Through her travels, Frances Bachmann noticed frozen yogurt shops were popping up everywhere and she realized Warwick did not have one.
Location was key and when she and her husband, Dr. Vahan Bachmann, learned space was available at the former Sweetbriar’s chocolate shop at 26 Railroad Ave. in the Grappa courtyard, they knew they had found the perfect location.
On Friday, April 10, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined owner Bachmann and her staff for the grand opening of Friyo Yogurt Café and Fine Chocolates.
With the help of their son Kenneth, Bachmann and her husband choose the name Friyo.
The Spanish word for cold is frio. And in a play on words, “yo” could represent yogurt and the combination translate as cold yogurt.
“My husband and I went on a quest in search of the healthiest, best tasting, most natural product on the market,” said Bachmann. “The result was that our frozen yogurt is all organic, gluten free, made with real fruit juices, and is kosher along with vegan and non dairy options.”
Bachmann added that all of their premium chocolates are also kosher, gluten-free, and most importantly, delicious.
“We offer only the best gastronomical delights,” she said.
Their long-term goal is to make Friyo a franchise and the Warwick location would become the flagship of the chain.
“When we took the space,” said Bachmann, “a concept was born. We created a unique environment reminiscent of Serendipity in New York City; a frozen yogurt café where people gather, enjoy a frozen yogurt, a chocolate treat or perhaps a cappuccino, and relax.”
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