice cream. With summer upcoming, it will be a war between ice cream and us.
BTW try the sorbet flavors too. Ours are doing great. Just got in the watermellon sorbet.
Jan

“The UK's Best Frozen Yogurt!”

Since: Feb 11

Anglesey

#918 Apr 25, 2011
Laura wrote:
Great Rhian thanks!
My husband is going back to Europe next week, he is meeting the Taylor sales representative on Tuesday. We don't know yet if we'll buy from Europe or from USA since we actually live in Florida we can ship them to Europe! We are planing to open 3 yogurt shops within 6 months.
We'll contact you very soon! Thanks, Laura
That's great. I hope all goes well with the Taylor reps. I'm sure it will, they're a good company to deal with, and I hope they'll say the same about us! If your husband happens to be in London this week and has some free time to meet with us, just drop me an e-mail and we'll work something out. Otherwise good luck with everything and hopefully we'll hear from you soon!

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#919 Apr 26, 2011
yogurt stuff wrote:
Our toppings are in a drop in (not refrigerated) in the countertop. We will have two topping areas...one for cold and one for dry. I saw the ones that you are using and they look really nice...do they take up a lot of wall space or create a mess?
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Less mess than you would think. Easy clean up, no sneeze guards required.
Jan
Bonno Bernard

Santa Cruz, CA

#920 Apr 27, 2011
Zeon wrote:
Where to find 100% all natural low-fat plain frozen yogurt mix powder with reasonable price??
We are planning to open up a frozen yogurt kiosk in Los Angeles area. We were reffered to a Italian yogurt powder supplier but their stuff is EXPENSIVE! Runs like 40 bucks for 1kg bag (roughly 2.2lbs).
Could anyone give us recommand for a quality supplier or brand?
Besides where we can get the best deal on cups, cones etc?
Thanks a million!
We use Potter FroYo. They are great. They ahve both all natural and organic and many flavors. Two textures. Fantastic service. I think their new web site is up now?? potterfroyo.com
Sara K

Ronkonkoma, NY

#921 Apr 28, 2011
I will open a self serve frozen yogurt shop soon.I am looking for similar quality and texture yogurt mix compare to pinkberry. Please help!!!!! Thank you!!!!
Waveman

Canada

#922 Apr 30, 2011
Want to open a frozen yogurt store in Toronto, Canada. Where to buy supplies and products. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance
yogurt stuff

Queen Creek, AZ

#923 May 2, 2011
That is a great idea...thanks for all the tips. Trying to talk my landlord to actually put the recycling dumpter out back. Would do really well in our plaza. LOVE the sorbets...getting ready to run the mango tango. Cannot wait to try it! Silly question..how do you get your cheesecake bits not to clump together and the raspberries not to smoosh. Think presentation is so important and those two things are driving me crazy! We opened on Friday at 4:00 pm and things are AMAZING! Already hitting my lowest needed sales expectations with no advertising. Super excited....keep all the good tips coming...love to have someone who knows the business sharing.
janjan1 wrote:
Oh also to mention, do you recycle the frozen yogurt containers? If Yocream, paper products, if Honey Hill, plastic. If you are like us, we go thru so much product, the trash containers (dumpsters) get full really fast. So we rinse out the containers and recycle easily. The local recycling agency loves us and picks up 2-3 times week. You can advertise then that you are "Green" since you recycle. With a good product like yogurt, low sugar, good bacteria, being Green is good too for folks looking for something else to push the yogurt craze over ice cream. With summer upcoming, it will be a war between ice cream and us.
BTW try the sorbet flavors too. Ours are doing great. Just got in the watermellon sorbet.
Jan

