What it is: The Yogurt Pump has been a Franklin St. institution since 1982. It's stuck back on the side of a building just past the intersection with Columbia St. I just tried to explain where it's located and failed miserably. So, what I will do is refer you to their website which has a lovely map to their somewhat hidden location. Once there, you can enjoy some frozen yogurt deliciousness. The atmosphere looked a little older and less fancy than some of the other frozen yogurt spots that have been popping up all over town, but the yogurt was fabulous. They had several flavors and you could add on toppings for 50 cents a topping. My oldest son chose the chocolate with UNC colored M&M's while my youngest got the crushed Andes mints on chocolate (a brilliant topping choice). It was a great stop to start our tour of Franklin St.
What we liked: We loved the prices with the treats for my boys being $1.50 plus the 50 cents per topping. The yogurt was thick and tasty and we especially liked the Andes mints!
What we would change: The location is a bit tricky to find, and of course, parking on Franklin St. can be tricky. However, the lot on Rosemary St. is not far at all from the Yogurt Pump and you can find their location on their helpful map on their website.
Website and other important information:
Address: 106 W. Franklin St. (Next to NY Pizza)
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-Midnight, Sun Noon-11:30pm
(Yogurt tribute to UNC)
(The Yogurt Pump in its hidden alley)
**Just to be fair...if you would like to vote for The Yogurt Pump for your favorite frozen yogurt in town, just comment on this post and I will keep that in mind on our current poll for favorite frozen yogurt shops.