Friday, September 11, 2009

Berry Chill Nominated as Inspiring Local Business!

Berry Chill has been nominated as an inspiring local business by American Express!

Please take a moment of your time and vote for Berry Chill!

Copy and paste this link to vote for BC and to read about Berry Chill’s innovative and inspiring efforts in Chicago. Lend your support by registering and submitting an endorsement for Berry Chill.

Hurry and get your vote on. If Berry Chill wins, we all win! We’ll celebrate our victory with a free special yogurt to our loyal customers. Voting ends at on September 13. 2009.

We'll BC'in ya!

Yogi Jones

Free Berry Chill if Devin Hester Scores a Touchdown!

The 2009 Football season is here!

In honor of Chicago Bears Player Devin Hester’s love of Berry Chill (and our love of the Chicago Bears), every time Hester scores a touchdown for the rest of the season, the following day Berry Chill will treat customers to a free Hester combination yogurt. “The Hester,” is small 5 oz. Original yogurt topped with his favorites (mango, pineapple, and gummy bears) and is available at Berry Chill's three locations, 635 N. State, 132 N. LaSalle and Ogilvie Station, 500 W. Madison. On the day following the touchdown, simply say "Touchdown for Berry Chill" at the register, and you'll receive your free Hester treat! Offer will be available in-store only at participating Chicagoland locations during the following business hours (635 N. State, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 132 N. LaSalle, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Ogilvie Station, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.). No substitutions will be granted.

Cheering for the Bears was never this sweet!

Friday, September 4, 2009

BC’s Charity Spotlight: The National Parkinson’s Foundation

Berry Chill has partnered with talented third baseman Gordon Beckham to create a tasty new treat for all you sports fans - The Gordon Beckham Chill - the GBC for short! Topped with fresh pineapple and strawberries as well as M&Ms, the GBC is home-run combo! Every time you order the GBC, the proceeds will be donated to his foundation of choice, the National Parkison's Federation.

The mission of the National Parkinson Foundation is to improve the quality of care for people with Parkinson’s disease through research, education and outreach.

Founded in 1957, NPF is a leading national organization with an extensive grassroots network of Centers of Excellence, chapters and support groups in the United States, Canada and internationally. Unique among the national Parkinson’s organizations, NPF is the only organization with a singular focus on improving the quality of care in Parkinson’s disease. Since 1982, NPF has funded more than $140 million in care, research and support services.

The National Parkinson Foundation believes that in their battle with Parkinson disease, knowledge is power and hope is everything. Every day at NPF they strive to provide patients and caregivers with the resources that help people fight back. They support the research that helps move everyone forward. The cause and cure of Parkinson disease will be found.

What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder. It occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra die or become impaired. Normally, these cells produce a vital chemical known as dopamine. Dopamine allows smooth, coordinated function of the body's muscles and movement. When approximately 80% of the dopamine-producing cells are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson's disease appear.

For more information on the National Parkinson Foundation check out the following link. Click here

Monday, August 31, 2009

Introducing the Gordon Beckham Chill!

Attention all Baseball fans! Baseball's Gordon Beckham is ditching his peanuts and cracker jacks for the delicious and nutritiousness that is Berry Chill!

Berry Chill has partnered with the talented third baseman to create a tasty new treat for all you sports fans - The Gordon Beckham Chill - the GBC for short! Topped with fresh pineapple and strawberries as well as M&Ms, the GBC is home-run combo! Every time you order the GBC, the proceeds will be donated to his foundation of choice, the National Parkison's Federation.

Take a swing at this new combo! Doing good never tasted so great! Try it at our three Berry Chill store locations!

Yogi Jones

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shawty want some Berry Chill?

Tomorrow night, Saturday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m., Yogi Jones and the Junior Yogurteurs of Berry Chill will be serving LIVE at the Lil’ Wayne concert at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park.

So while you listen to Lil’Wayne rap about lollipops, challenge him to try the sweetest summer treat around – Berry Chill! Stop by the concession stand, and come up with a delicious remix combo that would put Lil’ Wayne’s remix skills to shame. Shawty don’t want to miss that.

