How Menchie’s got its name

March 8, 2017

Where did the name Menchie’s come from, anyway?

Our global frozen yogurt franchise, with more than 500 locations worldwide, got its start in a little froyo shop in Southern California during a first date between Adam and Danna Caldwell. As Adam sat there marveling at his good fortune, Danna was musing about the potential of the pleasant little shop.

Adam called Danna his mensch, a Yiddish word that refers to a person of honor and integrity. To Danna, a mensch seemed like something you would call an old man, so Adam decided he’d call her his “menchie” instead. Three years later, the happy couple was married and embarking on a new business venture by opening their own self-serve froyo shop.

A cup of swirled frozen yogurt is topped with dark chocolate and peanut butter chips, brownie chunks and mochi candies.

This colorful cup of frozen yogurt represents a business built on honor, integrity and making the world a better, more smiley place.

Menchie’s: It’s what the people wanted

The Caldwells liked the name Menchie’s, of course, but they weren’t sure it would work. It was just one of roughly 200 potential business names they tested with Adam’s fellow classmates at the University of California at Irvine. Surprisingly, Menchie’s won out – and the rest, as they say, is history.

What Menchie’s means today

Backed by our experienced team of franchise executives, including Adam and Danna Caldwell, Menchie’s has become synonymous with fun. It’s a happy business, and it’s a franchise you can build both with and for your family. We designed Menchie’s to be a place where people can unwind and enjoy themselves and their loved ones over a cup of their favorite frozen treat.

We pay attention to details large and small. Our ease of operations and our business systems ensure smooth going even for first-time business owners looking for a frozen yogurt or ice cream franchise. We help our franchise owners increase guest traffic with our strong national marketing program, often introducing limited-time offers that tie in with popular family-friendly movies and favorite snack brands.

A toppings bar includes fresh fruits, whipped cream, nuts, candies, cake cubes and more.

The more toppings, the better. The founders of Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise always envisioned a business where guests would have lots of choices to personalize their treats.

To learn more about opening a frozen yogurt franchise with Menchie’s

To discover more about Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise opportunities, we’d love to start a conversation with you. Simply fill in the form on this page and a member of our team will reach out.

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