Ice cream and frozen yogurt shops are taking over and no one seems to mind. Just two years ago, there were an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt shops. It makes sense, doesn’t it? The treats themselves are in a league of their own, but there are certain aspects of these shops that standout aside from just the tastiness of their products.
The average person in the U.S. will eat ice cream about 29 times a year, but I’m sure we all know those few people who knock that out in a month. Americans are going to snack. It’s what we do. So it doesn’t matter if these yogurt and ice cream shops exist or not, Americans are going to get their frozen deserts. At any two-week period, nearly 50% of Americans will eat ice cream, according to NPD Group research. These shops have to have a fun and exciting environment for everyone, including employees, so they can stand out and be worth the trip for some delicious frozen delicacies.
- Color Changing Spoons — One minute you’re enjoying some delicious gelato with a purple spoon, and then you look down at an all pink spoon and YOUR ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN!
- Custom Frozen Yogurt Cups — Imagine going to a frozen yogurt shop all the time and when you do, all the yogurt cups you get say “Hi, Steve!” on them! Is there anything more satisfying? (For the record, Steve is not the only name available, you can pretty much choose anything you want. Sorry, Steve, you’re not that special.
- You Can’t Beat That Smell — All the ice cream flavors in front of you, all the frozen yogurt machines still dripping, and that perfect blend of rainbow sprinkles mixed with a cherry on top; makes for the perfect aroma.
If those aren’t enough to make you crave some frozen yogurt and ice cream, maybe these fun facts will do the trick.
- Vanilla is still king. Nearly 30% of consumers believe vanilla to be the best flavor.
- Over 90% of households in the U.S. treat themselves to a frozen treat on a regular basis.
- There are about 1.5 billion gallons of frozen snacks produced every year in the United States.
- June is the number one month when the most ice cream is produced and consumed.
- Just under 10% of all milk in the U.S. is used for ice cream.
Whether you’re enjoying a delectable ice cream cone with vanilla and rainbow sprinkles, or scooping away at your frozen yogurt in your Steve themed yogurt cups, you should be able to find exactly what you want at a frozen yogurt and ice cream shop.