FROLO Sweets has been adjusting to the times.

Just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the locally-owned full-service frozen yogurt and soft-serve ice cream shop relocated to 1134 N. Main St. in Manteca.

“This (space) used to be a yogurt shop years ago,” said Sheena Minjares of FROLO’s home that sits between The LEGO Store and Mountain Mike’s Pizza.

She owns the business with her husband Rudy Minjares. “At least one of us will be here at (FROLO) at all times,” he said.

They’re following all of the recent safety protocols, from sanitizing to social distancing. Outdoor seating along with online services for curbside pickup and DoorDash deliveries are among the options to satisfy the sweet tooth.

FROLO has been in Manteca for a few years, but closed temporarily during the change of address.

The original place was about a block away at the old Chubby’s Diner location next to The Waffle Café.

Sheena and Rudy Minjares opened FROLO in an effort to bring frozen yogurt to the area.
They’re originally from San Jose.

“When we moved here from the Bay Area, we had to take our (young) family to either Stockton or Modesto for yogurt. There wasn’t anything in Manteca,” Sheena recalled.

Through FROLO, she and Rudy developed some loyal customers while getting to know the community.

They offered a choice of flavors in frozen yogurt with the array toppings offered at a reasonable flat rate.

“We’re affordable,” said Sheena, knowing the rising costs of a simple family outing. For example, a child-sized yogurt at FROLO with one topping can be had at $3.75.

The move to the current location was necessitated when the former place experienced maintenance issues, according to Minjares family.

FROLO reopened in mid-November, offering a family-fun atmosphere with games and activities. But that changed with the stay-at-home orders earlier this year.

“With COVID, our hours were temporarily adjusted, but now we’re back to normal business hours,” said Sheena.

That’s minus the indoor activities and seating due to the safety guidelines for businesses and workplaces.

FROLO, during these uncertain times, has adjusted.

For Sheena and Rudy Minjares, they couldn’t be happier.

More information is available online at www.frolosweets.com, Yelp, Instagram or Facebook.