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16 Handles Aims to Win in Frozen Yogurt Consolidation

April 24, 2013

The Street

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Up and coming frozen yogurt chain, 16 Handles believes that it has what it takes to be successful in the crowded industry.
Founder and CEO Solomon Choi opened the first store in Manhattan's trendy East Village in 2008. It now has 37 locations across six states through franchising. It plans to more than double that amount by the end of 2014.

16 Handles has some big shoes to fill though. Frozen yogurt sales topped $760 million in 2012 with TCBY, Red Mango and Pinkberry controlling half of the industry, according to IBISWorld.

IBISWorld forecasts that while industry will see 4.2% growth in revenue over the five years between 2012 and 2017, margins are eroding, given the rising cost of milk, consumers' finicky preferences and competition.

Choi is optimistic about the company's prospects. He says 16 Handles was actually the first store to implement the popular self-serve model whereby customers create their own frozen dessert by pulling the "handle" of one of the store's 16 daily flavors. Self-serve models now make up the largest segment of frozen yogurt stores (at just under 40%).

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NYC’s 9 Best Frozen Yogurt Shops

April 29, 2013


Go ahead, indulge. The weather’s getting warmer and you’re running out of excuses, anyway. Tangier and lighter than that radioactive-colored stuff you got as a kid, today’s FroYo is more sophisticated and flavorful than ever. Grab a spoon and enjoy the healthier way to chill out – these are your best bets for frozen yogurt in New York City. Now, go on – you’re all out of excuses. By Yvo Sin.

16 Handles - With multiple locations across the East Coast, 16 Handles has made an impact on the frozen yogurt scene with its self-serve model. With sixteen kosher-certified flavors and and a ton of toppings to make it your own, there’s hardly a better way to celebrate frozen yogurt month.

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New York City’s Hands-On Hot Spots

February 13, 2013

The Daily Meal

Deciding from more than 23,000 options can be daunting even for a local, but some of the Big Apple’s digs are so distinct that they shouldn't be missed. The latest trend in the city? Well, let's just say selfservice is the new black.

While every local has their favorite pizzeria, sushi stop, or frozen yogurt takeout joint, hands-on dining and drinking spots where customers participate in the experience are worth a visit. In a single day-trip visitors can cook their own hibachi, top their frozen yogurt, concoct an original cocktail, and sing with Broadway stars over drinks.

Start with Japanese barbecue at Gyu-Kaku where you are the chef, followed by drinks at Ward III, where you can name your own cocktail to be created. For dessert there is 16 Handles for self-serve yogurt, and Murdered by the Mob's riffs on the traditional dinner theater shouldn’t be missed.

In the mood for a cooking class? Then Miette Culinary Studio is the place for themed menus or AOA Bar and Grill for learning how to make pizza. So next time you’re headed to the big city, get your hands dirty at one of these interactive dining destinations.

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16 Handles Launches Holiday Flavors

November 30, 2012

The Daily Meal

Environmentally-friendly frozen yogurt chain 16 Handles, which has 28 locations across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and Florida, has rolled out a couple of new flavors just in time for the holidays.

Available only for the month of December, fat-free frozen yogurt in eggnog and peppermint stick flavors will join the rotating roster of options at the chain’s locations, which launched in 2008 and is best known for introducing self-serve frozen yogurt to New York City. After filling up your cup, you can then top it up with a wide variety of fruit, nuts, candies, cakes, sauces, and other toppings.

"Eggnog and Peppermint Stick are both iconic flavors of the holiday season, so we decided to bring them back to our handles to help frozen yogurt fans say cheers to the most wonderful time of the year. Enjoy them before the 'handles' run out," said Solomon Choi, 16 Handles founder.

The chain also is committed to being eco-friendly, and uses biodegradable packaging and spoons. Each store also plants 16 trees every day, with more than 87,000 new trees planted to date.

