Golden Spoon, the largest frozen yogurt chain in California by sales volume, today announced the signing of an area development agreement with Pacific Yogurt Partners to develop 30 Golden Spoon franchise locations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The new Golden Spoon stores will be located in Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties, with the first planned opening in First Quarter 2009.

“Golden Spoon is a company that has demonstrated rapid growth in the competitive frozen yogurt niche market for 25 years and we look forward to bringing the same high-quality product and experience to Northern California,” said David Vered, president and CEO of Pacific Yogurt Partners.

With Vered, who spent many years in a senior operational role with the California-based gourmet grocery chain Bristol Farms, Pacific Yogurt Partners is also managed by Kristi Terrell, director of human resources, and Richard Manchester, manager and financial advisor. The management team brings a diverse range of experience and expertise in marketing, merchandising, advertising and human resources and has developed local store marketing programs for nearly 50 Koo Koo Roo and Hamburger Hamlet restaurants. Read more.