Hope to BC’in ya!

Lil’ Yogi

P.S. FREE $10 gift card to the BC fan that can come up with the best Berry Chill rap song! Post in the comments box!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rock on with Yogi Jones and Nickelback!

While the summer may be coming to a close, Berry Chill continues to rock and roll on! This Friday, August 21 at 6:00 p.m., Yogi Jones and the BC crew will be serving Berry Chill at the Nickelback concert (with Hinder, Papa Roach, and Saving Abel) at the First Midwest Ampitheatre in Tinley Park.

So, visit Berry Chill at the concession stand! Nickelback may be singing "This is how you remind me..." but Berry Chill knows all you fans don't need any reminding about the sweet taste of yogurt on a hot summer night!

Hope to BC'in ya!

Yogi Jones

And the winner is...

Say hello to our 2009 Zipcar Low-car Challenge presented by Berry Chill winner…Mara Unterberger!

Mara’s dedication and hard work (and steady blogging) launched her to the top spot. We celebrate you! Congrats!

A big thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Ortanic, lululemon, Gordon’s Salons, Halo Salon for men, Equinox, and of course Zipcar!

Congrats again Mara!

You can check out her inspiring blog here:

Click here

Friday, August 14, 2009

We Can't Believe It's Already Over!

It's been a challenging 30 days... and the Zipcar Low-Car Diet presented by Berry Chill has finally come to an end. It's bittersweet for all of us Berry Chill especially because we have grown to love and admire the participants. For the participants, the challenge meant giving up their car keys, and changing their lifestyle. They were asked to use Zipcar's car sharing service in place of using their own cars, if they had one. Practically all of the participants realized how easy, stress-free, and economically and environmentally friendly it was to live car-free.

To get a feel for a day in the life of a low-car dieter, I'll show you one of the blogs Mara Unterberger sent in!
July 26th, 2009
While I am writing this, I am struggling to keep my eyes open and it is only 7:15pm. Today I woke up around 9am so that I could make it to the gym by 10am. I did the same two classes that I did last Sunday, Skinny Jeans and Above the Belt. I was nervous because a different teacher was standing in for the teacher that normally teaches the class. Andrea is the normal teacher and she is my favorite! I did like the teacher that taught the class today, but not as much as Andrea. I walked the mile both to and from the gym and then did an hour at the gym. That alone was enough to make me tired!
After class, I picked up a turkey sandwich for lunch and ran home to eat it before softball. I had a softball game from 1-2pm. It is about a mile walk each way to the softball field and the game was about an hour long. On top of the gym I could barely walk home!

After the softball game I had reserved a Zipcar so that I could drive to Berry Chill. The Zipcar was about a half mile from my house. In total I walked about 5 miles, spent an hour at the gym and another hour playing softball. This is the most exercise I think I have ever done in my life! I have to say that while I dragged myself everywhere today, I am glad that I did it and know that I will sleep well tonight.

Tomorrow I have another session with Jenny. I am sure that she will kick my butt in the gym but I am looking forward to it because I have fun working out with her. I will try and update tomorrow after the gym, if I am still standing!

So this evening, August 14th, we will celebrate their success and let them know (if they don't already) how proud we really are of their accomplishments at the Skybox on Sheffield in Wrigley Field from 5-8 p.m.

p.s.- There WILL be a winner picked this evening, so stay tuned for a feature on the blog!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wining and Dining For a Good Cause

Hey all! I wanted to give you all a chance to party with Berry Chill and benefit a great cause - at the same time! Below are the details for Berry Chill's charity partner the Red Cross of Chicago's Mission: Red event happening this Friday, August 14th at the Chicago Cultural Center:

You’re invited to experience the Red Cross like never before at the inaugural Mission: Red Experience Auction on August 14, 2009. Mission: Red is sure to be THE event of the summer. It’s a night where Chicagoland’s most philanthropic professionals will network, eat, drink, dance and bid on once-in-a-lifetime auction packages (looks for Berry Chill's!) to support the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago’s efforts to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters. Mission: Red will feature music from local acoustic guitarist Dan Darrah and DJ Pasha (of Lollapalooza fame) as well as complimentary food and cocktails. If that’s not enough to entice you, take a chance in the raffle to win a trip for two to LA to go behind the scenes on the set of CSI: NY as the guest of one of the show’s stars, Hill Harper aka “Dr. Sheldon Hawkes”.

