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The Most Iconic Frozen Treats in Each State

46. Virginia
> Most iconic Fro-Yo/Ice Cream in state:
sweetFrog
> No. of sweetFrog in state: 88
> No. of Sweet Frog in nation: 342
> Pct. of all Sweet Frog in state: 25.7%

SweetFrog began selling its own brand of frozen yogurt in 2009 in Richmond, Virginia, and it is still today the state’s most iconic frozen treat destination. SweetFrog offers offers its customers a variety of fruit and candy toppings for their frozen treats. According to the company’s website, the Frog in its name stands for Fully Rely On God.

47. Washington
> Most iconic Fro-Yo/Ice Cream in state:
SubZero
> No. of SubZero in state: 5
> No. of SubZero in nation: 48
> Pct. of all SubZero in state: 10.4%

Over a tenth of all SubZero stores are located in Washington. Though the chain has locations in 17 states, Washington is the only state where it can be called the most iconic chain. According to the company’s website, the ice cream’s dense consistency is what makes it unique and special.

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48. West Virginia
> Most iconic Fro-Yo/Ice Cream in state:
sweetFrog
> No. of sweetFrog in state: 8
> No. of Sweet Frog in nation: 342
> Pct. of all Sweet Frog in state: 2.3%

Founded in neighboring Virginia in 2009, sweetFrog is also the top frozen dessert destination in West Virginia. SweetFrog offers its customers a variety of fruit and candy toppings for their frozen treats. According to the company’s website, the Frog in its name stands for Fully Rely On God.

49. Wisconsin
> Most iconic Fro-Yo/Ice Cream in state:
Dairy Queen
> No. of Dairy Queen in state: 176
> No. of Dairy Queen in nation: 5,695
> Pct. of all Dairy Queen in state: 3.1%

Founded in the late 1930s as a small father-son business in Green River, Illinois, Dairy Queen is today owned by Berkshire Hathaway and has grown to 6,000 locations worldwide. The company started by selling a frozen soft-serve dessert but is perhaps best-known today for its Blizzard, a thick milkshake blended with candy toppings. There are 176 Dairy Queen locations in Wisconsin, the state’s most iconic frozen treat chain, but some of them are open just seasonally.

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50. Wyoming
> Most iconic Fro-Yo/Ice Cream in state:
TCBY
> No. of TCBY in state: 5
> No. of TCBY in nation: 1,047
> Pct. of all TCBY in state: 0.5%

With its first location opening in Arkansas in 1981, TCBY is now the most iconic frozen yogurt purveyor in five states, including Wyoming. No other frozen dessert chain in Wyoming was more concentrated compared to the rest of the country than TCBY.

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