Kim Nguyen knew she wanted to start a frozen yogurt business last year, but none of the big names appealed to her.

Instead, the co-owner of Longwood-based design/build firm MT Design Inc. decided to start her own chain, and earlier this month, an Orlando-area franchisee of the concept signed leases for two Seminole County locations.

Nguyen isn’t the only one jumping on the self-serve fro-yo bandwagon. While franchisees of concepts like Menchie’s, Pinkberry and Tutti Frutti started the push this year, several entrepreneurial operations like YoBelle also have popped up throughout Orlando, snapping up small retail spaces ranging from 1,000 …

Originally posted by Mark on December 27, 2010 in Franchise Site.


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