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upscale frozen dessert restaurant

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It's a good idea. Yeah.

  • Dec 23, 2008
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I like the idea behind Pinkberry: fresh frozen yogurt with very little sugar and some good toppings, like fresh fruits, candies, or chocolates. However, Pinkberry, in my opinion, is just way too overpriced. And for a long time, Pinkberry had just two flavors to choose from, neither of which was too appetizing, to me at least.

Thanks to Pinkberry, though, imitation yogurt places have been popping up everywhere. My favorite stores are ones where you self-serve everything, from yogurt to toppings, and they just weigh and charge by the ounce. The last time I went, the going rate seemed to be about $0.28 per ounce in my area, but I've seen as high as $0.36 in some places. Regardless, it puts you in control. If you want just a little yogurt but a ton of toppings, go for it. Like it the other way around? Yes.

However, Pinkberry is not this accommodating. Instead, you tell them what you like and it's up to them to decide how much raspberry topping you should receive. Want more? Sorry, you're out of luck.

I'll never forget my first time there. We were at the Century City Mall and I wanted tot ry it out. I got my order and was sufficiently dissatisfied. Let's just say when the guard at the cinemas told me I had to discard my yogurt, I was very pleased. I've been back a few times with friends, but it's still not my favorite place to go.

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December 23, 2008
How weird! I applied there just last week. I thought it sounded cute, but I actually never had any their products before. (Desperate for a job, much?)
December 23, 2008
Not my fave place either. I agree it's over-rated and over-priced.
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Quick Tip by . April 25, 2012
Watch the sneaky serving size. It's actually less healthy than you think.
Quick Tip by . June 07, 2010
Love the tart flavor of the custard.
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
I don't know what this is, but it looks fantastic.
Quick Tip by . May 22, 2010
over rated
review by . October 05, 2009
There is nothing bad I can say about Pinkberry, which is very Ironic since when I first had Pinkberry a couple of years ago, I thought that it was awful. It was more perhaps because everyone was making such a big deal about it. I thought it was a little nuts that people were hailing Pinkberry so much, when regular Golden Spoon is sooo yummy.       In the meantime, my body was going through a revelation of tastes. Another day, I tried Pinkberry again earlier this year …
Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
I'm pretty sure that there is some sort of illegal substance in Pinkberry fro yo, but I couldn't care less. I'm hopelessly addicted.
Quick Tip by . October 07, 2009
Pinkberry passion fruit is the perfect tart/sweet combo, and the texture is more like gelato, very thick and smooth.
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Pinkberry is a franchise of upscale frozen dessert restaurants headquartered in Los Angeles, California. There are currently 61 stores, mostly located in Southern California with thirteen in New York City.

The first store opened in January 2005 by Korean Americans Shelly Hwang and Young Lee.[1] The tart, frozen dessert has a groupie-like following who sometimes refer to it as "Crackberry"[1] (not to be confused with the BlackBerry, which has also been nicknamed the Crackberry). The company acknowledges its cult-like following by maintaining a "groupie corner" on its website. When the company was the subject of an American Express commercial for a new "Plum Card" aimed at mid-sized business owners in 2007, the commercial stated that "it's amazing how in just three years, [Hwang and Lee] created a cultural phenomenon".

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Cuisine: frozen yogurt
Attire: Casual

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