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Frozen Dessert Industry & Machine Articles — vegan

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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Chicago Vegan Foods

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We sat down with Dan Reed from Chicago Vegan Foods, who are also the producers of Temptations Vegan Soft Serve and Dandie’s Marshmallow’s, a vegan marshmallow line. “The company started in 2001, our founder Ryan Howard, was a long time vegan, who is actually celebrating his twenty-sixth year in veganism. Vegan has always been extremely important to him. At that time there weren’t a whole lot of vegan options. In short, we got started through activism, which led us to where we are today.”   Current establishments that feature Temptation Soft Serve and Dandie’s Marshmallow’s is a pretty healthy mix...

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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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Waterfront Concerts

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We sat down with Ian Palmer from Waterfront Concerts, a prominent music venue with multiple locations in New England. Ian got his start in the frozen drink industry when he worked for Waterfront Concerts in both their Maine and Rhode Island locations, before working for their location in Massachusetts. They were serving frozen margaritas at these locations that were extremely popular. Ian's favorite part is how happy frozen drinks make venue goers, especially during the summertime months. He also mentions how serving frozen drinks has vastly improved their turnout.  Waterfront Concerts started their buying journey with Slices Concession when the...

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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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