Yogurt Mountain, a quick-service frozen-dessert concept open for lunch and dinner dayparts, features frozen yogurt with caramel wafers, and toppings that include Angry Bird gummies, animal crackers, fruit, nuts and sauces among over 60 choices. Like most self-serve yogurt concepts, Yogurt Mountain customers choose the amount of yogurt individually, add their desired toppings and pay by the ounce. The chain also offers a selection of sorbets. Most of the dairy products are gluten-free and lowfat or nonfat. The company has also concocted some proprietary recipes in coordination with its dairy partners. David Kahn founded Yogurt Mountain in 2009 in Birmingham, Alabama, and has since expanded, partly by franchising, to 14 states largely in the southeastern U.S. Kahn retains 20 percent ownership.

LocationBirmingham, Ala.
2012 Systemwide Sales$28,000,000*
% Change in Sales24.4%
2012 U.S. Units44
2012 Average Unit Volume$675,000*
% Change in AUV-2.9%
Future 50 Year2013