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Pinkberry Plans Froyo Giveaway in Clarendon

by ARLnow.com August 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm 7,103 19 Comments

The new Pinkberry frozen yogurt store in Clarendon (pictured) is planning a post-work froyo giveaway on Thursday, one day before its planned opening.

Pinkberry will give out free samples from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. The store then plans to open to the public at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Offerings include 6 different flavors of frozen yogurt and numerous toppings.

The Clarendon Pinkberry will be the California-based chain’s third D.C.-area location.

  • KalashniKEV

    I’ve only been once… might have to head back and try a flavor other than “disgusting.”

    • TGEoA

      Ha!

  • CW

    On a serious note, how do these places plan to make it through the winter? South Block is offering burritos, oatmeal, etc. and Larry’s is doing breakfast and sandwiches. Red Mango already made it through one winter, but I feel that it’s going to be slim pickings for these yogurt-only places.

    • Southeast Ben

      Bart Scott replies, “Can’t Wait…” when asked about froyo in Arlington…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7KSkZxt_zo

    • Tre

      Global warming & inelastic cravings.

    • Eyeball Veins

      How does Baskin Robbins make it through the winter? I’m guessing the spring/summer makes them enough to get through the cold season.

      • Southeast Ben

        Aren’t they usually coupled with a Dunkin Donuts?
        Perhaps they rake in cash during the summer?
        Chic-fil-A is closed every Sunday (52 days/year) nearly two months.

        • Eyeball Veins

          Jesus doesn’t like you eating chicken on Sunday.

  • Pat

    Pinkberry definitely has curb appeal..as does Red Mango. At the end of the day I would rather support the local proprietor. I will continue to take my sweet tooth to Boccato. They have a warm comfortable feel. I love sitting outside on the milk crates with wood on top enjoying a scoop of Carambola.

    • CW

      Are franchisees not “local proprietor[s]”?

      Also, I’ve heard from many sources that the owner of Boccato is a raging jerk. I’ve not had personal experience. Confirm or deny?

      • Hutch

        confirmed

      • Not a fan

        Don’t know about the owner, but the staff could be a bit more hospitable. The last time I was there they refused to permit a woman to use the restroom and told her to go across the street to use the Whole Foods facilities instead. So she did…and when she came back to rejoin her companion (who had been served before she asked to use the bathroom) she brought back a single serving of ice cream purchased at Whole Foods and sat right there on the bench and ate it.

      • Scott Davis

        Anyone who has to deal with the general public on a daily basis usually becomes a jerk.

      • tom smart

        confirmed; will never go there again with my 14 year old. just utterly disgusting personality.

    • Scott Davis

      Just make sure you move your SUV-sized stroller over to one side.

  • kc

    I like free. I don’t like the crowds when things are free. Have a good time all.

  • CW

    Last night I saw the staff in training in there, all diligently observing and taking notes as their fro-yo sensei walked them through the detailed nuances of sampling the product.

    I will say that, regardless of anything else, that store appears to have a really, really nice interior.

    • LuvDusty

      I too saw the same scene that CW saw. I actually thought it looked a little weird–everyone dressed alike and sitting there listening to someone, I suppose the owner or a trainer.

      It gave me this eerie feeling, like somehow I don’t think it will be a friendly place.

      I too, prefer Boccato and it’s only 1 block away. Particularly love their Salted Caramel flavor..yum-eee.

      I don’t like Red Mango’s yogurt. I think it’s too “thick” in consistency and the taste of their tart flavor is not as good as Sweetgreen’s or even Freshii’s.

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