Never Did See One Kite in the Air

Kite Festival Italian Ices

Kite Festival Italian Ices

Italian Ice Testimonial Received Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Just wanted to share a look into our first $1,500 day. It was a Kite
Festival held here in Reno annually.
Their 4th, our 1st.

Turnout last year was about 3,500 but don’t have the numbers for this
year yet. It was about 80 degrees that day and I brought 350 bottles of
water as well, but due to line like shown in the picture, I didn’t even have
time to get them out of the van. Next to us was CocaCola with 240 btls
of water and they sold out by 2 pm.

The line shown in the pic was indicative of my non stop serving from 10:15
(for a 11 am start) until 3:50 when I finally stood up straight. Never did see
one kite in the air.

Last year we booked 11 events and this year we have 64 lined up through
October 15th.

Love Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices.

James Hinkle

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Summer Job: Italian Ice by The Pool

Summer Job Suggestion: Recently one of our customers from Indiana was interviewed by the Chronicle Tribune in Indiana. They also shot this great video of Bob poolside serving his customers while being interviewed by a reporter there. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice, Elizabeth, NJ 07201. Great idea for summer jobs for teachers and students this summer.

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summer job serving Italian ice at the pool

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What were you thinking of doing this summer? Why not a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice pushcart to set up at pools and high traffic areas. Tremendous summer job idea- great jobs tor teachers in the summer and students seeking work or for a summer job for teachers over the summer.

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Humana Healthier Choice

Little Jimmy's Italian Ice red white blueLittle Jimmy’s Italian Ice sold by Reggio’s Pizza at the Taste of Chicago in the Snacks/Desserts Category– was named a 2011 Humana Healthier Choice-
Less than 320 calories, 300 mg sodium and 2 g saturated fat

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More Chicago restaurants than ever are committed to providing food options at this year’s Taste of Chicago that are both healthy and delicious. Showing that it is possible for Taste-goers to munch on foods that are low on calories but still high on taste, 20 items from 17 different Chicago restaurants have been designated as Humana Healthier Choices – the most robust listing the program has ever offered.

“When people come to the Taste of Chicago every year, they expect to try lots of Chicago’s best foods and have fun”

taste of chicago italian ice
For the fourth straight year, Humana (NYSE: HUM) will publish the Humana Healthier Choices food guide for the 2011 Taste of Chicago to showcase low-calorie, healthy appetizers, entrees and desserts available at the festival and direct Taste-goers to the restaurant vendors that are serving the 20 healthy foods. The guide is available for free and can be found at www.humana.com/tasteofchicago, on www.facebook.com/humana.tasteofchicago, or during the Taste at the Humana Senior Dining Pavilion, Humana Race to Taste or from the Healthier Choices Apple Man mascot, who will roam the grounds of Taste. The guide will also be accessible via the official Taste of Chicago application, available for iPhones and Android devices.

“When people come to the Taste of Chicago every year, they expect to try lots of Chicago’s best foods and have fun,” said Deborah Gracey, president of Humana’s Medicare Great Lakes Region. “By mixing health and wellness components into the festival, such as the Humana Healthier Choices guide, Humana Race to Taste and activities at the Humana Senior Pavilion, we are helping Taste-goers realize that it is possible to have fun and be healthy at the same time.”

All of the Humana Healthier Choices meet nutritional calorie, sodium and saturated fat standards established by a panel of top Chicago-area physicians with expertise in nutrition and diet, including Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, dietitian/diabetes educator at The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center; Brian O’Leary, M.D., vice president of DuPage Medical Group; Katherine Tynus, M.D., internal medicine specialist with MacNeal Physicians Group; and, Fredrik Tolin, M.D., vice president for Humana’s Illinois Commercial market. The expert panel reviewed nutritional information provided by the restaurants and identified foods that met the criteria. Each appetizer and dessert has approximately 320 calories, 300 milligrams of sodium and 2 grams of saturated fat or less; each main entrée has approximately 500 calories, 500 milligrams of sodium and 4 grams of saturated fat or less.

All restaurants participating in the 2011 Taste of Chicago were given the opportunity to be considered for the Humana Healthier Choices guide. Humana asked interested restaurants to submit nutritional information for their healthier menu item(s), including calories, sodium content, saturated fat and ingredients, which were then evaluated by the physician panel. Restaurants that did not provide complete information were not reviewed by the physician panel.

“The increased number of Chicago restaurants that applied to be included in this year’s Humana Healthier Choices was wonderful to see, especially given the growth in interest in healthy food options at the festival over the years,” said Dr. Fredrik Tolin.

At the Taste, the Humana Healthier Choices items will be designated with green apples on the menu boards of the participating restaurants. Updates about all of Humana’s offerings at the Taste can be found on the Humana at Taste of Chicago Facebook page (www.facebook.com/humana.tasteofchicago).

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1st Ever Animated Testimonial

Recent Testimonial from one of our Customers in Texas. Here is the Video on YouTube Also.

“Dear Tom and the rest of the Little Jimmy’s family,

I wanted to write you guys an email about what an incredible business this has been and what the future looks like. This business has been a game changer for my family. My wife and I have been doing this since June 18 here in the Abilene, Texas area. It was great, but it has gotten better. Last month, I made more part-time than I did in my full time teaching job (over $4000). Last night, we did a minor league arena football team’s tailgate party and game. We SOLD OUT. In five hours from 5 to 10, we made about $1300. The baseball caps were flying off the table. I’ve got to place another order tomorrow. I charge $3, $4,and $5, but I give a little larger portions.

The guy in charge of concessions brought his catering truck from DALLAS (200 miles away) where he owns a restaurant right across from the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. He talked to me about bringing my cart ( I will need more) to his restaurant on game days, because he does a ton of business. It would be a lot of gas, but it would be unbelieveable sales. This summer, I will be operating in the mall of Abilene in a prime location for the months of June and July. If it goes as well as I think it will, I will ask for August as well. That will be incredible income. I have events lined up on almost every weekend in the other months, and will need to order more carts as the income from the mall pops in. I could be doing 2-3 events a weekend now be because of the groundwork that I have laid over the past months. My goal is to hire good college kids or husband and wife teams to take carts and work events, giving them base pay plus incentives and expanding my business tremendously. I know that there are risks involved, but I also know that there are really good people out there who need a job and would love to make good money part-time.

Thanks for creating a fantastic business that has changed the financial future of my family. By the way, my daughter and husband are going to be going to graduate school in Rochester, New York starting this summer. He is a physics major with a full tuition plus stipend scholarship and my daughter will have an opportunity to go to the Eastman school of music. Rochester is only a few hours from Elizabeth, so I will be coming up there to see you folks every now and then, and be able to write it off as a business trip, and go see my kids.

Sincerely yours,

Wayne, TX

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Italian Ice Samples

Italian Ice Samples

Famous 70’s Ad Slogan also Applies to our Italian Ices

Try It, You'll Like It   Guess what Famous Brand had this Slogan?

Recent Testimonial From a Happy Italian Ice Sample Order-

Hello Sir’s,

I received the Ice on Thursday as requested. I appreciate the fast delivery. I had my co-workers sample the Lemon Ice, which they loved and wanted to know how to purchase, and if they could initially buy it by the pint (which I thought was a great idea)! Then on Saturday, we took it by Chase Bank, where we opened our business account, and had the employees and some of the customers try all the flavors. They LOVED it!! I didn’t think the Iced Tea flavor would rave all that well, but that is actually on of my favorites. And to make an “Arnold Palmer” flavor by mixing it with the Lemon, is a great idea! I have yet to take it by the Human Resource department here on the base for the individuals to try it as well. All rave reviews on the Samples!!!

We are waiting to hear back from the cold storage warehouse before we can place our shipment. Hopefully they get back to us this week so that we may place an order on Monday!

Thanks again for your time, product, and service!

Sincerely,

Talia

Click here to order your Italian Ice Sample from Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice-

Try It, You’ll Buy It.

 

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italian ice cups


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Italian Ice in Cardboard Cans

Our Italian Ice cans are made of Cardboard and are assembled by hand at our manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Not only are our Cans Biodegradable (GREEN) they also will increase your bottom line over Italian ice in Plastic Cans.  Here is why-

italian ice cardboard can

italian ice cardboard can

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is FLASH FROZEN in our freezer immediately after being made.  The frozen air from the FLASH FREEZER actually permeates the surface of the cardboard can causing it to freeze faster. Plastic cans on the other hand do not not have any air permeation and therefore freeze slower than cardboard cans therefore separating the Italian ice from the flavoring and leaving a Gooey/Syrupy Unusable  2- 3 inches at the bottom of the Plastic Can.

A couple of inches doesn’t sound like a lot of wasted product so I thought I would demonstrate to you how much this is actually costing you.

Each Inch of Italian Ice = 6.5 Servings (3 Scoops per Serving)

2 inches of Gooey, Syrupy, Unsellable Italian Ice on the bottom of a Plastic Italian Ice can equals 13 Wasted Servings.

Those 13 Wasted Servings out of a Plastic Can x $2/Serving = $26.00

Those 13 Wasted Servings out of a Plastic Can x $2/Serving = $39.00

You then would have to add $39 to whatever you are paying for your Italian Ice in Plastic Cans and that is the true cost of your Italian Ice.

Give us a call and start making more money by selling Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice in Cardboard cans.

 

800 763 4348

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Italian Ice Weather Forecast

Great Italian ice weather in New Jersey tomorrow!

They are already closing the schools 24 hours ahead of time because of the record setting heat that is being predicted for tomorrow.  Story here is from the Newark Star Ledger-

italian ice heat

italian ice heat

Temperatures climbed into the mid- and upper-90s today in New Jersey, prompting city and school officials to take precautions against the heat.

Some schools ended classes at noon today, including the North Plainfield School District where officials decided to shorten school today and Thursday, said Marilyn Birnbaum, district superintendent.

“I know yesterday people were very happy that we made that decision. I think people really stress out over the heat,” she said shortly before classes let out today. Newark issued a heat advisory today and advised people to seek air-conditioned shelter during the day’s hottest hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The city set up several cooling centers for residents to take refuge from the heat. “I urge our senior citizens and Newark residents who lack air conditioning to come to one of our cooling centers, where they can find relief during this hot spell,” Newark Mayor Cory Booker said in a news release. The reason for these unseasonably high temperatures is a high-pressure system that’s sitting over much of the Eastern United States. Other systems aren’t moving through, meaning the heat lingers. Thursday will see similarly high temperatures throughout the state, and some cities will climb close to 99 degrees, said Lauren Nash, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “But Friday we’ll get a break — it’ll be 90,” Nash said. Libraries and community center in Woodbridge and Perth Amboy became cooling centers today as municipal leaders sought was to cool off their residents, and head off any health problems from the near-record breaking heat. In Woodbridge, town officials said residents could escape the heat in eight air-conditioned buildings, including the community center, four libraries, senior centers and town hall. Any residents without air condition or transportation should call the Division on Aging “Beat the Heat” program at (732) 855-0600, ext. 5023, or the township police at (732) 634-7700 for assistant. The township is loaning fans to senior or disabled residents without access to cooling devices. In Perth Amboy, the Jankowski Community Center on 1 Olive Street, and the city library at 196 Jefferson St, will be open until 5 p.m., and the gymnasium at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA at 357 New Brunswick Ave. will be open until 9:45 p.m. Residents can get information about the centers by calling (732) 826-0290, ext 4006. Newark cooling sites: Bethany Senior Center — (973) 733-5739
275 W. Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Friendly Senior Center — (973) 733-5748
89 Lincoln Street, Box 2H
Newark, New Jersey 07103 Grace West Senior Center — (973) 733-5740
Nutrition Tues/Thurs/Fri only
301 Irvine Turner Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey 07108 Ironbound Senior Center — (973) 424-4101
138 Clifford Street
Newark, New Jersey 07105 Nellie Grier Senior Center — (973) 424-4096
98-104 Maple Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07112
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Ward Senior Center — (973) 424-4102
731 Clinton Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07108
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newark Department of Child & Family Well-Being — (973) 733-7592
110 William Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102 Ironbound Recreational Facility — (973) 733-3707
226 Rome Street
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Boylan Recreation Center — (973) 733-8947
16 South Orange Ave.
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays JFK Center — Gym: (973) 733-5483, Aquatic Center: (973) 733-6550
211 West Kinney St.
9:30am to 7:30pm, Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays St. Peter’s Recreation Center — (973) 733- 8006
378 Lyons Avenue
11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays Woodbridge Township cooling centers
Residents are urged to contact the Municipal facility to determine hours of operation. • Woodbridge Community Center at the YMCA, 600 Main Street, Woodbridge: (732) 596-4170 • Evergreen Senior Center, 400 Inman Avenue, Colonia: (732) 382-5545 • Community Center (Building 20) at the Bunns Lane Housing Development, Bunns Lane, (732) 634-2750) • Woodbridge Main Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 634-4450 • Fords Branch Library, 211 Ford Avenue: (732) 726-7071 • Henry Inman Branch Library (Colonia), 607 Inman Avenue: (732) 726-7072 • Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, Iselin: (732) 726-7073 • Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza: (732) 855-0600 x5023 • Woodbridge Town Hall, One Main Street: (732) 634-4500 By Abram Brown and Tom Haydon/The Star-Ledger
Related topics: cory-booker, newark, nj-weather, north-plainfield, perth-amboy, woodbridge

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ELVIS FEST

Attached are pictures from Elvisfest – what an experience!

The Elvisfest was Friday night from 4pm-10pm and Saturday from 11am-10pm. We did a total of $1800 in sales for the two days. This was a great venue for Little Jimmy’s because it was hot & the people were congregated in the same area. Free samples definitely worked. If they didn’t buy on the spot, they came back as the day got hotter! They were selling hard lemonade at the beer stand and we sold lemon ice for $1 a scoop to add to it! Elvis even came to visit us!

DeAnn & Pam, Michigan

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