Thriving Multi-Unit Franchisee Takes Over Five sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Locations

sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, named America’s Best Frozen Yogurt by The Daily Meal, and a Top New Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine, recently transferred ownership at five excellent locations – one in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and four more in Forest, Lynchburg, Danville and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The man expanding his sweetFrog portfolio with these locations is proven multi-unit franchisee, Josh Gibson.  After building an excellent reputation as a Subway multi-unit franchisee, Gibson has worked with his partners, Adam Balestino and Matt Stopp, to build their company, Frozen Ventures, LLC, into a frozen yogurt empire comprised of seven sweetFrog stores.  Now, Gibson is eager to build his very own sweetFrog success story – starting by taking over these five locations in great communities filled with Froyo lovers.

Gibson believes the five locations he’s investing in via resales fit his individual growth goals perfectly.  He’s excited to grow his footprint with sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt, the nation’s leading frozen yogurt chain, in a new partnership with his wife, Cayla.  Cayla and Josh have launched Gibson Development, LLC as the ownership group for these five new locations, including…
• North Myrtle Beach – 254 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
• Forest – 14805 Forest Road, Suite 222, Forest, VA 24551
• Lynchburg – 4018 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
• Harrisonburg – 37 Burgess Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
• Danville – 165 Holt Garrison Parkway, Suite 590A, Danville, VA, 24540

Gibson says sweetFrog fits him and his wife perfectly because they love the company’s community first values and believe in how much the concept resonates with kids. 
“I have a lot of respect for sweetFrog and the team in Richmond,” Gibson said. “We have the same end-goal: to be successful in yogurt, and the franchisor, in this case, is exceptional.  My wife and I are proud to be sweetFrog franchise owners because we believe in the brand’s mission and think its growth potential is unlimited.”

sweetFrog’s CEO, Patrick Galleher, is excited Josh Gibson and his wife are taking over these locations and believes the company’s frozen yogurt concept is a perfect fit for all five communities.
“We are thrilled Josh and his wife are assuming ownership of these sweetFrog locations in South Carolina and Virginia,” said Galleher.  “After working in the franchise business for 14 years, it’s clear Josh knows what it takes to run successful sweetFrog locations.  Plus, he and his wife are deeply committed to these communities and will support countless local organizations, including schools, churches, and businesses, via various sweetFrog FUNdraising events and education programs.  We expect them to flourish as multi-unit sweetFrog owners.”

About sweetFrog®

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.

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