Sweet Charlie’s, a “rolled ice cream and yogurt” concept, has secured a lease for its first Atlanta franchise, at 3872 Roswell Road in the Buckhead Court shopping center, the Philadelphia-based company Thursday in a press release announced.
Sweet Charlie’s, the brainchild of 19-year-old entrepreneur Kyle Billig, could start serving its Thai-inspired rolled ice cream late spring 2017.
“We’re incredibly excited to debut our first Sweet Charlie’s franchise in Atlanta,” Billig said in the release.
“For us, it’s not just about serving ice cream; it’s about creating a revolution through new ways of making ice cream and flavors that customers love.”
Sweet Charlie’s combines rolled ice cream with “modern American showmanship,” serving a base of either ice cream, nonfat yogurt, or the company’s “Nada-Moo” vegan option, followed by a cup or one of Sweet Charlie’s oven-baked glazed donuts, and added flavors and toppings.
Each ice cream or frozen yogurt at Sweet Charlie’s is made to order on a surface that is below 20 degrees. Because the surface is so cold, very small ice crystals are formed quickly, eliminating the need to add stabilizers, emulsifiers and preservatives, according to the release.