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Mr. Yogato | July 1, 2008

One of my favorite deserts out there is Korean-style frozen yogurt. There recently have been many new fro-yo shops riding off of the success of the Pinkberry chain in LA and NYC. One of these is Mr. Yogato which had its grand opening this past Saturday (June 28) in Dupont. Mr. Yogato carries 19, non-fat yogurt flavors like mango, mojito, and black cherry which is rotated and served 4 at a time. They also offer 30 different dry and fruit toppings.

Sounds strikingly similar other copycat fro-yo shops, but Mr. Yogato stands out from the rest because of the fun atmosphere the employees create. The storefront is very tiny and there was a substantial line when we got there, but it moves pretty quickly (especially when they pass out free samples while you wait!). Here are other things they do to keep things interesting:

Rules of Yogato

  1. If Mr. Roboto comes over the speaker system and you sing along,
    you get 10% off yogurt.
  2. Try your luck with a trivia question. Get it right for 10% off, but get it wrong and 10% is added.
  3. If you will wear a yogato stamp on your head, you get 20% off.
  4. If you can recite the Stirling battlefield speech from Braveheartin a great scottish accent, you get 10% off yogurt.
  5. Order a yogurt for 30 consecutive days and we’ll name a flavor after you.
  6. If a customer suggests a topping or flavor which is then adopted, that customer receives a 5% discount for life.
  7. If anyone can stump Steve on trivia regarding Seinfeld or “The Rock,” 10% off yogurt.
  8. Anyone wearing a kickball uniform and has played hard (evidenced by dirt on their knees) will receive an automatic 10% off yogurt.

We ventured into Dupont on Sunday after our kickball game and the BF got a stamp on his forehead. With both discounts, a medium with 3 toppings was $3.50. If we would have ordered in a Arnold Schwarzenegger voice it would have been even cheaper! Bargains are the best.

What we got: the original tangy with mochi, kiwi, and blackberries.

As Arnold would say, “I’ll be back.”

Mr. Yogato
1515 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3 Comments »

  1. Yay! I’m super excited about your blog! Now I really want frozen yogurt w/blackberries…

    Comment by Mallory — July 2, 2008 @ 3:35 am

  2. I love it. I think I may go there and try to stump Steve on Seinfeld trivia.

    Comment by Krissy — July 2, 2008 @ 3:41 am

  3. Love it. However, I think this post is lacking a shout-out to the original Pinkberry ripoff in the DC area – Reston’s own Iceberry. http://www.yelp.com/biz/iceberry-reston

    Comment by Lisa — July 2, 2008 @ 5:33 am


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