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Supplying Your Ice Cream Shop

Owning a business is both expensive and time-consuming. Here are some tips on how you should supply your store properly.

Scoops of Various Ice Creams
Scoops of Various Ice Creams

If you have plans on running an ice cream shop of your own, then there are plenty of supplies that you’re going to need to buy. Assuming that you’ve already leased out a building and are now left with the bare emptiness of a building, you’re going to have to look at ice cream machine distributors as well as figure out all of the flavors that you’re going to include on your menu. Don’t forget that you can purchase customized ice cream or frozen yogurt supplies that have your brand on imprinted on the side.

Brand awareness is crucial in the industry, especially when you’re competing with so many well-known brands that have already taken the market by storm. Be sure to check out the demographics of your area as well as weather considerations. Not many people are going to go to your business if it’s always cold and rainy. You’d be setting yourself up for failure if you believe that you can still prevail in those conditions.

Once you’ve supplied your store with ice cream or frozen yogurt cups, various flavors, and the proper machines, you’re going to have to look at the business end of the shop. You’ll need employees that have an open schedule and that are, most importantly, trustworthy. Your employees could prove to make a huge difference when it comes to making the experience worthwhile for your customers. By slowly getting your name out there, your shop could potentially the “next big thing”.

Gelato Products carries high-quality plastic yogurt spoons, frozen yogurt cups, and all of the necessary supplies that your shop needs to continue serving. Visit them online today.

The History of Krispy Kreme Donuts

By Phin Upham

Krispy Kreme’s “hot” sign is a kind of signature today. Passing motorists see that sign and know that warm, tasty donuts are mere minutes away. It’s kind of a revolution in donuts, when you think about it, and it only took 55 years to make.

Vernon Rudolph started Krispy Kreme back in 1937. He had purchased a recipe for a yeast-raised donut from chef in New Orleans. He took his recipe to Old Salem, Washington, and opened up shop there. His first customers were local grocery stores, but he quickly expanded to selling donuts to customers passing by. The smells from inside the bakery were too good to resist.

By 1944, the store had evolved to include a display case, allowing for a greater arrangement of their products. The original glazed donut from those days is more like a handmade glazed donut of today. It had a thick coating, but the same flavor.

By 1955, Krispy Kreme had trademarked its logo, added 8 varieties to its lineup and gotten its first delivery truck up and running. Fundraising was popular for Krispy Kreme, who would deliver donuts to hungry kids in person. Hand production slipped away during the early part of the 60s, making the donuts more like what we know today. But the first machine-made donuts were not sold in stores until 1989. Krispy Kreme quickly spread across the country, adding shaped donuts in the early 2000s. Today, the company has shops in Canada, and its coffee is sold in stores and supermarkets across America.

About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or Twitter page.

Putting Quality Into Your Supplies

By Gelato Products

If you’re a fan of baking, cooking or otherwise coming up with amazing dishes, you probably already know how important your ingredients are. Pick the wrong ones and your dish just won’t work. However, if you don’t pick the very best ingredients, your results will still suffer. Have you ever thought about how important your supplies are though?

For example, ice cream shop supplies can be bought at extremely low prices, if you don’t think much about the quality. You can buy all kinds of frozen yogurt spoons, cups, covers and more and do so for practically nothing, compared to other options.

The problem is that a lot of those other options are far better in terms of what they’re made from and could make all the difference where the finished product is concerned. By spending just a little extra though, it works as an investment. Later on, this money will be worth spending because it will mean greater returns down the road.

What a lot of people don’t think about is how these supplies reflect on their business. Customers can tell when materials aren’t quality because of how they feel and the taste they leave behind. So spend a bit more now on something better in the future.

No matter what you need for your ice cream shop, Gelato Products has them at the best possible price. Everything from tasting spoons cups and more can be yours and these are products you’ll be proud to show off.