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Kilo, 16 Handles, and Cyclo All Certified Open

August 30, 2012


1) Hell's Kitchen: The latest wine bar to open in Hell's Kitchen is Kilo, which Zagat reports is now open. Open nightly at 4:30 p.m., the kitchen stays open till midnight, offering a menu of small plates like gnocchi, meatballs, and salads, plus cheese and a couple of larger, shareable plates. Status: Certified Open; 857 Ninth Ave., (212) 707-8770 .

2) Murray Hill: A new location of the frozen yogurt chain 16 Handles has opened, pcsvtBee reports. The hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Status: Certified Open; 428 Third Ave.

3) Long Island City: The owners of Queens Thai restaurant TUK TUK have opened a Vietnamese restaurant, according to DNAinfo. Called Cyclo, the restaurant serves pho, salads, banh mi, bo luc loc and more. Status: Certified Open; 5-51 47th Ave. at Vernon, (718) 786-8309.

4) Williamsburg: A few tipsters write in to note that Ramen Yebisu had its soft opening earlier this week. Yakitori Totto alum Akira Kiratsuka is serving up Sapporo-style ramen. Cash only. Status: Soft Open; 126 N 6th St., (718) 782-1444.

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Let’s Just Call It Fro-Yo York

August 15, 2012


People, this is getting ridiculous: Doesn't everyone know that frozen yogurt isn't real food? That it's merely cobbled together out of skinny-jeans dreams and whipped air? Evidently not: Zagat has it that Über-popular 16 Handles

is on the march, out to feed the frozen-dessert slobbering masses in Murray Hill, Soho, and the West Village. And here we'd started thinking un-frozen yogurt was the only dairy threat these days.

SoulCycle Owner Julie Rice Finds Bliss at 16 Handles

December 07, 2012

New York Magazine

As any of her cult followers will attest, Julie Rice, co-founder and co-CEO of SoulCycle, is obsessed with happiness through spinning. But a little-known fact: She's almost as passionate about sweets. Rice cops to having a dietary duality: lots of vegetables paired with "a ton" of sugar. "My whole life is about snacking," the 42-year-old mother of two tells Grub Street. "My husband says if I were a superhero, my name would be the Nibbler." Read all about her chocolate-drizzled Pop Chips, concession stand candy, and incredible quantity of frozen yogurt in this week's New York Diet.

Friday, November 30
Three weeks before my 41st birthday, I snuck in another baby; now, besides my 7-year-old, Phoebe, I have a 19-month old, Parker. So, naturally, coffee starts between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. It's always the same: coffee from Porto Rico or Ninth Street Espresso, with Sweet 'n Low and almond milk. Parker says "button" and presses start.

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Is Snapchat the Next Frontier for Marketers?

January 02, 2013


In what may be a first for the platform, a New York frozen yogurt chain is leveraging Snapchat for a promotion that presents users with a coupon that self-destructs within 10 seconds.

The idea came about when the chain — 16 Handles — noted that a lot of its young users were using their Snapchat handles to interact on social media. The program works like this: If you snap a pic of you or your friends at a 16Handles location tasting one of their flavors, you can send it to

Love16Handles on Snapchat. In return, you'll get a coupon for anywhere from 16% to 100% off on your purchase. You have 10 seconds to let the cashier scan the coupon, though.

Obviously, 16 Handles could have run a standard promo in which it sent a coupon in return for a photo. Jarrod Walpert, director of marketing for 16 Handles, says this adds an element of novelty. "It's a litmus test," Walpert says. "Our core user is a Snapchat user."

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One to Watch: 16 Handles

February 20, 2013


The Big Apple’s first self-serve frozen-yogurt concept may be a New York City brand, but it has its roots planted on the West Coast. Founder Solomon Choi learned the quick-service ropes while working for a gelato concept in his native California.

