Carvel® joins forces with Lotus Biscoff® to debut Carvel’s Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream

Carvel® joins forces with Lotus Biscoff® to debut Carvel’s Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream

Carvel® Cookie Butter sweeps the nation with its newest flavor in soft ice cream

ATLANTA, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel®…America’s Freshest Ice Cream® joins forces with Lotus Biscoff®, Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee, to debut a new flavor innovation inspired by Cookie Butter – one of the latest food trends delighting dessert lovers across the country. Carvel’s Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream made with Lotus Biscoff is now available for a limited time through May 28.

Cookie Butter is the irresistibly creamy, spreadable treat made from crushed Lotus Biscoff (speculoos) cookies. Carvel is kicking off ‘Ice Cream Season 2017’ by bringing this unique flavor profile to life in delicious new ways with an exciting array of frozen offerings, including:

·        Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream – premium soft ice cream blended with Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter

·        Cookie Butter Scooped Ice Cream – hand-scooped Cookie Butter ice cream mixed with caramel and Lotus Biscoff cookie crumbles

·        Cookie Butter Sundae Dasher® – layers of Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream, caramel and Lotus Biscoff cookie crumbles, topped with whipped cream, drizzled with caramel and dusted with more cookie crumbles

·        Cookie Butter Shake – Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream blended with Lotus Biscoff cookie crumbles into a thick shake

·        Cookie Butter Flying Saucer® – Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream sandwiched between two chocolate crackers

Guests will have the opportunity to try the tasty new flavor for FREE on Carvel’s annual Free Cone Day, which will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 3-8 p.m. ET at participating shoppes nationwide.

“Our new Cookie Butter Soft Ice Cream is the perfect marriage of two universally loved treats,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “Carvel is always on the look-out for noteworthy food trends to translate into ice cream flavors. When cookie butter started to take off in the U.S., we knew it was something special. Now, we’re thrilled to be the first to offer this delectable flavor in scooped and premium soft ice cream.”

Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter is the irresistible, spreadable version of Lotus Biscoff cookies, a Belgian specialty. Delectably crunchy, with a caramelized flavor, Lotus Biscoff cookies feature a unique palate of sweet and spice. For more background on Lotus Biscoff Cookies and Cookie Butter, visit Biscoff.com.

For more details on Carvel Cookie Butter and to stay connected to all things Carvel, follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram at @CarvelIceCream, like it on Facebook at www. facebook.com/CarvelIceCream, follow on Snapchat at @CarvelSnaps, or visit Carvel.com.

Prices vary by franchise. If local pricing information is needed for a story or article, please reach out to Carvel@finnpartners.com.

About Carvel® Ice Cream

The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes.  Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream or become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream

About Lotus Biscoff®

Lotus Bakeries is active worldwide in the indulgent and healthy snacking segment with the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff, Lotus Dinosaurus, Lotus Suzy, Peijnenburg, Snelle Jelle, Annas, Nākd, Trek, BEAR and Urban Fruit brands. Lotus Bakeries, with headquarters in Belgium, is a dynamic, internationally oriented company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Sweden, and 17 company owned sales organizations in Europe, America and Asia. Lotus Bakeries also works with commercial partners in forty countries worldwide. Lotus Bakeries has approximately 1,450 employees. By maintaining a healthy balance between tradition and innovation, the Lotus brand indulges consumers with a unique range of high-quality, tasty products. With Peijnenburg and Snelle Jelle, the company is a market leader in gingerbread in the Netherlands. Under the Nākd, Trek, BEAR and Urban Fruit brands, Lotus Bakeries offers tasty snacks, manufactured from all-natural, unprocessed ingredients, with no added sugar. In 2016, the Group achieved sales of EUR 507.2 million. The shares of Lotus Bakeries are listed on Euronext Brussels.

Contact:
Loryn Franco
Email: lfranco@focusbrands.com
Phone: 404-257-7004

Source: Carvel Ice Cream

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Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th

Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th
Carvel to host Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day and to raise funds for continued Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, November 17th

 

ATLANTA, 2016-Nov-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream® will host a special Buy-One-Get-One Free Cone Day at all Florida locations on Thursday, November 17th, 2016. On this day, the soft-serve ice cream pioneer will also be collecting donations for The American Red Cross® that will be used in the continued aid of those effected by Hurricane Matthew. In addition, Carvel® will donate $2,000 to The American Red Cross.

Guests who visit Florida shoppes on November 17th can take advantage of the one day only BOGO Free offer on any size, any flavor soft-serve cup or cone. While picking up their soft-serve ice cream of choice, ice-cream lovers will be invited to pay the love forward by making a contribution to The American Red Cross for Hurricane Matthew victims.

“A large part of the Carvel family is located in the Southeast, so it comes as second nature for us to jump at the chance to help the region out in any way we can after something tragic has occurred,” said Scott Colwell, president of Carvel. “The American Red Cross has been a partner with us for four years and we know these additional funds will be able to help those in need.”

Carvel is proud to have donated more than $120,000 to the American Red Cross. These efforts help support those affected by disasters, which includes disaster preparedness and support for youth throughout the country.”

