This month—before Christmas—frozen yogurt shop sweetFrog will open at 100 Lexington Dr., very near Montgomery Blair High School.
The shop—which is based on the self-serve, pay-by-the-ounce concept—will be one of a popular chain of frozen yogurt shops, the first one of which opened in Richmond, VA, in 2009. There are more than 310 sweetFrog shops in America, England and the Caribbean, according to a restaurant statement.
The Silver Spring shop will offer more than 20 flavors of sweetFrog frozen yogurt, which recently was named by The Daily Meal as "America’s Best Frozen Yogurt," according to the shop news release.
The shop's website lists many flavors of fat-free, low-fat, premium and sugar-free yogurt, as well as of sorbet (including chocolate, green apple and strawberry kiwi sorbet).
Non-fat frozen yogurt flavors include apple pie, French toast, carrot cake, chocolate mint cookie, Greek honey, New York Cheesecake, egg nog and many more.
Low-fat flavors include birthday cake, dulce de leche, red velvet, salted caramel corn, cinnamon roll, Dutch chocolate, mango and many more.
There are two "supreme flavors"—chocolate hazelnut and peanut butter—and quite a few sugar-free flavors, including mint, coffee, chocolate, cheesecake and blueberry.
In addition to the self-serve fro yo, the shop also will offer a wide variety of toppings—fruit, chocolate, caramel sauce, etc.
"SweetFrog is frozen yogurt your way; you determine what goes in your cup, so every creation is perfect," James Denison, public relations associate for the company, said.
But the shop won't just sell frozen yogurt—it also will be actively involved with the local community, hosting fundraisers and "Spirit Nights," the news release added.
"Along with serving our froyo, we are thrilled to begin investing in this community. We want our stores to become part of the fabric that wraps towns, and we are excited to begin digging in around Silver Spring," Denison said.
"With two stores already in the area, we’ve established a footprint around Silver Spring. And since it’s in a busy shopping center and in close proximity to several churches and schools, the Lexington Drive location is a natural fit for us," Denison told Patch.
According to the shop's website, "the F.R.O.G. in sweetFrog stands for Fully Rely On God, and we show that by being a good neighbor everywhere we move into. Through local partnerships, fundraisers and much more, our stores become part of the fabric that wraps their communities."
The shop was founded by entrepreneur Derek Cha and his wife Annah.
To learn more about sweetFrog, visit http://sweetfrogyogurt.com.