BBI Inks 50-Unit Deal for Freshberry Development

Beautiful Brands International signs with John and Linda Lenzmeier to open at least two new FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafés within the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C.
The agreement also taps John Lenzmeier as Lead Development Agent for the 50-unit FreshBerry franchise development deal.
Financial details were not disclosed.
“John’s business background is a perfect match for our expansion strategy in North Carolina,” said David Rutkauskas, Beautiful Brands founder, president and CEO. “There’s no question his operations expertise and franchise marketing skills will dramatically help us expand our footprint statewide and strategically increase our growth potential.”
With more than 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and business investor, Lenzmeier has already committed substantial capital to aggressively expand the FreshBerry footprint in North Carolina and capitalize on the nine million plus people in the state who make up the solid FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt market potential. BBI and the Lenzmeiers have slated March 1 for the opening of the first store in the Triangle area.
“I anticipate the growth of the franchise to reach fifty stores in North Carolina within the next three to five years,” said Lenzmeier. “The key to our recipe for success is the simplicity of the business model. First, we start with an excellent product, then open in a great location, next develop a customer focused friendly staff and then manage your food and labor costs. I firmly believe FreshBerry is the complete package for anyone looking for a solid franchise investment in an untapped industry segment.”
The FreshBerry concept was created by Rutkauskas and his wife Camille. The first FreshBerry café opened in January 2008 in Tulsa. Today there are seven FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt Cafés open and over 255 units in development across Oklahoma, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Arizona, New York, Nevada, Florida, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Egypt.

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