Dayton’s newest yogurt shopped opened its doors today in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk. The Springboro store is the first franchise and the first Dayton store for this Cincinnati based dessert retailer, which specializes in frozen yogurt that contains active cultures and healthy probiotics giving Yagööt its delicious signature tart taste—that is actually good for you.
Local owner Jess Onyango worked for 13 years as an accountant at MotoMan and says she “was too much of a people person to continue in that job” and knew she wanted to own her own business. She’d visited one of the Cincinnati Yagoot locations 6 or 7 years ago with a friend and said she wanted to open one, but the corporation wasn’t wanting to franchise it at that time.
Fast forward a few years and an ownership change set up a desire to grow the company and they actually posted an advertisement looking for a franchisee in the Springboro area. A close relationship with Yagoot and Dorothy Lane Market helped them identify the area. Jess’s friend, who she’d mentioned her desire to operate a shop years ago saw the advertisement and reached out and got the ball rolling.
Jess meet with Yagoot in June of last year, and liked the concept, as it was a simple concept with a limited menu. She signed the lease for the space and then waited while the architect drew up the plans. The wait was longer than expected and what had been an anticipated opening in Dec stretched to March. But as Jess says, the timing actually works well, as they’ll now have just enough time to work out all the kinks before peak season arrives.
The shop will offer 6 flavors/season with Original and Strawberry being mainstays. You then have the option to add toppings to customize your yogurt cup or smoothie.
Jess has joined the Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to getting active in the community. She’ll be at the Hometown Expo “That Spring Thing” this Saturday at Springboro High School with a portable yogurt machine handing out samples.
You can also buy Yagoot yogurt in pints, hire them to cater your next event and eventually they hope to make their product available in retirement communities or local hospitals.
Their official ribbon cutting will come later in the month and look for special offers and raffle prizes to be a part of the festivities.
734B N. Main Street
(just south of Dorothy Lane Market)
Springboro, OH 45066
Sun- Thurs 11am – 9pm
Fri & Sat 11am – 1opm