Sunday, April 25, 2010

Finally -- Yogurt!

On Saturday, April 3rd we had an employee training with our Taylor Machine rep. We were crazy busy working on last minute details of getting the shop to open up.

Our rep helped us start up the machines and Madison got to do the honors of pouring in the very first container of yogurt -- exciting!! Then just 8 minutes later, she got to dispense our first cup of delicious "Funilla Vanilla" and take the first bite too!

Now if we could just get our Health inspection passed, we can start selling it!

My nephew David and his new wife Jen, and their ten kids were on their way to San Diego for Spring Break. They were able to stop by and sample our first batch of yogurt. We had some fresh fruit for them to put on top and everyone loved it! (They stopped back by on their way out of town on Friday after a week of playing in sunny So. CA ....although they did get rain! Better than snow . . . right?)

My sister's family, the Keller's live in Corona and stopped by many times to help us out. We put Terry's electrical skills to great use as we forgot just a few things. (THANKS TERRY!!)

Our goal was to open on April 1st -- but the joke was obviously on us as the Heath Inspector had other plans. We did open however on Monday, April 5th after Eric dealt with her 14 picky things to fix!

Here are some pictures of the finished product. All our Utah and Nevada friends need to stop by on their way to Disneyland . . . you seriously drive right passed us. (Be sure to let us know if you're in our neck of the woods!)

14 Flavors (including No Sugar Added, Sorbet, Non-Dairy)
50 delicious toppings (including fresh fruit)
Endless possibilities to satisfy every taste bud.

Our New adVENTURE!! - FroYoLand
540 Hidden Valley Pkwy. #130
Corona, CA 92879

Look for us on Facebook: Froyoland Corona

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FroYoLand is Born in Corona!

Eric handled all the construction and dealt with all the issues that normally arise. The Health Dept. and the Building Dept. were difficult to work with which is common from what we hear -- but Corona is known for being espeically difficult. After weeks of resistence and issues, Eric went and joined the Corona Chamber of Commerce. After hearing our story, many city officials offerred to step in and help. Two days later, we had our permits!
We brought the kids into see the store on Madison's birthday. They were so excited to see everything and can't wait to work here. (We'll see how long that lasts!!)

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In July 0f last year, Eric was layed off from Dal-Tile after being an outside sales rep for 15 years. With the struggling economy we can't say we didn't expect it -- but it is still hard to have it happen to you. After months of fasting and praying we decided to open a Self Serve Yogurt store in Corona. (There are too many were we live so we searched for the best location and found it at the 15 freeway and Hidden Valley Parkway - just one exit north/east of the 91). We signed our lease agreement in January.

We partnered with some friends of Eric's who opened a FroYoLand in Murrieta last June. They were a great help and are excited to see their dream expand to FroYoLand2 - or Froyland - Corona.

We hung up our COMING SOON banner to let everyone know we were coming -- and to let future competitors know as well!

Before us, the building was a Curves so we had some wild graphics to look at on the walls during our construction. Eric handled everything and took all the issues in stride as he worked and worked.

It was fun to occasionally go in and see the progress. He took pictures constantly and brought them home for the family to see which we forwarded to Megan in Arizona.