As a friend of the Red Cross, Mission: Red sponsors are inviting Berry Chill fans to take part in their exclusive online offer – enter secret code “FFDTICKET” and receive $25 off your admission. This offer is valid for online ticket sales only and is available until 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 13.

You can support the efforts of the Greater Chicago Red Cross by becoming a fan of their Facebook page (located here and attending Mission: Red on Friday, August 14, from 8 p.m. to Midnight at the Chicago Cultural Center. To find out more about Mission: Red and to reserve your tickets, visit

C'mon y'all! Join us in our berry generous effort to support the efforts of the Greater Chicago Red Cross!

Blink 182!

This weekend Yogi will be unleashing his inner rock star at the Blink-182 (with Fall Out Boy) concert at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park! Stop by and get your BC on at the Berry Chill cart in the concession area at the concert!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Results Are In!

I posted a poll earlier this week to get feedback about this month's flavors from our Berry loyal customers! It turns out that Chocolate Covered Strawberry was the winner (I wasn't surprised). I have to say, Chocolate Covered Strawberry is my favorite chocolate variation that the yogurteur has concocted yet! Sprinkle some Banana-Chocolate granola, Rice Krispies Treats, and fresh-cut bananas on there and I'm floating on cloud 9!

Got a favorite BC flavor that didn't make it to the poll? I want to hear what it is! I encourage you to share it with me by commenting on this post so we can discuss your favorite flavor (and toppings!).

I'll BC'in ya!

Yogi Jones

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Do you remember the Michigan Avenue magazine party we told you about on Thursday of last week? Just in case you don't, Berry Chill was present at an evening hosted by Michigan Avenue in honor of Chicago's Surreal Housewives. Honestly, the Surreal Housewives are gorgeous, but we're going to have to admit that the crowd was exceptionally good lookin' as well! The photos speak for themselves!

It's a Beautiful Day!

And Berry Chill is ready to keep all those attending the 85th Annual Northbrook Days ultra chill today, August 5th, and all throughout the weekend. The festival is a great venue for adults and children alike to have fun and enjoy entertainment of all sorts such as, raffles, a carnival, and great food- the essentials for a great time!

Stop by the BC cart if you're there, and we'll make sure your taste buds don't go unsatisfied!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Let me introduce myself, they call me Mr. Foxx.

Berry Chill was able to fuel up Jamie Foxx and his crew at Underground Friday, July 31st! He put on a mini-performance for the crowd that night and let us tell you something- the place was PACKED.

With Lollapalooza coming up this weekend, we'll be sure to keep you updated with some very cool celebrity sightings. BC will be at the 2009 Music Lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel this weekend. Stay tuned yogurt lovers!

Friday, July 31, 2009

We're Going To Be Mesmerized This Weekend!

Those of you attending the Vans Warped Tour concert this Saturday, August 1st, at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park should be excited to know that the Berry Chill cart will be there too! Although there are supposed to be isolated thunderstorms in the early afternoon on Saturday, us Chicagoans can always count on the weathers tendency to beat the odds. Regardless, it should be a great concert this weekend rain or shine! To all you Warped Tour fans- HAVE A BLAST!

Peace easy,


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beautiful, Rich, and Employed.

This evening, July 30th, Berry Chill will be in very beautiful company. Michigan Avenue will be hosting an evening in honor of Chicago's Surreal Housewives at the Four Seasons Chicago. Five successful, gorgeous, and classy women will be honored tonight as Chicago's finest and greatest wives. We'll be sure to provide them with a tasty treat or two to keep them energized throughout the evening!

If you'd like to read more about the women, Click here for Michigan Avenue's recent coverage of the talented women.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pictures As Promised!

