Popbar, the maker of customizable popGelato, popSorbetto and YogurtPops, founded in New York City in 2010, has signed a multi-unit franchising agreement with Kaydar Enterprises Inc, owned by Miami residents Clifford and Shannon Mays. The development will focus on the broader Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach areas of Florida.
Miami will become the third American city with Popbar shops, joining Anaheim, California and the original store in Manhattan’s West Village. Beyond the United States, Popbar’s international presence has been established in Jakarta, Indonesia; Torreon, Mexico; and Edmonton, Canada. New openings are also scheduled for Seoul, South Korea, and Moscow, Russia.
Flavors range from classic vanilla, chocolate and coffee to unusual and exotic offerings such as passion fruit, blood orange and green tea, as well as seasonal treats which include mango, kiwi, and pumpkin pie. Each Popbar can be dipped and topped to the customer’s liking. Other products include Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Popaccino, nut spreads, and Poppings to Go, Popbar’s signature Poppings enrobed in chocolate.
The company was founded four years ago by Reuben Ben Jehuda, who grew up eating gelato in his hometown of Milan, Italy, and Daniel Yaghoubi, who acquired pop-making skills as a youngster in Hamburg, Germany. Both brought together their passion for authentic, all-natural, gluten-free, low- sugar, low-fat frozen treats, and created a brand that currently features 40 rotational flavors.