“That’s how my exposure to frozen desserts started in 2005,” he says. “But I began to notice an increase in the popularity of frozen yogurt. The idea for a self serve came from a family friend.” That friend operated America’s Cup in

Costa Mesa. “It was a one-unit neighborhood gem started in 1988,” Choi says. “I reached out and said, ‘I don’t want to spy, and I won’t open a store near you if you teach me how to do this.’”

Choi learned the business, but decided the frozen-yogurt market in California was too crowded. “Dessert is a great platform—very social and fun,” he says. “I had the idea to turn it into a lifestyle brand, but I couldn’t do that in Southern California.”

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16 Handles Toasts Holiday Tradition with December LTOs

November 30, 2012


16 Handles toasts holiday tradition with the return of two limited-edition flavors: Eggnog and Peppermint Stick. Both flavors, offered in a limited holiday run, will be available for the month of December at 16 Handles.

16 Handles’ seasonal Eggnog flavor offers a nonfat take on a beloved winter beverage that is steeped in holiday tradition. The flavor fuses the creamy taste of Eggnog with perfect hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. It pairs well with a number of toppings including Apple Pie Crumble and white chocolate

sauce. Nonfat Peppermint Stick offers a wintry cool sensation that packs a minty bite reminiscent of the “candy cane” treat many of us grew up with during the holidays. The flavor pairs well with dark chocolate sauce and 16 Handles' new Cool Peppermint Bark micro-batch topping, available for a limited time at participating locations.
As with all 16 Handles’ flavors, both Eggnog and Peppermint Stick are Kosher certified and carry The National Yogurt Association’s seal of approval.

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16 Handles Dishes Up Limited Time American Apple Pie Flavor

November 12, 2012


16 Handles announces the return of a seasonal favorite: American Apple Pie, a limited edition frozen yogurt crafted with all the flavor and tradition associated with Thanksgiving.

With American Apple Pie 16 Handles dishes up a nonfat frozen yogurt take on a cherished seasonal dessert. The flavor fuses orchard apples and “cinnamony-goodness” with hints of buttery crust. It pairs well with a number of toppings including just crumb cake crumbs and caramel sauce.

As with all 16 Handles flavors, American Apple Pie is Kosher certified and carries The National Yogurt Association’s seal of approval.

“American Apple Pie is an iconic holiday dessert that appeals to everyone—from the young to the young at heart,” says Solomon Choi, 16 Handles founder and CEO. “We love to bring back this limited-edition flavor each year because it conjures up memories of good times with family and friends, and it makes the holidays that much more delicious!”

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Q&A: Solomon Choi, CEO, 16 Handles Frozen Yogurt Franchise

June 11, 2012

Frozen yogurt continues to be a hot industry and all signs point toward continued growth as we head into the warmer days of summer. In honor of National Frozen Yogurt Month, which takes place each June, we spoke with Solomon Choi, founder of 16 Handles, to find out what’s sizzling hot in the world of one of America’s coolest snacks and desserts – Fro-Yo!

What’s trending in the frozen yogurt/ confection industry?
The self-serve business model continues to dominate. More QSR/food-focused concepts are realizing that when you bring the guest into the experience magic happens. Today it’s all about letting guests choose what they want how they want it.

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We Try the New Flavor, Mocha Java Chip, from 16 Handles

February 22, 2013

Serious Eats

I thought I was a java fiend before I moved to New York. But if there was any doubt then, there certainly isn't now, as my daily coffee intake has rocketed to dizzying heights in the Empire State. If there's one universal truth about me and my fellow espresso guzzlers, it's this: we coffee lovers hold out hope for all things coffee-flavored. We want them to blow our java-craving minds with how true the flavor is to the art of brew. 16 Handles recently released a new flavor, Mocha Java Chip, that touts the addition of "fresh,

micro-ground coffee beans." Sure enough, there they were, studded in my (less than gracefully) swirled fro-yo. The coffee element was reminiscent of my pour-over from earlier in the morning, and the grounds added tiny moments of sharp, roasted coffee bean flavor. As taken aback as I was by this, the most impressive part was what the coffee grounds did for the chocolate flavor.