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#924 May 3, 2011
yogurt stuff wrote:
That is a great idea...thanks for all the tips. Trying to talk my landlord to actually put the recycling dumpter out back. Would do really well in our plaza. LOVE the sorbets...getting ready to run the mango tango. Cannot wait to try it! Silly question..how do you get your cheesecake bits not to clump together and the raspberries not to smoosh. Think presentation is so important and those two things are driving me crazy! We opened on Friday at 4:00 pm and things are AMAZING! Already hitting my lowest needed sales expectations with no advertising. Super excited....keep all the good tips coming...love to have someone who knows the business sharing.
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Cheesecake bites need to be kept in the freezer until you must put them out. Then only put out a small container at a time. We keep several small containers in the freezer ready to pop out. Remember to date all products when you open the box and date the containers when you fill them if you have them in waiting.
Raspberries, well they are too expensive for us right now to put back onto the fruit bar. We had them initially, but now they cost more than what we sell them for, so they are off until price comes down. The blackberries and blueberries are expensive too but still below the 39 cents/per oz, so they are still on. But if you have them on your bar, there is a "spacer" you can put in the bottom of your container to keep the fruit out of the juice, saves them longer. Also, just have a a few in the pan/container at a time. Too much weight will crush them. Make sure your refrigerated unit has proper temp. Keeping them cool will prolong their life too.
If you need a fruit filler, consider the pineapple, peaches or manderine oranges. They weight heavy and don't go bad too fast. They also taste good on yogurt. At this time we are doing fresh pineapple chunks, canned peaches/oranges. Also the mach. cherries are a hit if you have the whipped cream toppings. Let them spray their own. A good hit, and you can just put the spray can in the top of the unit in it's own container. Don't forget the syrups. We also make our own "wet walnut". EASY to make, great weight, good cost. No one can resist this.
Look at what fruit you can get for a low price. We even have had fresh mango. Now that was a hit for a "filler item".
Also look at the sorbets available. We just put in watermellon, a huge hit. Had the pink lemonaide sorbet, also a huge hit. Looking at the key lime next. We keep the orange in as lots of folks really enjoy this too. Not everyone can tolerate lactose. We usually keep 2-3 NSA flavors for the diabetics too. Keeping inventory rotated around usually perks the interest of our customers. Changing things around keeps them coming in to see what new flavors we have in this week. They love it and develope new favorites when the old one is out for the week.
Don't know how many machines you have, we have 8, so that allows us to change out and also keep some of the standards that everyone loves too much to every change. Some we can, some we can't.
Variety is the key, something for everyone.
Jan

“The UK's Best Frozen Yogurt!”

Since: Feb 11

Anglesey

#925 May 5, 2011
Hi all!

Just a quick note for any of you UK or Europe based posters, who might be interested in speaking to us and sampling our frozen yogurt! We will be exhibiting at Caffe Culture in the Olympia Conference Centre, London on the 18th and 19th May, so please feel free to drop by and see us / try our frozen yogurt!

The details you need to register for your free entry tickets are on our website: http://www.plas-farm.co.uk/default.html

We'll be on stand C8! Look forward to seeing some of you there.

Rhian

Since: May 11

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#926 May 5, 2011
yogurt stuff wrote:
Silly question..how do you get your cheesecake bits not to clump together and the raspberries not to smoosh. Think presentation is so important and those two things are driving me crazy! We opened on Friday at 4:00 pm and things are AMAZING! Already hitting my lowest needed sales expectations with no advertising. Super excited....keep all the good tips coming...love to have someone who knows the business sharing.
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Can you share with me where you order your toppings from? Particularily the chessecake bits? Thanks for any insight you can provide.

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#927 May 5, 2011
dbrand1 wrote:
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Can you share with me where you order your toppings from? Particularily the chessecake bits? Thanks for any insight you can provide.
Majority of our toppings comes from our Honey Hill Supplier which is Wood fruitticher. But the Cheese Cake Bites are just little chopped up squares of real cheese cake. Really Yummy by them selves. They come in frozen, I think the box is a 10 pound box, and we usually serve in a shallow pan on the refrigerated bar. It does go fast. We tend to keep several already ready for a quick change out. Note that they tend to get gummed up or gooey when left too long on the bar since it is not a frozen bar, only a refrigerated bar. Thus the reason to only have a few in a shallow pan at a time.

Jan
want to open a yogurt sho

Dubai, UAE

#929 May 7, 2011
Please please please reply did anyone try -YoFreeze: http://www.yofreeze.com/

How is their yogurt taste and texture ?

is it good or even close to pinkbery ?

or yo cream is better ?

What company you recommend me to order from and how much roughly thier prices.

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