The hot trend of frozen yogurt continues to grow in York County.
During the last year, four frozen yogurt shops have opened in the area: Sweet Frog locations in York Township, Shrewsbury and Hanover, and Stop-N-Yo in Manchester Township.
In the next few weeks, another shop is set to open in the county. By early June, My Sweet Cup will open at 231 Pauline Drive in York Township, said co-owner Jessica Kaun.
Kaun, a Springettsbury Township resident, owns the business with her husband, Jason Kaun, and brother-in-law, Rob Kaun.
Though it's Jessica Kaun's first time owning a business, her husband owns The Spot Media Group, and her brother-in-law owns Signs by Tomorrow. Both of those businesses are based in Springettsbury Township.
The location for My Sweet Cup is ideal, Kaun said. Nestled in the South York Plaza anchored by Giant, the new frozen yogurt shop is near South York Cinemas, which charges $2.50 for most movie tickets.
"Customers can easily catch a movie and get some frozen yogurt. It's the perfect place for an inexpensive date night or family night," she said.
It's also less than a mile from Queensgate Towne Center, where Sweet Frog has a location. Though a line typically weaves outside that popular frozen yogurt shop, Kaun wasn't concerned about being close to the competition.
"It's close, but it's off of a different exit along (Interstate 83)," she said.
My Sweet Cup can also set itself apart with its variety and ambiance, she said.
With many servings at 100 calories or less, the new spot will offer many healthy options.
"But we'll have plenty of the chocolate and less healthy toppings too," Kaun said with a laugh.
The shop has six frozen yogurt machines that can accommodate 18 flavors, which will rotate often. A full buffet of toppings will also be offered.
"We're looking to have some healthier, organic fruits, some gluten-free and lactose-free options," she said.
She also hopes to expand My Sweet Cup's lineup to include soy-based yogurt to welcome vegan diets, she said.
The location itself is also a draw, Kaun said.
It's a really large space with ample seating, an area for high-top chairs and bar seating, a lounge area with a couch and outdoor seating, she said.
"It's a fun environment that will cater to a lot of different people," Kaun said.
That environment is still under construction, she said.
When it opens, My Sweet Cup will employ 12 to 15 workers and be open from noon to 10 p.m. daily.
"I'm very excited," Kaun said. "I don't know anyone who doesn't love frozen yogurt."