We have a new frozen yogurt store in our neck of the woods. It's called Orange Leaf Yogurt, and it's located in Timberlyne Shopping Center. We visited it today for the first time.
This particular frozen yogurt store is a little different (I speak as an authority as a former employee of TCBY) in that you serve yourself. This is just a little dangerous, as it's hard to effectively control consumption for a couple of reasons:
1. They only have large cups, VERY large cups. Larger than the average "large" at other yogurt stores. The only other size is VERY extra large. It's hard to get the perspective right with such a large cup.
2. They have many, many toppings including candy, fruit, nuts, etc. The bad part about this is that they cut the candy in very large chunks. You'd be able to use less if they were cut smaller.
Toppings are also self serve.
3. They have many yogurt flavors to choose from: probably at least 10 or 12 flavors plus 5 or 6 swirls. You have to try more than one!
4. They charge by the ounce. When I was getting my yogurt, I restrained myself in serving (I am, after all an experienced yogurt server!) but wanted to try a few different flavors. I had a little bit of granola and a few chunks of Butterfingers. My total was about $3.50. Not bad, but again, I restrained myself and had plenty to eat.
The decor is ultra modern, clean and attractive (and orange, of course). Overall, a fun place for a nice dessert. The kids LOVED it (but what frozen confection do they not love?), and I thought the yogurt was very good. I like it when local businesses succeed, so give it a try. I'd certainly go back, despite the negatives.