Congratulations! Your frozen yogurt shop is a success! Your operation runs smoothly, you have stable, hard-working employees, and loyal customers. Is it time to expand? There are risks involved in expansion, but with careful preparation, expanding to multiple locations can be a great way to improve your bottom line. Do your research, consider all the ramifications, and if expanding adds up for you- go ahead and take the leap! Here are some questions to get you started:

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Are you interested in opening a frozen yogurt shop? The frozen yogurt business is still a growing and vital market, and there is definitely room for entrepreneurs looking for their niche! If you are willing to work hard and devote your time to growing your business, a frozen yogurt store can be the business of your dreams. Before you open your new yogurt shop, here are some important questions you need to answer.

  1. What is your business plan? A detailed business plan is essential for any business to succeed. In addition to being required by outside investors, a clear and realistic business plan will make sure your business stays on the right path.  A plan should consist of a description of the yogurt shop, mission statement, start-up and monthly overhead costs, sales goals, and projected first year profits. Continue reading “Opening a New Frozen Yogurt Shop” »
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Quick Serve Operators Need An Easy POS System

Are you paying more rent for your business space than you need to? With the struggling state of the economy, you may be in the perfect position to renegotiate your rent. If you are like many restaurant operators today, you have honed your negotiating skills by daily dealings with suppliers and distributors, becoming adept at driving hard bargains. Consider putting those skills to use by renegotiating your building lease!

As the country struggles to recover from the past five years of economic downturns, today’s quick-serve operators stand a good chance of getting their lease rates lowered.
The opportunity is considerably larger in places like Las Vegas and Phoenix, where rampant overbuilding was the norm, and Florida, which was overwhelmed with foreclosures. Now may be the best time to lock in rents at bargain basement prices. Continue reading “A Point of Sale System for Great Negotiators” »

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Looking for a way to keep profits up at your café or bar? It’s not enough to just provide patrons with delicious libations- if you want a packed house, make it an occasion they cannot miss! As winter weather slows walk-in traffic, it is important to have a strategy to draw customers out of their homes. Special events, musical acts, coupons, and limited time offers all serve to motivate customers into your establishment.

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters Brew Bar is a perfect example of this principle in action. Located in the heart of historic Riverside in Jacksonville, FL, the community oriented shop has become a popular destination for locals. While Bold Bean’s certified organic, artisan crafted coffees, complemented perfectly with their handmade syrups and sauces are real crowd pleasers along with their craft beers and wine, the owners make the extra effort to keep clientele coming back with weekly open mic nights, musical acts, exhibitions by local artists, coffee classes, and more. Continue reading “Percolate More Profits at your Coffee Shop with Calypso’s POS” »

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Are you looking for a quick serve franchise that’s healthy as well as tasty? Smoothie King is opening its first Aventura, Florida location, kicking off the brand’s accelerated expansion plan under new Global CEO Wan Kim. The Aventura location is the 19th Smoothie King in South Florida; the company is planning to open more than 40 stores in this region over the next five years. High-profile areas are being targeted, including South Beach, Sunny Isles, Miami’s MiMo district, Boca Raton, and Weston. Additional locations in Miami and Miami Lakes will open in December with a location in Doral planned for early 2013.

Smoothie King, ranked #1 Juice Bar by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 19 years, offers more than 40 healthy, nutritional smoothies with real fruit, all-natural juices and a functional mix of vitamins and nutrients to fit every need or lifestyle. Continue reading “A Healthy Juice Bar Merits a Robust Point of Sale System” »

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Winter is on its way and temperatures have started dropping. How can you keep your frozen yogurt shop profits from joining them? Adding a new line of sweet treats is the perfect way to boost your profits during the cooler months. Pink Papaya Frozen Yogurt in Coral Springs found the perfect line to complement their frozen treats. This month they introduced Nadine’s Gourmet Cupcakes and Cake Pops, and the customers are flocking in!

Pink Papaya keeps the treats coming with Calypso’s yogurt shop POS , the most affordable in the business. Straight forward and simple to use, Calypso’s software features simple department driven menu screens that drastically reduce training time and enable fast, accurate service. Our point of sale system can process credit, debit and gift transactions eliminating the need for additional processing equipment. Continue reading “This Frozen Yogurt Shop Knows How to Profit In the Winter” »

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Congratulations to Flip Burger Bar! For the past 25 years, Miami New Times’ Readers’ Poll has been celebrating the best of Miami culture and entertainment. This year Flip Burger Bar won the Miami New Times Award for Best Restaurant, North Miami, and the five star reviews keep coming in from delighted customers across the country!

Owner Emilio Vega has built an extensive beer menu, offering over 100 varieties of traditional and craft brews. The eclectic collection includes familiar and specialty imports from around the world as well as local varieties such as Monk in the Trunk Organic Amber Ale from Jupiter, FL. For customers who prefer wine, Flip Burger Bar features Cupcake Wines, tempting palates with the unique taste of Angel Food wine. Continue reading “The Best Burgers Deserve the Best POS System” »

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Are you offering your customers some treat and treats? Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes the opportunity to promote your restaurant or bar with a Halloween party. It’s a terrific way to get noticed in your community, draw in new customers, and celebrate your loyal regulars with night of food and fun! Plans don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. A well-advertised night of food and drink specials can provide your business with that extra “draw” you’re looking for. Just don’t let the opportunity slip past unnoticed.

Grape Expectations, located near Legoland in Winter Haven, Florida, has plans in place to celebrate the night to its fullest. The Halloween Party starts at this wine bar at 6:00pm on the 31st. Continue reading “POS System Helps Scare Up Halloween Profits” »

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Offer your customers some healthy seasonal treats this year. The holidays are usually a time to splurge on less-than-healthy treats, but you can offer your customers healthy seasonal frozen yogurt that tastes as good as it is for you.  Frozen yogurt is already a healthy alternative treat with the good for you probiotic bacteria add some great seasonal flavors and you have a treat that cannot be beat!

The national chain TCBY announced that it is rolling out three new “Super Fro-Yo” flavors in the coming months: Pumpkin Spice, Apple Spice, and Eggnog. Continue reading “Seasonal Flavors for Your Frozen Yogurt Shop” »

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Looking to purchase a frozen yogurt franchise? You Say When Yogurt Shoppe is on the move and looking for new locations. You Say When Yogurt Shoppe was launched in Florida in 2007 – the very first self-serve shop of its kind in Florida. It has grown to over 30 locations with more than 50 deals signed and in the pipeline. Their executive team has over 75 years combined experience in the franchise and fast casual food business.

You Say When Yogurt Shoppes are built around the consumer experience being the most important aspect. The secret to the success of You Say When Yogurt Shoppe is their commitment to using the quality ingredients that provide the best tasting and nutritionally innovative yogurt in the market place today. Continue reading “Florida Yogurt Shop POS” »

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