Galloway Company – Classic Mix Partners with Hank Sweeney, talk all things Ice Cream Mix: Episode 25

Galloway Company/Classic Mix – Neenah, WI

I had the pleasure of meeting Hank Sweeney, National Account Manager with Classic Mix Partners of Galloway Company at a North American Ice Cream Association convention many years ago.  Hank started out with Ross Frozen Custard Machine Company of WI, which is now part of the StoeltingVollrath conglomerate based out of Sheboygan, WI.

Hank and I talk about the ice cream mix business as it related to the retail and industrial ice cream industry, both scoop and soft served ice creams.  Hank tells how he journeyed from making custard machines to today developing Bourbon ice cream/cream treats.

Hank has some great insight on the ice cream mix industry and its development over his past 24 years with Classic Mix Partners – Galloway Company. 

Sit back and enjoy my good friend Hank Sweeney and I talk Retail Ice Cream and our future. Listen as we talk about ice cream mixes, pricing, and how quality still leads the way to growth.

Hank Sweeney with Classic Mix Partners can be contacted at, 920-886-2348

Music BY: The Punisher by Lynne Music, www.NEOsounds.com

EPISODE 24: JOEY BOYKIN, GOLLY G’S, AND RAPAMAR CONTAINER CO, MOVING FORWARD IN 2023.

Joey making ice cream and dispensing it into his Rapamar disposable containers

Late 2016, while I was with C. Nelson Mfg., Co., I had the pleasure of meeting Joey Boykin and family at the NICRA 2016 show; Joey told me his story how he was gearing up to building his first Homemade Ice Cream shop in 2017. Since then Joey has built 3 ice cream shops, built a complete ice cream truck serving ice cream shakes, cones, coffee and sweet goods. Last year, November 2022, Joey and his team bought the Rapamar Container Company and moved it to Tennessee.

Listen to Joey’s awesome story and how he is looking to stay excited about his great tasting Golly G’s Homemade Ice Creams, serving special events with his ice cream truck, and supplying other ice cream homemade shops with his easy to use disposable ice cream scoop containers.

This is were you hear how dreams are made. Joey has a great story to tell; please enjoy.

TED LASSO, BISCUITS WITH THE BOSS, JENI’S ICE CREAM

My daughter Katie and my wife Nancy introduced me to this show recently, and, I can not wait till Season 3 starts. But, in the mean time how about some great tasting Ice Cream by Jeni’s, “Biscuits With The Boss”, awesome marketing.

Jeni's Ice Creams, Biscuits with the Boss, Ted Lasso.

Jeni’s is introducing a great new flavor based off a Apple TV/Stream hit, “Ted Lasso” Biscuits with the Boss. Great Marketing Jeni’s! New flavor concepts, many times, are staring right at us. Let’s all have fun and create something new today.

Great market timing, “BELIEVE IT” and what a great flavor profile. This is how the game is Won!

EPISODE 23 – Brent Murray, Dairy Haus, Rockton, IL, a conversation about our industry, COVID, social media, and going forward.

George Dunlap, I had the pleasure of getting to know Brent Murray around April of 2016; by that time he had already figured out how he was going to serve his customers with the best quality homemade ice creams available, supported by an awesome team of excited employees,

I had the pleasure to catch up with Brent this week and hear what he is up to for 2023. If you are a newbie or an old war-horse like me, I know you will find our conversation about our industry, covid, and his vision going forward exciting.

Brent Murray uses a Taylor ice cream machine for blizzard type treats, and an Emery Thompson Batch Ice Cream 24 quart machine for his Homemade Hand Scooped Ice Cream.

Brent is very excited about 2023 listen and enjoy!

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Our Podcast music was provided by The Podcast Host and Alitu: The Podcast Maker app.

PECK FOOD SERVICE, 2023 FOOD SHOW – IN PERSON

GEORGE DUNLAP, 1/16/2023, The PECK FOOD Service, 2023 in-person Food Show is this Feb, 2/4-5/2023. This is one of the Best Ice Cream Trade Shows in the Mid-West for new and experienced operators. You will find ingredient and equipment vendors; available to help you with new products and equipment for the 2023 season. I have had the pleasure to attend this show throughout the years since the 1980’s. The Peck Family is always welling to help you with your retail ice cream needs.

The LINK BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO THE REGISTER PAGE.

LIVE – PECK FOOD SERVICE FOOD SHOW, FEB 4TH AND 5TH, 2023

PECK FOOD SERVICE 2/4-5-2023 FOOD SHOW WEB-PAGE LINK

Ice Cream in Sarasota Florida – November 2022

After a few busy weeks visiting with many great customers around Southern USA and Florida, my wife Nancy and I meet up with our daughter and her family. The best part of that week was sharing ice cream with my grandson Oliver. We hit all the great shops in the Sarasota area. One in particular is Orange Octopus Ice Cream, with 2 locations, our favorite is located behind Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar on Siesta Key, Florida. Oliver loves all their Homemade Ice Creams.

I have had the pleasure to serve Moncef Bennaji and his wife with both their stores. If you are in the Sarasota area, stop by, they make some of the best tasting Ice Creams. My grandson Oliver says so!

MID-AMERICAN Restaurant EXPO Show 2022, Columbus, OH.

George Dunlap, with over 49 years serving the Ice Cream Retail Industry, managing the Perry’s Ice Cream Booth, with Setup and equipment logistics. Mid-American Expo 2022.

I have the pleasure to support the Perry’s Ice Cream Team at the 2022 MID-AM Restaurant Show Columbus, OH
Setting up Booth Perry’s Ice Cream
Stoelting Ice Cream Machine running Perry’s Custard Mix

ICE CREAM EQUIPMENT; DELIVERY, WAREHOUSING, INSTALL, AND STORE LAYOUT SERVICES, WITH OPERATION & SERVICE SUPPORT.

This past summer has been our busiest summer with installs for new and existing retail ice cream shops. If you are in need of our services contact George Dunlap 24 X7 @ 614-378-8466.

California soon to control; Fast-Food Hourly $ minimum wage and other benefits.

George Dunlap, 9/4/2022. Are you involved in your State Organization? This is coming East my friends, may I suggest you join your state and local organizations today and prepare for “them” controlling your business. Leaving your head in the sand is not the solution, prepare today, Government is looking to be your controlling partner.

California’s Fast-Food Bill Whopper

Sacramento finds a new way to put small business out of business.

By The Editorial BoardUpdated Sept. 2, 2022 6:49 pm ET

California is a leading exporter of progressive policy and businesses. So it’s worth paying attention to a bill heading to the Governor’s desk that would let the government fix fast-food worker wages and micromanage restaurants. Sayonara, McDonald’s dollar menu.

The bill passed by the Democratic Legislature this week creates a 10-member council appointed by the Governor and state legislative leaders with nearly carte blanche authority to fix wages, benefits and working conditions at most fast-food restaurants. This is a recipe for higher restaurant prices and lower business and job growth.Opinion: Potomac Watch

The state’s $15 an hour minimum wage is already among the highest in the U.S., but the council could raise it as high as $22 next year and an additional 3.5% every year after that. It could also require that employers provide paid vacation or “protest days” off as some tech companies do. A bill establishing a 32-hour work week stalled in the Legislature this year, but the council could impose one for fast-food workers. Its orders would take effect without even a rubber stamp by the Legislature. Democrats have delegated sweeping powers to avoid political accountability.

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