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Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yogurtini® (YHI, Inc), the popular national self-serve frozen yogurt franchise created by two sisters and based in
Tempe, Arizona, today announces that it has entered into a definitive acquisition by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: RMCF) headquartered in
Durango, CO, for an undisclosed amount. In addition, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be purchasing a controlling equity interest in U-Swirl, Inc., headquartered in
"Yogurtini has always been touted for its upscale design, unparalleled creativity, superior product and reflections of an active and healthy lifestyle. Personally it was always about the fun of the self-serve experience and the pleasure of working with our team to develop an incredible franchise system that so many of our franchisees have benefited from," said
Natasha Nelson, co-founder and President of Yogurtini, Inc. "The growth strategy proposed by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and U-Swirl was an obvious choice to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value in a highly competitive market. I am confident that with Yogurtini under the superior reputation and leadership of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Yogurtini will flourish for years to come," she continued.