Red Mango Yogurt Hoboken – Over.
Red Mango over and out in Hoboken
We talked about this earlier this year (see below), and now Red Mango Yogurt finally bowed out of the yogurt scene in Hoboken.
Yogurt places in Hoboken have a very checkered history. I wonder why that is? Horrible business model? Lack of repeat customers?
Red Mango Yogurt appears to want “out” of Hoboken
Red Mango Yogurt just opened about two years ago here in Hoboken. And just last winter – we pondered whether Red Mango would be on the precipice of doom based on our casual observations of tepid customer traffic.
Well, it appears that we might have been right.
Red Mango is currently looking to SUB-LEASE their 1350 sq. ft. spot at 213 Washington Street. They probably had a two year minimum stay out of a 10+ year lease.
The cost? Around $70,000 per year, or just under $6k per month.
What does that work out to in order to break even there? A million ounces of yogurt per year?
Now open: Red Mango Yogurt Hoboken
Exciting news for some – run of the mill news for others: After nearly 10 months since signing the lease at 213 Washington Street, the Red Mango Yogurt Hoboken location is now open!
Frankly – I don’t eat frozen yogurt for my own reasons – but we received quite a few emails from satisfied customers who said that Red Mango was “a cut above” the other yogurt choices downtown. Especially the cookie cutter Hoboken Frozen Yogurt Bermuda Triangle places.
Others said they thought the taste was on par with Love & Yogurt – which was a good thing.
Red Mango certainly has a sweet interior, as well as a friendly staff. Hope they reach their goals in Hoboken!
What is your favorite Frozen Yogurt place in Hoboken?
Enjoy your “by the ounce” indulgences!
Hoboken, NJ set to get Red Mango Yogurt
Located at 213 Washington Street, Red Mango Yogurt wins customers over with “gluten-free” and non-fat or low-fat yogurt products (which is why they probably have hundreds of locations.)
Eat yogurt at your own risk
I have no doubt this product likely tastes yummy – which is fine and dandy for those that don’t really care about their health (or have tremendous genetic traits), but just their small yogurt sizes have upwards of 35g of carbohydrates, and large sizes have over 80g of carbs! I don’t care what it’s “free” of – one of the most important health discoveries made is being ignored for the most part! But to each their own (blood sugar level), I suppose. All we can suggest here is “enjoy at your own discretion.”
Remember: As you “think” calories and gluten mean so much – might as well delve into the “Good Calories, Bad Calories” book by Gary Taubes for a little education before you become too obsessed with sweets & treats.
There is another one opening up in Edgewater too – if you’d like to eat in the closet!
Listen, I’m sure – out of all the other yogurt locations across the board – these guys are probably doing something right. Whether it’s marketing, product development, social media or what have you, it matters very little. We at Hoboken411 believe that over-consumption of carbs is detrimental to human life in general. So “indulging” in a carb-loaded bucket of sweets (even if it includes fruit), is probably not a good idea. Kicking conventional wisdom and historical thoughts out of one’s head is not an easy task – until you understand the science and facts behind them.
Regardless – we have no ill feelings towards the Red Mango business, and faithfully predict that the market will dictate their success. Considering the percentage of the population that lacks comprehension and follows certain trends, these guys should be A-OK.
Description: Well marketed yogurt shop selling frozen sweets and diabetes
Address: 213 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030