The CherryBerry frozen yogurt franchise owner for Texas has apparently closed four stores in the past six months.
(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)According to Corporation Wiki, John J. Shutt & Travis R. Phillips of Phillips & Shutt Holdings L.L.C. own the CherryBerry franchises in Clear Lake (Webster), Pasadena, Tomball, and Conroe, Texas.
The Facebook pages of all four locations indicate that they cased operations an average of 16 months after opening.
Franchisees Shutt & Phillips appear to still have operating CherryBerry locations in Lake Jackson, Pearland and Victoria, Texas.
Despite the closures and evidence that the self-serve frozen yogurt market is saturated, Beautiful Brands (BBI) is aggressively selling both CherryBerry franchises and Freshberry franchises as a great business opportunity.
Recently, David Rutkauskas, BBI founder and CEO stated “our brands are performing beautifully and experiencing explosive growth every day.”
CherryBerry Clear Lake (Webster), Texas – 13 months
Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2012
September 26, 2012, the Pasadena, TX CherryBerry posted a Facebook message announcing that its sister franchise in Clear Lake, Texas was closing “due to lack of business.”
Two months later, the Pasadena, TX location would announce that it was closing as well.
CherryBerry Pasadena, Texas – 20 months
Mar. 2011 – Nov. 2012
CherryBerry in Pasadena, TX announced its closing on November 21, 2012, just 20 months after opening.
Its Facebook page documents its life as a franchise, starting with its 2011 “Coming Soon” banner and construction photos and concluding with its 2012 farewell message.
CherryBerry Tomball, Texas – 17 months
Jul. 2011 – Nov. 2012
The CherryBerry franchise location in Tomball, TX appears to have closed quietly in November, 2012.
According to it Facebook page, the Tomball CherryBerry opened in July, 2011.
In February, 2012 CherryBerry Tomball dispelled early rumors that it had closed.
In November, customers complained that it was closed, a fellow Cherryberry franchise (from Claremore, OK) asked if it was closed and another poster confirmed it.
Just one month later, the CherryBerry in Claremore, OK would close as well.
CherryBerry Conroe, Texas – 14 months
Nov. 2011 – Dec. 2012
Ryan Sirois, General Manager, left this heartfelt goodbye from the cherryBerry in Conroe, Texas:
“Dear CherryBerry Fans, I regret to inform you that we are now closed down. Business has been slow for too long, and we just can’t keep our doors open any more.
“We apologize for the disappointment…”
UnhappyFranchisee.Com extends its condolences and best wishes to the owners and staff of the closed CherryBerry franchises.
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