Italian Ice and Baseball

Italian Ice -Sign up here for Info (Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice) is being sold at the Newark Bear’s Baseball Stadium in New Jersey before the game starts. The Italian ice push cart has a line of customers with an almost empty stadium before the 1st Inning. The baseball helmet is a natural to sell Italian ice in at a baseball stadium. This is a great franchise alternative, own your own ice cart and start selling Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice.

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Earth Day 2010

Below this video is a testimonial from a new customer from Oregon. At the Portland Earth Day Event, Blakely sold Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice and had no time to shoot any video. I decided to search YouTube and found several videos from the event where I discovered her ice cart.  You can see her Italian ice pushcart before and after the guy in the Bear costume falls over. Don’t blink- you may miss her pushcart!

We had our first event this Saturday! I unfortunately couldn’t be there because my work schedule wouldn’t allow it, but my business partner and my neighbor were able to participate. This was a 1 day event celebrating earth day this past Saturday (April 24th). We wanted to start with a 1 day event to get our feet wet and see how things would go and to see how well the ice would do. I know you guys are always getting that same old question…..will the ice melt if there isn’t a cold plate? I will be the first to say that I was one of those people. The ice did awesome! We took it out about 4 hours before the event and it scraped perfectly! I don’t know how many people across the nation are familiar with Oregon’s weather, but it rains here A lot, especially in the late winter to late spring months and Earth day wasn’t any exception. My business partner started at 10:00 in the morning for this event. (Event was 10-7) I called around 1:30pm and she said that she had only sold 7 smalls and was really worried. I told her not to worry, the guys at Little Jimmy’s says that they (people) will come. I called again at 3:30 and didn’t get an answer. I finally got a call back a little later and was told there isn’t any time to talk, that they had lines.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get any video because there were only two of them, one scooping and one taking money. When I got to the event at 6:30 to help close up they told me that they were busy from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.
On our first event we took in $843!!! That’s about $200 an hour for the 4 hours that they were busy!!! My business partner told me that she had a ton of people walk buy saying that if it was warmer and not raining they would buy some. She told me that we will need more people to help when it get hots, because if there were lines of people in the rain waiting to buy Little Jimmy’s she can’t even imagine what it will be like when it’s summer time! We did almost a $1000 in the rain! I’m so excited!!! Our next event is on May 8th at a street fair. I’m hoping for good weather I would love to see what is going to happen on a hot day! Thanks again guys for all of your help and support.

Blakely (Portland, Oregon)

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Shaved Ice/Snow Cone Convert

Jeff and his sons visited us in New Jersey and purchased some of our Italian Ices. Jeff has a shaved ice concession trailer that he switched over exclusively to Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Jeff likes the ease of selling Italian Ices over that of snow cones or shaved ice. It is definitely a family affair with Jeff and his three sons who all assist their Dad at busy events. Thanks to Jeff and his family for answering some questions. Click here to get started with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices

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Our Pushcarts Talk…Really!

What makes a Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice Cart Special?

Besides holding four cans of our delicious Italian Ice all day long, they also talk.

Our pushcarts tell stories of entrepreneurs selling Italian Ice and having fun.

Here’s the story of Ross and his pushcart from 4th of July last summer.

You can see more stories by clicking here.

Our carts talk….really!

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CBS Good Day Sacramento

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice gives you the ability to be creative and name the Italian Ice business yourself- just like the Bradshaw Family in California. Check out their Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice business (named Little Bee’s)

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Austin Bats Congress Bridge

Bat Fest 2008
Bat Fest 2008

Austin, Texas has one of the world’s largest bat colonies living in the heart of downtown – under the Congress Avenue Bridge. Every night during the summer months, millions of bats come out from under the bridge and fly off into the night. This spectacle is celebrated at the Austin Bat Festival, a two-day event held in the true spirit of south Austin. It features live music, bat viewing and education areas, good food and plenty of family-friendly fun.

The Congress Avenue Bridge spans Town Lake in downtown Austin and is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America.  The colony is estimated at 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats.   Each night from mid-March to November, the bats emerge from under the bridge at dusk to blanket the sky as they head out to forage for food.  This event has become one of the most spectacular and unusual tourist attractions in Texas.  The most spectacular bat flights are during hot, dry August nights, when multiple columns of bats emerge.  There are several points from which to view the event, and an information kiosk is located on the north bank of the river, just east of the bridge. Capital Cruises Bat Watching Tours
Capital Cruises Austin is home of the Largest Electric Paddle Wheel Boat in the Country and the now famous Sunset Bat Watching excursion.   This tour fills up nearly every night during bat season some times a few days in advance.  Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for kids.  You need to arrive about 30 minutes before sunset for this one and buying tickets in advance is frequently required.

Check out the amazing video below.


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Little Jimmys Videos on YouTube

I was searching around YouTube the other night and found a bunch of videos that some of our customers had uploaded that I had never seen before. I thought I would put them up on our blog so you could take a look at these YouTube Videos also. Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice is a fun and easy business that nearly anyone can do.

If you have not done so yet, sign up here to get more information on our Italian ices and pushcarts. Click here to check out these videos.

Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

Newly Discovered Little Jimmys You Tube Videos

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Texas Family Business

Marius and family are keeping their fellow Texans cool with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice. He has a really nice push cart setup and does a great job selling his Major League baseball helmets filled with Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices. Marius works alongside his father and brother- a true family business.

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Virginia’s Richmond Times-Dispatch

Click here to read full story: Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts.

Excerpt:  “At the South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park, Mark Abernathy from Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice of Carytown served the masses. It was the busiest day all season, and by noon, Abernathy had already sold more than 125 ices.

Sydnee Voigt, who is visiting her grandchildren from Brazil, was among his customers. Pina colada and watermelon ices went to the kids. “We’re just going to spend Labor Day together as a family,” Voigt said.

As for Abernathy, his plan after work: Head down to his boat on the Chesapeake Bay.”

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Enjoying some last-minute fun before school starts

EMILY C. DOOLEY TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Published: September 6, 2009

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Italian Ice Road Trip

When Rick and his wife sold all of their Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices at their Maryland events this August, they took it to the road and drove to our offices in Elizabeth, NJ. Since we are open 7 days a week in the summer, we had them resupplied in no time and back on the road within an hour to get them back in business.

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