Orange Leaf to open in March at Exchange Mini-Mall on hill
Story by: Calun Reece
1ST INF. DIV. POST
Soldiers and Families will be able to satisfy their sweet tooth with a healthier alternative right on post.
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will be opening Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt eatery, at the end of March. The store will be located in the food court area at the Exchange Mini-Mall on Custer Hill.
"(It is) low-fat yogurt that tastes more like ice cream," said Dodie Greenwalt, service business manager, Fort Riley AAFES. "They'll have flavors like red velvet cake, wedding cake, white chocolate with raspberries, macadamia nut – all kinds."
The eatery will be self-serve and will offer a variety of flavors. Some flavors will change out every month, she said.
Customers will be able to pick from a select variety of toppings, including fruit, nuts, candy and granola.
Once the yogurt and toppings are selected, the container is weighed, and customers pay by the ounce, Greenwalt said.
News about the opening is already receiving positive feedback from potential customers.
There are a lot of Soldiers who are familiar with the restaurant and are excited to see it come on post, Greenwalt said.
"We're hoping that the Orange Leaf healthy alternative will allow our customers to have a little dessert – a little sweet snack – because we really don't have any offerings of that," said Maryann Bishop, Fort Riley Exchange general manager. "This should be a good, healthy alternative for a cold, sweet treat."