St. Augustine, FL Tuesday, April 4, 2017– Ben & Jerry’s fans can mark April 4th on their calendars as the 2017 Ben & Jerry-best day of the year: Free Cone Day! For the past 38 years, Ben & Jerry’s has opened Scoop Shops to dish out free ice cream to fans, thanking them for being so uniquely awesome. The tradition has continued to grow, beginning in the small state of Vermont, and now spanning across the globe. Fans are invited to Ben & Jerry’s of St. Augustine, located at 128 St. George Street, from Noon to 8pm to join in on the company’s long-time tradition of thanking fans for their commitment and ongoing support.
The company was founded on the idea that business has not just the opportunity, but also the responsibility to give back to the community. Free Cone Day is a long standing tradition when it comes to benevolent acts, and as Jerry said, “If it’s not fun, why do it?” The annual anniversary merges the two founding principles and demonstrates that giving back to the community is just as sweet as free ice cream.
“We love getting involved with and giving back to our communities. It’s amazing what we can do together over shared values and several scoops of ice cream,” said Robert & Nicole owners, Ben & Jerry’s of St. Augustine, FL. Ben & Jerry’s has been a longtime advocate of social causes, local charities and ensuring that their ice cream is made in the best way possible which includes sourcing Fairtrade and non-GMO ingredients.
Ben & Jerry’s continues to deliver on the chunky and funky flavors fans have grown to love and expect. In addition to dishing out the chunks and swirls, Ben & Jerry’s of St. Augustine will partner with local organization Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine to spread the word about Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine and how they touch lives within the community.
On April 4th our amazing scoopers will be donating all their tips to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine and owners of Ben & Jerry’s St. Augustine, Robert & Nicole, will match the donation! So invite a friend, enjoy a free cone and support an awesome local cause.
So the biggest question is, what flavor will you have on Free Cone Day?
Log on to www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day to find Free Cone Day at a Scoop Shop near you.
ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S
As a social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, non-dairy frozen dessert, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community and became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed in over 35 countries in retail, franchised Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.4MM in 2016 to support efforts to improve social and environmental justice throughout the United States. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry’s visit www.benjerry.com.