The number-one contender in last year’s Future 50, Menchie’s says it is on track to open its 200th store by August 2012. With its international presence established in Canada, the company has begun development in Mexico, Japan, Dubai, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is a self-service, customizable experience where guests dispense their own yogurt from a choice of 12 to 14 flavors featured daily and select their own toppings. The stores are approximately 1,400 square feet, and the company sets itself apart by offering private party rooms for birthday parties, chalk boards for kids and indoor and outdoor patio seating.

LocationEncino, Calif.
2010 Systemwide Sales$48,000,000
% Change in Sales88.7%
2010 U.S. Units64
% Change in Units100.0%
2010 Average Unit Volume$750,000
% Change in AUV0.0%
Future 50 Year2011