Peachwave Yogurt Holds Soft Opening of Soft Serve Tuesday
Peachwave Yogurt Holds Soft Opening of Soft Serve Tuesday ~ By Wendy Mitchell
The Clifford brothers are at it again; opening another business in Dolan Plaza, Peachwave Yogurt. The store is the only Peachwave Yogurt location in New England and one of two on the East Coast.
Brothers Shawn and Ryan Clifford own Bethel True Value Hardware Store, also in Dolan Plaza. Ryan said his parents own a house in Florida and found out about the yogurt store when they were vacationing there. The brothers own the new store, along with their father Bill.
“We thought it would be a great idea to bring a unique business like this to Bethel,” Ryan said.
Shawn, dressed in the standard black Peachwave apron and visor, was busy mopping and getting last-minute things in order on Tuesday morning to prepare for their “soft opening” tonight. Like many new businesses, they were working to fix some last-minute “glitches” in the system.
“We may not be able to do any credit card transactions tonight but we will take cash and we will be serving up yogurt,” Shawn said.
The new Peachwave Yogurt is one of 30 locations across the country and each is individually owned. The Bethel location has 7 self-serve machines that serve up 14 flavors of soft-serve frozen yogurt. Customers help themselves to the yogurt and toppings and then the servings are weighed on a scale.
The toppings bar includes over 40 different choices ranging from the standard M & M’s and Gummy Bears to choices such as Cocoa Puffs, marshmallows, cheesecake and brownies. Customers can help themselves and put as little or as many toppings as they like on their yogurt. Healthy toppings include fresh fruit such as strawberries and blueberries.
“They can make it as healthy or as decadent as they want,” Ryan laughed.
Peachwave offers a healthy alternative to the standard ice cream that contains high amounts of fat and sugar.
The Clifford Brothers invite Bethel residents and those from surrounding towns to come to their new store after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Peachwave is located at 211 Greenwood Ave in Dolan Plaza. There is a brand new patio with tables outside or customers can sit inside in the air conditioning.
“We are really excited and I am fired up to hear everyone talking about it,” Ryan said.
For more information about Peachwave click here.