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Posted February 9, 2011

Orange Leaf Self Serve Frozen Yogurt will hold a weekend long grand opening and Katy Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on February 18-21 during business hours. The ribbon cutting will be held on Mon., Feb. 21 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Planned for the weekend are free yogurt samples, special discounts, and food from local restaurants to sample. Activities for kids include face painting, games and crafts. Rodeo tickets will be given away to guests throughout the weekend that includes tickets for Kid Rock, Janet Jackson, Selena Gomez, KISS and Rascal Flatts and more.

Orange Leaf is co-owned by four couples that know each other through working relationships. The couple and family responsible for operating this store in the Villagio Town Center live in Katy. In addition to running a full-time business, Mark and Dara Sleeper are parents of four children and also hold down full-time day jobs in Houston. Dara said it has been her husband’s dream to open his own business.

“Mark always wanted to open up his own business for families to enjoy,” says Dara. “He also felt owning a shop like this would be good for our family as well. It is good for them to learn what it takes to own a business, and develop a good work ethic.”

The Sleepers also enjoy being able to offer a place for teenagers to work and learn about the business. They have already become involved in the Katy community and have participated in events at the YMCA, school fund raisers, and local mother’s groups. They look to expand by offering a comfortable and inviting place for groups to gather. Beverages including coffee are available as well as Wi-Fi, kids play area, and televisions with Wii.

With 71 stores across the country, Orange Leaf separates itself from other self-serve yogurt shops by the quality of yogurt as well as the variety of toppings. Orange Leaf boasts of its 16 different flavors and numerous toppings. The latest toppings are Girl Scout cookies and others include seasonal fresh fruit, gummies, candy hearts, chocolate, and nuts to name a few.

Orange Leaf is located in the Villagio Town Center, 22756 Westheimer Parkway, Suite 120 at the corner of Peek Road and Westheimer Parkway. Hours are Sunday – Thursday, 12 – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Visit www.orangeleafyogurt.com for more information. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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