Frozen Yogurt Program for Schools

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Soft Serve Solutions – Frozen Yogurt program for Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frozen Yogurt Program for Schools, By Soft Serve Solutions

Soft Serve Solutions has partnered with Honey Hill Farms to offer a frozen yogurt program for schools.  Details can be found here.

According to the website, Soft Serve Solutions offers a Spaceman USA soft serve machine free of charge with the purchase of frozen yogurt mix.  Over 20 flavors of Honey Hill Farms frozen yogurt are available to choose from.  Each of the flavors meet USDA Smart Snack food guidelines.

What’s included?

SSS frozen yogurt program for schools will include the following:

  • frozen yogurt machine from Spaceman USA
  • frozen yogurt liquid mix from Honey Hill Farms
  • training on how to properly use the machine
  • service and warranty
  • seven day a week technical support
  • maintenance program includes preventative maintenance, sanitize solutions, lubricant, and wearable parts

What does it Cost?

Soft Serve Solutions has made a very simple program for schools to participate in.  Your only cost is for the frozen yogurt product.  Cost is calculated by ounce, product comes in cases with 4 gallons each.  Each flavor is approved USDA Smart Snack – this is a great opportunity for members of the School Nutrition Association to bring in a healthy fun program to their school district.

Soft Serve Solutions School Frozen Yogurt Program

Soft Serve Solutions offers a Frozen Yogurt Program for schools which includes equipment, product, and training.

About Soft Serve Solutions

From website:

Soft Serve Solutions was created to help independent restaurants, ice cream shops, frozen yogurt shops, schools and hospitals with offering soft serve products to their customers. Through our experience and network of resources we have many solutions to help your business succeed and grow. It is our mission to offer personal service to each of our customers all while reducing cost and delivery times of products and services. We are a family owned business that values our employees and customers. We take the time to care for our customers’ needs. It is our passion to deliver the best quality products and services in the frozen beverage and soft serve industry.

For more information on Honey Hill farms or Spaceman USA please see previous blog posts and reviews.

How to have a successful Frozen Yogurt Business: Starting with a store leader!!

The topic of this post is how to run a successful frozen yogurt business. I will provide a list of roles and responsibilities for a true frozen yogurt store leader!

Frozen Yogurt Shop

How to run a successful frozen yogurt business!

Being a manager isn’t always easy. Whether you’re responsible for the actions of the employees or the success of a project, managerial roles come with a lot of responsibilities and yes even in a frozen yogurt establishment!

If you want to work for a frozen yogurt shop that gets the best responses from the customers and is seen as the most successful frozen yogurt business in the whole town — then it is time for you to become the best manager!

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Busy Self Serve Frozen Yogurt Shop!

Becoming the most successful frozen yogurt business does not happen over night, listening to instruction and practicing good habits will help get you and your frozen yogurt business to the top!

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Frozen Yogurt Manager / Employee 

 

1. Ensure that the fro-yo shop is clean and in order:

Frozen Yogurt Drip Trays

Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Machine

  • Drip trays clean
  • Frozen yogurt Machines wiped down
  • Frozen yogurt handles in correct position
  • Check Fro-Yo Level Indicator
  • Clean Machine Star Caps; if needed
  • Topping Bar filled and cleanly displayedsuccessful frozen yogurt business

 

2. Ensure that service is running smoothly:

  • successful self serve fro-yo  businessGreeting every customer with a friendly welcome and smile every time they enter and leave.
  • Demonstrating a calm demeanor during times of high volume or unusual events & manages smooth transitions.
  • Displays a ‘customer is always right’ attitude by training employees and holding members accountable for delivering the highest customer service.

 3. Check inventory:

  • Frozen Yogurt Shop Always be on top of inventory (it never sounds good to hear that your favorite frozen yogurt shop is always out of something)!
  • Drive the implementation of schedules and duties, by developing strategies to keep the work place organized will help ensure the success of a frozen yogurt business!

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Frozen Yogurt Smile

Greeting every customer with a smile!

 

Overall customers want to enter a successful frozen yogurt business that employeesenthusiastic and friendly individuals that create a fun atmosphere. Creating a one-of-a-kind experience is what will get your frozen yogurt shops name out there! You will then have a steady flow of fro-yo lovers!

 

 

Happy Frozen Yogurt People

Happy Frozen Yogurt Customers!

Lastly, frozen yogurt leaders contribute to the stores success by ensuring the best service experience at all times. As always a manager should act as a role model while providing guidance!

Feel free to leave comments on how you think frozen yogurt shop employees & managers can create a one-of-a-kind experience!!!

~ The Frozen Yogurt Review

 

How to Use Twitter for Your Frozen Yogurt Business

 

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Soft Serve and Frozen Yogurt Tweets / Social Media for Frozen Yogurt Shops

Twitter, and really all forms of social media, are essential for any business in the 21st century with any kind of online presence. Twitter allows businesses, especially frozen yogurt shops, to connect directly with customers: whether they are praising your frozen yogurt flavors, complaining about the lack of frozen yogurt toppings or sharing a photo of their frozen yogurt masterpiece.

According to a survey published on Searchenginewatch.com, 77% of all Fortune 500 companies use Twitter as part of their social media business plan. Twitter is not just a bonus online presence anymore, it’s a necessity in a successful business.

So what’s the best way to communicate effectively to your frozen yogurt customers in just 140 characters? Is there, in fact, a wrong way to tweet for your fro-yo business?

Here are some helpful tips for the beginning tweeter (or some good reminders for the avid Twitter user):

  • Remember not to use the word “I.” Although social media is a very personal way to express yourself online, your business is not an individual entity. Instead of saying, “I’ve got quite the deal for you!” say, “We’ve got a great deal for you today. Buy one frozen yogurt, get one half off.”

