During Memorial Day weekend I took my family out for ice cream. We tried a new Frozen Yogurt place by the HEB on 518 and Pearland Parkway. Place is called YoGo. Good Flavors, decent prices, friendly staff. Here is my complete review on the place.
Frozen Yogurt stores are a growing trend. For those of your not familar with this business concept it goes like this. Everything is self serve. You select a bowl, then fill it with any combination of Frozen Yogurt flavors. You can fill it with as much or as little as you want, then you can add toppings including fruit, candies, cereals, and syrups. Then you put your bowl on a scale in front of the checkout counter, where its weighed, an then you pay based on how much it weighs. Its a great and cheap way to enjoy a cold treat if you like smaller servings, and a very profitable business if your customers tend to go with larger servings. The cost here was 49 cents per ounce. My wife, son and I each had a bowl, and the total weight of those bowls was 48 ounces. Our bill was $25. Now this might seem like alot, considering we probably could have gone to Dairy Queen for about $16, but it has a relaxed atmosphere you won't find at any fast food restraunt.
Right next door to HEB on the Intersection of 518 and Pearland Parkway
Clean simple signage with Open sign above the door, clean exterior
The place has a nice clean moderm fruity feel. Wood Floors, with walls painted in Neon colors ( green, yellow, orange ). Countertop is granite.
They had 6 machines that had 2 flavors each and a 3rd flavor that would be a combination of the two. Normally I find 2 flavors combined don't always taste right, but in this case they tasted awesome. A few flavors that stood out and were my favorites were Cheesecake, Birthday Cake, and Peanutbutter Cups ( which was a combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter). Including the combinational flavors you had 18 flavors to choose from. They even provided dividers for your bowls in case you wanted to maintain seperation between flavors.
They had a full counter of toppings including everything from Reeses Pieces, to M&Ms, cereals, Crushed Butterfingers, and lots of toppings to choose from.
They charge 49 Cents per ounce. which is competitive, as I remember some other places charging close to 70 cents per ounce.
The manager was friendly and gave us sample cups so we could sample the flavors before filling up our bowls, and gave us a coupon for 5 free ounces for our next visit. She also said they were starting a rewards program soon.
We went on a Sunday afternoon at 1:20 PM. There was another customer there when we got there, but soon we were the only customers there. My guess is its a slow time of year for them with Memorial day weekend, plus its a new store, and it takes some for customer to catch on. Its also a very competitive business, as there is another Yogart place in the same shopping center.
My only complaint is the lack of any mint flavors. This seems to be a trend with most Frozen Yogurt places. I really would like a Mint, or Mint Chocolate Chip Flavor, that would keep me coming back over and over again. Price was competitive, but $25 for 2 adults and a 5 year old, seems a little much, to the point it deters me. If that price was under $20, it would be more inviting. This isn't a complaint so much specific to this location, as it seems most locations charge this or higher, but it would be nice if someone would have a price point where 50 ounces would cost under $20 ( after tax ).