Kiwi Loco is a Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt retail store similar to Pink Berry, Red Mango, Yogurt Land, and Menchies.
The difference is, Kiwi Loco is family owned and operated. My husband’s parents own half the license agreement and some of his siblings own stores throughout Southern Idaho. Soon, I’ll be opening a Kiwi Loco with my husband here in Florida. Our Grand Opening should be on May 4th if all goes well.
I’m certainly feeling the crunch of stress, and will likely have to drop out of the A-Z Challenge since there’s been too many surprises (See post for “I”), which have been eating up my normal blogging time.
|Kiwi Loco, Idaho Falls, ID|
Here’s a little blurb about our self-serve yogurt stores in case you haven’t been to one. The key marketing strategy is: the customer is in complete control.
1. Mix it. Kiwi Loco rotates through over a hundred different flavors –12 at a time. It’s just like those soft-serve cones you see at buffets. Except our machines are the Cadillac of ice cream dispensers.
Kiwi Loco has over 70 toppings ranging from candy to fresh fruit and there’s no limit to what you can put on it, or how much you can put on. (Though do try to keep it in the cup. When it spills on the floor, that’s product loss.)
2. Weigh it. Using a state certified food scale (and yes, tare is already calculated for the weight of the cup) the creation is weighed. Prices usually range from 39 cents to 44 cents an ounce. (Average cup is 3-5 dollars.)
3. Eat it. (duh…)
Putting my amateur graphic design skills from fashion design school to good use–but not in the way I imagined.