Author Archives: George Dunlap

About George Dunlap

1973 my parents opened their ice cream store called Peppermint Patti's in Defiance, OH. We served soft ice cream/custard and hand scooped ice cream. During my years at Bowling Green State University (1973-1977) I worked in the store and traveled NW Ohio selling frozen ice cream novelties to grocery stores. After I graduated from BGSU in 1977, I traveled the Midwest USA selling Ice Cream machines, designing and bulding ice cream stores.

Soft Serve or Hard Scooped Ice Cream, which do I sell – the trend is to offer both, 2 unique and different markets that you can satisfy.

There was a time that if you wanted a Scooped Ice Cream cone you went to the local hand dipped ice cream shop, if you wanted soft serve you went to the local Dairy Bar. Today selling both Hard and Soft Ice Cream at the same shop continues to grow. Why? Because it is the answer to serving your customer’s wants. Can a shop survive selling only 1 style Ice Cream, Yes. But the growing trend is to blend both into the shop menu.

Charlotte’s Soft Serve Ice Cream shop, is a example of this move to selling both. Why? Because her customers wanted both. How hard is it to add 8 or more flavors of scooped ice cream? It is easy, contact your local Ice Cream Supplier – Dairy. In Charlotte’s case she added Perry’s Ice Cream. This becomes a profitable partnership between you the shop owner and your ice cream supplier.

Hard Ice Cream options for Charlotte’s Soft Serve Ice Cream by Perry’s Ice Cream

Check out this weeks Podcast

Call GEORGE DUNLAP TODAY, If I may be of assistance regarding this exciting addition to your Menu $.

Happy New Year 2022 – Soft Serve Ice Cream or Hard Ice Cream, Episode 20

Welcome to 2022 the season has started and we are embracing a new season; increased costs and exciting time to be selling both Hard Ice Cream and Soft Ice Cream, today’s conversation is do i sell both?

Enjoy these below articles on the differences of Soft Serve and Hard Ice Cream.

The Real Difference Between Soft Serve Ice Cream And Regular Ice Cream

WHAT MAKES HARD AND SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM DIFFERENT?

A Look at the Differences Between Soft Serve and Hard Ice Cream

Soft Serve Vs. Hard Serve Ice Cream, CBS Pittsburgh

Soft Serve, our shops do this everyday! on a Sugar Cone.

Soft serve inspires Blue Bunny’s new Twist Cones, as published in Dairy Processing Magazine, by Benton Smith, 04/04/2022.

Soft serve inspires Blue Bunny’s new Twist Cones

My customers do this everyday in their Soft Ice Cream shops: making Home-Made treats. We welcome Blue Bunny to this market segment. George Dunlap, 4/7/2022

Blue Bunny Twist Cones soft serve Chocolate Vanilla Strawberry Cheesecake Chocolate Peanut Butter
Photo: Blue Bunny

04.04.2022 By Benton Smith

CHICAGO – While concocting its newest frozen desserts, Blue Bunny aimed to bring the soft serve ice cream experience to customers’ freezers.

Continue reading

Golly G’s: Coffee, Ice Cream, Sweets, the story, by my good friend Joey Boykin

Joey tells the story of his dream and his love of family and community.

I first meet Joey during the spring of 2017, I have had the pleasure to serve Joey and his family as they developed an awesome family branded ice cream retail experience. Golly G’s is an American success story, I have found Joey Boykin’s story to be very helpful in my life and my business activities.

Joey has several shops and a very successful Ice Cream Truck program.

Supply Chain – Why the Global Supply Chains May Never Be the Same….. WSJ

Back sometime… the first week, COVID hit our world, of March of 2020, I was working with Perry’s Ice Cream and the folks at Progressive (Cleveland, OH) Field. We were preparing for the start of the 2020 Baseball Season, and then the world shut-down.

The last thing Jenna Stierhoff, with Delaware Northwsj (Stadium Foodservice operator) said to me as we all started walking out; see you in 2 weeks.

Yes we all thought our world would go back to Normal soon. Nothing was further from the Truth. We may Never go back to those days. According to a new WSJ documentary…it may never return.

Our Supply Chain….has it changed forever………..

This documentary is worth the price and is an education in how we as small business owners must adapt to the our new environment. This week I celebrate my 67th birthday and I can tell you……the world is always changing. I embrace the change and look to serve my customers with the services they require.

Serving the Retail Ice Cream Industry – Since 1973

Call me anytime; I am always at your service no matter your needs.

George Dunlap, March 23, 2023

Treehouse Treats and Treasures

…another specialty delivery by George Dunlap

Treehouse Treats and Treasures, Logan, OH, another satisfied customer of Perry’s Ice Cream, received their C. Nelson 16dip ice cream cabinet for their 2022 season. Since COVID the ability of my clients (Perry’s for example) having equipment delivered to their retail customers, has been severely impaired, George Dunlap offers prompt and UN-damaged deliveries.

Specialty deliver of ice cream equipment by WWW.GEORGEDUNLAP.COM is supported by over 45 years serving the Retail Ice Cream shop market. Delivery by someone who fully understands the importance of setting up equipment for scooping ice cream. George Dunlap knows ice cream equipment.

Specialty Logistics by GEORGE DUNLAP
TREEHOUSE TREATS and TREASURES, LOGAN, OH, USA
Valerie, owner of Treehouse Treats & Treasures, another happy customer. Specialty Graphics by George Dunlap, call today.

Where am I going……

….living the dream, by the rules of God. Many of you may know I retired from C. Nelson Mfg., Co. June 2021, after a 40 year run with the Smith Family. Although , I have not retired from the industry I grew-up in; the “Ice Cream Retail Industry” is my passion and my family is my love. I am always at your service call me anytime. Stay tuned as my exciting future continues to unfold. www.GeorgeDunlap.com or 614-378-8466