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Yogurtland Comes to Gwinnett

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Self-serve frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland opened its first Georgia store in Atlanta at the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center in March. Owner Rick Evans was the first to introduce the brand to the community and has plans for continued growth throughout the metro Atlanta area. Evans expects to open a total of 5 – 7 additional locations over the next 2 years and already has two additional units under construction located at 4880 Peachtree Corners Circle in Norcross (slated to open mid-October) and 2727 Highway 54 W in Peachtree City (slated to open mid-December).

“Yogurtland is brilliant in its simplicity. It”s upbeat, fun and happy. From the brightly colored walls to the quirky flavors, it”s impossible to walk into the store and not have your day brighten up,”# says Evans. “With the company expanding, I jumped at the chance to bring Yogurtland to Georgia residents.”#

Yogurtland has transformed the yogurt industry by reshaping a popular trend into an empowering new definition of a treat experience – delivering ultimate customer control. When guests walk into Yogurtland, a wow-inspiring wall of flavors and a cool modern interior with a relaxed ambiance greets them.# Guests can choose from classic frozen yogurt flavors that include traditional favorites such as cookies and cream or other more exotic flavors like taro, green tea, maqui berry, yuzu and guava pineapple. There are also no sugar added options available and a choice of nearly 40 topping selections that includes fresh fruits, nuts, cereals, candy and much more. The average customer spends approximately $3.50 per cup.

“Atlanta is the perfect location for the Yogurtland concept,”# says Evans. “With the warm weather and emphasis on healthy living, patrons will love to cool off with a fresh cup of frozen yogurt. We even have no sugar added options, which I”m sure will be very popular!”#

Yogurtland expects to add 15 locations throughout the state of Georgia, with 10 in the metro Atlanta area, over the next three years. Since the opening of its first location in California in 2006, Yogurtland has grown to approximately 150 locations throughout the U.S. as well as stores in Guam and Mexico. The company is planning for a total of 75 additional locations either open or in development by the end of 2011, expanding to more than 550 total locations by the end of 2015. The focus will be on expanding existing markets in Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Austin), Atlanta, Portland, Seattle and the Tri-State Area surrounding New York City. Growth will come from a combination of single and multi-unit operators. Restaurant, food service or retail experience is a plus, but is not required. For more information, please visit www.yogurt-land.com.