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Pinkberry Signs Franchise Agreement in The Golden State

Bold and Colorful Fro-Yo Franchise Collaborates with Local Entrepreneur to Open Doors in San Fran

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (DATE) – Pinkberry®, a quick service frozen yogurt franchise offering any delicious flavor and topping imaginable under the hot California sun, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with Ricky Singh.

Singh will open one Pinkberry franchise in the Bay Area, growing his budding sweet treat empire. The local entrepreneur already owns one Pinkberry and two Cold Stone Creamery® locations in the area. The newest frozen yogurt favorite is expected to bring 15-20 new jobs to the area.

Founded in 2005, the California brand has become a hub of bright smiles and a cult favorite for creamy frozen yogurt with a variety of topping options for the whole family. Residents of San Francisco will soon be able to indulge in sensational flavors like Coconut Milk Cold BrewTM and Pink Lemonade with toppers like mochi, NUTELLA®, fresh mango slices and more to satisfy any craving.

“Ricky has already proven to be a great ambassador for Pinkberry and Cold Stone Creamery, he is passionate about serving his customers with a smile and provides a supportive work environment for all of his employees,” said John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “We are thrilled to expand on the relationship we have with Ricky and his team, and feel confident they will represent the franchise brand to the fullest throughout Northern California.”

Singh and other franchisees of Pinkberry have the benefit of unrivaled franchisee support from Kahala BrandsTM. Every franchisee has full access to an R&D team with chefs dedicated to sweet and savory menu innovations, an in-house social media team, an in-house creative team to help with ads, promos and coupons, a full-service construction team, a hands-on week-long training program, continuing education and more.

The Pinkberry in San Francisco is expected to open in the winter of 2019.

About Pinkberry

Pinkberry® launched in Los Angeles, CA in 2005 as the original brand that reinvented frozen yogurt. Today, over a decade later, Pinkberry continues to create great tasting treats with fresh ingredients in an experience comprised of distinctive product, outstanding service and inspirational design. At Pinkberry you can taste the difference of an uncompromising commitment to quality and freshness. Most recently, Pinkberry was acquired by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 22 quick-service restaurant brands and approximately 2900 locations in 28 countries.

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About Kahala Brands

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ and owned by North American restaurant industry power-house MTY Food Group, Kahala Brands is one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world with a portfolio of 29 fast-casual/quick-service restaurant (“QSR”) brands and approximately 3,000 locations operating in roughly 35 countries.  Concepts within the Kahala Brands family include: (globally) Cold Stone Creamery®, Blimpie®, Maui Wowi®, TacoTime®, Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill®, NrGize Lifestyle Cafe, Surf City Squeeze®, Planet Smoothie®, Tasti D-lite®, Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria, Cereality®, Kahala Coffee Traders®, Frullati Café & Bakery, Rollerz, Ranch One®, America’s Taco Shop®, Great Steak™, Baja Fresh®, La Salsa®, The Counter®, BUILT Custom Burgers®, Grabbagreen®, and sweetFrog® along with (U.S. only) Pinkberry®,  Mucho Burrito®, Ginger Sushi + Poke Shop, Thai Express, Extreme Pita®, and Manchu Wok®.

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