added May. 7th, 2013
I am definitely a sucker for condiments, especially when combined with ice cream. Chocolate, candy, sauces, give me access to it and it will end up in my bowl. Lucky for me (not so much my waist-line) Menchie's Frozen Yogurt provides just that; you choose from an assortment of flavors and then dig into all sorts of toppings. Heaven!
Menchie's opened their first store in Northern Utah in 2011 and have since opened 3 more. “We opened our business because we love making people smile,” says Susan Delahunty, Owner/Manager of Menchie's.
“Menchie's is very conscious of the community as well as the kids in the community,” Delahunty explains. “We offer fundraising for local schools and organizations so we can give back. That is ultimately what drove us to open a Menchie's. We wanted to be able to do something fun, enjoy our customers and be able to participate in the community and help everyone succeed and smile.”
As a self-serve frozen yogurt store, you are able to mix and match several different frozen yogurt flavors with over 55 toppings . “Our yogurt has real ingredients, not just added flavors,” explains Delahunty. “For example, we use real strawberries in our red ripe strawberry yogurt and real peanuts in our creamy peanut butter yogurt.” They also offer gluten-free, dairy-free and no-sugar-added flavors to help all customers enjoy a bowl of frozen yogurt.
Smiles also come in the form of birthday parties at Menchie's. Parties are for a minimum of 6 children costing an average of $12/child depending on the location. Parties include a 10 oz. cup of yogurt and toppings for each child, a Menchie's mixologist to host the event, color-in t-shirt (a white shirt with a picture that the kids may color), swirl-top hat, age-appropriate games and activities including Pictionary, charades, tic-tac-toe and more, a visit from Menchie (their ice cream cone mascot), a goodie bag, decorations, and set-up/clean-up. You may also have face painting and/or a clown for an additional fee.
You may choose to bring in your own birthday cake, food and drinks or work with Menchie's staff to bring it in for you. If you book your party at the Orem location, you may use the private party room. Other locations will set aside a special reserved area in the main dining room.
“Menchie's is a great place to have a birthday party,” says Delahunty. “Its’ a fun, safe environment that allows the kids to be together while enjoying food and games. The birthday guests are so creative when making their yogurts and they enjoy being able to make something on their own.”
While Menchie's mostly handles parties for the kids, they have had a request for a party for an older individual and they did everything they could to throw a great party. Hmm, I’m thinking my next party may have to include some frozen yogurt! I mean, what better way to celebrate my 28th birthday (I will not say how many times I've turned 28, however) than with delicious frozen yogurt and mounds of toppings.
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
Locations at www.menchies.com