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New Flavor at 16 Handles: American Apple Pie

November 13, 2012

Serious Eats

I think I might be a 16 Handles believer. I had never even been inside the trendy weigh-it-and-buy-it frozen yogurt chain that now boasts 12 locations (with more on the way) in New York City alone when Sweets editor Carrie asked me to check out the return of their fall flavor American Apple Pie. Now, don't get the wrong impression. I harbor no ill will towards frozen

yogurt; like Carrie, I grew up on Tasti-D-Lite and continue to indulge on hot summer days. I don't see fro-yo as a substitute for rich, dense, calorie-heavy ice cream, but rather as a delightful addition to the pantheon of frozen desserts.

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Model Wall: Andreea Diaconu

October 24, 2012


How do you say hello where you’re from? “Salut.” What is your Starbucks order? Frappucino light, soy cappuccino, or orange-ginger tea during the winter. What are you wearing right now? Stella McCartney pants, Isabel Marant sweater, and a YSL tote filled with my Adidas by Stella gear.

The places you always visit in New York: Koreatown. Juice Press. 16 Handles. Favorite destination you have traveled to so far: Cape Town, South Africa. Where would you like to go on your next vacation? Kenya. What is the best advice (professional or personal) you’ve ever been given? Sleep on it, and use an eyelash curler.

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New York City Happily Drowning in Fro-Yo

June 08, 2013

The Wall Street Journal

Suppose, like school buddies Gregg Heubach and Josh Heller, you are young, ambitious, armed with a fresh master's in real-estate finance from NYU and have some serious dough to invest. Where would you start? Messrs. Heubach and Heller have a genius idea. Wait for it…self-serve

frozen yogurt. This spring, the two opened Off the Wall yogurt shops in Chelsea and Union Square, complete with a launch party featuring vodka-root-beer fro-yo. July will bring a new store to Times Square. Next stop: Brooklyn.

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16 Handles Continues Expansion With Four New Stores

August 14, 2012


Some folks have complained about the crazy amount of frozen yogurt stores taking over Manhattan, but those folks really should just go and get themselves some soft serve. Mini-chain 16 Handles has just announced expansion plans, with three new stores in the works. They will join the just-opened Chelsea location, which recently started to dish out frozen treats on Eighth Avenue and 19th Street. A branch will open by the end of august in

Murray Hill (428 Third Avenue) followed by a SoHo outpost between Prince and Spring in October. A West Village location is also in the works, that one will be at 245 Bleecker Street and will open in November. These will join the 26 shops that are currently open in five states - say what you will but people clearly want some fro-yo action!

Win a Year of Free Fro-Yo at New 16 Handles Flagship

December 14, 2012


Attention, fro-yo addicts: tomorrow, 16 Handles is opening a new, 1,500-sq. ft. flagship store in SoHo with 16 (!) rotating flavors and a fully-loaded toppings bar. To celebrate the new space - which will surely be a hot spot among neighborhood fashionistas - the store is giving away one year of free yogurt to the first 16 people who visit. If you're one of those people who pops

into 16 Handles after SoulCycle class every day, this could just be your Powerball. In order to be eligible, you have to check in on Foursquare and show the cashier your phone at check-out (240 Lafayette St.).

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Ink customers making their mark: 16 Handles

October 31, 2011


One Minute Lesson | Ink from Chase

August 05, 2013


16 Handles on Fox & Friends!

July 17, 2012

FOX Friends

16 Handles on Channel 7 ABC

September 09, 2008


Very Appetizing: 16 Handles

February 02, 2011

NYC Media

16 Handles Sizzle Reel

June 29, 2013

16 Handles

Mashies – Rising Star Winner

October 10, 2013


16 Handles claims a win at the Online Marketing awards known as the Mashies presented by Mashable.

Mashies 2013 Winner for Rising Star is 16 Handles for the marketing campaign titled Snappy New Year which sent coupons to customers through the social media platform SnapChat.

