University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Frank D. Hickingbotham


Frank D. Hickingbotham

Founder and Former Chairman
TCBY Enterprises, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas


Frank D. Hickingbotham rode the crest of good-health awareness when he founded TCBY Enterprises in 1981. Through his leadership, a new market segment for frozen yogurt was created as the company grew to the world's largest manufacturer-franchiser with 3,000 locations in approximately 70 countries.

He built TCBY on great taste, a simple idea and a clean wholesome environment. Hickingbotham served as chairman and CEO until the company was sold in 2000, but continues today to lead a group of entrepreneurial enterprises.


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