The frozen yogurt franchise TCBY is coming to Bloomfield in time for the town's Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27.
Mark and Lisa Arnold of Simsbury are opening their third TCBY shop in June in Wintonbury Mall. Although it won’t be open by Memorial Day, the couple will be on the town green with their mobile trailer in time for parade festivities, serving 8-oz. cups and toppings.
“We want to meet the community and say welcome to the TCBY experience,” they said.
The couple’s first shop opened in June 2011 in the Avon Marketplace complex, just over the town line in Simsbury. They subsequently opened in the Eric Town Square, Glastonbury.
TCBY – which stand for The Country’s Best Yogurt – is based in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a self-serve, weigh and pay concept. When a customer comes into the store, they are given a cup to fill with yogurt themselves from five soft-serve machines. Each machine has three flavors each, the middle one being a swirl of the other two.
Flavor options are changed every 10 days, but the Arnolds’ stores always have vanilla, chocolate and TCBY’s signature flavor, white chocolate mousse.
Customers can also choose from an extensive 14-foot toppings bar with 45 hot, cold and dry items – from healthy choices like fresh fruit and nuts to the more decadent brownie bites and cookie dough.
Most TCBY yogurt flavors are 98 percent fat-free. There are also non-fat and sugar-free yogurt choices and dairy-free sorbet. Everything is certified kosher.
The stores also offer yogurt cakes and pies that can be custom decorated for special occasions. In addition, catering services are available for events both indoors and out.
The Arnolds plan to be involved in the Bloomfield community, as they have been in the Farmington Valley and Glastonbury. They have hosted fundraisers for causes such as the MDA, Crohn’s disease and Sandy Hook Promise, and helped local schools and libraries promote reading by offering yogurt coupons to students who meet the challenge.
There are more than 800 TCBY locations in the United States and internationally. To learn more check out www.TCBY.com.