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America’s Obsession with Fro-Yo

June 28, 2013



November 01, 2013

CNN Money

Chase Ink Commercial

June 01, 2014

Chase Ink

Bloomberg TV: New York’s Market for Cold Treats

May 27, 2014

Bloomberg TV

Fox & Friends Weekend: Frozen Yogurt Month

June 01, 2014

Fox & Friends Weekend

Fox Business – Varney & Co: International Expansion

June 09, 2014

Fox Business - Varney & Co.

Fios1 News: We all scream for frozen yogurt

Fios 1 News

FiOS1 News takes a look at the popular snack to celebrate National Frozen Yogurt Month. 16 Handle' CFO, Alex Choi, demonstrates the "perfect swirl" and guests share how they flaunt their flavor!

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PIX11 News: Refreshing Smoothies from 16 Handles

August 20, 2014

PIX11 News: NYC

Bloomberg TV – International Expansion

August 29, 2014

Bloomberg TV - Street Smart

Fox & Friends Weekend: Fro-Yo Hot Cocoa

December 13, 2014

Fox & Friends Weekend

PIX11: Fro-Yo Hot Cocoa

December 24, 2014


America’s 13 Best Frozen Yogurt Chains

August 08, 2015

The Daily Meal

Founded in 2008, 16 Handles is big on expression, encouraging people to "flaunt their flavor" and personality, all while keeping it eco-friendly. Their flavors are kosher-certified, fat-free, and packed with protein and calcium. They use cornstarch spoons and biodegradable cups, and they partner with Trees for the Future, planting 16 trees a day. The chain offers more than 75 flavors, feature 16 on tap that rotate daily, along with more than 50 toppings, including Cap’n Crunch, crushed Snickers, cheesecake bites, and crumb cake crumbs. Their head chef, Robynne Maii, works to introduce new gourmet ideas, like their Artisan collection with yogurts like Tahitian vanilla and toppings like bananas Foster chips. Other flavors include caramel popcorn, cinnamon doughnut, cotton candy, eggnog, green tea vanilla, and New York cheesecake. In a 83-gram serving, their original tart flavor contains 90 calories, 0 grams fat, and 15 grams of sugar.

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The FroYo Mogul: Solomon Choi of 16 Handles on Building a Dessert Franchise Phenomenon

August 12, 2015

The FroYo Mogul: Solomon Choi of 16 Handles on Building a Dessert Franchise Phenomenon

Success in business depends on coming to market with the right product, at the right time, in the right place. It’s not an easy trick to pull off — though Solomon Choi made it look easy.

In 2008, the former restaurant entrepreneur moved from Los Angeles to New York to create 16 Handles, the city’s first self-serve frozen yogurt brand. The concept caught fire immediately, and has since grown to 40 locations throughout the East Coast, with three locations set to open next month in Saudi Arabia.

Choi took notice of the frozen dessert market after visiting America’s Cup Yogurt in Costa Mesa — a thriving self-serve operation run by a friend of his named Steve Song. After three months spent learning the business from Song, Choi left California to create a brand of his own.

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10 Frozen Yogurt Toppings That Are Worth Your Money, Ranked

May 26, 2015

Huffington Post

For some, a trip to a frozen yogurt shop is a lighter way to satisfy a sweet tooth. For others, it's basically a visit to a build-your-own-sundae bar.

With options that are endless, piling on loads of toppings comes at a price. Which made us wonder: which options provide the most bang for your buck? We reached out to 16 Handles, a well-known frozen yogurt shop with locations across the east coast, to inquire about the most popular toppings at their franchises. We measured 0.6 ounces (a rather unscientific amount, just because it looked good in pictures) of each topping to determine which of the most popular treats had the highest volume or number of individual pieces.

