Italian Ice Sightings and Quotes

1)  Saw one of your carts Friday at food truck park in the ATL on Howell Mill

little jimmys italian ice

italian ice at mall

2) I am doing a Fund Raising event for my credit union-walk for hunger- may 4th!  My 1st!

Wish me luck!!!
Thanks again for all your help!!!!

from Maine

3)  Thank You Dennis,  I have just booked 3 major events here in Atlanta.

and I also have booked the 28th Annual…Sweet Auburn Spring Festival.
So Yes, I am on a roll. My goal is to have an event Every Weekend. I currently have a spot everyday at the Atlanta Food Truck Park! There is a Face Book Page & a website for the Atlanta Food Truck Park that you can look at.
Now with 3 carts, 2 go to major events & the 1 goes to the Food Truck Park every day.
Thank You for the suggestions. Please keep them coming!

4)  Hey Dennis,
I definitely think this is something I can do, especially since the weather is warming up making it easier for more people to be outside/summer events forming up. I am a Dance Teacher at an elementary school and was looking for a summer entreprenuering job to make some good money. I think I might have found it!!
Mya

 

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Baseball Helmets Special for Italian Ice

Special sale on Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice Baseball helmets!

Major League baseball helmets

Major League baseball helmets

Helmets are NOW $17 per pack of 20- Packed 20 per each Major League Baseball team

Available Italian Ice flavors are:
Lemon, Banana, Blueberry, (NEW) Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Cherry, Chocolate, Coconut, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Iced Tea, Mango, Orange, Pina Colada, Pineapple, and Watermelon.
You may order any quantity of these flavors.

2013 Top flavors so far:

Lemon
Cherry
Watermelon
Pina Colada
Blueberry

 

Rainbow is actually a flavor you make yourself with whatever 4 flavors you have in the cart that day.
We do this so you can control your inventory.  You put 2 scoops of one flavor  in the bottom of the cup. The top scoop is 1/4 scoop of all the flavors mixed together.Little_Jimmys_Baseball

When you order on a Mon before 11 A.M. Eastern you generally receive everything within 7-10 business days.

If you order after Monday 11 A.M. Eastern , you are into the following week cycle as if you ordered the next Mon or Tues and then another 7-10 business days after that.

Anthony Moore
Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice

800 763 4348
www.italianice.net
E-mail: amoore@italianice.net

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Ice Cream Pickup New Jersey

Introducing New Jersey Ice cream Pickup from Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices!

Here are all the Prices for New Jersey Good Humor and Popsicle Novelties at Wholesale Prices

Available for Pickup 7 Days a week from 9AM til 1PM.

Ice Cream New Jersey
Pick up Location is
Little Jimmy’s
655 Pennsylvania Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201 – 800 763 4348

Wholesale Ice Cream Prices

GOOD HUMOR BIRTHDAY CAKE (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR CANDY CENTER CRUNCH (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR CHOCOLATE ECLAIR (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR COOKIE SANDWICH (24) $21.50
GOOD HUMOR KING CONE (24) $19.50
GOOD HUMOR OREO BAR   (24) $20.00
GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM PREMIUM BAR (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR REESES PEANUT BUTTER (24) $21.50
GOOD HUMOR ICE CREAM SANDWICH GIANT (24) $14.96
GOOD HUMOR   STRAWBERRY  SHORTCAKE (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR TOASTED ALMOND (24) $19.00
GOOD HUMOR ZONE – COOKIES & CREAM (12) $12.00
KLONDIKE  CHOCO TACO (24) $27.00
KLONDIKE  KRUNCH BARS (24) $20.00
MAGNUM  CARAMEL BAR (12) $18.00
POPSICLE  CREAMSICLE (24) $6.80
POPSICLE  FRUITY SHOTS (12) $9.05
POPSICLE  FUDGISICLE (24) $6.80
POPSICLE  HELLO KITTY (12) $7.48
POPSICLE  LEMON LIME SHOTS  (12) $9.05
POPSICLE  SCREWBALL (24) $11.35
POPSICLE  SCRIBBLER (24) $7.00
POPSICLE  SNOWCONE (24) $14.50
POPSICLE  SOUR PATCH KIDS (12) $7.48
POPSICLE  SPIDERMAN (12) $7.48
POPSICLE  SPONGE BOB SQPANTS (12) $7.48
POPSICLE  TURBO ROCKET (12) $5.00

Convenient Ice Cream Pickup for Union County, Essex County, Bergen County, Middlesex County, Somerset County, Morris County and Hudson County

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How Much Does an Italian Ice Pushcart Cost?

