(FroYo) option. Kiwi Frozen Yogurt opened at Noon Wednesday in the on Swedesford Road.
Tredyffrin (The chain bills the location as "Valley Forge") is the ninth store in chain owned by the brother and sister team of Matt and Ryan Mealey. Yes, they are related to the family. (Their dad is the furniture store owner).
Matt Mealey was on hand to welcome new customers to his newest store in the former in the Gateway Shopping Center.
He says the secret to his expanding FroYo business at a time when many small businesses are struggling is attention to details like friendly staff and spotless stores. "We strive to provide the best customer experience," he told TE Patch Wednesday evening. He also emphasized attention to quality ingredients and popular flavors. In addition to the chain's most popular flavor-cookies and cream- Kiwi offers an organic "tart" that tastes like a creamy tradition "plain" yogurt and 14 other flavors.
An extensive toppings bar ranges from fresh fruits to candies, cookies, and nuts.
While some of his other Kiwi locations are on or near college campuses, Mealey says he thinks this store will be one that will attract a lot of families. A steady stream of kids and parents were already coming in for a cup (they also offer samples to taste flavors) by Wednesday's dinner hour.
"For a lot of people yogurt is a healthier option" while still satisfying your sweet tooth, Mealey said.
Looking for a job? Kiwi is looking for you.
Matt Mealey says the company is still looking to hire some part time employees to staff the shop. You can apply on line in the contact section of the Kiwi website.
Mealey says they are looking for people 16 years old or older to work part time, 2-4 shifts per week.
Kiwi Frozen Yogurt by the numbers:
Restaurant Name: Kiwi Yogurt
Date Opened: August 29, 2012
Is this a chain?: Kiwi is a family-owned regional chain of 9 stores (Gateway is the 9th) and four more scheduled to open in the coming months.
How many flavors do they carry? There are always 16 flavors on hand, some will rotate by seasons
Do flavors change? Yes
If so, how many and how often? Monthly
What’s the most popular flavor? Cookies and Cream
Are there toppings? Yes, a toppings bar features dozens of options from fresh fruit to nuts, sprinkles to gummies, cookie pieces to chocolate , nuts and trail mix.
How much do they charge for Yogurt? 49 cents per ounce
Bonus: In addition to two sizes of cups, waffle cones are also available
Restaurant Twitter Account: @kiwifroyo
Restaurant Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/kiwifroyo
Location: Gateway Shopping Center
251 E. Swedesford Rd. Wayne, PA 19087
Hours: Noon-10 p.m. Seven days per week
Is there Parking: Yes, abundant free parking at Gateway Shopping Center