The TCBY is a well-known food chain that serves a variety of frozen yogurt and other foods. It has been in business for more than 30 years and continues to grow. Its main competitors include Yogurtland and Pinkberry. The company offers a variety of flavors and toppings to choose from. It also offers cakes and other desserts for special occasions. TCBY also has a number of locations throughout the United States and internationally.
The first TCBY opened in 1981 and began franchising the following year. It was the first national frozen yogurt store chain and capitalized on a growing consumer demand for low-calorie desserts. Although some observers viewed frozen yogurt as just a health food fad, the enduring popularity of TCBY has shown that the company was right to anticipate consumers' cravings.
TCBY is now offering dairy-free yogurt at some of its stores. The vanilla dairy-free flavor is available in a waffle cone or as a cup. Customers can choose to add granola, fruit or other ingredients to their yogurt to make it taste different. TCBY has also introduced a chocolate dairy-free flavor, and it is expected to offer more varieties in the future.
TCBY stores are usually located in shopping centers, malls, and other suburban areas. The chain's menu includes soft serve and hand scooped frozen yogurt, Beriyo smoothies, iced tea, coffee, fro-yo cakes, and other specialty items. Many TCBY stores are family-owned, and some have restaurants in airports and convenience stores. Several TCBY franchises also feature the popular Paradise Ice brand of shaved ice. Heads up: Some TCBY locations do not keep a dedicated dairy-free machine, so cross-contamination is possible. However, most stores thoroughly sanitize their machines between servings. Check with your local store's management for specific protocols.