YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Franchise Watch: How Many Have Closed? How Many Remain?

April 21, 2015

YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Franchise Watch: Help us track the openings and closings of YoFresh Yogurt Café franchise locations by posting comments & updates below.

(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) YoFresh Yogurt Cafe is a franchise chain whose growth we track on a regular basis.  The following numbers are estimates based on publicly available information and should be double-checked.  Each time we update the information, we notify YoFresh and Chris Gregoris and invite clarifications and corrections.

9/19/14 The YoFresh website lists 25 stores open in 10 states.  UnhappyFranchisee.Com has identified 3 additional stores that opened but are not listed on the company website, possibly because they were sold without the proper state registrations.

On 2/2/16 we estimated that a total of 52 YoFresh Yogurt Cafe locations have opened to date.  Of those, we estimate that about 30 stores (58%) are open and about 22 (42%) are closed or rebranded.

One of the store listed as closed (South San Francisco) never opened.

Some franchises have been resold once or multiple times to new owners.

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe has been known to provide untrue representations regarding store counts in press releases and to the media.  Not long ago, Fast Casual had to revise a story based on YoFresh’s false contention that it had 36 stores open when it, in fact had only 24 open.  Since we’ve been tracking YoFresh representations, the numbers they’ve supplied to the media have been much more accurate.

Are you familiar with the YoFresh Yogurt Café franchise program?  Please share your opinion, news or updates below.

YoFresh Yogurt Café Locations Updated 2/2/16

We believe that at least 22 franchise locations  have opened and closed.  Closed locations and “Coming Soon” locations that never opened are listed in RED.  Locations that are open but not acknowledged on the YoFresh website are listed in ORANGE. Blue indicates locations believed sold without required state registration.

AZ Las Vegas, NV 4985 W Tropicana Ave Ste 103 [CLOSED]

CA South San Francisco 2278 Westborough Blvd #205 [CLOSED BEFORE OPENING] (unregistered franchise. Franchisee: Ng)

FL  Orlando, 13651 Hunters Oak Dr. (Owner: Ayman Ismail  Opened 2/14/14 Closed 11/14) [CLOSED]

FL Venice, FL 4197 S Tamiami Trail (Opened 11/3/12 Franchisees David & Jessica De Fede)

FL Winter Haven 300 Cypress Gardens Blvd 33880 Franchisee Sheila Figueroa Sept 2013 – December 2014? [CLOSED]

IL  Evanston  635 Chicago Ave, Evanston, Illinois (Franchisees Larry & Jean Murphy Opened 9/5/14*) (unregistered?)

IL  Chicago  2935 N Broadway St (Owner: Abdul Saqlain UNDER NEW MGMT 2/16  Opened 4/30/14*) (unregistered?)

IL Woodstock 124 Cass St (Opened 2/21/14*  Franchisee: Ravi Patel) (unregistered?)*

MA Newton, MA 14 Austin St (Franchisee: Frank Amato Opened 9/16/12 Closed 3/15)

MI Brighton 8373 West Grand River (Franchisees Michael & Lisa Soloy Anderson Opened 5/23/14)

MO Fenton 699F Gravois Bluffs Blvd. (Franchisee: Zafar Langrial Opened 9/5/14 closed Fall 2015)

NJ Brick Kennedy Mall Plaza 2770 Hooper Ave. (Franchisee: Deneen Rojas Opened 8/23/14)

NJ South Amboy, NJ 1866 Rt.35N [CLOSED 11/13]

NJ Fairfield, NJ 397 US HWY 46W Opened 2012 Closed 2013 [CLOSED]

NJ Denville, NJ 8 W Main St. (Opened April 2012 Closed 2014) [CLOSED]

NJ Haddonfield 7 Kings Highway East (Franchisee: Max Tave  Opened 9/13/14)

NJ Monroe Township, NJ 1600 Perrineville Rd  (Opened 12/1/12)

NJ North Brunswick 2431 U.S. 1 (Opened 6/9/13)

NJ Roseland 31 Eisenhower Parkway Closed 2013 [CLOSED]

NJ South Plainfield 2325 Plainfield Ave. (Owner: Nadine DiLeo Opened: 6/15/13 Closed: 11/7/14) [CLOSED]

NJ Livingston, NJ 17 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Closed August 2013 [CLOSED]

NJ Park Ridge, NJ 168 Kinderkamack Rd. (Opened 6/13) (Delisted from corporate website)

NJ Princeton/Montgomery, Princeton North Shopping Center, 1225 State Rd. (Route 206) (Opened 5/1/14)

