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Brands Get Back on Their Feet Post-Sandy

After Hurricane Sandy ripped through New York, New Jersey, and other East Coast cities along the way, many quick serves in the path of the storm were left reeling.

Hundreds of stores and businesses—and hundreds of thousands more living in the area—remain without power and are still struggling to get back on their feet days after Sandy swept through. Some experts predict the storm could cost up to $20 billion in damage, property losses, and lost revenue.

16 Handles Brings Back Pumpkin-Flavored Fro-Yo

16 Handles welcomes back seasonal favorite ‘Fist Pumpkin,’ a beloved, limited-edition frozen yogurt designed to capture the spirit and flavor of the autumn harvest. 

Fist Pumpkin brings a low-fat frozen yogurt twist to one of today’s most cherished seasonal flavors, pumpkin pie.

The flavor blends pumpkin with hints of cinnamon and spice, and it pairs well with graham crackers, cheesecake bites, and 16 Handles’ proprietary topping, Granola Gone Wild.

On the Market

Stock market watchers have been observing a curious trend in 2012: the reintroduction of the restaurant IPO.

“With the sagging economy over the past few years, we saw a lot of restaurant and other hospitality companies put their plans to go public on hold,” says Roger Pondel of PondelWilkinson Inc., a Los Angeles–based investor relations firm. “Since the beginning of the year, everyone’s been thinking the same thing: They want to get their plans going and their IPOs out there as the market starts to move back up.”

16 Handles Bows Four New York City Stores

16 Handles, the innovative frozen yogurt and dessert brand that started the self-serve frozen yogurt revolution in New York City, is expanding across the New York metro area with four new locations:

            •           Chelsea, 16 Handles’ newest store that recently opened at 178 8th Ave. between 19th and 20th Streets.

            •           Murray Hill, which is slated to open late August at 428 3rd Ave. between 29th and 30th Streets.

            •           SoHo, set to open in October at 240 Lafayette Ave. between Spring and Prince Streets.

16 Handles Adds Salted Caramel, New Granola Recipe

16 Handles, New York’s premier self-serve frozen yogurt destination, is launching two new flavor innovations: Salted Caramel, a delicious new frozen yogurt treat, and Granola Gone Wild, 16 Handles’ new proprietary chef-inspired granola blend.

Both new menu offerings are available in all 16 Handles locations starting today.

16 Handles Plans First Boston Location

16 Handles, an innovative frozen dessert brand, today announced that it is expanding into the Boston metro area and is actively looking for available sites and prospective franchisees.

Boston’s first 16 Handles’ location will open in the Town of Brookline at 1309 Beacon St. next to Trader Joe’s. The new store is slated to open in November 2012.  

16 Handles has 25 locations in five states.

16 Handles Taps Former Dunkin’ Exec for Franchising

16 Handles, a self-serve frozen yogurt company, has appointed franchise foodservice industry veteran Larry Feierstein as vice president of franchise development to support the company’s rapid growth and franchise business.

Feierstein, with more than 30 years of experience working with startups and established quick-service restaurant companies, will oversee franchise development and assist franchisees in establishing, managing, and growing regional territories. He will also represent 16 Handles at industry events and trade shows.

Survey Finds 79% of Snackers Prefer Fro-Yo to Ice Cream

Mark your calendar: National Frozen Yogurt Month begins June 1. To celebrate, 16 Handles, the New York self-serve frozen yogurt company, is serving up the results of its first annual Frozen Yogurt survey.

Based on the findings, it appears that throngs of national frozen yogurt fanatics will be celebrating in June—and beyond—as frozen yogurt continues to gain in popularity. 

Here's the skinny on how hot this cool dessert/snack really is.

In an informal 2012 survey commissioned by 16 Handles:

Frosty Root Beer Float on Tap at 16 Handles in June

16 Handles, the New York self-serve frozen yogurt company, announces its June Flavor of the Month: Frosty Root Beer Float.

The Frosty Root Beer Float, which is available at all 16 Handles locations throughout June, is a creamy blend of vanilla frozen yogurt with the full-bodied taste of classic root beer soda. The company’s innovation team, led by Head Chef Robynne Maii, suggests pairing the new frozen yogurt flavor with Vanilla Clodhoppers and crunchy graham cracker chunks covered in smooth vanilla fudge.