Yesterday, the Imerman Angels and the Berry Chill crew teamed up to serve tasty treats for our monthly yogurt social at Prentice Memorial Hospital. Kudos to Yogi for snapping a great pic of the team!

Monday, July 27, 2009

It's that time of the month again!

Berry Chill and Imerman Angels have teamed up for a monthly ice cream (or yogurt, rather) social at Prentice Memorial every first Tuesday of the month. With that said, tomorrow, July 28th, Berry Chill will be at Prentice serving some nutritional yogurt to patients, families, doctors, and nurses. Our most recent experience with the Imerman Angels at the yogurt social (we just can't manage to call it an ice cream social, bear with me) was a great success. Everyone was so helpful and welcoming, so we just can't wait to get back into the groove of things tomorrow!

Yogi lost his camera last week, but where there's a will, there's a way- we WILL manage to post a pic or two of the great team working the event tomorrow!

We'll BC'in ya!

Who's Itching For Some Ravinia Tickets?

Berry Chill has been at Ravinia all summer, and we want to invite you to come party with us! We love Ravinia for the fantastic musical acts they put on from many genres that appeal to a broad audience. With that said, we know that Berry Chill addicts are young and old we thought, why not give these addicts a chance to satisfy their taste buds and soothe their souls at Ravinia? If you already have a show in mind, let Yogi know which one you would like to attend by commenting on this post or by hitting Yogi up on his Twitter page (Click here )! Or, if you're not sure which shows Ravinia has lined up for the rest of the summer, Click here to check out Ravinia's schedule and let Yogi know as soon as you can!

We're excited to see you there BC fans!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Yogi Witnessed History

Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game yesterday, July 23rd. He became the 18th Major League Baseball player to pitch a perfect game- what an achievement! Yogi couldn't help but notice that after BC's recent migration to U.S. Cellular Field, Buehrle made baseball history, call Yogi crazy if you want but it must be the yogurt!

From all of us at Berry Chill, congratulations Mark Buehrle! You are Chicago's gem. We know that you will continue to make us proud!

Coldplay+Berry Chill= A Super Chill Crowd?

Berry Chill will be keeping it uber chill this weekend at the Coldplay concert on Saturday July 25th at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre. According to meteorologists, Saturday is set to hit a high of 80 degrees! Yogi is eager to unleash his inner rocker, and with that weather in mind, nothing can stop him from jamming out! If your fellow concert goers are rocking out too hard and you need a break, don't hesitate to grab a tasty treat at the BC stand in the Expo Center! BC could quite possibly be one of the only food options at the concert that won't drain your wallet to the very last penny. Go crazy, rockers!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rock out with Berry Chill at Crue Fest!

Calling all Motley Crue fans! Beginning at 5 p.m. TONIGHT, Berry Chill will be serving yogurt goodness at Tinley Park’s First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre for Crue Fest!

Become a Yogi Jones groupie and stop by the BC cart and indulge in a pre-concert treat. We guarantee Berry Chill will having you screaming “yogurt, yogurt, yogurt!” instead of “girls, girls girls!’

Follow Yogi on Twitter!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It’s rarely all work and no play…

What a weekend! Berry Chill was at both Dave Matthews Band shows in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin. There were a good handful of Chicagoans that were really jonesin' for some BC, and we were more than happy to satisfy their craving. The band put on a great show and brought out a HUGE crowd!

The BC cart will also be in the carousel at the John Legend show tonight, July 21st, at the Ravinia Festival. Stop by and see us if you’re there!

Yogi would like to leave you all with one message: Rock on, rockstars!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Do you suffer from late-night BC withdrawal?

We’ve got you covered! We have extended our delivery hours to 11:00 p.m., last call at 10:30 p.m. So call in, and indulge in a healthy late night treat ;)

We Hate the Meter Maids Just as Much as You Do!

What? Berry Chill is now offering Curbside Service!

