Tasti D-Lite

Under the Wing

Early on in his career, Jim Amos, chairman and former CEO of Tasti D-Lite, would make it his mission to track down his mentor, a business leader who hated flying so much that he would drive his personal coach around the country to various meetings and engagements.

“I would call his secretary and find out where he was, and I would fly into the city just to sit in his coach and talk to him as he was driving, and learn from him,” Amos says. “I learned a great deal from this gentleman, not just about business, but certainly about life and relationships.”

Jim Amos Steps Down as CEO of Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie

Franchise leader Jim Amos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie at the end of 2012 to move forward with other endeavors, including serving on the boards of various franchise companies and focusing on his advocacy in franchise and veterans’ affairs. 

Following Amos’ departure as CEO, Peter D. Holt, the company’s chief operating officer, will be promoted to the role of president and CEO. Holt brings more than 25 years of franchising experience to the company.

Tasti D-Lite's Peppermint Cake Shines in Time for Holidays

With the holiday season ramping up, people are on the lookout for easy dishes to bring to parties. Tasti D-Lite, the great-tasting, lower-calorie frozen dessert chain with a fanatical following among health-conscious consumers as well as celebrities, offers cakes and pies year-round, and they are perfect for holiday gatherings.

Tasti D-Lite Adds Flavor to the Holidays with LTOs

Tasti D-Lite, the lower-calorie frozen dessert chain with a fanatical following among health-conscious consumers as well as celebrities, is introducing new holiday flavors this month. Salted caramel and peppermint bark will be available through the end of the year. Tasti D-Lite is also offering a peppermint fudge sundae.

Tasti D-Lite Adds Fall Flavors: Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie

Tasti D-Lite, the lower-calorie frozen dessert chain with a fanatical following among health-conscious consumers as well as celebrities, has launched two new limited time fall flavors. Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie will be available through mid-November. Tasti D-Lite is also offering cinnamon and graham cracker crumbs as toppings for fall.

Tasti D-Lite Celebrates 25 Years in September

Tasti D-Lite, the lower-calorie frozen dessert chain with a following among health-conscious consumers as well as celebrities, will celebrate 25 years in September.

A mayoral proclamation will recognize Friday, September 7, as Tasti D-Lite Day in New York City. Tasti D-Lite will also offer a small cup or cone for 25 cents at all participating locations September 7. Tasti D-Lite is adding a new flavor, Birthday Cake, from September 3 through the end of the month.

Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie Waive Franchise Fees for Vets

Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie are waiving 100 percent of the franchise fee for military veterans through the remainder of 2012. This incentive equates to $30,000 in savings to veterans interested in owning a Tasti D-Lite, Planet Smoothie, or dual-brand store.

Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie CEO Jim Amos is a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam. He received 12 decorations including the Purple Heart and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Amos is also the author of The Memorial: A Novel of the Vietnam War.

New Flavors for Tasti D-Lite's "Strawberry Summertime"

Continuing its "Strawberry Summertime" promotion, frozen dessert chain Tasti D-Lite is introducing a new flavor, the Strawberry Tart 'n Tasti, that will be available today through July 22.

"Strawberry Summertime" will also highlight Tasti D-Lite's existing strawberry flavors, including strawberry, strawberry banana, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry colada, and strawberry shortcake.

Tasti D-Lite Debuts New Kid Flavors

Tasti D-Lite will debut two new flavors April 2. The flavors—bubble gum and cotton candy—are perfect for kids. Tasti’s other kid-friendly flavors include marshmallow, s’mores, and PB&J.

“We really wanted to create something that kids would love with our new flavors and what do kids like more than cotton candy and bubble gum?” says Donna Smith, vice president of marketing.

"The flavors are even better with fun toppings like rainbow sprinkles or gum balls. Even adults won’t be able to resist these awesome combinations.”

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