Yumz Express Offers Frozen Yogurt Solution

Offers retailers 55 flavors in rotation, 75 toppings

Published in CSP Daily News

LAS VEGAS -- Self-serve franchise Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt has launched Yumz Express, a kiosk-sized version of a full-size Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt store.

Yumz Express is designed to fit inside existing stores, such as movie theaters, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies or other existing retail locations. Yumz Express offers the same frozen yogurt product as the full-size Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt stores. The kiosks offer up to five frozen yogurt machines with design flexibility to fit any size store.

The company created this concept to help retail store owners take advantage of the growing frozen yogurt industry within their existing store with projected sales of $500 or more per day.

"Yumz Express is flexible, easy to operate, inexpensive and the perfect way to grow an existing business," said Matt Thelander, co-founder of Las Vegas-based Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt. "We've created a beautiful, modular express kiosk that can be modified to fit any space, and we also offer fully custom designs."

"Yumz Express is more than just an addition of frozen yogurt--it is a total solution designed to help retailers succeed," said John Barnes, co-founder of Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt. "It is perfect for retailers who want to drive more traffic and capture new customers and sales. We've made it easy to add a frozen yogurt station to any retail establishment, and we offer the branding and marketing to help retailers make it work."

Cost savings is one of the major selling points for a Yumz Express franchisee, said the company. A Yumz Express kiosk is a fraction of the price of building a full-size store, it said, which means operators may achieve return on investment (ROI) sooner.

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt offers a rotating selection of more than 55 frozen yogurt flavors that are all fat free, low in calories and contain probiotics; and more than 75 toppings such as fruits, nuts, sauces and dry toppings.

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt stores are currently located in Illinois, Indiana and Florida, with expected store openings in Illinois, Nevada, Wisconsin, Florida, California, Iowa and more in 2014.

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt enhances the frozen yogurt experience with its unique recipe and family-oriented atmosphere, the company said. Its frozen yogurt is available in four forms: tart, for the frozen yogurt purist; regular, which tastes like ice cream; no sugar added, for the extra health conscious; and sorbet, for those interested in dairy-free products. All range between 85 to 100 calories per serving.