Where? Our State location (635 N. State)

When? Monday-Friday! From 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Why? We know that there are BC addicts out there who just can't wait to break out of the office after work and get their BC on. However, for some, a car and a meter maid get in the way. So, after work, let us bring your Berry Chill fix to you! The yogurt will be all the more satisfactory...

How it works: When you're ready, just call in your order to State, (312) 266-2445, and we'll take down your name and the type of car you'll be pulling up in. Give us a call when you're a few minutes away and we'll meet you outside! We ask that you pay for your yogurt at the time of your order with a credit card so that we can bring it out to your car in a timely manner!

Time flies when you're in dire need of Berry Chill!

T.G.I.F. and T.G.F.BC.

The weekend has FINALLY arrived, and Berry Chill is ready to rock out with the likes of Def Leppard w/ Poison and Cheap Trick! BC will be serving some probiotic goodness at the concert tonight, July 17th, at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre.

Just like the superb rockstar that he is, Yogi is planning on waking up bright and early to go all the way to Wisconsin Saturday, July 18th to serve some more yogurt to the audience at the Dave Matthews Band concert in Alpine Valley. Talk about spreading the love! We'll be taking pictures, so fret not my devout BC followers, we'll share our experiences with you! Stay tuned chilled yogurt lovers!

The Games Have Begun- And We Are Inviting You to Front Row Seats!

As most of you know, Berry Chill has teamed up with Zipcar for their annual Low-Car diet. Our 30 excited contestants are beginning to situate themselves and get into the groove of the challenge. We ask that the participants dine at Berry Chill, workout at Equinox, and send in a blog every week so we can keep up with their progress! In addition to the required components of the challenge, we are also offering airbrush tans at Ortanic, spa treatments at Halo salon for men as well as Gordon's salon for women, and a couple of yoga classes at lululemon. One of our contestants, Leigh or LeighJHokie to the Twitter world, has already embarked on the challenge and tweeted about her whereabouts,
RT @LeighJHokie: Headed downtown for some equinox gym time & berry chill! #lowcardiet
less than 10 seconds ago from TweetDeck

We have a lot of faith in the participants! Every one on board with us is enthusiastic and ready to revamp their lifestyles!
Berry Good Luck!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's been a hard day's night...

...And BC will be working like a dog... This weekend, that is! Berry Chill will be present at many events this weekend and we wanted to share our whereabouts with you!

This Friday, July 10th, we will be serving Berry Chill at Kennedy College for Common Threads from 12-2 p.m. Common Threads is a foundation premised upon educating children about the importance of nutrition and physical well-being. At Berry Chill, we care about you and the world in which you live in. The mission of Common Threads falls perfectly in line with our concern for healthy nutrition and, thus, a healthier environment.

Following our culinary enhancing visit, we will be serving at the 2009 ISCD Texas Hold’em Tournament at the Hard Rock Hotel located at 230 North Michigan Avenue. For those of you who aren't familiar with ISCD, the acronym stands for The Israel Sports Center for The Disabled. Doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m. and BC will be there until 9:00 p.m. All the proceeds from the night will go toward the Preschool Program at the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled. If you are interested in the event, or would just like to further familiarize yourself with the foundation, Click here for more info!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

To Health, Happiness, and the Pursuit of Saving Money!

At Berry Chill, we know how equally important being green and saving some green are to our customers. Also, your health and well-being is our top priority. That's one of the many reasons why we teamed up with Zipcar to participate in their annual Low-Car Diet! We are looking for 30 local participants who are up for a challenge. A challenge that never tasted so good!

With the participation of Equinox, Ortanic, Halo, and lululemon, Zipcar and Berry Chill are offering a comprehensive approach to changing the way in which you live your life. A membership to Equinox, airbrush tans at Ortanic, pampering at Halo, stretching your limbs at lululemon, cruising around in a car provided by ZipCar, and, at the end of the day, treating yourself to some BC- who wants in? If you're up for the challenge, apply now! Click here

Sing Along With Us!

For all of our Berry Chill addicts out there who just can't go a mere 24 hours without their fix...our cart is parked at the Ravinia Festival this year! With all the great musical acts this year, we are more than delighted to add to your enjoyable experience. Treat your ears to quality music, your taste buds to a healthy and tasty treat, and your eyes to an array of toppings! Yogi sure is jealous of our Ravinia BC visitors...