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The 9 People Everyone Hates at 16 Handles

June 17, 2015

Spoon University

Ah, 16 Handles, the frozen yogurt chain which so many of us love. It lets you enter a real life Willy Wonka factory and perfectly hits the spot when you need to fulfill those sweet tooth cravings. However, there are always people who will threaten your 16 Handles experience, which you have been longing for all damn day. (Yes, daily trips are totally normal. You are not alone.)

Next time you pay a visit to 16 Handles, don’t let these people that everyone secretly hates ruin your experience.

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Skinnygirl™ Sparklers “Cool” Partnership with 16 Handles

August 25, 2015

PR Web

Following the successful launch of the Skinnygirl™ Sparklers line, Bethenny Frankel and AriZona Beverages is partnering with 16 Handles to create a limited edition Skinnygirl™ Sorbet.

Fans of the sparkling water will now be able to enjoy it as a light and refreshing treat on one of the frozen yogurt chain’s 16 Handles. Skinnygirl™ Sorbet will be available in the most popular of the Skinnygirl™ Sparklers flavors, Strawberry Lemonade. At only 20 calories and 5.5 grams of sugar per serving the sorbet is fat free and vegan friendly.

Bethenny Frankel, founder of Skinnygirl™, says of the partnership, “I am thrilled to be partnering with 16 Handles to turn Strawberry Lemonade Skinnygirl™ Sparkler into an entirely new experience of low cal sweet snacking for the Skinnygirl™ fanbase.”

16 Handles CE-yo Solomon Choi adds, “We are thrilled to have come up with a flavor that fans of both brands will truly love. It’s refreshing, tangy and sweet, a marriage made in fro-yo heaven.”

Strawberry Lemonade Skinnygirl™ Sorbet will be available at most 16 Handles locations for a limited time only beginning August 27th.

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16 Handles Launches ‘Oh My, Pumpkin Pie’

September 24, 2015

The Daily Meal

There is some creamy competition in town that will have you saying, “Oh My, Pumpkin Pie.”

16 Handles is launching a brand new pumpkin frozen yogurt and it’s unlike any other pumpkin soft serve. The Artisan creation is made at 16 Handles creamery with real pumpkin, spices and actual bits of freshly baked graham cookies. It’s as if the popular fro-yo chain took your grandmother’s classic homemade pumpkin pie recipe and turned it into a creamy frozen yogurt treat.

16 Handles founder/CEO Solomon Choi says, “We know pumpkin’s popular and we got tired of tasting all the artificial flavorings out there. Nobody could get pumpkin right – so we decided to perfect it!”

The team worked closely with their chef to create the best tasting pumpkin flavor on the market. “Compare ‘Oh my, Pumpkin Pie’ to any of our competitors and I guarantee you’ll be coming back for more!,” says Choi.

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16 Handles Opens in the Middle East

October 28, 2015

Restaurant News

16 Handles is proud to announce the opening of three new locations in Saudi Arabia. This is part of a development deal that calls for 150 stores to open in the Mideast over the next 10 years. 16 Handles founder/CEO Solomon Choi says “the Middle East is a great opportunity for the company to bring frozen yogurt to a year-round hot climate. Right now as much of the US is starting to feel the Fall weather set in, temperatures in Saudi Arabia are hovering in the 100’s during the day. What better way to cool off than a cool treat?”

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Fox Business – Varney & CO: Middle East Grand Openings

November 23, 2015

Fox Business Varney & Co.

CNBC – 16 Handles on The Profit with Marcus Lemonis

February 05, 2016


Marcus Lemonis and Mr. Green Tea visit the 16 Handles office to discuss a flavor collaboration on The Profit. Click through to watch an extended preview of the episode on CNBC's website.

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Digiday – How 16 Handles Scoops Out Good Content on Snapchat

February 18, 2016


FroYo monger 16 Handles was on Snapchat back when most adults assumed it was for sexting.