    FroyoTweet, Frozen Yogurt Business Promotions and Deals on Soft Serve

    Frozen Yogurt Store Promotions and Deals

  • Put deals and steals online, but make sure not to sound like spam. Your frozen yogurt customers will follow you on Twitter to get the inside scoop on coupons, daily deals on your frozen yogurt and to find out any news for your business. However, if you just tweet out details of a deal and a link, your Twitter followers may naturally justassume that you have automated tweets or that you may in fact be a robot. The best way to run your business’ Twitter account? Be human! Chat with your customers as if you were talking with them in the shop and you are sure to be successful.
  • Respond to as many complaints as humanly possible. Get a nasty complaint about service or your soft serve product on Twitter? DON’T ignore it. Think of a simple strategy to deal with negative experiences on Twitter and follow through with your frozen yogurt customers, whether that is a discount at their next visit or even just a simple apology. Just your willingness to respond shows the customer that you are willing to put in the work that it takes to keep them as a frozen yogurt lover / customer. Plus, ignoring a customer can lead to more angry tweets about your lack of response.

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    Don’t ignore your angry frozen yogurt customers

  • Also respond to the love! Sometimes businesses can get so bogged down trying to calm down their angry customers that they often forget about their true fans. If one of your Twitter followers tweets something positive about your business, show your appreciation with a RT, a favorite or a witty response.
  • Use pictures, videos and any other type of media. Twitter is as much of a visual entity as much as a textual one. Post a picture of your newest fro-yo flavor, newest toppings and pictures of your latest event or some of your favorite frozen yogurt customers. Be creative! This is supposed to be fun, after all!

 

 

Best Soft Serve Machines in USA – Reviews

Hello Friends!

Frozen yogurt and ice cream are still HOT, more so then ever!  So far in 2013 Frozen Yogurt sales have grown over 70% on 2011 sales numbers.  Additionally, frozen yogurt represents about 40% of sales in frozen treat and novelty market.  Ice Cream remains strong at about 54%. Sales of both ice cream and frozen yogurt amount to over 11 Billion dollars per year!

Below is a list of the Best Soft Serve Machines for frozen yogurt and ice cream.

Frozen yogurt is a good bet, as deserts will always be popular and the flavors keep getting better and better for you.  Opening a frozen yogurt store takes money, time, and research – through our website we hope to offer some helpful information regarding getting started.  The #1 question we get from writers is regarding soft serve equipment, so that is what we have decided to write about today.   For more information on frozen yogurt machines please see our other posts dated over the last 3 years.

Below, we will list the  Best Soft Serve Machines, top quality soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt manufacturers – and rate them on a scale of 1-10 on quality, service, cost, and warranty.  We will then offer a brief description and our choice for best frozen yogurt machine(s) from that company.

 

Taylor Company:

Frozen yogurt machine by Taylor Company

Taylor Crown series soft serve machine

QUALITY:   9

SERVICE:   7-10 depending on distributor

COST:        5

Product Consistency:   9

 

Taylor Company has the largest market share in the world of soft serve machines.  Taylor is a exceptional manufacturer or machines, unfortunately, we hear rave reviews as often as we hear negative reviews from customers who say they are fed up dealing with Taylor.  The Taylor Crown C723 with stand is our pick for frozen yogurt stores.  A great machine, priced over $13,000 each, plus other fees.  Taylor has created a strong presence by hiring its own service technicians throughout the country and placing strong requirements on dealers.  This in turn leads to higher prices, and less room for creativity and change.

 

Stoelting:

Stoelting soft serve frozen yogurt machine

Stoelting soft serve frozen yogurt machine

QUALITY:  8

SERVICE: 7

COST:     8

Product consistency:  9

 

Stoelting has made a name for the F231 machine in franchises like orange leaf and aspen leaf.  It is a great machine that produces excellent creamy yogurt.  Stoelting sells through distributors across the country, sometimes service can be an issue for the smaller guys.  The F231 uses a single compressor for freezing cylinders with dual control by using a solenoid.

 

Electro Freeze:

Electrofreeze SLX4000 review and information

Electrofreeze SLX4000 review and information

QUALITY:   9

SERVICE:   8

COST:        6

Product Consistency:  9

 

Electro Freeze / HC Duke and Son has been making soft serve machines for a long time (as you can tell by the design J) A solid machine, produces great texture product, excellent programs for soft serve ice cream and pressurized systems, not so strong for self-serve frozen yogurt on a national basis.  The new model released this year is the SLX4000 which is their stab at the frozen yogurt industry.  A single 6500BTU compressor similar to the Stoelting and Taylor machines keeps cost down and energy use down.  The problem is, half the country does not have access to the product, and the cost can hurt!

 

 

Spaceman USA:

Spaceman USA soft serve machine review

Spaceman USA Soft serve machine review for 6250, 6378, and 6235 model machines – best soft serve machines

QUALITY:  9

SERVICE:  9

COST:   8

Product Consistency:  9

 

Spaceman USA is the distributor for Spaceman products, a  manufacturer of soft serve and slushy equipment.  Spaceman holds an extremely high quality standard and reputation in Asian markets and European markets.  One of the best tasting products we have tried is out of a spaceman machine. The machines build is similar to Taylor in size and capacity.

*We are ranking the Spaceman 6250 as the Best Soft Serve Machines for the frozen yogurt and mid sized soft serve ice cream business.

We know that we have left some manufacturers from this list.  Please email your questions, comments, or concerns so that we may address them on our next update of the Best Soft Serve Machines in the USA.