P.S.- The above photos are of the BC cart when it first arrived to Ravinia, but we upgraded, and moved it by the carousel!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Enter for a chance to have YOUR photography featured on our blog and win a $20 gift card!!!

Berry Chill is interested in what you can treat us with! Beginning Monday, July 6th BC lovers will have an opportunity to display their photog skills on our Facebook fan page and in doing so, participate in our first ever photography contest! Regardless of whether photography is your field of expertise or if you are just someone who enjoys photography as a hobby, we are interested in featuring your artwork! Whether you have concocted a colorful blend of toppings for your BC and want to show it off, or took an unintentional beauty shot of one of our BC locations we want to see it. We will reward the winner with a $20 gift card, and feature the photograph on our blog. There will be an album titled “Berry Creative Pics” where you can add your photograph. We only ask that you include your name and email so we can contact you if you are one of the lucky contestants!

Here's the direct link to the album:

Click here

Let's Get Fit!

Over the past decade, fitness has taken on a whole new meaning. It's no longer just associated with hitting the gym and what you eat- it's about HOW you look and less about FEELING good. If that wasn't enough, we all have to factor in the current status of our economy. With that being said, all of us at Berry Chill sincerely want to help make lifestyles changes less of a fantasy and more of a reality!

We are teaming up with Zipcar, Chicago's largest car sharing service, to participate in this year's Low-Car Diet! This is a great opportunity for Chicagoans to experience all the benefits of living car-free and instead, opt for a healthier and more active lifestyle. Zipcar and Berry Chill are searching for 30 local contestants who will pledge to live car-free and take on a healthier lifestyle for one month beginning July 15th. With the participation of Equinox, Ortanic, Halo salons, and lululemon, Berry Chill will be making sure that you stay healthy (adding in a daily dose of our chilled yogurt doesn't hurt either...) Can you think of an easier way to make AND stick to a mid-year resolution?

Stay tuned dear readers. Yogi will post most info asap. Who's interested?!

Click here

The power of Twitter

As most of you know, Yogi is a social media fiend and this past week Twitter began buzzing with word that Peter Shankman, a "social media CEO adventurist" or in other words an "entrepreneur, author, speaker, and worldwide connector" ( would be in town making a special stop at Berry Chill on 635 N. State today, July 2nd at 10 a.m. And boy were we pleasantly surprised when we saw the turn out this morning! Charismatic and generous (he treated the entire crowd!), we are delighted that he wanted to share with the crowd his expertise as well as with a nutritious treat this morning.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Yogurt Social

Hi all! Yesterday Berry Chill teamed up with the Imerman Angels Foundation to participate in their monthly ice cream social at Prentice Memorial Hospital. Just to give you all a little background information, Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization that connects a person fighting cancer today with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. They provide support to cancer fighters and survivors across the United States and will never turn anyone down.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to thank the gracious volunteers and express our utter awe of their inner strength. The energy of the volunteers lifted the spirits of everyone at the ice cream social and we cannot wait for next month!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Calling on all Twitter and Berry Chill addicts alike- you can now use both addictions to your advantage! If you tweet about being at one of our BC locations, are on your way, or if Berry Chill was on your mind, to @yogijones- stop by and show the tweet to an employee at the counter to receive 10% off your BC purchase! If you have any further inquiries don't hesitate to ask Yogi directly on his Twitter page,

The following is an example of a tweet that, if shown upon purchase, you will receive 10% off!:

RT @SallyPizzle: @yogijones yoyo getting my bc on!!
half a minute ago from TweetDeck

So indulge a little, and keep the change. ;)

Who screams? We scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM!!

Or Chilled Yogurt… we just honestly couldn’t think of a catch phrase for BC. However, while we’re on the topic of ice cream we’d like to take this opportunity to fill you all in on a very special cause we hold close to our hearts. Imerman Angels has provided Berry Chill with the opportunity to provide yogurts to patients, families, doctors, and nurses monthly, beginning tomorrow! We are thrilled that we have the opportunity to socialize with very special individuals and provide a healthy and tasty treat at the same time!