How Much Does an Italian Ice Cart Cost?

italian ice pushcarts

Italian ice push cart

One of the first questions potential Ice cart owners want to know when they call our company is : How much does an Italian Ice cart cost? Although this is a very easy question to answer, there are other things that you should be aware of before you make your purchase of an Italian Ice cart and Italian ices.
When you buy from Little Jimmy’s Italian ices you are purchasing your pushcart and Italian ices directly from the Manufacturer in Elizabeth, NJ. By doing so you are avoiding the high costs of purchasing a franchise or a business opportunity since we are the manufacturer of the Italian ices and Pushcarts and never ask for any royalties, establish any territories, or tell you what to do as the end user of your Italian ices and pushcarts. If you wanted to purchase the Italian Ice cart and ices and set it up as a business for events, that is your decision. If you wanted to purchase the Italian ice cart and Italian ices for your school or as a fundraiser, that is your decision also. If you wanted to purchase just the Italian ice, that is your decision also.
Our Italian Ice carts and Italian ice packages start at $3650 and go up from there depending on the number of pushcarts you purchase and/or the amount of Italian ice you purchase- everything is negotiable on all of our Italian ice packages- if you want something more or less than what we are offering in the packages, we will gladly assist you in finding a package that is best suited for your needs and delivery concerns.

Now that you hopefully understand the differences between purchasing your Italian ice pushcart from us directly from us here at Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices vs that of a costly franchise, here are some of the items you will receive in our packages.

Stainless Steel Pushcart
Stainless Steel Lid
Large Umbrella
Cup dispenser
Italian ice scoops
Italian ice scoop stainless steel holders
Case of 5 ounce pleated cups
Major league team baseball helmets that you can serve the Italian ices in
Money aprons
Collared shirts
Visors
6 inch x 6 inch Decals of every flavor we carry
A- Frame signs
Event Lists of the State you are in

As you can see, there are many options available, and when someone receives a quote from our company, we thoroughly examine each option as to educate the Italian ice cart owner on the option’s benefits as to identify its overall importance to the success of their purchase.

When an inquiry is made as to how much our Italian Ice and pushcarts cost, the relationship between our pushcarts and our Italian ices is also a key factor. What I mean by this is that as a company, we have four different packages we offer our customers. Unlike most Italian Ice companies, we will do as much or as little as our customers would have us do. This flexibility leads to less stress and more savings for the customer.

Here are more questions that we receive from potential Italian ice customers and our answers:

Question: Thanks for the info. Very Interested in this opportunity. I live in a very hot, humid area, How do you maintain temperature in cart if opening and closing all the time serving hundreds of customers? How do you get temp to 10 to 12 degrees, hold that, in conditions of 95 to 100 degrees 70+% humidity?
Answer: No problems with this- we have similar situations to yours in the Bahamas, California, Florida and Arizona. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is made specifically for our Italian Ice carts using superior insulation. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices stays frozen all day in our Italian ice carts-
Heat rises and cold drops (bet you didn’t know you were going to get a science lesson!)- Heat rises enabling you to scoop Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice out of our specially designed and insulated pushcarts. Cold drops keeping the carts bottom cold at all times to keep product from melting.
To keep the cold going all day when a can of Italian Ice starts to become small or low- you cut down the cardboard can with a knife, and then add another can of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice below. This process actually adds more refrigerant back to the cart and takes the place of the air space. As long as the cart is filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice on hot days, it will not liquefy.

Question: At the end of day, do you refreeze? Can you refreeze?
Answer: Yes- as long as the Italian ice has not liquefied. There is nothing perishable in Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, so you can refreeze.

Question: How much do people charge for a 5 oz serving?
Answer: Generally the same price that a hot dog or single scoop of ice cream is going for in your area.

Question: How many 5 gallon containers does a cart hold?
Answer: Our Italian Ice pushcarts hold four- 5 gallon cans of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. If you were to sell all four cans at the same price that a hot dog sells for (say for example $2) that would be approximately $900 gross for the $120 cost of the four cans of the Italian Ices. If you were at an event and the hot dog price was more (say for example $3) that would be approximately $1300 gross for the $120 cost of the four cans of the Italian Ices.

Question: How much does a cart weigh?
Answer: 150 lbs empty, 310 lbs. loaded with four 5 gallon cans of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices.

Question: What are the dimensions of the cart?
Answer: 25 x 25x 25 on 8 inch wheels- Umbrella holder comes up 53 inches from the ground. The umbrella holder can be removed- You then would need a 37 clearance for the pushcart to go inside your vehicle.

Question: How much is a cart by itself?
Answer: After you have ordered one of the Cart Plans (A, B, C) they are $2600 plus shipping.

Question: How many cups, scoops, helmets, tee shirts, caps and signage comes with Plan A.?
Answer: 5000 5 ounce cups, 2 scoops, 120 Major League Baseball Teams that you scoop the Italian Ice into, Tee shirt and caps- 2 of each (please specify size).
Signage- All the stickers of the flavors you have ordered.
A removable Free Sample umbrella sign atop your Italian Ice pushcart will attract customers to your cart and create all sorts of activity to your Italian Ice cart.
As soon as someone passes the sign and looks at you, you would say Hi, what flavor would you like today, Cherry or Lemon? You then get two positive answers- Yes and Yes. As soon as the customer tastes the product on the small sample spoon, (that you will have to provide-you can buy these sample spoons at Wal-Mart, Costco, etc.) the customer is hooked and buys the Italian Ice.
Under no circumstances do you ask Hi, would you like a free sample? This question leads to one positive and one negative answer- Yes and No.

Question: If I must unload product, is forklift necessary, as operating out of garage?
Answer: It is necessary- You will need to specify a delivery location that has a forklift (local hardware store or building supply company.) However a better option is a cold storage warehouse. You do not have to be there when the delivery arrives, and it is a more convenient situation.
Instead of storing all 60 cans at your premises and needing 3- 25 cu ft chest freezers, you could utilize the cold storage facility to store the majority of your Italian Ice and then keep just one 25 cubic foot chest freezer on your premises that you can operate out of. Either way the choice is yours.

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Italian Ice Car Cart Carrier

Here are a couple of questions we received about transporting the Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice cart if your vehicle doesn’t have at least a 34 inch clearance.  Great idea found from one of our vendors for about $300-

“I was trying to find some videos that would show loading the cart into an SUV or van.  I only have about 32-33 inches of height clearance in our SUV (a gmc terrain) – and the cart is 34 inches high, right?  Lenght and width are fine.  Probably going to need an alternative way to transport the cart – any suggestions or information?”      Adam

“These videos are always great!  I have to find something I can move around by myself (I drive a sedan).  How do your owners get their units from place to place?  Do you have any suggestions for me as far as what kind of unit I could handle on my own?    Thanks!”   Susan

“In order to transport the cart around I need to get a hitch and small, mountable scooter carrier with ramp.  Any suggestions on this?  I’m curious if other vendors have done this.  Your cart is too large to fit in my SUV.”    Lilly

Enclosed is an email we received from one of our customers. This explains how to travel with a cart attached to your car:

Hi Anthony:  We were so lucky yesterday that we found one cargo carrier available at a local hitch business.  We have ordered another one for the other cart, but we’re ready to start with one.  Went to the inspection today, all went super! Attached are pictures of the cart on the cargo carrier.   This could help other people. We’re going to practice selling ‘ice’ at the beach this weekend.

 http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200394124_200394124

or this works as well

http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Cargo-Carrier/Rage-Powersports/SC500.html

car cart carrier italian ice

car cart carrier italian ice


 

 

 

 

 

Buy it here from

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SC500 Mobility Carrier with Ramp by Rage Powersports

The extra long ramp makes loading and unloading simple while the bi-fold design makes it easy to work with. Carrier is also a little wider and longer than similar models. Folds up when not in use.

Features:

  • Hinged, bi-fold ramp design
    • Spring-loaded pins make for quick release/store
    • Curb-side access
    • Handles make folding quick and easy
  • Doubles as a regular cargo carrier when not transporting mobility products
    • Great for hauling lawn equipment – lawn mowers, snow blowers etc.
  • Built-in tie down mounting points
  • Leveler bolt hitch pin included
  • Anti-rattle device included
    • Prevents movement of the carrier inside the hitch
  • Carrier folds up when empty
    • Ramp will fold flat onto platform, platform will then fold up against vehicle
  • Powder coated black finish resists rust and corrosion
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • One year limited warranty

Note: Not recommended for use behind fifth wheel trailer or large motor-home

Specs:

  • Designed for use with 2″ x 2″ (Class III and greater) trailer hitches
  • Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Deck size measures 27-7/8″ wide x 47-1/2″ long
    • Overall dimensions: 28-1/2″ wide x 51-1/2″ long
  • Ramp measures 27-1/2″ wide x 60″ long
  • Measures 15-1/2″ from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the platform
    • When folded up, 6-1/2″ distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the platform

 

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Business Plans For this Spring

 

Business plan now for 2013 with Italian ice

Business Plan now for Spring 2013 with a Little Jimmy’s Italian ice pushcart.

