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Menchie’s Hillside Plaza Breaks the Ice in Anchorage with the Ultimate, Customizable Frozen Yogurt Experience


Fastest-Growing Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store to Open First Location in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – (January 24, 2012) – Already a favorite spot among Hollywood’s hottest celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber, Menchie’s, the ultimate customizable frozen yogurt experience, will soon become a community hotspot for Anchorage residents.

Menchie’s will open its newest franchise location on January 25, 2012, at 9000 Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage. This location is the first Menchie’s in the state of Alaska. Local entrepreneurs and Anchorage natives Casey and Stuart Millar are excited to bring this upbeat business with endless selection to the community.

"Menchie’s is more than just great frozen yogurt, it is a whole experience," said Casey Millar, who is continuing to follow her entrepreneurial spirit after owning a local coffee shop for more than ten years. “In addition to offering an array of delicious frozen yogurt flavors and toppings for guests to choose from, our top notch guest service, monthly toy program, and our interactive store experience, which includes chalkboards and upbeat music, will put smiles on their faces. We’re thrilled to bring excitement to Anchorage as we partner with local organizations and work to make a positive impact in the community.”

Menchie’s guests help themselves to an unlimited mix of yogurt and toppings at a unique self-serve store with more than 100 rotating yogurt flavors from cake batter and pomegranate tart to chocolate silk and vanilla snow, and more than 70 rotating toppings including fresh fruits, granolas, nuts, an assortment of candies and hot fudges. Menchie’s uses the highest quality frozen yogurt at all of its locations globally, made exclusively through its own private label. Furthermore, 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.

Menchie’s success comes from helping guests create memories in a family-friendly environment that is both warm and welcoming. The interactive store experience, relaxing indoor and outdoor seating areas, and enjoyable music create the ideal place for families to gather every day. To make the experience a little sweeter, Menchie’s provides free stickers and balloons to children at the store.

Menchie's is also actively involved in the communities it serves. Stores partner with local schools in fundraising activities and education incentive programs. Each Menchie's store donates thousands of dollars in cash and products annually to local schools to support student programs. 

“With the frozen yogurt industry growing rapidly, Menchie’s continues to expand through franchising as new entrepreneurs realize the success and growth potential for this business,” said Amit Kleinberger, CEO of Menchie’s Group, Inc. “We have created an exciting and rewarding business opportunity that mixes the highest quality yogurt with an unmatched customer experience. Menchie’s is primed to be a household name in the near future as new locations continue to open across the country.”

Menchie’s Hillside Plaza is located at 9000 Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage and will be open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (907) 929-9977 or visit www.menchies.com.

About Menchie’s

Menchie’s creates lasting memories through its mission statement to make every guest smile and by being the friendliest place on earth.  Providing an unparalleled guest experience that is warm, welcoming, tasty and fun, Menchie’s stores contain interactive elements such as chalkboards for kids, party rooms, enjoyable music, arts & crafts, and indoor/outdoor seating areas where friends and family gather.  Placing a focus on community before commerce, Menchie’s franchisees actively donate thousands of dollars to local school programs and charitable organizations. With its own proprietary frozen yogurt label, Menchie’s guests create their own unique combinations from over 100 rotating yogurt flavors and 70 rotating toppings. In July 2010, Menchie’s was awarded 1st place in Restaurant Business Magazine’s annual ‘Future 50’ list, ranking it the fastest-growing franchise in the restaurant industry. In 2011, the company nearly repeated its top mark, achieving 2nd place on the list.  In 2012, Menchie’s was included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list as well as ranked in the publication’s “Fastest-Growing,” “Top New” and “America’s Top Global” franchise categories. Menchie’s has more than 150 locations open, with an additional 200 currently in development, and is poised to total more than 250 open locations by the end of 2012. For more information, including franchising opportunities, visit www.menchies.com.

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