Menchie's announces opening of new location in Vancouver, British Columbia, its 400th location worldwide; yogurt chain has opened 30 locations thus far in 2014, has plans to open additional 120 units by end of year

ENCINO, California , April 30, 2014 (press release) – Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Brand Continues on Path of Rapid Growth in 2014

Menchie’s, North America’s largest self-serve frozen yogurt franchise, has opened its 400th location in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC. The self-serve yogurt brand will see ongoing growth well into the future with a robust pipeline of over 500 units in current development. By the end of the year, 120 additional locations are slated to open aside from the 30 locations that have already opened thus far in 2014.

Menchie’s, a global leader in the frozen yogurt market, has continued to put an emphasis on growth, operating in 37 states and 14 countries. The fro-yo brand, which is dedicated to making people smile, actively strives to increase its footprint both domestically and internationally by opening in key new markets. Menchie’s recently expanded its presence in Miami; Memphis, TN; and Dubai. These growth milestones have generated national recognition for the brand, earning awards such as being named number 127 on Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” list and number 49 on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” list.

“Opening our 400th store is a momentous milestone, and we are excited to share this occasion with our valued guests and franchisees,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s. “While anyone can sell frozen yogurt, not everyone can deliver a focused guest experience and promote a mission to give back to each and every community it serves – with a smile. Our growth is a testament to our talented global team and passionate franchisees. Growth is not an objective, but rather a result of doing the right thing, at the right time, to the right person; and our growth is a result of our team and franchisees making people smile.”

At every location worldwide, Menchie’s offers best-in-class products, exceptional customer service and a family-friendly experience that ensures happiness in every cup. Each store aims to create a welcoming place for members of the community to relax, interact with friends and family, celebrate, be adventurous and most importantly, smile. Guests can unleash their creativity by mixing and matching their favorite yogurt flavors with over 70 rotating toppings to create endless combinations.

For more information regarding Menchie’s, including store locations and franchising opportunities, please visit www.menchies.com.

About Menchie’s:

Menchie’s creates lasting memories by creating an unparalleled guest experience with a mission to make every guest smile. Menchie’s is a world-leader of ensuring best-in-class products and is the ambassador of frozen yogurt quality worldwide. With 400 stores, the franchise has locations open in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Puerto Rico, Israel, Guam and China. Menchie’s expects to celebrate 500 open stores in 2014. Guaranteeing happiness in every cup, the brand offers guests premium rotating yogurt flavors and delicious toppings for unlimited combinations in every bite. The proprietary collection is made from the milk of “smiley” California cows, which have not been treated with artificial growth hormones (rBST). Menchie’s frozen yogurt contains live and active cultures and has received the Live and Active Culture (LAC) seal indicating its endorsement by the National Yogurt Association.

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