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Start Frozen Yogurt Business 2011 – Why Choose Yogurt in Love?


Jumping into the frozen yogurt business can sound simple and attractive, almost to the point of sounding too easy…. Indeed, with the help of Yogurt in Love frozen yogurt franchise, starting your own frozen yogurt business can be easier compared to others but it’s not one that takes care of itself.

Yogurt in Love has multiple options for frozen yogurt franchising options. Because of our flexibility, and dedication to your success, simply put, we are able to provide the best quality yogurt franchise with a far lower price than any of the competition. Thanks to our flexible options, it is now possible to open a frozen yogurt kiosk, shop, stand, store, or just add Yogurt in Love to your existing restaurant menu, in just about any location and for just about any budget.

 

Historically there have been three options to start a frozen yogurt business – Now there is a 4th option:

1) Standard Frozen Yogurt Franchises
2) Licensing deals
3) Straight Purchase of machines/yogurt
4) Yogurt in Love

1) First lets look at typical franchises:
A) Pinkberry:

Arguably the most popular brand of frozen yogurt next to TCBY.

  • Full service, yogurt flavors and fresh friut
  • Initial franchise fee: $45,000
  • Royalty fee: 6%
  • Advertising fee 4%
  • Total investment per store with frozen yogurt machines and supplies: $300,000 – $400,000
  • Average shop will rent for $5,000/month

 

B) Red Mango:

  • Full service, yogurt flavors and fresh fruit
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%
  • Advertising fee: 4%
  • Total Investment per store with machines and supplies: $300,000 – $435,000

 

C) Yogurt Land:

  • Self service concept
  • Initial franchising fee: $35,000
  • Royalty fee: 6%
  • Marketing fee: 2%
  • Total Investment per store with machines and supplies: $350,000 – $400,000

2) Licensing Deals:
Very similar to franchising however you only receive brand name and some marketing materials and strategies. For example: Tuttifrutti charges a $25,000 fee per store to be able to use their brand, marketing designs, and consulting for marketing efforts. It can be very helpful to have a team behind you to help you open your store. You, as the franchisee, will still be responsible for the below expenses:

Miscellaneous is: insurance, employees, chairs, tables, bathroom supplies, cleaning supplies, cash register, refrigerator, office equipment, phone, internet, electric, water. These miscellaneous expenses will vary tremendously depending on location so we have left them out of the calculations. You can expect to spend another $5,000 – $35,000 on miscellaneous expenses.

Franchise feee: $25,000

Machine (5): $75,000

Sink: $2,000

Serving Equipment: $1,000

Display Counter: $5,300

Signage: $6,500

Frozen Yogurt Mix (1-month): $543

Frozen Yogurt Ingredients (1-month): $567

Cups/Spoons/Napkins (1-month): $1,500

Uniforms: $600

Kiosk: $25,000

Minimum investment Total: (before miscellaneous) $143,010

3) Independant Purchase

This can be an attractive choice as you will generally have less invenstment than with franchise deals. Lets just keep it to the bare minimum:

Machine (5): $75,000

Sink: $2,000

Serving Equipment: $1,000

Display Counter: $5,300

Signage: $6,500

Frozen Yogurt Mix (1-month): $543

Frozen Yogurt Ingredients (1-month): $567

Cups/Spoons/Napkins (1-month): $1,500

Uniforms: $600

Kiosk: $25,000

Grand Total before Miscellaneous: $118,010

 

But wait, There is a Fourth Option!!!

 

4) Yogurt in Love Franchise Packages – Includes all equipment, designs, marketing materials, menus, signage, consulting, and the best tasting frozen yogurt on the planet. Examples are based on 5 high capacity SYL-997S self serve machines.

  1. Outdoor Kiosk Package Total $34,000
  2. Indoor Kiosk Package Total $49,000
  3. Full Yogurt Shop Package  $45,000
  4. Custom tailored to your requirements – Just tell us what you need and we will custom fit a plan to you and your location.

 

At Yogurt In Love we try to offer many franchising options, and help the franchisee to develop a realistic business plan for his or her needs. Tart Natural Frozen yogurt is growing in popularity with the increasing health conscienceless of the nation. Our delightful yogurt product can be easily offered in many flavor varieties and toppings. The key thing to remember with a frozen yogurt business or any other kind for that matter, is that it is a business and will take some measure of determination to get started. Sure, there are some freedoms and perks to owning your own yogurt business but in exchange, you have to pour in some money, time, passion, and creativity into it. With the help of Yogurt in Love, you can set up a frozen yogurt business relatively inexpensively, quickly, and without logistical mistakes. We recommend that if you want to have a hands off business, then hiring a manager would be the best solution.

There are a few key things to remember when thinking of the frozen yogurt venture. First, determine if you yourself actually like the product. It’s that much easier to attract hungry customers if you feel passionate about your product. Marketing ideas, menu variations, and other inspirations can come easier if you are a fan of the product.

Yogurt in Love products as a frozen yogurt supplier, are second to none, and we feel that the most important aspect of the frozen yogurt business is location. If you have a good location with alot of foot traffic then you are very likely to have a successful business. Yogurt in Love is relatively new on the scene, and we are offering a unique business model by providing solutions for almost any frozen yogurt setup imaginable. If you want to open a stand, kiosk, shop, or add to your existing restaurant, we got you covered…. Just remember, the most important thing, contrary to what the competition tells you, is your location.

Second, it may be a good idea to differentiate yourself from the competition. Frozen yogurt has been around for some time, and although it’s experiencing a new trendy boost, the main product itself does not vary that much. Offering a different twist in your toppings, pricing, packaging, or your overall look might just give you that edge to stand out from the crowd. With current market trends, there really has never been a better time to start a frozen yogurt business.

Third, ok this is the same as the first, check out your market and location. If you’re already eyeing a place for your frozen yogurt business, study the traffic. This is the best way to get some insight into the future clientele. At Yogurt In Love, we treat that as one of the most valuable information sources. Knowing your market’s preferences is key.

Yogurt In Love is a new concept with only a few but very profitable shops open and we are now giving a promotion for “initial franchisees” at Yogurt In Love which allows you to open a world class yogurt shop with top of the line equipment and gourmet frozen yogurt for a fraction of the cost that it takes to open a shop on your own and without a proven system.

Lastly, consider a franchise. Inasmuch as doing it yourself appeals to our spirit of adventure, when it comes to investing your money, finding a good franchise, with a proven system, usually represents a higher success rate. In fact, Yogurt in Love’s comprehensive packages for “initial franchisees” are lower in cost than if you were to buy just the machines by themselves. All of our packages include everything and more than the competition includes plus business plans, operators manual, on-site trainings, scaled design layouts, architectual work, all products and designs, use of trademarks, free national ad campaigns, and Yogurt In Love can even do the buildout for you. With prices and support like this, how can you afford to do anything else?

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