Red Mango is seeking three franchisees to open a total of 10 stores in Baltimore. The Dallas-based frozen-yogurt chain has 56 stores and has set a goal of 75 locations in 12 states by the end of the year.
Ads for national brands increasingly have stressed value in an effort to keep consumers from switching to lower-priced store brands. Reckitt Benckiser, for example, has begun a campaign for French's condiments that touts larger packages at lower prices.
Susie Scoops, an ice cream shop in Incline Village, Nev., has resumed selling frozen yogurt. It took a break when there was less demand during the cold-weather months because the treat must be sold more quickly than other offerings.
Refrigeration, municipal sewer systems and pasteurization have made the food supply safer. But the growing complexity of the food supply, along with better contamination detection and reporting, means that food scares and recalls still occur.
A frozen yogurt topped with fresh fruit from Red Mango or Pinkberry is a healthful, low-fat and low-calorie treat. But choosing a flavor such as Cake Batter from Golden Spoon and topping it with brownies or chocolate-covered raisins will send the calorie count soaring.