Menchie’s Soon To Provide Grande Prairie with the Ultimate, Customizable Frozen Yogurt Experience

Date: JUN 13th, 2011

Topic: Franchise News

Toronto, ON June 13, 2011 - Already a favorite spot among Hollywood’s hottest celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Timberlake, Menchie’s, the ultimate customizable frozen yogurt experience, will soon become a community hotspot for Grande Prairie residents.

Menchie’s will open its newest franchise in approximately 90 days at Mission Estates in Grande Prairie. Successful and local restauranteurs Nicole and Dave Pitcher are excited to bring this upbeat business, with endless selection, to the community.

"Menchie’s is more than just great frozen yogurt, it is a whole experience," said Nicole Pitcher, who also plans to open two additional locations in Kamloops and Vernon BC. “While kids always love the mixing and matching of different flavors and toppings, the creative self-serve process seems to bring out the kid in everyone, regardless of age. We can’t wait to open this fun and entirely unique business.”

Michael Shneer, President of Yogurtworld Franchising Corp, Master Franchisor of Menchie’s in Canada, stated “It is rare to find new franchisees with such a successful track record in the food business. We know that matching their skills with the Menchie’s concept will provide a successful combination. We are delighted that with all their restaurant experience, they chose Menchie’s to bring to Grande Prairie and to parts of B.C.”

enchie’s customers help themselves to an unlimited mix of yogurt and toppings at a unique self-serve store with more than 100 rotating yogurt flavors from cake batter and green apple tart to peanut butter, chocolate, and vanilla, and more than 70 rotating toppings including fresh fruits, granolas, nuts, an assortment of candies and hot fudges. Menchie’s uses the highest quality frozen yogurt at all of its locations globally, made exclusively through its own label. Furthermore, Menchie’s frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures and has received the Live and Active Culture (LAC) seal indicating its endorsement by the National Yogurt Association in the United States.

About Menchie’s

Menchie’s mission statement is “we make you smile.” Menchie’s achieves this by providing customers with the opportunity to create their own unique combinations from over 100 rotating yogurt flavors and 70 rotating toppings, until their perfect mix is made. Catered towards families and children, Menchie’s provides an interactive store experience, enjoyable music, and relaxing indoor and outdoor seating areas where family and friends gather.

Menchie’s franchisees are actively involved in the community, donating thousands of dollars to local school programs and charitable organizations. In July 2010, Menchie’s was awarded 1st place in Restaurant Business Magazine’s annual ‘Future 50’ list, ranking it the fastest-growing franchise in the restaurant industry. Menchie’s has more than 80 locations open, with an additional 120 currently in development, and is poised to total more than 180 locations by the end of the year. Menchie’s has also begun international expansion, with two stores open in Canada, and has plans to operate stores in Japan, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, India, China and New Zealand.