Business: Yogurt Swirls
Location: 1205 Tilton Road, Center Point Plaza, Northfield
Owner: George Siganos, of Longport
Manager: Dara Lijoi, 25, of Galloway Township
Yogurt Swirls is a self-serve frozen yogurt store. We have 16 different flavors of yogurt to choose from, and one machine dedicated to regular chocolate and vanilla soft service ice cream for another option.
We have flavors that are gluten-free, non-dairy, no-sugar added, and all of our flavors are either low-fat or nonfat as well.
For our toppings, we have a very large candy and toppings bar. That has 60 slots with 30 serving stations on each side.
In there is everything from granola, chocolate-covered raisins and almonds, to chocolate sprinkles, chips, gummy bears, various cereals, cinnamon streusel topping, crushed peanut butter cups and all of the candy bars: Heath Bar, Snickers, crushed Andes Mints, Twix and more.
We have hot fudge, hot caramel, marshmallow topping, butterscotch and peanut-butter sauce, as well as cherry syrup and a cream soda syrup. We also have Ghirardelli pump bottles with white chocolate sauce and caramel sauce.
We have a refrigerated bar where we offer all of the fresh fruit that we cut daily. They include mango, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, pineapple, blueberries and melon.
We have indoor seating for 40 to 50 people, including at a bar, and outdoor seating for another 35 people.
We have waffle cones and waffle bowls that we make, for holding the frozen yogurt. We also have 16- and 20-ounce cups for yogurt.
Whatever you choose, we weigh it and charge 49 cents an ounce.
George Siganos completely rebuilt the store for his first frozen yogurt location.
Right now we’re open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. I believe after Labor Day we’ll be open from noon until 9 p.m. weekdays and from noon until 10 p.m. on weekends.
We host birthday parties and regular parties as well. We charge a flat rate of $9.99 per person an hour for all you can eat.
We also have the option to combine it with a pizza party, teaming up with Carluccio’s nearby, and that’s $12.99 per person for both pizza and yogurt. We decorate the party with balloons.
The future: For now we just have water as a beverage. We’re looking into offering milkshakes in the future.