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Red Mango Introduces New Super Biotic Smoothies

Expands popular probiotic yogurt smoothie menu to over 30 new varieties, and announces superhero-themed consumer giveaway on June 29, 2013.

A 'Socially Responsible' Moment from Ice Cream History

I want to share a tale about a glut of ice cream shops, a surplus of frozen yogurt stores and what one franchisor did about it. Ice cream retailers, the franchise industry and franchise owners everywhere need to know.

Puig: My Cold Stone Stores Are Profitable

MIAMI – Attorney Robert Zarco and his client Rodolfo F. Puig, franchisee of Cold Stone Creamery, have now declared that Puig’s three stores are profitable, despite having numerous tax liens, judgments and litigation from creditors against him.

Cold Stone Goes after Franchisee Assn Leaders

Cold Stone Creamery

PHOENIX – After Cold Stone Creamery recognized a new independent franchisee association, the franchisor turned its back on those very franchisees who dared ask for too much—more transparency.*

Cold Stone Owners Sue Attorney for Dual Representation

White Plains New York Courthouse
White Plains, New York federal courthouse

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – At the heart of a lawsuit brought by bankrupted franchisees against Cold Stone Creamery and their own legal counsel is conflict of interest. Franchisee store owners claim the attorney who represented them in negotiating their lease agreement did not disclose that he also represented franchisor Cold Stone.

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.

Ice Cream Business: Why You Should Open One in Your City

The concept of self serve frozen yogurt is a relatively new concept.  The frozen yogurt stores are very attractive and beckons the ice cream lover to choose what they want.  In our cul

Franchisee Group Sues Cold Stone

Franchisees say its time for Cold Stone Creamery to give an accounting of Gift Card
A Cold Stone Creamery, photo/blue maumau; Gift Card/Cold Stone web site

MIAMI – The law firm of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, PA filed a lawsuit today on behalf of an independent franchisee association against franchisor Cold Stone Creamery for failing to give its members an accounting of monies collected from third-party vendors and the franchisor's gift card program.

The Failure of Another Franchisor

Friendly Ice Cream Corp. last month became the latest in a string of classic American restaurant chains to file for bankruptcy protection. Founded in 1935, the Massachusetts-based franchising firm abruptly closed more than 60 locations and now hopes to reinvent itself as a leaner, viable business by early December.