Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Clones Vol. 12: the berry and the cherry

In 2005, Shelly Hwang began selling Pinkberry, her brand of low-fat frozen yogurt, out of a cafe in Los Angeles. Pinkberry consists of three flavors (original, green tea and coffee) and numerous topping offerings. Now with over 60 cafes in California, Pinkberry plans to go nationwide next year.

Chinese restaurant franchiser Lee Ann Chin has jumped on the yogurt bandwagon with her product Red Cherry. Red Cherry is also a frozen yogurt that comes with a variety of toppings. Chin claims her yogurt is "the most delicious addiction you'll ever have." Creamy frozen yogurt? Check. Berry on the cup? Check. Lawsuit? Maybe.