NY New York 4724 5th Ave, Brooklyn 11220 (Franchisee Ms. Tinghe Opened 5/11/14) (unregistered?) (not listed on co. site)*

NC Durham  5410 Page Rd.  Suite 7 (Opened 1/6/14 Closed 10/14? Owners: Jim and Jodi Rychick) [CLOSED]

OH  Chillicothe 1251 N. Bridge St. (740) 773-7374 (Opened 11/17/15 Franchisee: Mike Kelly)

PA Allentown, PA 4642 Broadway (Opened Aug. 2012 Sold to new owners Kelly & Richard Maddrick)

PA Bethlehem, PA 3217 Schoenersville Rd (Owner:  Theo Aranki Opened 6/24/12 Closed 1/15?)

PA  Etters 112 Newberry Parkway  (Opened 2/21/14; 2nd owner 2015)

PA Hatfield 190 Forty Foot Rd – Suite 100 (Owners Karen and Don Wroten Opened Nov. 2013)

PA Hellertown, The Shoppes at Hellertown 9 Main Street (484) 851-8005 (Opened 11/15 Franchisees Donna & Paul Novak)

PA Horsham, PA 314 Horsham Rd (Owner Nicole Cicci Kazarian Opened 9/12 Closed 12/13) [CLOSED]

PA West Chester, PA 700 Downingtown Pike (Franchisee Atul Patel Opened 9/13 Closed Fall 2014)  [CLOSED]

PA Lebanon, PA 721 Quentin Rd (Owner Anthony Russo Opened 10/2012 Closed 1/10/14[CLOSED]

PA Jenkintown, PA 1621 The Fairway (Next to Whole Foods) (Opened 12/1/12)

PA Mechanicsburg 125 Gateway Drive 17055  (Opened 6/3/15)

PA Whitehall 2401 MacArthur Rd. Whitehall, PA (Owner:  Theo Aranki Opened Nov. 15, 2013)

PA Quakertown, PA 680 N West End Blvd. (Opened 9/18/13 Closed Fall 2014) [CLOSED]

SC Ballentine 1311 Dutch Fork Road (803) 732-5631 (Opened 3/24/15  Robert Brandi, Brandi Companies, Inc.)

SC Irmo 11048 Broad River Rd. 29063 (Franchisee: Robert Brandi, Brandi Companies)

SC Pelion 7909 Edmund Highway 29123 (Franchisee: Robert Brandi, Brandi Companies)

SC  West Columbia 129 Rolling Meadows Lane 29172  (Franchisee: Robert Brandi, Brandi Companies)

TX Lubbock, TX 5510 4th St. (Opened 5/30/11)

TX San Antonio, TX 302 Valley Hi Dr [CLOSED – 2/28/14]

TX San Antonio, TX 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 303 [CLOSED – Rebranded Loving It Yogurt 2013]

TX Sugar Land, TX 6560 Greatwood Pkwy (Opened 5/10/12 Resold 12/30/12 Resold again 7/2015)

TX The Woodlands, TX 30420 FM 2978 Suite 430 [CLOSED in 2014]

TX Cypress, TX 10750 Barker Cypress Suite 101 [CLOSED in 2014]

VA Manassas 8300 Sudley Rd. L4 Manassas Mall (Opened 3/13/15*)

VA  Stafford 35 Walpole Street  (540) 699-2426 [CLOSED in 2014] (Opened 4/9/15*)

WI DeForest 625 South Main St. (Franchisees Sylvie & Ray Wipperfurth Opened May 26, 2015)

WI Franklin 7700 S Lovers Lane Rd Suite 110 (Franchisees Ryan and Nicole Goodno Opened 5/2/15)

WI Oak Creek, WI 8701 S. Howell Ave. (Owners Steve Karabon & Annie (Piontek) Karabon, opened 11/19/12 2 Sweet 4U, Inc.)

WI Hales Corners 5760 S. 108th St (Franchisee Shamik Patel Opened 8/29/14)

* Franchise believed to have been unlawfully sold opened in registration state without being registered.

YoFresh Yogurt Café Locations “Coming Soon” Updated 12/28/14

YoFresh Yogurt Cafe

AL Alexander City (added 12/14)

CA South San Francisco (no address posted)

DC District of Columbia (no address posted)

PA Easton (added 12/14)

PA Hellerstown (added 2/15)

PA Montgomery County (location not yet selected)

PA Bucks County, (location not yet selected)

PA Philadelphia (no address posted)

PA Pittsburgh (added 2/16)

SC West Columbia 129 Rolling Meadows Lane  (added 2/16)

VA Stafford, 35 Walpole St. (Added 3/15)

VA Manassas, Manassas Mall  (Added 3/15)

WI Lake Geneva (no address posted)

WI Milwaukee (no address posted)

Revision History

12/10/13, the YoFresh Yogurt Café website listed 25 locations.

