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Lola's Frozen Yogurt offers sweet treat in Bowling Green PDF Print E-mail
Written by RACHEL GAST Sentinel Staff Writer   
Monday, 17 June 2013 09:18
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Lola's Frozen Yogurt in Bowling Green, Ohio. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Lolly Skeldon and her family are letting you get creative with your food at Lola's Frozen Yogurt in Bowling Green and Perrysburg.
Dessert blogger Kailen Nourse gives Lola's Frozen Yogurt a 5/5.
She believes Lola's Frozen Yogurt will "give Pinkberry a run for its money next fall. Lola's is a little more fun and has more variety and toppings."
Skeldon explains that "both stores always have our eight staple flavors, but each store determines which three flavors they switch out each Monday. So if we don't have your favorite at Bowling Green, more than likely we will have it in Perrysburg."
Lola's will always have a non-dairy flavor, a tart flavor, and a no-sugar added yogurt along with the basics: Oreo Overload, Chocolate Goodness, Manila Vanilla, Salted Caramel Pretzel, latte and Strawberry.
"We also have over 95 toppings on hand. So everything you can possibly think of we have in the shop. The varieties of frozen yogurt creations are endless here."
"Lola's Favorite" flavor is peanut butter while Nourse's current favorite is Love Me Some Watermelon. "It's like a soft-serve sorbet with Nerds on top."
The first Lola's Frozen Yogurt store opened in late October 2011. Skeldon chose Bowling Green for her second store because "we liked the hometown feel of Bowling Green and the support the community gives to its local businesses."
Lola's Frozen Yogurt offers a "relaxed and playful atmosphere" as well as "a sleek, contemporary look" with their iPad cash registers. Skeldon and her brood plan to open a few more stores and to franchise the company.
Though the Lola's yogurt may be sweet, it's packed with probiotics and vitamins. The ingredients, calories and Weight Watcher points are listed on every yogurt flavor and the store offers more than 36 fresh fruits, nuts and granola daily.
As a mother, "I consciously try to surround myself and my family with better food choices," Skeldon explained, so selling frozen yogurt was a logical choice.
Aside from the health benefits, Skeldon is pleased with her business. Lola's Frozen Yogurt is "evolving into a family business, which I have always dreamed of."
"My daughter Julie is the vice president and marketing director and she runs the Bowling Green location. My daughter Crystal runs the Perrysburg store when I'm not there and my son Doc has been learning the workings of Lola's."
"I think Lola's gives you a good value for your money," posted Nourse. "It has variety and it's fun. I think it'll do well this summer and beyond." She especially appreciates the self-serve option.
"You can put toppings on to your own discretion, as opposed to someone else doing it. I think the self-serve is good for responsible dessert-eaters."
"With self-serve," Skeldon explained, "you can put as much or as little as you want into your cup. You control your portion size and which toppings you want. The decisions are up to you at Lola's."
Skeldon aims to provide the best customer service possible. "As an owner, I like to greet and sit down with all my customers. We invite everyone to sit and relax while they enjoy their frozen yogurt. We do not rush anyone out and we make sure you feel comfortable."
She plans to expand Lola's Frozen Yogurt into a franchise and "our Web site will soon be up and running. Our Facebook, twitter and Instagram are all up to date."
"Every time I come in here," Nourse said, "this place becomes my favorite thing. A lot of times, I come in and I have a new favorite flavor."
So how much does this self-serve frozen treat cost? Just 0.43 cents per ounce.
Lola's Frozen Yogurt is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in Bowling Green, or 11 am. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Perrysburg location at 26597 N. Dixie Highway in the Shoppes at River Place.
 

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