Forever Yogurt celebrates five years of serving frozen treats in Homewood

This month marks five years for the Forever Yogurt self-serve frozen yogurt shop located in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Homewood.
From left, Josette Fourte, Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld and Kevin Fourte at the ribbon cutting five years ago for the Fourte's business, Forever Yogurt. (Provided photo)
  From left, Josette Fourte,
  Homewood Mayor Richard
  Hofeld and Kevin Fourte at
  the ribbon cutting five years
  ago for the Fourtes' business,
  Forever Yogurt.
(Provided photos)
 

Josette Fourte of Homewood, who owns the franchise with her husband, Kevin, admits that she’s not a fan of traditional yogurt.

“I don’t like yogurt at all, but frozen yogurt tastes just like ice cream, so I thought that was amazing,” said Fourte. “My daughters introduced my husband and I to frozen yogurt while on vacation in Hawaii.”
 
While they started out selling just frozen yogurt, they’ve added smoothies and boba tea in the summer months. They also have non-dairy sorbet and have low-fat, non-fat, no sugar options, as well. There are 21 different flavors of yogurt and over 50 toppings.
 

  Kevin and Josette Fourte,
  owners of Forever Yogurt in
  Cherry Creek shopping center.
  They are celebrating the
  business' five-year anniversary.

 

Fourte said the best part of being in business is the interaction with customers.

“They love the taste, variety and the fact that they can make their own froyo creations,” she said. “Our customers are glad that there is a frozen yogurt shop in Homewood and that they don’t have to travel to Orland, Chicago or Indiana, for example, to get frozen yogurt. Those that are new to frozen yogurt also love the concept.”

Frozen yogurt is a healthier alternative to ice cream, Fourte noted. “People can enjoy frozen yogurt just as well as ice cream without sacrificing taste or flavor,” she said.

 
The shop has seven part-time employees and Fourte’s two daughters, who are both Homewood-Flossmoor High School graduates, have worked there. 
 
Fourte reminds customers that they can come in all year round to enjoy a frozen yogurt treat. 

“The winters are definitely tough, but we have devoted customers who still come to Forever Yogurt through the cold weather seasons, so we continue to stay open year round,” she said.
 

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