Have "self serve, soft serve" ice cream shops sprung up like weeds in your town?

Have "self serve, soft serve" ice cream shops sprung up like weeds in your town?

Bignuf Bignuf
Here, we have at least a dozen within a few miles (none are the same chain or related). You pick a cup up at the door, fill it from various flavor spigots, then choose from dozens of toppings, then weigh your creation. Price is by "weight" and by the time you are done, you can easily have a ten dollar bowl of ice cream and toppings!!! Do you have these places where you live?
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Yes, they are popping up all over.
FlashFuchsia , funluvinmama , GONE! , KittiezToyz , Alura Une , jr2012 , padmeamidala , Trysexual , Toy Fiend , JennSenn , purpledesert , kitty1949 , EmuLove , Ammo333 , Katelyn , Bignuf , vanilla&chocolate , CountryPrincess , Pink Lily , amazon , happywaffle34
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Yes, but we only have one or two...or a very few.
Rossie , Lildrummrgurl7 , MissCandyland , sunkissedJess , LavenderSkies , deltalima , indiglo , Living Doll , Gone (LD29) , shorejen9 , AwesomeAmanda , LovesAPoet
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No, have not seen any (yet).
Bleu , sweet*taste , K101 , SecondStory , Cowgirl-Cutie , Allstars316 , captainsgirl , Ansley , married with children , spiced , *Camoprincess*
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Never heard of this?
Real or memorex , PropertyOfPotter , Bleu , wwwww , Sammi , BlooJay , HostileUmbrella , GirlOnGirl , Sima-pusya , WhoopieDoo , Incendiaire , Avant-garde
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I need to open a franchise.
Other?
Ryuson , PeaceToTheMiddleEast
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Total votes: 58 (57 voters)
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Real or memorex Real or memorex
I have absolutely heard of this.
02/01/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
NO! But we need some! That sounds awesome!
02/01/2013
Bleu Bleu
No. I think I might have seen one but I am not sure. I don't like them, though. It's usually VERY overpriced.
02/01/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Yes! And I absolutely looooooove them.
02/01/2013
wwwww wwwww
No but I'd love to live near one. That sounds like fun.
02/01/2013
FlashFuchsia FlashFuchsia
Yeah, we have tons of those. At least one in every mall. Usually price for me is 8 bucks, and that's using light toppings.
02/02/2013
MissCandyland MissCandyland
Yes, they are popping up everywhere here. They charge almost $4 for a very small cup. It is ridiculous.
02/02/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
We have about 3 of them in my area. I love these places, but my only problem is that they should have different size bowls instead of one big one. That way you don't go topping crazy.
02/02/2013
indiglo indiglo
Honestly I'm not sure how many we have here, I know of 2 personally, but I don't go near malls or anything like that.

I really like the one I've gone to here. The ice cream is fantastic, they have really yummy flavors and the toppings are good. I sure wouldn't go all the time, but every now and then it's fun. I usually end up around $5, so it is definitely not the cheapest way to get ice cream!
02/02/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I haven't noticed, as I usually just buy it from the grocery store.
02/02/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
We have at least 40 self serve frozen yogurt bars, but zero soft serve icecream bars. I want an icecream one!
02/02/2013
HostileUmbrella HostileUmbrella
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Here, we have at least a dozen within a few miles (none are the same chain or related). You pick a cup up at the door, fill it from various flavor spigots, then choose from dozens of toppings, then weigh your creation. Price is by "weight" ...
these seems like such an interesting idea!
02/02/2013
sweet*taste sweet*taste
i LiVE IN ONE OF THE BiGGEST CiTIES iN THE COUNTRY, AND HAVEN'T HERD OF ONE! :C
02/02/2013
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Here, we have at least a dozen within a few miles (none are the same chain or related). You pick a cup up at the door, fill it from various flavor spigots, then choose from dozens of toppings, then weigh your creation. Price is by "weight" ...
I certainly hope they start poppin' up here! We have NOTHING like that. The only thing like that we have ever had was a TCBY or whatever inside a gas station years ago.
02/02/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
We have one, but it's been here for a while. No new ones as of yet.
02/02/2013
GONE! GONE!
Oh, there are quite a few near me. To be honest, as much as I like soft serve, I still view it as a cheap thing. If I wanted to pay ten bucks for ice cream I would buy some at the grocery store and a whole bottle of sprinkles.
02/02/2013
Cowgirl-Cutie Cowgirl-Cutie
Not really any new ones
02/02/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I haven't even heard of this!
02/02/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
No!! But I want some ice cream now!
02/02/2013
Alura Une Alura Une
I'm surprised we have as many self-serve ice cream and yogurt shops as we do in my town--we're not very big! I think we have at least five. They are mostly on the college side of our town.

At first I was a little hesitant to visit these rapidly appearing places--they all had too similar sounding names (Berry, berri, even a foreign language word for a berry in them!), all looked very trendy in the same ways. One of my favorite TCBY turned into an imitation of these self-serves! Weird! But then we started going to a self-serve near my house and I loved this one. It makes sense economically as less people have to run the shop. All you do is get a cup, fill it up with a combination of whatever you want, take it to the register! It's nice for a quiet person like me who likes a lot of toppings.

I recommend going to this sort of shop if you like going out for treats. If you don't know if you have one in your town, look it up online!
02/02/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
We only have one of those around here but I saw them everywhere when I was on vacation in downtown Chicago.
02/02/2013
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
Never heard of this?
02/02/2013
jr2012 jr2012
yes, a bunch! I have never gone to one though, because for some reason they aren't popping in my immediate vicinity (ie, walking distance!). Which is strange because I live in a city center....I bet it's just a matter of time!
02/02/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
We only have one frozen yogurt place that is run like that, that I know of. It's a bit expensive, but usually my husband, son, and I get out of there for about $10 - 12 total.
02/02/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Yes, one a block away and a few others in neighboring towns...only they are frozen yogurt, not ice cream. Must be a new biz plan going wild. Oddly they opened in winter too.
02/02/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
Only on self serve frozen yogurt place in my town.
02/02/2013
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
Never heard of these, but I'd be all about going to one!
02/02/2013
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
one about an hour from me and thats the closest. its very good and we have stopped there a couple of times when were in the city shopping.
02/02/2013
Toy Fiend Toy Fiend
They are popping up like weeds. I love them.
02/02/2013
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