RedMango faces off against PinkBerry!

red mango frozen yogurtRed Mango , a retail chain offering frozen yogurt treats, has gotten funded by Los Angles based Stone Canyon ventures, for an undisclosed amount, according to SoCalTech. Red mango just opened its first branch in Los Angeles, in July of 2007 (they have plans for 7 more). Based upon an image of hip health, the Red Mango chain started 5 years ago and has stores in New York, Nevada and Washington state.

But in Los Angeles is where it is going to get interesting! Here they go head to head with upstart Pink Berry. Pink Berry has fast become an LA icon - it is not uncommon to see lines 10-20 deep at some of their stores, waiting to get a scoop of their vanilla, and distinctive green tea.

In the Frozen Yogurt Face Off, Pink Berry is the slightly wounded champ, and the local favorite. Red Mango is the better bankrolled (for now) outside challenger.

1. Round one: Pink Berry becomes one of the hottest frozen yogurt stores. People who like the product (not all do - the taste is very different from the ice-cream like frozen yogurt we are used to), really love it.

2. Round two: A legal brouhaha ensues, as the California Food and Agriculture Code says that the concoction is not really “yogurt” so Pink Berry re-christen’s its food as “dessert”. Red Mango has taken pains to point out on its website that it “Meets National Yogurt Association Criteria for Live and Active Culture Yogurt”.

3. Round three: Red Mango joins the fray with a national reputation, and now local VC funding.

In the end, this is LA we are talking about, where paparazzi click pictures every time a limousine door opens, in the hopes that someone important will step out.

The company that is going to win this face off will be the one which manages to grab the imagination of the “cool” seeking population, the fastest.

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19 Responses to “RedMango faces off against PinkBerry!”

  1. By Sheila on Sep 1, 2021 | Reply

    I don’t like Pinkberry that much. Must try Red Mango

  2. By Red Mango on Nov 29, 2021 | Reply


    Red Mango Has Arrived, Taking Over New York One Swirl at a Time…
    Consumers Are Invited to Taste the Originator of Authentic Frozen Yogurt

    WHAT: You’ve tried the rest, now try the best…and the original!!! In celebration of Red Mango’s New York debut, consumers will be treated to FREE FROZEN YOGURT, GIFT CARDS, GIFT BAGS, MUSIC, PRIZES…and more!

    NOTE TO THE PUBLIC: The event is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early and please note that the line will be formed outdoors with heat lamps.

    WHEN: Thursday, December 6
    4pm – 10pm

    WHERE: Red Mango Greenwich Village
    182 Bleecker Street
    NY, NY 10012

    MORE: Founded in 2002, Red Mango is South Korea’s largest purveyor of authentic natural frozen yogurt. Red Mango operates more than 100 stores in major cities throughout South Korea, and is the largest retailer of the tart variety of nonfat frozen yogurt that has recently gained popularity in the United States.

    Unlike traditional frozen yogurts that often contain artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, or excessive calories from sugar and fat, Red Mango frozen yogurt is made with natural ingredients, is nonfat, and contains nutrients and probiotics that are good for your health. Because Red Mango frozen yogurt is real yogurt, it offers a delicious and authentic natural yogurt flavor, important nutrients such as calcium and protein, and live and active cultures that are beneficial to your health. For more information, please visit

    CONTACTS: Elizabeth Berry Shannon Keller
    BNC on behalf of Red Mango BNC on behalf of Red Mango
    Phone: (310) 854-4756 Phone: (310) 854-4818
    On-site Cell: (818) 943-6213 On-site Cell: (310) 210-1866
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  3. By chris smith on Jan 3, 2022 | Reply

    Would like information on franchises

  4. By Jonathan Hickman on Jan 16, 2022 | Reply

    I am interested in finding out information on franchise. What’s required and cost?

    Thank You,

    J. Hickman

  5. By Edward Kim on Mar 19, 2022 | Reply

    Please Call Me.
    I would like interesting franchise.
    and also what can I do starting?

  6. By Tang on Mar 28, 2021 | Reply

    I would like to franchise pinkberry in Thailand. What is the requirement and cost?

  7. By bruce on Mar 31, 2021 | Reply


  8. By QuyenNguyen on Apr 2, 2021 | Reply

    I would like to franchise redmango in Hochiminh city, Vietnam. What is the requirement and cost? Thank you

  9. By behrouz lalezarzadeh on Apr 7, 2021 | Reply

    hello . i would like to open a store in sothern california and would like some info on this thank you.

  10. By Karen Beeman on Apr 11, 2021 | Reply

    RedMango wins out over PinkBerry every time!

  11. By keith battaglia on May 24, 2021 | Reply

    i would like franchise information

  12. By keith battaglia on May 24, 2021 | Reply

    can i have franchise info

  13. By JANET GINSBERD on Jul 22, 2021 | Reply


  14. By Dominiqua on Aug 16, 2021 | Reply

    well pinkberry is sweeter then red mango but rebmango is thicker they both r good. If the two put each other together (the thickness an the sweetness) it would b a slam dunk lol.

  15. By Erica on Aug 29, 2021 | Reply

    Is the Red Mango in NY on 32nd street and broadways the same?

  16. By Yasuko on Sep 27, 2021 | Reply

    I would like franchise information for Red Mango. Mahalo from Hawaii.

  17. By Martin on Oct 26, 2021 | Reply

    I would like franchise information for Red Mango and Pinkberry. What is the requirement and cost? Martin from New york.

  18. By mandy on Apr 3, 2021 | Reply

    man i dont get red mango, both yogurts taste good but REDMANGO is the one that copied. when i walked in the red mango store its a mix and match of ugly looking design copying from parts of pinkberry and mashing it up together. I found the people who worked on PINKBERRY(linkbelow)designs, they must be flattered

  19. By han on Apr 12, 2021 | Reply

    How could Red Mango copy Pinkberry, if RM existed *before* PB?

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