Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Sign from TCBY

Woah...Hold the Steering Wheel.

Are my eyes deceiving me?  Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?

Last week I pulled up to a traffic light headed home from the Post Office (my second home) and did a double take...
so much so...I almost drove into the back of the car before me.

I had to make sure what I saw was real and not a pigment of my imagination.  
As I read the white letters on the pink sign...the skies opened up and I heard the ice cream gods calling me, "Kat,  it's TCBY ...we're here for you."                  

Thankfully I missed running into the car in front of me. But I'm  almost positive the driver would have understood....who doesn't love TCBY??


Within the hour I swirled my way over to TCBY.

When I saw the line of people flooding the place....
I wish I had opened it.  It would have ben a capita$ $dea. Cha-ching.

First...with the self-service model, TCBY has fewer employees to pay.
Plus they won't get any worker's compensation claims from ice cream scooping injuries.

Second...the froyo containers are large so customers keep adding more frozen yogurt, otherwise,
it looks like a drop in the bucket.

Third...as you stand in line waiting to pay, you stand in front of the topping bins
which are overflowing with candy, cookies, sprinkles, marshmallows, nuts, and brownies.

Extra time in front of the topping bins...DEADLY.

The girl in line in front of me was charged $8.81 for her frozen yogurt and 2 pounds of toppings.  People feel like they are being healthy by eating frozen yogurt...but the toppings tip the scale for the wallet and the waist.

"They" say TCBY stands for "The Country's Best Yogurt", but for me, it stands for
"Topping Choices Beat Yogurt"...any day.

If you are ever looking for me...look for me at my new second home.  


Anonymous said...


I thought you might tell your old famous DQ story w. Paula. That just made me LOL thinking about it! MAYBE A BLOG IDEA!?


Chelsea said...

haha! good idea col!! and YUMMMMM!!! I got my love of icecream from YOU and i should thank you for it every single day!

Chelsea said...

this post is still making me laugh. because its so true. you "think" you are being healthy, but really when you throw on 5 lbs of chocolate (like i do) you reeeeally arent. Love it and the girls $8 cup! Question is... how much was yours!!!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I can't ever decide which toppings, I want them more than the yogurt. My cup never remains low cal!

Breezy said...

I can't believe that once I finally leave town a TCBY opens up!!! What the heck?! Good thing there are froyo places on every corner in Boston.....

ps. I agree on Colin's comment....or maybe it's just a family story, your call

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