For more information on how to help The American Red Cross, please visit http://www.redcross.org/. For the freshest information on Carvel products and company news, visit www.carvel.com or follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram@CarvelIceCream and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.

About Carvel Ice Cream

The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes.  Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream or become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream

Contact:
Melissa Smith
Email: melissasmith@focusbrands.com
Phone: 404-705-4449

Source: Carvel Ice Cream

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Carvel announces the return of its delicious Lil’ Screamers Novelty Treats

Carvel announces the return of its delicious Lil’ Screamers Novelty Treats
Carvel announces the return of its delicious Lil’ Screamers Novelty Treats

 

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, isn’t offering tricks for Halloween, just treats, with the return of its delicious Lil’ Screamers Novelty Treats. The fall holiday lineup also includes Lil’ Gobblers and Lil’ Snowmen.

Available October 14 through Halloween, Carvel Lil’ Screamers feature freshly-made vanilla soft ice cream, sitting on a Flying Saucer® wafer and decorated to look like adorable, scary ghosts. Turning to turkey time next, Lil’ Gobblers will take the cake through Thanksgiving, made of premium vanilla ice cream coated in a chocolate shell and topped off with a whipped frosting design to look like miniature Tom the Turkey® cakes.

“Carvel’s novelty treats have made many holiday tables complete,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “We hope these offerings bring guests a lil’ something extra to their holiday season.”

Following ghosts and turkeys, Carvel’s Lil’ Snowmen also sit on a Flying Saucer® wafer and are decorated with blue frosting scarves and ear muffs, available through December 31. These treats are available at all full shoppe locations and offered for a limited time during the holiday season at a suggested price of $9.99 in packs of 4.

If a larger cake is what you seek, Carvel can also satisfy this craving with offerings of Witch Cake, Tom the Turkey, Santa Cake, and Snowman Cake.

As the first retail ice cream franchise operation in the country, Carvel has become one of the most recognized names in ice cream. Since it began in 1934, Carvel has expanded its menu to include an extensive line of hand-dipped and soft ice cream, take-home novelty treats and premium ice cream cakes. All Carvel treats are handcrafted at local Carvel Shoppes daily and are made with only authentic, real milk ice cream.

For more information, visit www.carvel.com.

About Carvel® Ice Cream
The United States’ first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream, has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes.  Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream or become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream

Contact:

Melissa Smith
Email: melissasmith@focusbrands.com
Phone: 404-705-4449

Source: Carvel Ice Cream

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Carvel announces plans to open up to 20 additional locations across New Jersey

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carvel… America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, has announced a significant expansion initiative across New Jersey, with plans to open up to 20 additional locations in the coming years. The iconic ice cream brand, which currently operates 51 franchised New Jersey locations, is looking to attract qualified franchisees across the state.

“We have an extremely loyal customer base in the tristate area, and New Jersey represents an important region for us,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “We’re looking forward to finding qualified franchisees who will contribute to the record growth and momentum Carvel is experiencing.”

Carvel is searching for highly motivated people who are looking for a stable business to build and who would like to own a Carvel franchise. Interested candidates are invited to attend a Discovery Day event on Tuesday, October 4th at the Saddle Brook Marriott at 138 New Pehle Ave. in Saddle Brook from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to learn more about the franchise opportunity and meet one-on-one with company executives. To register for the event, please visit http://conta.cc/2c8xyG8.

“The fact that Carvel continues to grow in the face of the ever-changing frozen treat industry speaks volumes to the passion that consumers and franchisees have for the brand,” said Colwell.

Carvel experienced a record increase in same-store sales growth in 2015 and is in the midst of an ongoing roll-out of its new shoppe design. The Carvel that many consumers grew up with now has a more contemporary look with wood-finished floors, vibrant colors, digital menu boards and new brand imagery. The new retail layout is designed to enhance the guest experience and spur a new wave of growth for Carvel.

The total initial investment for a full-service Carvel shoppe ranges from approximately $250,000 to $380,000 and varies based on location, square footage and equipment package. Full-service Carvel shoppes typically range in size from 800 to 1,600 square feet.

As the first retail ice cream franchise operation in the country, Carvel has become one of the most recognized names in ice cream. Since it began in 1934, Carvel has expanded its menu to include an extensive line of hand-dipped and soft ice cream, take-home novelty treats, and premium ice cream cakes. Carvel currently operates over 400 franchise and foodservice locations worldwide and has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and The Franchise Times’ Top 200+ lists.

For more information, visit www.carvelfranchising.com

Contacts:
Carvel®Ice Cream Shoppes
Toll Free: 1-800-322-4848
5620 Glenridge Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
Hours: M-F, 8 am-6 pm EST

Supermarket/Club Store
Toll Free: 1-800-356-7094
Email: helpline@rich.com
Rich Products Corporation
One Robert Rich Way
Buffalo, NY 14213
Hours: M-F, 8:30 am-5 pm EST
If you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact www.iloveicecreamcakes.com

Source: Carvel®Ice Cream