If you have not noticed, everyone seems to be opening a yogurt shop
these days. Many
of the establishments are self-service, minimizing labor to the point that
employees are not needed. A solopreneur can single-handedly establish and run
this business, making it the perfect venture for someone with the money and
drive to succeed. Explore this idea because it will get you out from behind a
desk and into the entrepreneurial world.
When planning the shop layout, the business owner should
think about how yogurt toppings will be dispensed. If the shop will be
self-service, countertop or wall-mounted dispensers should be used. Customers
can use scoops to get toppings out of bins and into their yogurt cups.
Stackable bins offer more toppings per square foot. These containers come in a
variety of sizes and styles, some with divided compartments that hold two
toppings in one bin.
Tall toppings dispensers allow storeowners to load up to
five pounds of toppings like M&Ms into the containers, minimizing refill
frequency. The magnetic attachment holds the lid up to make scooping easy. A
notched lid holds the spoon in place so it will not get lost and a holster with
a spoon is also available. Shorter dispensers with rounded bottoms store almost
the same amount of product. For small stores, these may be better choices
because they will not overwhelm the counter area.
Dispensers that mount on the wall consume no floor or
counter space and display dry toppings like candy pieces, cereal, and chocolate
bits. Available in different sizes and styles, these are ideal for yogurt shops
with little square footage that offer an assortment of toppings. Some styles
feature adjustable portion control that allows storeowners to regulate portions
between ¼ and two ounces in 1/8-ounce increments.
If you will be dispensing the yogurt toppings, consider a
countertop system that resembles the wall-mounted units. A triple container
bulk dispenser featuring a wooden base and metal stand will look attractive
behind the cash register area. Each container holds 1.3 gallons of yogurt
toppings like nuts, candy, cereal, or granola. With a single twist, you receive
a measured amount of toppings.
When considering new
store equipment for your yogurt shop, review these and other styles of
toppings dispensers. Choose those that complement the appearance of the shop
and fit into the designated toppings area. Whether you dispense the toppings or
let customers do it, these containers are up for the task.