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Old 04-13-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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hmmmm. Closed on sunday?? (while a relatively less hip (??) fro yo place may appeal, they ought to compromise and get a hip web designer to make their website actually readable)

I'm not sure what else they mean - I mean I know what would be different about a kosher frozen yogurt place, but not a Christian one. I understand they want it clean and family friendly, but frankly I've never been in a frozen yogurt place that struck me as not family friendly (maybe I haven't been to the right (or wrong depending on your POV) frozen yogurt places.

Probably a healthier closed on sunday choice than Chick Fil A, I guess.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Maybe the "family friendly" is from an employees point of view. I know in the past, when I've worked retail, my schedule was always all over the place. I could never count on having the same day off each week, so it was hard to plan for thigns. With at least one day the store is closed, the owner/manager/employees have at least one guaranteed consistent day off to spend with their families.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I don't think there's anything wrong with their website--it's easily readable and navigable to me.

I do think that's an interesting location for a frozen yogurt shop though. I hope they're successful--there's a similar place in a shopping center near me that is very popular with my students. If I remember right, there's a school right around the corner from the place Sweet Frog is going in to, so maybe they'll get a lot of after school clientele.

Edit: My guess is "founded on Christian principles" refers to their business model--that they give away a percentage of profits, that they pay their employees a fair wage, etc.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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Starbucks, Froyo Store Coming to Arlington Ridge | ARLnow.com


hmmmm. Closed on sunday?? (while a relatively less hip (??) fro yo place may appeal, they ought to compromise and get a hip web designer to make their website actually readable)

I'm not sure what else they mean - I mean I know what would be different about a kosher frozen yogurt place, but not a Christian one. I understand they want it clean and family friendly, but frankly I've never been in a frozen yogurt place that struck me as not family friendly (maybe I haven't been to the right (or wrong depending on your POV) frozen yogurt places.

Probably a healthier closed on sunday choice than Chick Fil A, I guess.
Dude you are flaming, you are really flaming. It seems like you're constantly looking for an argument especially with Christians. Who cares if it's a Christian place? Why does that bother you so much? If you don't like it then go to McDonald's.

What exactly is the point of this thread anyway?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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Dude you are flaming, you are really flaming. It seems like you constantly looking for an argument especially with Christians. Who cares if it's a Christian place? Why does that bother you so much? If you don't like it then go to McDonald's.
what? I found it curious thats all. And if its really going to focus on ethical treatment of employees, like Hereinva says it might, I heartily approve and might go out of my way to eat there.


What did I say that was flaming?

BTW, I presume somone cares that its a christian place, as its my impression they are making the point of stating that.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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I don't think there's anything wrong with their website--it's easily readable and navigable to me.

Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt

maybe its my eyes or maybe its my browser, but I can't read the text on that. (hopefully they will change it soon and my comment will no longer make sense)
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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what? I found it curious thats all. And if its really going to focus on ethical treatment of employees, like Hereinva says it might, I heartily approve and might go out of my way to eat there.


What did I say that was flaming?

BTW, I presume somone cares that its a christian place, as its my impression they are making the point of stating that.
It's just how you casually keep bringing Chick fil a and how this is a Christian place in the conversation. It's almost like you're trying to say something without actually saying it.

I mean really? 'Compromise' to get a hip site?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Edit: My guess is "founded on Christian principles" refers to their business model--that they give away a percentage of profits, that they pay their employees a fair wage, etc.

that would be absolutely beautiful, and would definitely get me to go there. If they would get rabbinic kashrut supervision (not that hard for a frozen yogurt shop, I think) they could both add to their clientele and get a stamp of approval from Uri L Tzedek as well. Ecumenical commitment to social justice, yay!
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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It's just how you casually keep bringing Chick fil a and how this is a Christian place in the conversation. It's almost like you're trying to say something without actually saying it.

I only mentioned chick fil a in the other thread because a particular gay poster was mentioned as being disappointed his new nabe didnt have chick fil A within walking distance (that then became a mini topic on annandale and mall food and transportation, to which religion was not relevant)

I mentioned it here because its the only other example of a "christian principles" restaurant I can think of.

I think you are looking for something in my threads which is not there. I can see someone finding me hostile to certain forms of urban development, but to Christianity???? My rabbi is deeply involved with the interfaith community in Alex, I have attended interfaith services with Westminster Presbyterian, I have christian friends, and I have been supportive of my daughters friendships with fundamentalist christian friends (whom I have found to be very respectful of our Judaism) I may have issues with the politics of SOME evangelical christians, but I am aware BOTH that evangelicalism does not charecterize all christians, AND that there are evangelicals with a spectrum of political beliefs.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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I mean really? 'Compromise' to get a hip site?
oh cmon, I was trying to be funny, seeing as fro yo shops are sometimes seen as a marker of yuppie/hipsterness, and that they happen to have a (IMO) poorly designed website, and I saw a connection and made a little joke. Sometimes jokes fall flat, and Im sorry if that did, but it was not intended as a flame, at all.
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