Ben & Jerry’s Global Franchise Meeting

Earlier this month, The Carriage Works sent Account Executive, Kristin Sayles, down to sunny Orlando, Florida to connect with Ben & Jerry’s past, present and future franchisees. As a preferred kiosk vendor, Kristin had the wonderful opportunity to attend Ben & Jerry’s Global Franchise meeting and gain a deeper understanding of the business.  She learned about the three aspects of Ben & Jerry’s company mission: the products, the economics, and their social involvement.  

Like The Carriage Works, Ben & Jerry’s tries to connect with their local community. Kristin participated with Ben & Jerry’s franchise owners and staff in the Hands on Orlando STEM Park Project benefitting inner-city youth. For an entire day, Kristin worked alongside Ben & Jerry’s staff members painting signs, cleaning trails, picking up trash and even pulling vines out of trees like Tarzan! Volunteers also had a glamorous time finding gigantic spiders — ick! They all enjoyed a fabulous boxed lunch and near the end of the day, local students were bussed to the park and everyone was treated to a little Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to celebrate their hard work. 

In addition to working hands-on with the local community, Kristin had the privileged opportunity to learn about Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavors and their 420 rollout dessert. Unfortunately, she can’t share the details of what she learned but she did tell us – and all of you – to be sure and visit your local Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops on these days: National Cereal Day on March 7th, Free Cone Day on April 4th, and Annual Limited Dessert Day on April 20th.

ben and jerry's franchise meeting

Throughout the course of The Carriage Works’ partnership with Ben & Jerry’s, TCW has proudly delivered kiosks to locations from coast to coast including: Potomac Mills, Virginia; Nyack, New York; Escondido, California; and Union Station, Los Angeles. The Carriage Works is excited to grow our relationship and to continue building kiosks for the Ben & Jerry’s family. 

For more information about food service kiosk design and fabrication please visit our website. Check out the V2R page that walks customers through the process of developing a product from start to finish. At The Carriage Works we want to make your vision a reality! 

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