Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day with Carvel

Thanks for the link, Lungclops.


Lungclops said...

"Carvel was founded and run by Tom Carvel for its first 60 years. In 1929, Tom Carvel borrowed $15 from his future wife Agnes and used it to build and began operating a frozen custard trailer. Over Memorial Day weekend of 1934, Carvel's truck suffered a flat tire in Hartsdale, New York, Carvel started selling his custard at the site of the breakdown, the parking lot of a pottery store. Within two days, his entire stock, much of it partly melted, had been sold, and Carvel realized that both a fixed location and soft (as opposed to hard) frozen desserts were potentially good business ideas."

What I like about this is that no one ever thought of selling ice cream from something without wheels before 1934.

Galspanic said...

Well duh. It was all about selling frozen and or perishable goods on wheels back in those days.

Because at the end of the day you had to drive north to keep everything cold.

Everyone knows that.

Lungclops said...

Also, and you can look this up if you don't believe me, no one thought of freezing vegetables before a man named Birdseye took some lessons from Inuit regarding food storage and brought them to the south.