INDIANAPOLIS--()--Looking for a sweet franchised business opportunity? Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt is serving up the chance to operate your own frozen yogurt franchise in Indiana, western Ohio, southern Michigan and eastern Illinois. Spearheaded by Deron and Ana Manwaring, regional developers of Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, the growth initiative provides new franchisees with proven techniques, recipes and plans for achieving optimum success.
“At Zoyo, we understand what makes the right culture to produce successful franchise start-ups. We’ve done our homework and can guide franchisees through the challenges going forward.”
Zoyo Yogurt is a unique concept in self-serve frozen yogurt. Each location has six machines serving up 12 constantly-changing and proprietary frozen yogurt flavors like Banana Bread, Gimme S'Mores and Salted Caramel, as well as 50 toppings. Customers serve their frozen yogurt, apply toppings, and pay by the weight of their servings. The yogurt received the official "Live and Active Cultures" seal of approval from the National Yogurt Association. "This is a much healthier product than other yogurts that don't use live cultures," said Ana Manwaring. "Zoyo also has sugar-free, sorbet (no dairy), gluten-free choices, always available to meet customers special dietary requirements." Zoyo Yogurt was named Best Frozen Yogurt in the Valley by Phoenix magazine consecutively for two years.
“Zoyo has worked on making the stores easy to navigate, and cost-efficient to build-out,” Manwaring says. “It’s a simple to run business concept that can succeed with minimal staffing.”
Prospective franchisees will find barriers to entry lower than traditional frozen novelty franchises, such as Dairy Queen and Culver’s. What’s more, it’s called Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt because stores are located in vibrant neighborhoods and known for their support of local school districts, sports teams, youth activities, and grassroots-level fundraisers.
As part of their signature aesthetics, stores are constructed with roll-up glass doors that can be lifted to provide an inviting atmosphere. Zoyo Yogurt locations are popular gathering spots where customers can relax among friends with a delicious confection, while using the free Wi-Fi to work and check their email.
Manwaring hopes to open six to eight locations this year. "At Zoyo, we understand what makes the right culture to produce successful franchise start-ups. We’ve done our homework and can guide franchisees through the challenges going forward."
When working with Manwaring, each new Zoyo franchisee receives a comprehensive start-up plan covering key topics from best options for obtaining start-up capital to finding ideal, high-traffic franchise locations.