Nine Year Old Italian Ice Owner Interview- Jack Frost Italian Ices

9 Year old Businessman Jack of Jack Frost Italian Ices stopped by the Little Jimmy’s headquarters in Elizabeth, NJ with his dad and uncle today.

Bringing smiles back to Athens, one scoop at a time.

That’s the business plan of eight-year-old Jack Henry Barrett, who opened up an Italian ice cart in Teaoga Square in Athens Borough last week with the help of his father, Ed Barrett Jr.

Jack Frost Ice, which features Little Jimmy’s Italian ice products, came about after the Barretts – including Jack’s mother Deanna, who owns the nearby Urban Connection salon – wanted to find another way to bring people back to the recovering business district hit hard by flooding in September. It seems to be working, Ed Barrett said.

“So far, it’s been a great response,” he said, adding that the business already has “a lot of repeat customers in such a short time” since the stand opened for business last Wednesday.

Jack “has been a businessman since he could count change,” Barrett said. With the help of his father, family friend Mary Johnston and other adults, Jack scoops the ice, stocks supplies and keeps the stand clean.

The Barretts decided to purchase a Little Jimmy’s pushcart cart because of its low overhead and to fill a need left open this summer with the fate of nearby D and R Ice Cream in question after the flood, Barrett said. The Athens borough council granted the Barretts permission to serve the frozen treats in the square last week.

http://italianice.net/

http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/athens-boy-opens-italian-ice-stand-1.1332227

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In the News Again – Reno, Nevada

In the news Again- around the 1:17 mark- Little Jimmy’s Push Cart keeps the Italian Ice cold all day- even in the heat of Reno Nevada

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All week we’ve been showing people ways to keep themselves and their homes cool.

A good way to cool off is a nice hop in the Truckee River, something a lot of people did all day Friday.

“It’s hot out today,” says Takiya Smith, visiting from Hawaii. “Like, ‘Oh my God’ hot. And I didn’t know that it got this warm here. And so the water, it feels great.”

Record-breaking temperatures are tough to handle if you’re stuck without air conditioning. Parents, kids and the family pets all hopped into the water.

The Truckee River may be chilly, but folks say it feels pretty refreshing with the sun beating down.

“It’s icy cold, but when you get out, you feel much better and it’s very relaxing, and it’s nice to be out here with all the kids and it’s a beautiful place,” says Chandra Peckham.

With temperatures set to hit triple digits this weekend, you can expect Wingfield Park to be packed on Saturday and Sunday.

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Never Did See One Kite in the Air

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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 Jobs – New Testimonial

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Hi Dennis, I just want to let you know how our first adventure in the Italian Ices business went. Well, we were asked to shown up at a Relay for Life event in Lincolnton, NC on a Friday afternoon. The event started at 6p.m. with the expectation of the vendors setting up no later than 5p.m. Since this was our first event, we took more than we thought we would need (cups, spoons, napkins, Ice etc.). The setup went very smooth even though I was very nervous. I had purchased the ice cream bag Anthony displayed in his video and let me tell you, that thing kept my extra cans of ice cold and in excellent state all evening. People loved the fact that I wore gloves and cleaned my flat surfaces constantly. They loved the free samples even more.

The night was a constant scooping extravaganza. The lines were not terribly long, but they sure were steady (I actually scoop a blister onto my index finger). We did very well (almost breaking $1000) for the five hours we scooped even though there was a “soft ice cream” vendor three sections down. Everyone raved about the smooth texture and sweet flavor of the ice. The flavor was just right…not too sweet or overpowering. We were asked to come back next year.
We have a boat show to do this Saturday (saw them setting up the signage and dropped off a card) that will include four live bands, and various recreations. We also have a huge 2-day festival to do the week after. I just want to say that I am thrilled to be a part of Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Thank you for a great product!
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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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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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Italian Ice Sightings and Quotes

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

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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!

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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 159x300 Baseball Helmets Special for Italian Ice

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?

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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 $2195 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

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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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