We interviewed the successful frozen dessert cart company, Icicle Tricycle. With clients using their carts, for boardwalks, weddings, and have even been featured on the hit show, Shark Tank. We spoke to Ryan Hashagen, who started the business very young, while he was still in high school! “During the last twenty years, I’ve become a business consultant to our clients,” says Hashagen. “While we work with national and corporate brands, we also pride ourselves on working with small businesses that are just starting up.” What got Hashagen into the industry was being able to help inspire and get people involved with cold treats.
With ice cream being so popular in the 1920s, many of the carts have a vintage flair for them. “Having them at retirement homes, it’s always rewarding to see the look of nostalgia in the older generation,” says Hashagen. One of their notable feats is having Coconut Girl, who sells a healthier paleo ice cream alternative, as a client. “Seeing Coconut Girl on Shark Tank was amazing because I remember when she was working on the beach! We work so closely with our customers that it becomes a real relationship.”
The creativity doesn’t stop there, they also feature custom wraps such as vinyl wrap branding, with options such as providing Adobe Illustrator, clients can feature any custom graphic to truly make their goal a reality. Hashagen’s favorite part of the dessert industry is “working with the national brands, and also getting a kick of working with local clients such as schools and even little league games. It’s a total joy working with a wide range of people.”
Their talent also expands to tradeshows, they are able to design display carts for clients in different countries. An added perk to owning an Icicle Tricycle is being so mobile in sales, customers are able to make back the investment in sales. So, if you would like to dip your feet into ice cream and frozen drink sales without the commitment to a venue, we highly consider taking your concept and creativity to Icicle Tricycle today!
Are you interested in opening your own frozen dessert venue? Here at Slices Concession, we have a wide assortment of used soft serve ice cream machines that can further enhance the experience of your venue. Our ice cream machines for sale, are fully inspected and ready for service. Whether it be a low volume countertop model to add a few additional menu items like daiquiris or a full standing model to carry you through your grand opening and beyond. We are the number one distributor in the nation of used ice cream machines and used frozen Taylor margarita machines. We feature popular brands such as Taylor, Stoelting, and Carpigiani. We have machines with both single and three-phase capability, as well as air or water-cooled. We also have frozen yogurt machines for sale and batch freezers. Our experts will help guide you in picking the best-used ice cream machine for your venue. With an east coast and west coast office, as well as stellar reviews on both Facebook and Google, you will see why we are trusted as the best. Visit our website, or if you are in the area, set up an appointment to stop by!
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