Back in 2013, 16 Handles asked Snapchat users to snap them a photo of them tasting its yogurt in exchange for a coupon. (Users had to open the snap at the register since it would disappear in 10 seconds.) The effort was heralded as the first brand to use the app.

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May 25, 2016

Food Insider – We Tried Galaxy-Themed Fro-Yo From 16 Handles

July 24, 2018

Food Insider

Food Insider tries the galaxy-themed desserts from our summertime pop-up, Sugalips, at 16 Handles' location in the East Village.

Wall Street Journal – Dessert Chain Tries New Twist on Treats

July 28, 2018

Wall Street Journal

16 Handles launches a summertime pop-up, Sugalips, at its first East Village store, introducing the "Galaxy Cone," an Instagrammable concoction of fro-yo, cotton candy, and rock candy.

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VegNews – 16 Handles Debuts Vegan Cashew Milk Soft Serve

January 16, 2019


16 Handles is first-to-market with a proprietary, all natural cashew milk soft serve to launch our vegan initiative in 2019.

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One Green Planet – 16 Handles Has New Vegan Fro-Yo Flavors!

January 16, 2019

One Green Planet

16 Handles launches its 2019 vegan line with Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle made with cashew milk in Jaunuary.

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Bake Mag – DO, Cookie Dough Confections Partners with 16 Handles

April 03, 2019

Bake Mag

NYC's favorite cookie dough bakery collaborates with NYC's favorite soft-serve shop to bring their vegan cookie doughs to the 16 Handles toppings bar.

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Empathize It Podcast – 16 Handles CEO Solomon Choi

April 04, 2019

Empathize It Podcast

The Empathize It podcast hosts a conversation with Solomon Choi , Founder and CEO of 16 Handles, about building the largest frozen yogurt chain on the East Coast, serving customers with the best experiences, and the real driver to success as an entrepreneur.

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PETA – The Best Frozen Yogurt Chains

July 24, 2019


PETA recognizes 16 Handles as the number one frozen yogurt chain with a "Grade A" thanks to options like soy and cashew-based soft serves.

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16 Handles Partners with Wicked on Broadway

October 21, 2019

Restaurant News

16 Handles launches two new flavors in partnership with Wicked to celebrate the beloved musical's Sweet 16 years on Broadway.

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VegNews – 16 Handles Debuts Vegan Oat Milk Soft Serve

February 18, 2020


16 Handles launches its latest line of vegan soft serve, now made with the industry's top-trending and best-loved ingredient: oat milk!

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Bootstrapped: In The Trenches- Interview with Solomon Choi

August 18, 2020

Bootstrapped: In the Trenches Podcast

Founder and CEO Solomon Choi speaks about his history, the future of 16 Handles, and evolving the company during and after COVID-19.

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A Running List of New Restaurants That Opened in New York City

October 08, 2020


16 Handles' newest location is featured on Eater along with other notable restaurants that have opened in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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16 Handles Opens Tribeca Location With New Retail Model

October 09, 2020

Restaurant News

16 Handles has opened a new location in Tribeca, marking an exciting foray into both a prominent Manhattan neighborhood and a smaller-footprint retail model designed to best serve the brand’s customers and franchisees alike in a changing market.

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New Kid on the Block: 16 Handles

October 09, 2020

Tribeca Citizen

Neighborhood blog Tribeca Citizen interviews Neil Hershman, franchisee at the new 16 Handles location on Chambers Street.

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Desire is Never the Mistake

December 16, 2020

New York Times Modern Love Podcast

It was a sweet surprise to hear 16 Handles featured in the introduction to the latest episode of the New York Times' 'Modern Love,' one of our favorite podcasts! The story opens on the steps of what is now our Williamsburg location, and it ends a few years later as the narrator returns to find 16 Handles, enjoying her fro-yo as a "sweet reminder of love—how one can never get enough." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Listen to Meg Christman's tiny love story in "Desire is Never the Mistake" via Modern Love.

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