Just call us Eater FroyoLa.
THIRD ST/BEV CTR: Kiwi Berry, a Pinkberry mutation that opened and quickly closed for a Food Network restaurant makeover show, is hiring staff for the reopening. The ad on Craigslist isn't quite as anti-Pinkberry as Red Mango's, but it definitely has a competitive edge:
"Kiwi Berri is a stylish, up-scaled, and modern dessert place offering healthy, natural non-fat frozen yogurt with fresh fruit, berries, and other dry toppings. Kiwi Berri's unique style and originality is a startling site to view, and the flavors of the yogurt are another extraordinary feature that catches the customers' attention. Kiwi Berri strives hard to produce good customer services, as well as consistent quality of the products."The ad also mentions that "prior frozen dessert experience is a plus." Also noted on the Kiwi Berry website, more locations are coming to the OC, and expanding to Las Vegas, where Red Mango is slated to open next month. The FroYo Wars make their way across the country...
WOODLAND HILLS: This blurry cellphone pic (with handy PhotoShopping) was dropped in our inbox last week: "Pinkberry opens at Westfield Topanga mall next week. I spoke with the Korean contractor working on the kiosk. He turned on the lights to show me. It was exciting." We'll expect our creepy Pinkberry Groupie newsletter any day now.
· Kiwiberry Closed After Three Months, Begs for Help [~ELA~]
· Kiwi Berri Accepting Applications for Managers and Servers [Craigslist]
· Frozen Yogurt Wars Part VIII: Red Mango Readies for Battle, Staffs Up [~ELA~]
· Frozen Yogurt Wars Part X: Red Mango Gets Signage [~ELA~]