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Spotlight: Tony's Daiquiri and Vape

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We sat down with Tamara Saba from Tony’s Daiquiri and Vape in Bernice, Louisiana. “We had daiquiris before, so getting new machines was a way to add new flavors,” says Saba. “We serve alcoholic frozen drinks and now feature a lot more flavors.” They feature flavors such as strawberry, margarita, hurricane, and watermelon to name a few. The public’s response has been extremely positive, with a favorite flavor being suicide. “Everyone loves it,” says Saba. She also has advice for restaurants starting up during this time. “Be careful, make sure you keep cleaning. Make sure you are going through the...

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Eclipse Food Service

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We sat down with Aylon Steinhart, the CEO of Eclipse Food Service, a dairy-free alternative to ice cream. What got Steinhart into the industry is how intertwined the food industry is with the entire world. “I realized how much the food industry has to do with the entire world and all of humanity. I also learned about the impact that the food industry has on planet sustainability and human health, I realized we could make a very significant change in the world by shifting consumption of animal products to plant-based products.” Steinhart sought out to create products to get mainstream...

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Icicle Tricycle

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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...

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Spotlight: Mami's Gelato

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  We interviewed Phanor Komoda, the marketing rep for Mami’s Gelato. We discussed in detail their upcoming product Oatragous as well as their popular classics Froconut and Almondice. Komoda got his start in the frozen dessert industry while working at a restaurant with the daughter of Naomi Posner-Horie, the founder of Mami’s Gelato. They were looking for a salesperson, and with Komoda’s sales background, as well as becoming a vegan, it seemed like a perfect fit!  “The perks of vegan gelato is your body is going to receive it well. I’m lactose sensitive so I can digest it a lot...

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How To Navigate Your Business During This Time

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During this difficult time, it is no secret that most restaurants and bars have been requested to close for the safety of the community. However, to avoid a major financial loss by completely shutting down your ice cream venue, we advise you to explore the option of either an ice cream truck or a concession trailer to generate income and help keep your business afloat. A great idea to generate steady cash flow for your business would be to park close to or in front of an apartment complex or neighborhood. Wary inhabitants in isolation will feel a bit at...

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