Bengals' Rucker opening Orange Leaf location at The Banks on Reds’ Opening Day | Business
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati Bengal Frostee Rucker and his partners will open an Orange Leaf frozen yogurt franchise, part of a small but fast-growing new frozen yogurt chain, on April 5th on Walnut Street in The Banks.
The Banks’ franchise is controlled by Bengal’s defensive end Frostee Rucker and has as its partners several of Rucker’s teammates including Robert Geathers, Kevin Huber, Pat Sims and James M. Gould, Rucker’s agent and Managing General Partner of The Walnut Group, a Private Equity Firm.
Other investors include Ken Griffey Junior’s baseball agent Brian Goldberg, and several local business associates of Mr. Gould’s including, Roger Lautzenhiser of Vorys, Dick Satterfield, Bill Swaim, Brad Tilford, several of the Walnut Group associates, and also Lucas Gould, James Gould’s 16 year old son, a partner in Lucas Management Group who introduced Orange Leaf to Rucker.
Rucker is also a part-owner of the Orange Leaf franchise in the Hyde Park Plaza, as are some of the other investors in the Banks location. Orange Leaf also has locations in Colerain and in Kenwood, with another opening on Mall Road in Florence on March 29.
Orange Leaf is a franchise designed for youth appeal and serving frozen yogurt with a large variety of self-service toppings.
A private grand opening is planned for April 4, from 5-8 p.m. with a public grand opening the following day from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. preceding the Reds’ Opening Day game. The event will feature a live remote by Q102 radio and many celebrities.
Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved.