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Stores, Stores and More Stores!

Summer is the best season for ice cream lovers and sellers alike! As our company grows, we have many new stores under construction and in operation for this new summer season that we are very excited about. To celebrate, we would like to highlight the new stores and those coming in the near future.

Indianapolis, IN- Massachusetts Ave: The Mass Ave location has been making ice cream for more than a month now and they are doing very well. The community supports them and there is a line out the door every night!

Eden Prairie, MN- Minnesota opened their doors to the public last week and plan on hosting a grand opening event during July. As the flagship store for Minnesota, Eden Prairie sets a good precedence for those to follow.

patriotic SZChanhassen, MN- Chanhassen opens its doors very soon as the second store in Minnesota after Eden Prairie. However, they are already seeing much success. The Chanhassen local newspaper has featured them in a story and the city of Chanhassen requested they serve ice cream at their city celebration.

Carlsbad, CA- The new Carlsbad Village location is kicking off it’s opening with a ribbon cutting event this Thursday the 27th. They are currently serving ice cream and having a blast while they do it.

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Sebastopol, CA- California is getting another great location this summer as Sebastopol

prepares to open its doors. The site is currently under construction and great update posts can be found on their Facebook page regularly.

Plans for Texas, Abu Dhabi and several other states are well on their way. Make sure you stay tuned for more Sub Zero locations to come in your area and prepare to experience the magic of Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt.

 

 

 

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Founders

Jerry Hancock, Founder / CEO / Chairman of the Board: As a kid, Jerry’s favorite ice cream was raspberry and his current favorite Sub Zero flavor is black raspberry and coconut with mixed berries, a cross between a smooth coconut and tart berry.

He has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.  As a teenager he sold apples door to door to pay for the National Scout Jamboree and candy bars to pay for a trip to the National Cross Country Championship.  He learned at an early age if you want to do something, you need to figure out how to pay for it first.  When planning for college he decided to join the 419th Fighter Wing – Air Force Reserve and perform traveling sales in the summer.  While working on ejection seats in the Air Reserve he had the opportunity to get up close to a Mig 29 in 1991, a rare experience  even today.  He is currently a member of the 151 Air Refueling Wing – Utah Air National Guard.  While being deployed in Guam he’s had  the chance to scuba dive, where he floated his entire body in a blue cone sponge and saw a turkey fish larger than a basketball.  Very fun experience.

After struggling to find a job in his career field after 9/11, he decided to take destiny into his own hands and launch his own restaurant. He figured that doing what he loved meant more than making a ton of money. After deciding he wanted to combine science and ice cream, it took him over two years of research to develop Sub Zero’s unique freezing process. All that hard work brought him the fulfillment he sought and he considers starting a company that redefines the way people look at ice cream to be his greatest achievement.

His varied experiences and love to create is why Sub Zero exists today.  The Food, Science, Engineering, Sales and Design experiences is what prompted the what if… that later became Sub Zero.

Jerry’s work and education experience include:

  1. Sales
  2. Air Craft Mechanic
  3. Chemistry
  4. Industrial Design – Received patents in 1992 and currently our process is patent pending
  5. Software Engineer
  6. Food Service.

Naomi Hancock, Founder / CFO / Board Member: Naomi helped to define the product that Sub Zero would later create.  She is the real ice cream connoisseur and approved the flavors  as they were created.  The great thing about Sub Zero is that you get to customize the product to be exactly what you want. Jerry likes hard ice cream.  Naomi likes softer ice cream.  She has found it interesting to notice when people don’t have a choice they put up with what is offered.  When they have a choice, people become much more specific.  Sub Zero offers ultimate choice.

She has a love of learning as well as teaching.  She is an avid reader on a variety of topics.  She particularly likes stories of the human experience and how the characters emerge.  She graduated Magna Cum laud from Southern Utah University, is fluent in Italian, taught Jr. High English for 7 years, worked as  Park Ranger at Timpanogos Cave for 10 Summers, and is currently raising four children, while trying to keep up with bookkeeping business, and ice cream trends.  Her favorite Sub Zero ice cream flavor?  Pumpkin with Cinnamon and Cheesecake Bits.

Vern Hancock, Founder / Architectural Consultant / Board member: Graduated from Idaho State University and has practiced architecture for over 40 years.  He has taken an instrumental role in creating the look of the stores, paying attention to the special effects at the counter, lighting and the mood that is created by the lighting and colors used in the store.  He was one of the first investors into Sub Zero. Prior to working full time for Sub Zero he was a professor of Architecture, owned his own firm for nearly 20 years.  Prior to retiring he spent 20 years managing construction for a company with an annual budget of well over $130 mill.  He is married to his wife of 45 years with 5 children.

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Flavor of the Year Contest 2013

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Announcing Sub Zero’s Flavor of the Year contest!

Starting May 20, 2013, Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt is sponsoring a Flavor of the Year contest. Customers can submit personal ice cream creations online and win a year’s supply of Sub Zero ice cream.

From May 20 to June 30, customers at all Sub Zero locations submit personal ice cream creations online. Each customer is allowed only one flavor, so customers are encouraged to experiment to find the best combination of flavors to increase their chances. To enter a creation, visit www.subzeroicecream.com/flavor-of-the-year-2013. Twenty lucky winners will advance to the viral round of the competition.

From July 1 to July 31, the chosen 20 creations will enter a viral competition through Facebook where friends and family members vote on the best creations. The seven flavors with the most votes at the end of the month will be invited to the final round.

On August 17, 2013, the seven finalists will be invited to the Flavor of the Year event in Utah where celebrity judges will taste each creation and award the winner a free year’s supply of Sub Zero ice cream.

The winning creation will also be featured in every Sub Zero store for people to purchase. With over 34 trillion different flavor combinations, creation possibilities are endless.

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Shark Tank, Here we Come!

Our founders, Jerry and Naomi Hancock, will be featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. ET and at 8 p.m. MT.

Many of the Sub Zero locations will be hosting viewing parties, so check with your local store to get more information.

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