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31 Best Yogurt Franchises in USA for 2022 (UPDATED RANKINGS)

Here is the top 31 best Yogurt Franchises you can start in USA:

1. Baskin-Robbins

  • Investments $93,550
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1945
  • Year Franchising Started – 1948
  • Offices – 7982

Franchise details: Baskin-Robbins
Official site

As a teenager in the 1930s, Irv Robbins managed an ice cream shop in Tacoma, Washington. Bored with serving traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, Robbins began experimenting by mixing fruit and candy into the ice cream. After serving in World War II, Robbins bought an ice cream parlor in Glendale, California.Baskin-Robbins franchise overview

2. Menchie's

  • Investments $218,325
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2007
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 496

Franchise details: Menchie's
Official site

Menchie's shops offer self-serve frozen yogurt in 100 rotating flavors, including low carb, no sugar added, dairy free, nonfat, gluten free, and kosher options. Founders Danna and Adam Caldwell came up with the company's name from the nickname Adam gave when they were dating. They opened their first store in Los Angeles in 2007, and began franchising a year later.

The Menchie's Experience

3. Yogurtland

  • Investments $309,316
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 328

Franchise details: Yogurtland
Official site

Korean immigrant Phillip Chang opened the first Yogurtland in Fullerton, California, in 2006 and began franchising just a year later. Yogurtland stores offer self-serve frozen yogurt, with 16 flavors available daily, along with 33 toppings. Customers are charged by the ounce. The company, now based in Irvine, California, has locations in the U.S., Venezuela, Australia, Thailand and Dubai.

4. Red Mango

  • Investments $193,500
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2006
  • Year Franchising Started – 2007
  • Offices – 315

Franchise details: Red Mango
Official site

Daniel Kim opened the first Red Mango store in 2007, near the University of California in Los Angeles and quickly began franchising the frozen yogurt shop. Red Mango's menu has since expanded to include fruit smoothies, cold-squeezed juices, salads, wraps and other light fare in addition to its all-natural frozen yogurts, which are available in original tart or a rotating variety of other flavors, and with a variety of fruit, nut and other toppings.
Red Mango targets lunch with smoothies and parfaits

5. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

  • Investments $223,000
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2009
  • Offices – 310

Franchise details: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Official site

Based in Oklahoma City, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt was founded in 2008 and began franchising a year later. Each Orange Leaf location offers self-serve frozen yogurt with a rotating selection of flavors and a toppings bar.

Orange Leaf

6. Sweet Frog

  • Investments $90,600
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 300

Franchise details: Sweet Frog
Official site

Welcome to sweetFrog® — where our goal is to create the best frozen yogurt experience you've ever had! You create your own combination of delicious, soft-serve premium frozen yogurt then finish it off with any toppings you choose. Our toppings bar is stocked fresh every day with the best ingredients for a light snack, a decadent dessert and everything in between.

7. Pinkberry Ventures Inc.

  • Investments $310,842
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2005
  • Year Franchising Started – 2006
  • Offices – 275

Franchise details: Pinkberry Ventures Inc.
Official site

The first Pinkberry opened in West Hollywood in 2005, and the company began franchising the next year, expanding primarily in Southern California and New York at first. Pinkberry now has locations throughout the country and around the world, serving both frozen and fresh Greek yogurts with a variety of toppings, along with yogurt smoothies and shakes.

8. Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC

  • Investments $112,204
  • Franchise fee $15,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1988
  • Year Franchising Started – 1999
  • Offices – 213

Franchise details: Dippin' Dots Franchising LLC
Official site

Research biotechnologist Curt Jones used his expertise in cryogenic freezing processes to find new ways to produce ice cream. After nearly a year of experimenting with the idea of flash-freezing his family's homemade ice cream, Jones created and sold his first cups of Dippin' Dots ice cream in 1988.

9. sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt

  • Investments $221,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 171

Franchise details: sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt
Official site

Shortly after moving to Richmond, Virginia, in 2009, Derek Cha brought the West-Coast frozen yogurt trend to his new home by opening the first Sweet Frog store. In addition to a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings, Sweet Frog locations offer waffle cones and bowls, Belgian waffles, banana splits and parfaits.
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

10. TCBY

  • Investments $330,000
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1981
  • Year Franchising Started – 1982
  • Offices – 84

Franchise details: TCBY
Official site

TCBY continues as the frozen yogurt category leader in the $8 billion “FroYo” industry, with an impressive brand awareness that’s over 90%. And TCBY isn’t just about making great frozen yogurt (although we do!); we also believe it’s our job to provide franchisees with the infrastructure, resources, and industry experts to help them open and operate a successful business that will bring them joy for years to come.
TCBY Franchise

11. Freshii Development LLC

  • Investments $170,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2004
  • Year Franchising Started – 2008
  • Offices – 64

Franchise details: Freshii Development LLC
Official site

While working in New York City for fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, Matthew Corrin was inspired by “mom-and-pop” delis with fresh food but lackluster branding & service. He sought to “add magic to the fresh food business” & brand the commodity of fresh food not unlike Starbucks branded the coffee bean.

12. FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge

  • Investments $305,120
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 41

Franchise details: FroyoWorld Frozen Yogurt Lounge

In the summer of 2010, FroyoWorld opened its first Frozen Yogurt Lounge on the Yale University campus in the town of New Haven, Connecticut. With our award winning Original Tart froyo recipe in hand, we introduced the self-serve frozen yogurt in Connecticut. We had overwhelming support for our product from the community, so we opened a few more stores, and then we opened a few more after that.

13. Emerald City Smoothie

  • Investments $100,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 1996
  • Offices – 40

Franchise details: Emerald City Smoothie
Official site

If you are looking for a significant franchise opportunity with a low cost of entry and high upside potential, you may be a great candidate to be an Emerald City Smoothie (ECS) franchise owner.
Emerald City Smoothie Video

14. Yogurt Mountain

  • Investments $247,990
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 37

Franchise details: Yogurt Mountain
Official site

Yogurt Mountain is a leading operator and franchisor of self-serve frozen dessert establishments. Fun, energetic and friendly, each Yogurt Mountain location offers a variety of high quality ever-changing frozen dessert flavors, an assortment of over 60 exciting toppings as well as other dessert accompaniments; all of which tempt the self-serve guest to explore their creative side and imaginatively tailor their YOMO experience with each visit.

Yogurt Mountain

15. Let's Yo!

  • Investments $355,800
  • Franchise fee $45,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 27

Franchise details: Let's Yo!
Official site

Started in 2011 by Eric Casaburi, who also founded fitness franchise Retro Fitness, Let's Yo! offers customers self-serve frozen yogurt and toppings, as well as coffee drinks and a selection of cereals. Stores feature flat-screen TVs on the walls and iPads embedded into the furnishings.

16. Forever Yogurt

  • Investment $240,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: Forever Yogurt
Official site

Forever Yogurt first opened in June of 2010, and catapulted instantly to become the leading frozen yogurt provider in Chicago. We are an aggressive company, in touch with the young society, and we possess the social marketing and media demands required to grow in this industry. We will continue with an aggressive national and international expansion plan.
Forever Yogurt (Forever Young)

17. You Say When Yogurt

  • Investments $68,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2009
  • Offices – 19

Franchise details: You Say When Yogurt
Official site

You Say When Yogurt and Yobe Frozen Yogurt Shoppe has provided owners the absolute lowest cost entry into the booming yogurt industry. We don’t beat our competitors investment levels….. we crush them! We have 50% of our stores open for under $100,000. This is unprecedented in our industry. At most of the larger chains you will spend that on machines alone.

18. All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

  • Investments $195,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1986
  • Year Franchising Started – 1988
  • Offices – 18

Franchise details: All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Official site

All American's proprietary premium high butterfat ice cream and non-fat frozen yogurt are delicious treats enjoyed by people of all ages. In addition to ice cream and frozen yogurt, our stores also feature juice smoothies, fresh baked cookies, soft drinks and bottled beverages.

19. Yogo Factory

  • Investments $ 123,200
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2012
  • Offices – 17

Franchise details: Yogo Factory
Official site

Yogo Factory is the perfect yogurt shop for anyone looking to open a yogurt shop franchise that is hip, trendy, but still has that family friendly appeal that everyone keeps coming back for. YoGo Factory is a true frozen yogurt cafe' and is quickly becoming the favorite of frozen yogurt lovers across the United States.

Yogo Factory Commercial

20. The Skinny Dip

  • Investments $138,000
  • Franchise fee $30,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2008
  • Year Franchising Started – 2014
  • Offices – 13

Franchise details: The Skinny Dip
Official site

The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar is a rewarding and a fun business that appeals to an extensive consumer base. Corporate Stores located in zip codes: 23462 and 23464 are now available for sale.

Mvoss Creation Promotes Skinny Dip Yogurt Bar Virginia Beach

21. Mr. Smoothie

  • Investments $87,650
  • Franchise fee $20,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1996
  • Year Franchising Started – 1998
  • Offices – 13

Franchise details: Mr. Smoothie
Official site

Mr. Smoothie Juice Bars have established themselves as the premier juice and smoothie player East of the Mississippi... they are growing with leaps and bounds and soon their expansion will include everywhere from Northern New York to Southern Florida. What sets them (Mr. Smoothie) apart is their real estate savvy, exciting design and awesome drink quality and selection...if they sold stock I would buy now.

22. Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt

  • Investments $150,200
  • Franchise fee $35,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2010
  • Offices – 11

Franchise details: Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt
Official site

Zoyo is a neighborhood gathering place where you're empowered to build your dream yogurt creation and lounge with friends in an open air atmosphere created by our unique garage roll-up doors!
How I Froyo at Zoyo - President & CEO Robert Schiller

23.  Fro.Zen.Yo

  • Investments $354,700
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2009
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 9

Franchise details: Fro.Zen.Yo

Fro.zen.yo is not a cookie-cutter self serve frozen yogurt shop. Rather than imitate, we strive to innovate and show our customers something new every time they come by. We make visiting our store a fun, unique experience. Through creative marketing, art, and exceptional service, we create an environment which is truly one of a kind. Our work is driven by our excitement and passion for the business, which can be felt on every level.

24. di'lishi frozen yogurt bar

  • Investments $285,700
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 8

Franchise details: di'lishi frozen yogurt bar

di’lishi is the creation of Marlo Francis from Asheboro, NC. Her first experience with frozen yogurt came after her son told her about discovering the self-serve concept in a neighboring state when he left for college – and he was eager for her to try it when she planned her next visit.
Ribbon Cutting - Di'lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar - Eden

25. Applegate Farm

  • Investments $322,000
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 1848
  • Year Franchising Started – 1980
  • Offices – 7

Franchise details: Applegate Farm
Official site

In 1980, Mrs. Betty Vhay became the new owner of Applegate Farm. In an effort to oversee all aspects of the business the Vhay family moved into the original farmhouse.

Applegate: Eastern Iowa Pork Farmers

26. Reis & Irvy's

  • Investments $160,950
  • Year Brand Started – 2016
  • Year Franchising Started – 2016
  • Offices – 3

Franchise details: Reis & Irvy's
Official site

The world is changing. This is your chance to make the most of it. First there were frozen yogurt shops that offered a healthier alternative to the ice cream parlor. Then there were self-serve retail outlets, all running the gamut in scale from boutique operations to international chains. Now, there is the Reis & Irvy’s Froyo Robot that captures and captivates consumers with its on-site convenience and playful, robotic delivery. It is indeed the “Next Generation” of frozen yogurt.
Reis & Irvy’s CUBE: Froyo. Everywhere.

27. Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt

  • Investments $210,353
  • Franchise fee $25,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2013
  • Year Franchising Started – 2015
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt
Official site

Based just outside of Tampa, Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt was founded in 2013 and began franchising at the end of 2015. Each location offers a rotating selection of self-serve frozen yogurt, soft-serve gelato, ice cream, sorbet and Italian ice, with over 60 toppings and sauces to choose from.
Welcome to Zephyrhills Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt

28. Camille's Ice Cream Bars

  • Investments $152,400
  • Year Brand Started – 2010
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 2

Franchise details: Camille's Ice Cream Bars
Official site

Camille's is the first frozen dessert franchise in the United States using flash-freeze technology to make freshly made ice cream, yogurt and sorbet bars, on location. The products are made fresh daily by an Ice Cream Chef and customers are served by an Ice Cream Artist who will help you PICK from a variety of flavors, DIP in your choice of chocolate and DRESS with your favorite topping, creating your own customized frozen treat.
Camille's Ice Cream Bars Franchising Video

29. EarthFruits Yogurt

  • Investments $256,405
  • Franchise fee $40,000
  • Year Brand Started – 2011
  • Year Franchising Started – 2011
  • Offices – 1

Franchise details: EarthFruits Yogurt

EarthFruits Yogurt is a franchise for the future – part of the fast-growth $23 billion a year frozen dessert market, a great tasting indulgence, a good-for-you food, and a commitment to a sustainable planet. With the most unique blend of yogurt flavors and nearly 100 toppings, plus our commitment to rainforest restoration, we offer you an opportunity to be part of something significant.
Earthfruits Yogurt Storefront

30. Sincerely Yogurt

  • Investments $181,850

Franchise details: Sincerely Yogurt
Official site

Sincerely Yogurt was founded on passion for delicious and healthy frozen treats, giving back to the community, and for spreading awareness on healthy snacking. It is our promise that Sincerely Yogurt will never compromise the quality and strict standards we set in stone from our very first location.

31. Nautical Bowls

  • Investments $150,000

Franchise details: Nautical Bowls
Official site

Consumers are increasingly seeking out healthy options but still want convenience. In two minutes or less, we serve up açai bowls packed with superfoods containing essential vitamins and nutrients. People are becoming more health-conscious and Nautical Bowls is strongly positioned to be a healthy fast-casual industry leader.