Business Spotlight: Flying FroYo & Smoothies
It took me a while to set down the ice cream and go for the frozen yogurt, but I was glad when I did! I finally got what all the hype was – it’s delicious! Now don’t get me wrong, I still love ice cream, but frozen yogurt is my new go-to when I need a cold treat. It’s also so fun to bring the kids to a place where they can (with some help from mom and dad), serve themselves frozen yogurt and add to it with such a wide variety of toppings.
We talked with Jeff, the owner of Flying FroYo & Smoothies in North Raleigh, to learn more about his business, why he went into the frozen yogurt business, and what’s so special about doing business in Raleigh.
Tell us about your business and what you offer…
We offer All Natural Sugar Frozen Yogurt and Non-Dairy Smoothies, and we have Non-Dairy yogurt options as well as No Sugar Added Yogurt sweetened with Stevia. Flying FroYo’s Frozen yogurt and smoothies are made with all natural fruit sugar! No high fructose corn syrup swirling in our machines!
We also do birthday parties here, with parties starting at $7.50 per child. We have mascots available for private events, so we can come to you! We host craft nights every month, and frequently host community based events to support the community that supports our business.
What type of community events do you host?
We are hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, 7/25 for the Nourie family of Knightdale who lost their home to a house fire last week.
We are also hosting a Franklin County Humane Society Cornhole Tournament August 9th. $20 entry. Winning team gets 50% of proceeds, and the FCHS gets the other 50%.
Current flavors are Non Dairy Angel Food Cake, Non Dairy Orange. Stevia No Sugar Added – Vanilla and Strawberry.
Regular yogurt flavors are Tart, Lemonade Sorbet, Chocolate, and Kahlua
For toppings, we have: Gummy Worms, Gummy Bears, Chocolate and Rainbow Sprinkles, M&Ms, Marshmallows, Organic Granola, Chocolate Cake Crunch, Kit Kat, Crushed Oreos, White Chocolate Chips, Sliced Almonds, Crushed Peanuts, Crushed Heath Bar, Wet Walnuts, Crushed Butterfingers, Brownie Bites, Strawberry Mango and Pineapple Juice poppers, Blueberries, Cookie Dough, Sweetened Coconut, Pineapple, Strawberry, Maracino Cherries, Mangos, Raspberries, Crushed Twix, Rolos, Crushed Reeses Cups, Whipped Cream, Peanut Butter Sauce, Marshmallo Sauce, Sugar Free Chocolate Sauce, Key Lime Sauce, Raspberry Sauce, Blackberry Sauce, Lemon Zest Sauce, Mango Sauce, White Chocolate Sauce, Hot Fudge, and Hot Caramel
Fresh Waffle Bowls and Waffle Cones all made on site, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls
We change flavors every 3 weeks.
Where are you located?
We are located at 2930 Forestville Road, Suite 100 in Raleigh at the intersection of Forestville Rd and 401.
What do you love most about doing business in Raleigh?
What I love most about doing business in Raleigh is the ability to connect with the community. There are a variety of organizations that make interacting with the community very easy and genuinely engaging.
I decided to go into the self serve yogurt concept because I loved the freedom customers are given to build their own unique frozen dessert. I likewise was intrigued by the efficiency of the business allowing it to operate with lower labor costs than other ice cream business models.
What do you love most about living in this area?
What I love most about living in this area is the genuine family focus Raleigh / Wake County actively supports. There is always something fun and different going on that appeals to different interests, so there is never a dull moment!
Doesn’t is sounds WONDERFUL! Go ahead and stop in to see Jeff at Flying FroYo & Smoothies! Take a picture and post it to our Facebook page!!