1/14/14 the list of YoFresh Yogurt Café stores had dropped to 22 stores open, despite several new store openings.

According to the YoFresh Yogurt Café website, on 1/14/14 there were 22 YoFresh Yogurt Cafes open in 7 states, and 13 listed as “Coming Soon.”

They were located as follows: FL (2), MA (1), NJ (5), NC (1), PA (7), TX (5), WI (1)

2/2/16 we replaced this previous copy:

“4/21/15 we have estimated that a total of 45 YoFresh Yogurt Cafe locations have opened to date.  Of those, we estimate that about 25 stores (56%) are open and about 20 (44%) are closed or rebranded.

We’ve identified 20 YoFresh franchise locations (about 44%) that we believe have opened and closed.”

All of the information on this list is estimated, reflects our “best guess” and is compiled from publicly available sources.  We have asked YoFresh for verification of the information on this page but have not received an answer.

Also read:

YOFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Franchise Complaints

CHRIS GREGORIS Responds to Franchise Scam Allegations

YOFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Chris Gregoris Responds to Franchise Complaints

Is YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Selling Illegal Franchises in NY?

Is YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Selling Illegal Franchises in WI?

Is YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Selling Illegal Franchises in Maryland?

POPPIN’ KETTLE Franchise Warning

CHRIS GREGORIS Franchise Complaints

DENNIS MASON Franchise Complaints


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37 Responses to “YoFRESH YOGURT CAFÉ Franchise Watch: How Many Have Closed? How Many Remain?”

  1. ADMIN says:

    According to Chris Gregoris: “First off, south amboy is a co branded unit and recently closed for the winter, has not been shut down for over a year. Secondly, south plainfield is also preparing to close for the winter months and re open in march.”

    I have marked South Amboy, NJ and South Plainfield, NJ as seasonal locations. They are currently closed for the winter.

  2. yostink says:

    So amboy is closed and has been closed for good. I can supply the owners contact detail. In their height they reported doing 50 dollars again and still have the initial yofresh cups were out dated when my store opened up in february. I”d be more than delighted to forward their contact detail. Per my convo with the wife and husband team they’ve not been visited by the franchise rep in almost 2 years. I was wondering why they didn’t even have a phone number on the franchise website as that’s a store they don’t want anyone visiting. I have pictures also. Please verify and after verification mark close accordingly.

  3. ADMIN says:

    Added to the list above, closed store in San Antonio, TX 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy Ste 303 Looks like it was rebranded Loving It Yogurt – not sure if it has the same owners.

    Most of the reviews are from 2012, but the Grand Opening for Loving It was September 2013.

    Chris: Are there others that have closed that we don’t have on the list?

  4. ADMIN says:

    South Amboy is permanently closed and has been for a little over a month, the company learned today.

    According to my list, there have been a total of 31 YoFresh Cafes opened with 7 closures (comes to about a 23% closure rate).

    I’ve been doing an analysis of several frozen yogurt chains.

    Red Mango’s FDD shows that 2007 – 2012 there were a total of 224 US locations opened with 63 terminated or ceased operations, which comes out to 28%

    TCBY has had 526 opened with 172 terminated/non-renewed/closed, which is about 32%. They have a large number of transfers which would push it up to 35% if those were considered failures (as they were likely sold at a loss).

    Menchies (7%) and Yogurtland (2%) report much lower closure rates, though they seem to have a lot of agreements signed but not opened (SNOs). Menchies has 283 SNOs and Yogurtland has 80. Yogurtland has a lot of transfers so its real failure rate may be closer to 10%.

    To be fair, YoFresh’s closure rate seems to be better than some of the bigger chains, but worse than others.

  5. Osborn R. says:

    I had a coupon for the Quakertown, PA Yofresh that expired 12/31/2013. Several times I was out shopping and wanted to stop there. They have weird hours and didn’t realize that. Finally, I stopped on the afternoon of Friday, December 13. There was a sign on the door “Closing December 15th. Reopens in the Spring” The place was already closed for the Winter and my coupon will soon be useless.

    The place looked clean, but not used.
    (P.S.) a note to the owners…..don’t quit your Day Job!

  6. Yostink says:

    Hey Chris, whatever happened to the YoFresh Princeton store you had taken franchise fees for. I do not see them listed on your coming soon page anymore. They did tell me they we’re lied to by ken mason about the buildout and equipment cost. Just hope you did right by them and they’re not also one of your victims. I know there’s a lot of people crying foul but don’t worry I’ll help you keep those numbers down.

