For the old-fashioned ice cream truck business — now serving nostalgia alongside modern-day munchies like the Fantastic Four ice cream bar — business is booming. In northeast Ohio alone, three vendors have recently added to their fleets, including a Brook Park company that has 150 ice cream trucks.
The Philadelphia-based International Association of Ice Cream Vendors doesn’t keep statistics but says the industry is doing as well as ever, and its membership is expected to grow.
A greater variety of treats, sales opportunities beyond residential streets (construction sites and local fairs, for example) and a growing adult customer base are among the reasons, says Lindsay Groff, spokeswoman for the ice cream association.
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