Frozen yogurt chain llaollao says it'll be back soon with new stores

After remaining silent since news broke about the closure and rebranding of frozen yogurt chain llao llao, the company behind the popular dessert finally issued a statement on its Facebook page on Tuesday night (Dec 12).

And yes, you've guessed it - llaollao will be "doing a Gong Cha"

In the post, llaollao Singapore said it will be returning, after closing 29 establishments in Singapore last week.

Operations were ceased on Dec 7 by master franchisee D+1 Holding. All outlets were rebranded and replaced with another yogurt brand, Yole.

In the post, llaollao Singapore announced that they are "far from finished in Singapore" and are working to keep the froyo in the country. It added that they will be back with new stores soon.

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Posted by llaollao Singapore on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

llao llao Singapore also emphasised that they have "absolutely nothing to do with Yole Frozen Yogurt".

"It is a totally new brand in the frozen yogurt market that does not exist in Europe, even though it has been advertised as such. 

"The product that is served in the establishments, since Dec 7, has nothing to do with us, llaollao, with our official network of suppliers or with our quality systems," the post read.

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Originating from Spain, llaollao opened in Singapore four years ago to much fanfare. Their photogenic dessert creations were a hit and very soon, long lines started forming at its outlets across the island. It also opened the world's largest outlet at Suntec City in August 2015. 

Although the long queues at llaollao outlets have since stopped before its closure early this month, we might see overnight queues again once it returns. 

Deja vu much? 

klim@sph.com.sg