sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Named a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, proudly announces its ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 2017’s Top U.S. Franchises for Veterans. sweetFrog ranked #23 on the list because of the stellar programs and incentives the company makes available to help veterans become franchise business owners.
This distinction comes on the heels of President Donald Trump issuing two key proclamations honoring veterans throughout November - one confirming November 11, 2017 as Veterans Day and another establishing November as National Veterans and Military Families Month.
sweetFrog is a firm advocate of our nation’s military, providing special treats and programs throughout the entire year - such as the Veteran Awareness Program sweetFrog’s Director of Franchise Marketing & Development, Shemar Pucel, launched two years ago to educate transitioning veterans on the opportunities available for them. The company also doubles the VetFran discount in November to give aspiring entrepreneurs who served our country 50% off the franchise fee and offers in-store discounts throughout the month to service members and their families.
sweetFrog’s CEO, Patrick Galleher, says it’s this commitment to education and families that makes sweetFrog the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain for veterans.
“We’re thankful and grateful for the men and women who made the brave decision to wear a uniform of the armed forces to serve and protect this great country of ours,” says Galleher. “sweetFrog has the utmost respect for our nation’s active duty and veterans. We recognize our token of appreciation can in no way repay them for their daily sacrifice. We at sweetFrog are committed to honor our veterans through service and programs designed to help veterans make a smooth transition into a post-military career with us as successful business owners.”
Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur, says sweetFrog is one of 150 franchisors who earned this important distinction.
“Veterans often make ideal franchisees, thanks to their strong leadership skills and abilities to work inside complex systems,” says Feifer. “We’re proud to highlight the franchisors that best connect with and support veterans, as they pursue the opportunity to own their own business.”
To determine the Top Franchises for Veterans ranking, Entrepreneur analyzed each company’s veteran incentive, the number of veteran-owned units, how veteran franchisees are attracted to and support by each company, and how each company scored in the 2017 Franchise 500 ranking. sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt’s position on the ranking is a testament to the company’s efforts to support veterans in their pursuit of the American Dream.
The Entrepreneur Magazine distinction is one of many accolades sweetFrog has recently won due to their unwavering dedication to fueling the success of their franchise owners. Others include:
-sweetFrog is #318 on Franchise Times Top 200+ list of the country’s top franchises based on sales growth.
-sweetFrog landed at #42 on Entrepreneur’s 2017 Top New Franchises list.
-The Daily Meal named sweetFrog America’s #1 Frozen Yogurt Shop.
-And just this month, sweetFrog was determined to be #5 on FranchiseRankings.com Top 30 Ice Cream, Yogurt & Smoothie Franchises.
To view sweetFrog in the full listing, visit entrepreneur.com/franchises/topfranchiseveterans. The list can also be seen in the November issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands.
sweetFrog, one of the country’s top frozen yogurt concepts, prides itself on providing a family-friendly environment where customers can enjoy premium frozen yogurt, ice cream, gelato and sorbets with the toppings of their choice. There are approximately 300 sweetFrog locations in over 25 states and the Dominican Republic. In 2018, sweetFrog was acquired by MTY Franchising USA, Inc., a member of one of the fastest growing franchising conglomerates in the world. Between it and its subsidiaries, it has a portfolio of nearly 29 fast-casual and quick-service restaurant brands with approximately 3000 locations in roughly 35 countries.
For more information about sweetFrog, please visit: www.sweetFrog.com