sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Announces Strong Franchise System Growth
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, named America’s Best Frozen Yogurt by The Daily Meal, and a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, is reporting unprecedented franchise system growth in 2017. With 35 new franchise deals secured through September 1, sweetFrog has already secured great new franchisees in the first eight months of 2017 and expects to end the year even stronger.
sweetFrog’s CEO, Patrick Galleher, is proud of this year’s consistent growth and credits the company’s increased focus on non-traditional models, like mobile trucks and trailers, and a strong interest in resales.
“We have built an excellent team here at sweetFrog over the last few years and each person has played a key role in this year’s franchise sales growth,” says Galleher. “Heading into 2017, we set very specific franchise development priorities, including acquiring smaller chains, re-branding local stores, and expanding our non-traditional franchise opportunities, that will continue to drive growth for months and years to come. We look forward to adding more fantastic franchise partners to sweetFrog’s fast growing franchise system for the rest of 2017 and beyond.”
Since January 1, 2017, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain has already launched its newest international location in Los Frailes, Dominican Republic. Additionally, they have opened new domestic sweetFrog locations and/or executed resales in Reno, NV, Sparks, NC, Biddeford, ME, Fort Worth, TX, New Albany, IN, Manassas, VA, Hilton Head, SC, Jacksonville Trinity, FL, Greensburg, PA, Uniontown, PA, Morgantown, WV, Fredericksburg, VA, Orange Park, FL, Kingstowne, VA, Strongsville, OH, Frisco, TX, Salisbury, MD, Lawrenceville, GA, Smithfield, NC, Hagerstown, MD, Martinsburg, WV, Shrewsbury, PA, Midlothian, TX, Cleveland, OH, Johnson City, TN, Florence, SC, Sanford, NC, and Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Brand new locations are on the way in the coming days and weeks as well. These include…
• Yet another international location when Rafa Monestina and his group BRAVO SA open their 8th Dominican Republic location in Colinas del Oeste in October.
• The next two mobile unit franchise locations when Reggie Sibley and Stephen Vaughn launch fully mobile franchises in Cleveland, OH and Fort Worth, TX, respectively, in October.
• The next two Mid-Atlantic locations when multi-unit sweetFrog owner, Patrick Beard, opens his fourth Maryland location in Timonium in late September and 11-year Air Force veteran, Tim Barber, opens his first military base location in Fort Belvoir, VA in March, 2018.
sweetFrog’s Director of Franchise Marketing & Development, Shemar Pucel, says she expects many more qualified owners to sign agreements to open their first (or next) sweetFrog location in the next few months. “2017 has been a big year for us at sweetFrog and it’s far from over,” says Pucel. “The sweetFrog franchise opportunity has truly never been more attractive and countless qualified candidates are taking notice. Of course, the fact we serve the best tasting frozen yogurt and toppings in the industry is always a critical selling point, but we’ve taken the business model and the franchisee support team to a new level as well. I’m excited to help many more aspiring entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership with sweetFrog in the coming months!”
For more information about sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt, please visit www.sweetfrog.com. To learn more about sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt franchise opportunities, as well as acquisitions and re-brands, please visit http://sweetfrog.com/franchise.
About sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt: sweetFrog (http://www.sweetfrog.com) is the fastest growing self-serve frozen yogurt restaurant company in the country. With a wide selection of premium frozen yogurt flavors and fresh toppings choices, sweetFrog was named Best Frozen Yogurt in the USA by The Daily Meal in 2014 and 2016. sweetFrog has 340 stores and mobile units including retail, mobile trucks and non-traditional locations (such as sporting venues) in twenty-seven states in the U.S, Dominican Republic and Egypt. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Richmond, Virginia. sweetFrog prides itself on providing a family-friendly environment where customers can enjoy soft-serve frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbets with the toppings of their choice. The company was founded on Christian principles and seeks to bring happiness and a positive attitude into the lives of the communities it calls home.