Industry News | April 28, 2014

Carvel Celebrates 80 with Free Cone Day Fundraiser

Carvel is launching its summer-long 80th anniversary celebration with Free Cone Day on Thursday, May 1, 3–8 p.m. Participating Carvel shoppes will treat guests to a free junior cone filled with their choice of vanilla, chocolate, or the all-new salted caramel soft-serve ice cream.

In addition to enjoying free ice cream, guests can support a good cause on Free Cone Day. Throughout the day, Carvel will offer a $2 coupon book worth more than $20 in savings. All proceeds from sales of the coupon books will go towards a $30,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief. This effort will raise the company’s total contributions to the American Red Cross to $80,000 over the last three years.

“We hope everyone will come out on Free Cone Day and try one on us,” says Carvel president Scott Colwell. “I can’t think of a more appropriate way to kick-off our 80th anniversary celebration than giving our guests free, fresh ice cream and raising money for the American Red Cross.”

Carvel serves soft-serve and scooped ice cream treats and cakes that are hand-crafted daily at local Carvel shoppes. Guests this year can try the new salted caramel soft serve ice cream on Free Cone Day and for a limited time throughout summer.

Since its inception in 1934 as the first retail ice cream franchise in the country, Carvel has expanded its menu to include an extensive line of fresh soft-serve and scooped ice cream, take-home novelty treats, and premium ice cream cakes. 

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