The first flagship store in London's Covent Garden is owned by a group of young Malaysian entrepreneurs.
London's first Tutti Frutti outlet was officially opened on Friday by Lord Powell who had served former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
The idea to open the frozen yoghurt store there was conceived by 19-year-old Amanda Nasim, who's in her final year studying Finance and Economics at York University.
She had pitched her proposal to Jay Kim, the founder of the frozen yoghurt retail chain at the Tutti Frutti International Convention in Los Angeles early this year on obtaining the master license to open a franchise in the UK."I gave a presentation on how we would do well in the UK, which locations we'll have and thats how they agreed. I think he saw that I had the energy, I proofed to him that even without an initial plan, that I can do it. You're gonna bring a brand into the UK, come on I'm 19 what do I know about bringing a brand in. It was a lot of hard work, team work the journey was good, it was fun, it was tiring, stressful but amazing," said Amanda, Founder & Director, Tutti Frutti UK.
Amanda roped in her 30-year-old brother Andy Nasim, businessman Hashraf Hashim, 29, and 31-year-old Ridzuan Nor, a director of an oil and gas company to establish Tutti Frutti UK.
11 other individuals from Malaysia contributed RM6 million as initial investment.
"Me and Andy at that time, for one month, we walked around London, looking for a place and pitching ideas and people just pushed us away, macam who are these guys? But Alhamdulillah we're here today," said Hashraf Hashim, Director, Tutti Frutti UK.
The four of them have big plans for the company which include opening up to 20 outlets in the UK by the end of next year.
"We want to try to be the official frozen yoghurt for the London Olympics and give us one year, we want to be visible in major cities in England, also in Glasgow, Scotland and Northern Ireland," add Ridzuan Nor, Director, Tutti Frutti UK.
"Moving forward, there are going to be kiosks, high street retail outlets and in shopping malls," said Director, Tutti Frutti UK, Andy Nasim.
The Tutti Frutti outlet in Covent Garden measuring 155 square meters is the biggest in the world.
It can fit up to 50 customers.
Source : ntv7
Sebenarnya bukan murah untuk membuka francais Frutti Tutti ( di US terkenal dengan nama Tutti Frutti) , berdasarkan maklumat dari Filipina untuk membuka francais di sana kosnya lebih kurang RM 480,000 makna separuh juta untuk membuka kedai yogurt ini dan maklumat ini ada dinyatakan dalam website Frutti Tutti Filipina tetapi website Malaysia tiada maklumat selengkap begini untuk membuka francis. Mungkin perlu buat temujanji untuk maklumat lebih lanjut.