SINGAPORE - Spanish frozen yoghurt chain Llaollao is making a comeback on Saturday (June 16), with a new outlet at Changi Airport to open its doors at 10am.
This comes six months after it announced a sudden closure of all its 29 outlets across Singapore. The chain was replaced by another frozen yoghurt brand, Yole.
In a statement on Friday (June 15), Llaollao said that its new outlet at Changi Airport Terminal 2 will be operated by local company Manna, which has an "extensive experience in the food and beverage sector".
It also announced that a second outlet at Tampines 1 will open in end June, with more outlets to be launched in the upcoming months.
Llaollao founder Pedro Espinosa said that the return of the brand to Singapore was driven by the strong demand from consumers, who were shocked by news of its exit.
"This partnership is the result of several months of work looking for the best partner to relaunch our product in the country," Mr Espinosa said.
"This is in response to the myriad of messages and requests we have been receiving from Singapore consumers," he added.
Llaollao was quick to distance itself from the Yole brand in the days following its closure last December, although Yole had physically taken over its existing outlets across the island.
Llaollao had said in a statement on Facebook then that it was "far from finished in Singapore" and was working to keep the brand in the country.
To mark its return, Llaollao has planned a series of promotions, including the chance for the first five customers to win six months' supply of its popular Sanum.
It will also be introducing a loyalty card, which customers can use to collect stamps and redeem a small tub of frozen yoghurt.