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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.