  7. yostink says:

    Hello mr osborn, is it possible on your travels to check if this establishment is open for business. Yofresh quakertown. Ive been getting conflicting info it’s closed. Chris at times is too busy to post his closed stores so we help him out with that.

  8. aastha gupta says:

    Mr . Osborn you are confusing us with yo yum .Yofresh
    QUAKERTOWN is in bussinees and us open daily from 1:pm
    to 9 :pm.(winter hours)Yoyum was in old wawa
    building and it is closed we are in Staples and Target

  9. Manish says:

    Hi R. Osborn, As much as we appreciate the customer feedback we would like to let you know that you are mistaking us with Yo Yum Yogurt. We are not in the old Wawa building. We are in Richland Marketplace in the complex where Staples, Target, Best Buy stores are. I would like to invite you to our store and give us a chance to serve you with our 12 different delicious flavors. Would it be possible for you to update you comment accordingly so people are not mistakenly assume that we are closed. We are open 7 days a week and am proud to serve our customers with 12 delicious flavors and over 80 different toppings.

    Mr. Yostink – We are definitely open for business.

    Yofresh Quakertown Management

  10. yostink says:

    Just trying to get information on Chris and his practices, if your store is going great I’m happy for you as that’s not the shared experience of many other franchisees.


  11. ADMIN says:


    Since you’re back on the site can you give us an update on locations?

    Is The Woodlands in Texas closed?

    Is Cypress Texas closed?

    Any others closed?

    I will add:

    Brooklyn, NY
    Woodstock, IL
    Chicago Lakeview, IL
    Evanston, IL (Coming Soon)

    Any others?

  12. yostink says:

    With all the failed stores Dennis is again plugging the new york bagel cafe for 29500 In pa. Cant believe with those closed stores they’re still trying to pass this idea on to unsuspecting people. I know Chris might state he’s not involved in that business but he’s involved with Ken and it’s appears this is their mo. Go get a job Chris!

  13. yostink says:

    Hey Chris, is yofresh parkridge nj closed? I tried calling the store and got that the number is disconnected. I’m concerned Chris so let me know or I’ll just drive over to check the status of that store. Also, if you need a character witness on the 24th I’m your guy.

  14. ATUL patel says:

    If any body want equipment only year old at deal then email now.every thing to open froyo is available.don’t miss this if you want to save thausands of $

  15. ATUL patel says:

    For equipment deal call [redacted]

  16. ATUL patel says:

    Total Yofresh frozen yogurt equipment on sell only year thousands of $ ,.call at [redacted]

  17. ADMIN says:

    Also, the YoFresh in Etters PA is listed for sale for $90,000.

    It’s been open less than 1 year. The initial lease runs through January, 2019 with two (2) additional five (5) year options. The current monthly rent is $3,200 which includes CAM.

  18. yostink says:

    Yofresh orlando has a non working number and also yofresh winter haven. Hi Chris, I missed you buddy and I’m back to unearth you. I’m making rounds Chris and will get back to you with my findings. Please update your website buddy.

  19. Guest says:

    YoFresh Orlando has been for sale for at least three months

    “***Motivated Sellers*** Business in operating as Yo Fresh Yogurt Cafe and has been open for 5 months. Owners must sell due to family health issues. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase an up and running business with very little capital investment up front. Current owners have invested approximately $235,000 for franchise, lease, equipment and build out of space. Business in currently not profitable…”

  20. yostink says:

    If it’s not profitable in Florida with that year round heat it’s going to be profitable in the colder states?. Market these business that close in a year to the unsuspecting public with Blatant disregard for people’s future and finances. I wonder how do you sleep with yourself wrecking people’s finances is a major part of your franchise scheme. Get a job Chris I’ll get you a ups application they’re hiring for holidays,Move around some boxes and get in shape.

  21. ADMIN says:

    Bethlehem PA YoFresh is confirmed closed. According to Chris Gregoris “Bethlehem had a lease buy out from landlord. There’s a large national tenant who was willing to buy out existing leases to be there and our franchisee took it.”

    Quakertown PA Yofresh is suspected closed, though Chris says it’s just closed for the winter. However, the phone number is not in service and the store website is no longer active.

    Many stores are reportedly closed for the winter and hopefully will be reopening in the spring.

  22. Guest says:

    Etters PA YoFresh is for sale on Craigs list for $90K just $10K down and the $10K transfer fee at closing

    “YoFresh Yogurt of Etters is available and seeking a owner/operator. Turnkey operation. Fully equipped and has great clientele. Major shopping center. AAA location. Current owner has other business interests and is willing to sacrifice this amazing store. Total asking price is $90,000 with only $10k down, transfer fee of $10k will also be due at closing. You can own this amazing store for only $20k down, absolutely unheard of for a fully turnkey frozen yogurt and smoothie store. If you are serious about getting into the frozen yogurt biz, you cannot afford to pass up on this opportunity. New owner will be fully trained.”

  23. ADMIN says:

    YoFresh Newton / Newtonville is now closed. That’s the 18th closure out of 41 opened.

  24. yostink says:

    Is yofresh Quakertown still open chris? I’ve checked the website fb page and called the number and it’s seems it’s disconnected. Please let’s me know Chris I’m very concerned.

  25. yostink says:

    I was in quakertown today and decided to stop In for some frozen yogurt and found that yofresh quakertown was closed. I inquired further from other stores around and was told they’ve been closed for the last three weeks. That closed sign didn’t state a reopen date plus the fb page is down also the phone does not work and the outdoor signage was not lit. I’ve taken pictures that I’ll supply to the moderator of this forum. Please provide some insight Chris I’m very concerned. If the store is reopening I’d love to stop in.

  26. yostink says:

    When is yofresh south Plainfield reopening Chris? On the fb page there are disgruntled customers wondering when’s the reopening. Could you please shed some light on the Quakertown store situation, I’m very concerned Chris.

  27. ADMIN says:

    Chris just learned that the franchisee sold her equipment and will not be reopening.

    I think since YoFresh does not collect royalties he doesn’t get the word right away when a store is not reopening.

  28. yostink says:

    It’s a great feeling to have people who were thinking of opening with Chris Gregoris thank me for providing truthful information on this franchise that prevented them from making the horrible mistake of doing business with this bunch. I’m being told I’m being made out to be someone deranged but after talking with these potential franchisees they sing a different tune. Before bringing the fire to Chris I can’t imagine how many of these stores opened up an closed with no record of them. I know your game Chris and the lights are on for people to decide if your dealings are wholesome. I refuse to be one of those franchisees you ruin and push to the side.

  29. yostink says:

    Yofresh Quakertown is off the franchise page administration, I’m guessing it’s closed for good. Please update your closings Chris Gregoris don’t make me have to do another set of rounds.

  30. yo stink says:

    How are you Chris? Is yofresh ballentine sc still open? The number doesn’t work and as per other information it’s closed. I’ll be in town next week Chris so Please update the website before I do.

    Yostink: I suspected the same, but after some digging I found that YoFresh Irmo and Ballentine SC are open. They are actually located inside PittStop convenience stores which are run by the Brandi Group.

    YoFresh Ballentine SC:

    YoFresh Irmo:


  31. yo stink says:

    Yofresh irmo sc doesn’t seem to have a working number also Chris I need your help locating this businesses. Would you be so kind to provide the business details.

    Best Regards,

    Yostink: I suspected the same, but after some digging I found that YoFresh Irmo and Ballentine SC are open. They are actually located inside PittStop convenience stores which are run by the Brandi Group.

    YoFresh Ballentine SC:

    YoFresh Irmo:


  32. yo stink says:

    Yofresh pelion sc comes brings up your information Chris and nothing about the store. Do you own that store Chris? Please get back to me Chris I’m very concerned.

    YoFresh Pelion is also part of the PittStop convenience store that just opened. I found this video was just posted:


  33. yostink says:

    Did yofresh parkridge close Chris and if so what were their losses. I’ll be checking up more on you as it gets a bit warmer.

  34. ADMIN says:


    YoFresh Fenton, MO closed several months ago, yet it’s still listed on the YoFresh website as open. A nail salon is moving into its space.

    YoFresh Hales Corner, WI is for sale on Craig’s List for $99K. Headline: “Yofresh good opportunity Half the cost” It opened a month earlier than Fenton, MO.

    YoFresh Woodstock, IL is also for sale on Craig’s List. Also opened in 2014. $120K negotiable.

  35. ADMIN says:

    YoFresh Hales Corner WI was for sale on Craig’s List for “half the cost” $99K a few days ago. It’s been reduced by $29K to “$70K OBO”

    It opened in September 2014 by franchisee Shamik Patel, but it’s being sold by “Bob” 414-801-7153

  36. yostink says:

    just tried calling bob with no answer, just disgusting how the clown show keeps going on. I wonder what the books looks like if they’re slashing the price this drastic to get out.. I think Chris should buy this one he’d know what to do to save it