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Pinkberry Co-Founder Young Lee Found Guilty!

Pinberry co-founder Young Lee found guilty of beating a man with a tire iron

On Friday a 12-person jury of the Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Pinkberry co-founder Young Lee was guilty of beating a homeless man in 2011 with a tire iron.

I‘m Changing My Forecast for Frozen Yogurt Franchises

Last year I predicted that despite the popularity of frozen yogurt concepts like Red Mango and Pink Berry  this franchise segment would slow down and experience the same contraction that took place in the 90’s. I must admit that I was wrong.

TCBY to Find New Path, Mrs. Fields Hopes for Growth in 2014

A pedestrian walks by a TCBY frozen yogurt shop at night on the streets of New York City. photo/ps
A pedestrian walks past a TCBY in New York City at night. photo/ps

After the departure of private-equity Famous Brands International CEO Tim Casey to Qdoba Mexican Grill in the beginning of this year, Neal Courtney has been at the helm.

4 Disappearing Restaurant Franchise Chains

A TCBY frozen yogurt shop in New York City
A New York City TCBY shop. photo/steinberg

Recognized brands that have built market share can be sold to buyers over and over again, even when management and systems are poor. On the other side, franchise locations with poor unit economics can often also be sold to new buyers, who look for a mediocre return on a lower, cheaper investment.

CUPS Frozen Yogurt Hot Opening at First New York Location in Yonkers on October 3

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot ™ Opening First New York Location in Yonkers on October 3

Red Mango Celebrates 200th Location

DALLAS – (Sept.

CUPS Frozen Yogurt – That’s Hot ™ Opening in South Plainfield on August 2

South Plainfield, NJ ­ August 1 -- CUPS Frozen Yogurt, the beach-themed self-serve fro-yo concept, will open its ninth New Jersey location at 7 pm on Thursday, August 2 at 7000 Hadley Road,

Room for More FroYo Franchises?

An iPad sells customers on franchises at a Nashville Tasti D-Lite
 Nashville Tasti D-Lite shop introduces dessert buyers to buy a franchise

While franchisors think the prospects for their own frozen yogurt chain is hot, analysts are cool when it comes to the sector's growth.

Will McD's Smoothie Create a Meltdown?

Uh oh. McDonald’s may be repeating a history lesson that the company first taught in the mid-1990s when it stole the frozen yogurt market almost overnight. 

Red Mango Awards Master License Agreement to Compass Group North America

First location to open at Hofstra University August 15th