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Yogo Factory Offers Wide Selection for Make-Your-Own Desserts

The new yogurt shop opened in Risley Square last week.

Galloway’s newest yogurt shop, the Yogo Factory at 319 East Jimmie Leeds Road in Risley Square, across the street from the municipal complex, has a little something for everybody.

The Yogo Factory, which opened just over a week ago, serves frozen yogurt and allows consumers to essentially build their own dessert.

The customer has a myriad of options to choose from.

One can construct a dessert that is probiotic, kosher, glutton-free, fat-free, dairy-free, or simply, “load it up with candy,” says owner Brian Peteruzzi.

“More of the kids [that come in] do that,” he said.

For customers looking for a dairy-free alternative, the Yogo Factory offers a menu of “sorbets” which are similar to water ice.

“You either have the people that make the giant heavy Sundays or light healthy [treats],” he said.  “It’s not like a typical dessert place.  You’re not going to just come in once a week and then feel bad for what you did.

“Ninety-five percent of our [products] are fat free. You can literally make healthy desserts.”

While the Yogo Factory has only been up and running for just over a week, Petruzzi says he has plans to open three more stores in South Jersey—in Egg Harbor Township, Sicklerville and Rio Grande—within a year. 

There are also parties interested in franchising the store on the West Coast and in New York City, he said.

“We figured the first store should be the hometown store, so we can fine-tune everything,” says Petruzzi.  “We’re [seeing] seven to 800 people a day right now. Even between 10 and midnight. It’s very busy.

“We’re seeing people three to four times, in two to three days.”

Sharon July 29, 2011 at 12:12 PM
We stopped by there last Saturday and couldn't get enough. We tried several of the flavors and found it to be light, refreshing, and full of flavor. As your article says, we didn't feel guilty afterwards! Best of luck to the store and we plan to return often.

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