A national frozen yogurt chain that's rapidly expanding is eyeing a storefront somewhere in Melrose, although they don't have a specific location yet.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt's website touts the franchise's 151 stores open nationwide and 92 coming soon. Among the locations listed as coming soon is Melrose.
In an email, Meredith Lynn, Orange Leaf's director of public relations, wrote that "our franchisee that has reserved the Melrose market is in active pursuit of a location, but nothing is final as of now. We do, however, plan to have a lease agreement soon and be open within the year."
There's one Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt store open in Massachusetts, in Andover. Melrose is among 13 Massachusetts stores listed as coming soon.
Orange Leaf has rapidly expanded, , which reported that last year Orange Leaf had 48 stores and now with current and future stores this year is expected to top 200.
The chain offers customizable self-serve frozen yogurt, with customers filling up a 16 or 24-ounce cup—waffle cone optional—at the machines dispensing 16 flavors of froyo, then topping it off with various candy and fruit toppings that are available.