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Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Swirl, Inc. (OTCQB: SWRL), parent to U-SWIRL International, Inc., the owner and franchisor of
U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt® cafes, announced today that U-Swirl has added Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores to two existing locations in
Las Vegas. The stores are now open and represent the 10
th and 11
th co-branded locations among the U-Swirl brands. U-Swirl expects an additional two co-branded locations to open this year. U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt is currently offering co-branding opportunities to existing franchisees.
Terry Cartwright, Chief Operating Officer stated, "As the frozen yogurt industry develops, we expect this opportunity to clearly demonstrate that Co-branding the two concepts adds value to the business and complements the seasonality of yogurt sales. It is an important part of our long-term strategy." He added, "The product offerings are very complementary and we expect to share positive financial results with our franchisees, once we have accumulated the data throughout the winter months."
About U-Swirl, Inc.
U-Swirl, Inc. is an operator and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt cafes that operate under the following names:
U-SWIRL Frozen Yogurt, Aspen Leaf Yogurt, Yogurtini,
Gracie Bleu, and
Josie's Frozen Yogurt. The cafes offer frozen yogurt in 20 non-fat and low-fat flavors, including tart, traditional, and no-sugar-added options, along with fresh sorbet. Approximately 70 toppings such as fresh fruit, sauces, candies, and granola are available to customize each serving of yogurt to the customer's individual taste.
January 2013, the Company acquired frozen yogurt cafe assets, franchise rights and certain other assets from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Market: RMCF) in exchange for a 60 percent controlling ownership interest in the Company, certain warrants and notes payable.
U-Swirl, Inc. is headquartered in
Henderson, Nevada, and its common stock trades on the OTCQB under the symbol "SWRL." As of
September 30, 2013, the Company and/or its franchisees and licensees operated 90 self-serve frozen yogurt cafes in 25 states. Additional information on U-Swirl, Inc. is available on the Internet at
About Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., headquartered in
Durango, Colorado, is an international franchisor of gourmet retail chocolate stores and a manufacturer of an extensive line of premium chocolates and other confectionery products. As of
September 30, 2013, the Company and its franchisees operated 358 stores in 42 states,
South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. The Company's common stock is listed on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "RMCF." Additional information is available on the Internet at
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. also owns a majority interest in U-Swirl, Inc.