Sox, Cubs... or is it Cubs, Sox?

We have been at U.S. Cellular Field almost everyday this past week and would just like to thank everyone for being a berry excited and entertaining crowd! For all the devout Chicago baseball fans out there, we are quite familiar with your loyalty to the Sox and the Cubs, respectively. But we were pleasantly surprised by the neutrality of fans when it came to Berry Chill. To all the Sox and Cubs fans out there- way to get your preference for chilled yogurt just right!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Brighten your day!

Bright Pink is one of the many charities that all of us here at BC support with all our might. We stand by the charity’s aims to educate and provide support to women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Our community has an opportunity to join in on the cause today for High Tea at the Drake from 2-4 p.m. We encourage you to come out and support the power of young women! We'll BC'in ya!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Out and about…

Yogi was at U.S. Cellular Park yesterday to watch the Sox play the Dodgers, what a game! As most of you know, Berry Chill is now part of the menu at the club level of the stadium. Being quite the social butterfly that he is, Yogi spotted some baseball fans getting their BC fix on a sizzling hot game day. He mainly ran into Berry Chill first-timers, so we’re glad we could chill them out on the hot summer day that it was!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A little recap

As most of you know, last week we raffled off tickets for our Just for Laughs promotion. Pictured here are Kirby, who won tickets to The Nasty Show, and Joanne, who won tickets to Martin Short. They were among the winners who were chosen by both our in-store raffle, and by Yogi Jones himself who was actively twittering away searching for winners. We hope our winners had an enjoyable experience at the shows, and encourage you all to stay berry chill in this newfound summer heat!

Kirby twittered upon receiving her tickets, "@YogiJones Thanks Berry Chill for the Just For Laughs tickets! And couldn't resist the best mid-day treat with @lauraclemons :)"

And Joanne twittered about her experience, "An absolutely amazing show last night at The Vic. Martin Short still has it! Thanks @YogiJones & Berry Chill!!"

Thanks to all who participated!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

As the end approaches...

They say time flies by when you’re having fun. Well, for the last time, we want to offer you a chance to enter and (hopefully) win tickets to the Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20th shows at the Just for Laughs festival! The Friday shows include performances by Russell Peters and the All-Star Comedy show, David Alan Grier, Jim Breur and Danny Bhoy, Jim Jefferies, and Bob, David and Friends.

The locations and times are as follows:
- Russell Peters and the All-Star Comedy Show at the Chicago Theatre at 7 p.m.
- David Alan Grier at the Vic Theatre at 7 p.m.
- Jim Breur and Danny Bhoy at the Lakeshore Theatre at 7 p.m.
- Jim Jeffries at the Lakeshore Theatre at 10:30 p.m.
- Bob, David and Friends at the Lakeshore Theatre at 7 p.m.

The Saturday shows include performances by Lisa Lampanelli, Bill Engvall, Jim Breur and Danny Bhoy, and Jimmy Fallon.

The locations and times are as follows:
- Lisa Lampanelli at the Chicago Theatre at 7 p.m.
- Bill Engvall at the Vic Theater at 7 p.m.
- Jim Breur and Danny Bhoy at the Lakeshore Theater at 7 p.m.
- Jimmy Fallon at the Vic Theater at 9:30 p.m.

Tomorrow is the last day to enter into the raffle! Try your luck! Yogi will be reminding all of his followers on his Twitter page, , until tomorrow when we draw the winners at 5 p.m.

Amp up your nutritious yogurt intake AND increase your chances of being a member of the audience at one of the shows at the same time!

1, 2, 3 strikes you’re out at the old ball game!!!

Starting Tuesday June 23rd, Berry Chill will be at U.S. Cellular Park for all you Club level ticket-holders Club until the end of the season. Our 8 oz original will be available for customers to add up to three of the following toppings: Strawberries, Mango, Pineapple, Mini Chocolate Chips, Rainbow Sprinkles, and Oreo cookies. The White Sox will be playing the Dodgers beginning at 7:11 p.m. More details will be posted throughout the week on our Twitter page. Stay tuned!