Business Plan for next Spring with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices and Pushcarts.  Everyone is looking for something new to help supplement their income with and get started with around the beginning of every year in terms of a new business.  Plan now to get yourself going next season with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice.  We have begun to build more pushcarts and Italian Ices for the next Italian Ice season.

Our Italian Ices are available in 20 different flavors- you can find a list of all of our Italian Ice flavors here.

The best way that we can convey to you about our Italian ice and Pushcarts are real examples of our customers that have been operating their own business – here are some videos and stories from our site  you can view

Now is the time to give us a call at 800 763 4348 and discuss your business plans with us for the upcoming year.  When you call us, we can go everything that’s needed to get yourself started with your own Little Jimmy’s Italian ice Pushcart.  By calling us now we can get you an Events list of everything that is going on in your State so you can call the organizers of these events and get your Italian ice into these events.  We have lists of events available for each and every state and update them frequently.

Visit Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice on the web and check out all we have to offer and sign up on our site by E-Registering and we will send you all the prices of our Italian Ices and Pushcarts.  Include Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice for you business plans for next year by giving us a call at 800 763 4348.

 

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Canada Loves Italian Ice

Hi Dennis

Hello from Canada.  We finally got started after jumping through many hoops to get licensed in Calgary. We are operating in the downtown core in an area called Stephen Avenue Mall -an outside location.  I thought you might want to read a review that was written about us.

Although we have only been operating for a very short time my wife and I have

Canada Loves Italian Ice

Canada Loves Italian Ice

totally enjoyed all aspects of this business.  Your product has been well received with many compliments and the phrase used most often is “very refreshing”.

Children and tourists love getting their pictures taken with their blue and red tongues – its really quite funny to watch.

The cart is amazing and after a full day out in the hot sun we still come back with frozen ice.

See the link below:

www.getdown.ca/2012/08/13/little-jimmys-italian-ice

Full Article here:

While watching the final hours of the London Summer Olympics on Stephen Ave,  I was able to enjoy a somewhat international treat I had only heard about before and is now available on Stephen Avenue.

While I have had all manner of Popsicles, sno-cones, sorbets, gelatos, and ice
creams, I had never in my 26 years had an Italian ice. Described as being half way between gelato and a sno-cone, Italian ice is a staple of the summertime in cities like New York and New jersey, where a historically dense Italian population gave rise to the treat. Sold either from trucks or push-cart,
the treat has a long history of delighting children on boardwalks, playground, and sporting events.

In addition to being the top frozen treat on the eastern seaboard, Italian Ices have the fortunate distinction of being free of dairy, fat, cholesterol and high fructose corn syrup. That’s right, for those who are sensitive to dairy, or are watching their cholesterol can rest a littler easier knowing that there is a delicious way to beat that heat, that won’t set your stomach in to a tizzy.

The ices come in several flavours including Cherry, Lemon, Blue Raspberry and Green Apple and tou should be able to spot anyone who’s tried these delicious treats on Stephen Avenue by their distinctively brightly coloured tongues like our hosts Victoria and Nicola shown above.

Keep an eye out for Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice on Stephen Avenue (8th ave
between Olympic Plaza and 3rd street SW) for the rest of the summer!

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Crazy for Grape Italian Ice

Today we had two Grape Italian Ice Enthusiasts drive nearly 4 hours round trip (approx 230 miles) for 2 cans of Grape Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice – “the purple kind.”  Her husband had the Grape Italian ice last year at Funtown Pier in Seaside Park, NJ and went crazy for it and couldn’t stop talking about it. So as a surprise for his upcoming birthday, Mandy and Margie drove from upstate New York to Elizabeth, New Jersey to grab some of the purple stuff. Let us know if you would like to visit us anytime during the week- we’ll be here!

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NBC News: 8 Year Old Businessman

Athens, Pa. – An eight-year-old boy is bringing business back to Athens after the flood, by running his own Italian ice stand (see story below)

Athens, Pa. –  An eight-year-old boy is bringing business back to Athens after the flood—by running his own Italian ice stand.The September flooding knocked out dozens of businesses in Athens. One of them was an ice cream shop in Teaoga Square Park. So Jack Henry Barrett, 8, brought an Italian ice stand in to replace it.

