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No Froyo Meltdown

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We thought the Great Froyo Melt would eventually happen, but Reuters says not yet: Frozen yogurt chains like Red Mango, Pinkberry and even TCBY have seen strong sales amid tough economic times when many restaurant chains and food companies are tanking. Of course, the article focuses only on the biggies, not the small mom-and-pop froyo shops that seemed to open and close at a pretty fast clip around here. Red Mango CEO Dan Kim says they serve anywhere from 500 to 700 people a day in the SoCal stores, even more in markets where competition isn't as fierce, and adds: "There's this theory or belief that ... as the economy goes down, people want to feel happier and want to do things that can improve their overall morale and how good they feel about themselves, so consumption of foods that are good for you actually increases during economic recessions." [Reuters]

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