What a berry successful night!

Our evening at the Chicago Theatre was a great success! Kanye performed, despite the migraine he was suffering from during the day, and Nick Cannon DJ’d the evening. And of course, Ellen was fantastic and hilarious. Here’s a picture of the BC cart in the theatre.

For those of you who purchased BC at the theatre last night, keep in mind that the proceeds from last nights’ sales are going to Ellen Degeneres' favorite chairty, the Humane Society of the United States!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

As we prepare for the evening with Ellen….

The clock is ticking and Ellen Degeneres’ Bigger Longer and Wider Show is approaching! As anyone would expect, all of us here at BC are anticipating an exciting evening of serving at the Chicago Theatre (175 N. State) tonight from 6-7 p.m. We’re hoping that we’ll BC’in the funny lady this evening…Yogi cleaned up well for the evening and he’s hoping to charm Ellen with his stellar good looks. Wish him luck on his Twitter page!

The raffle must go on!

Hey all! The Just for Laughs festival commences today, and all of us at BC are eager to invite our neighbors to enter for a chance to win tickets to comedy performances by Martin Short, The Nasty Show and Andy Dick. Come in and join in on the excitement from now until 5 p.m. and drop your name into the green cup at the counters located at all of our locations (635 N. State, 132 N. LaSalle or the Ogilvie Train Station). Martin Short will be performing at the Vic Theatre (3145 N. Sheffield Ave) June 18th 7p.m., The Nasty Show will also be at the Vic but will have an additional performance on June 19th both shows are at 9p.m., and Andy Dick will be performing at the Lakeshore Theatre (3175 N. Broadway) tomorrow, June 18th at 10:30p.m. The weather is looking good so far, so take advantage of it!

On another, but related note, Yogi was spotted this morning carrying an unidentified large brown envelope, which we assume contains the much-desired tickets for the Just for Laughs festival, to all three of BC locations! We’re currently tracking him on twitter and are awaiting the announcement of the lucky winner of the raffle after 5 p.m. today!

We’ll BC’in ya!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spotted: BC around town

The Berry Chill cart is parked on the 7th floor of the Merchandise Mart until June 17th proudly serving at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair. The tradeshow fair is bustling with hardworking individuals who are running on a tight schedule, so we’re there to offer a tasty treat, or two, that will ensure their nutrition while on the run. If you’re in the area, stop by and treat yourself!

Laugh with BC!

Berry Chill is proud to announce that it will be serving up its yogurt couture at the Just for Laughs festival in Chicago this week from June 17-21. The five-day comedy festival will be featuring performances by Ellen DeGeneres, George Lopez, and Jimmy Fallon, just to name a few. BC is excited to serve the performers its yogurt! In addition to providing the Just for Laughs festival with a healthy dose of Berry Chill, we will be donating all proceeds to Ellen’s favorite charity, The Humane Society. But that’s not all! Beginning today, Tuesday June 16th, we will be raffling off tickets for performances at the festival. For all you Ellen fans, hurry into your closest BC (635 N. State, 132 N. LaSalle or the Ogilvie Train Station) and enter for a chance to win two tickets to her show tomorrow night! For the rest of you, we will be giving away tickets everyday until Friday, June 20th. Remember- after you enter you will be one step closer to seeing a comedian…LIVE!

From all of us at BC,

Good luck!

P.s.- Yogi wanted to remind everyone that he will be sending out Sweet Tweet alerts all week via his Twitter page! You can follow Yogi at
Stay tuned….

YES YOU CAN! Beat the line, that is.

We are proud to announce that the self-order kiosks are now up and running at our State and Ogilvie locations! Yogi pretty much lays out the simple 1-2-3 step process to place your order. So when the weather is warm and you’re on a tight schedule try the BC self-order kiosks placed in-store for your convenience.

So go ahead, Berry Chill addicts, yogurt yo’self in a timely manner!