Derby residents Candace and Terry Wright are opening the area’s first CherryBerry at Derby Marketplace in Derby.
Construction has begun, but there’s no opening date yet.
Utah-based CherryBerry franchisees Dan Watkins and Chad Curtis signed a lease for a 2,300-square-foot CherryBerry in the retail center in front of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market at Central and Maize.
“We hope to do around five as quickly as possible,” Curtis says.
He and Watkins have Little Caesars Pizza franchises in Tulsa near where CherryBerry is based.
They wanted to get into the yogurt business and liked CherryBerry the best.
The Tulsa market was already taken, and Wichita was the next-closest spot. They’re also looking at a Kansas City site.
The first Wichita CherryBerry, which will have indoor and outdoor seating, will open by the middle of summer.