Jack is the official owner of Jack Frost Ice, featuring Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He works there with his dutiful employees, his parents. The stand features four flavors that change daily. Customers in the square for a concert Thursday night say Jack is a sign of new life in Athens.

“We just want to bring smiles back to Athens,” said Barrett. “Because people like to come down here and have some ice cream, but they can’t have that now. So we brought something new here.”

“We’ve lost, we had some hardship, but we have 34 businesses back and running,” said Ed Barrett, Jack’s father. “Jack is number 34 and it’s just a great idea.”

The Barrett family purchased the Little Jimmy’s stand and got approval from Athens Borough, which owns the park. Jack opened his stand two weeks ago, and his dad says he’s already inspired some other local kids to start their own businesses and help Athens recover.

http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/story/Eight-Year-Old-Brings-Business-to-Athens/TYUuD5gnyk6970TRkRY2HA.cspx

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Holiday Business Activity

4th of July has been crazy for most of our vendors- we had a video sent over that I edited down and stuck some music in and a whole bunch of testimonials from customers that had events on the 4th of July. Here is the video:

We still have around a dozen carts left for this season. Let us know if you would like one or two of them- you still have the rest of July, August, September and October remaining in the Italian Ice season for 2012.

Here are the testimonials from this past 4th of July:

#1:  We were able to set up shop in less than 15 min to include the sink, tables and our helmet displays. We started off pretty good foot traffic was decent the free samples were key for us, once people got a taste we had folks coming back. I’m sure we had a little buzz going around for “Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice”. Unfortunately Monsoon season decided it wanted to dump rain on us and we had to endure 2 or three sets of good downpours. Even with the horrific weather we came out ahead we had smiling children and get this….we had a visit from a LONG time Eegees customer come by and ask to try some ice, since her grandchildren told her our Ice was MUCH better than Eegees. She first tried a sample and then fully converted and  ordered an ice for herself and told us her grand kids were RIGHT! I would have to say that was a highlight of the day and kept us going throughout the rain.
monsoon "italian ice"

Our feeling is, if we can be ahead during Monsoon rains, we just can’t wait for a sunny event.

Thank you for the support,

John and Sandra
Paradise Ice

 

 

#2: Hello Dennis, Things are going well we were actually working an event on the 4th. It was a good day, we averaged about $100 per hour.  Thanks for touch base!

Allen

#3:  We had our best day ever yesterday at the downtown celebration. We were lucky enough to be one of only a few vendors since this is the first time in several years our town has planned an event for the fourth but the crowds were huge and the event was well done. My husband tried to record video of our lines for the discount on our next order but he only got a few minutes because we needed everyone scooping and taking money. We ended up replacing at least 4 full tubs of ice from our two carts. Our hands are sore from scooping but it was all worth it and now even more Midlanders know about Italian Ice!! Thanks for everything! This has been such a wonderful business for us.

No, we’re actually leaving for California on Friday for Nationals in gymnastics that my daughter qualified for. When we get back we have been given permission to sell at twice a week at the Odessa Little League games which tie in perfectly with the helmets and we have a couple of trade shows and festivals lined up this month. By the way, one of the local television stations at the Fourth of July celebration gave us a small plug on air after we gave the anchors and their crew free ice and let me post a picture of them eating ice on my Facebook page. They came and talked to us after and asked us to let them know what events we will be at so they can cover them. That was kinda neat.

Bernadette & Todd Snodgrass

#4: (This is the Video Above) Unfortunately we were too busy scooping ices to watch the fireworks ;) We had an amazing day!! My daughter videoed us for about 15-20 min with long lines and no breaks.  When we can get it transferred from her phone to the computer we will  send it to you.

Hope to hear from you soon and hope you enjoyed your 4th.

Scooping all over PA,

Diana Paluch

#5:  We love selling the ice. The ice pushed our sales up to the 500 mark AGAIN for the 4th! Thank you! We should be ordering more later this year. Can’t wait.

Kimberly

#6: Hi Anthony- I’ve been finishing up some projects at work and getting ready for the spring events to start. I still have about 20 tubs left and have some events planned at the end of the month. Last year was a good time and I have been asked back to several events already this year. I’m now working with my Family which has a 501C3 business (http://www.marylandindiantourism.org/exhibits.php)since we recently became the first and only Native American Tribe to be recognized by the state of Maryland on January 9th, 2012 by Governor Martin O’Malley. This has created a great opportunity for my family and the tribe.

Thank you for keeping in touch and I hope you and the family are doing well. I’ll be in touch soon I’m sure to purchase more ice.

Regards,

Jay Newman

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