All Press Releases for March 31, 2023


Free ice cream for the first 50 guests on April 6, plus win free pints

    CORNELIUS, NC, March 31, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, the #1 ice cream on the planet, is bringing their fun-filled flavors to Cornelius, NC! The grand opening party starts Thursday, April 6, 2023, and extends to Saturday, April 8 2023 with entertainment, raffles for free pints, face painting, balloon art, and more. the newest Handel's is kicking off their grand opening celebration with the first 50 guests receiving Free Ice Cream. Plus, there will be drawings for Free Pint a Month for a Year. The Cornelius Handel's is located at 20545 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031. The grand opening party starts at 11:00 a.m. on April 6 and is open to the public.

"I have such fond memories of making weekly trips to Handel's in Cuyahoga Falls, OH as a family to enjoy our favorite flavors when I was completing my medical residency. We couldn't get enough of it! Now, I'm crossing an item off my bucket list by opening my own Handel's," said John Gowdy Co-Owner of the Cornelius Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. "Cornelius is a vibrant, growing, family-based community. We are so excited to be opening in this amazing area and look forward to sharing our favorite ice cream with our neighbors and visitors."

An official ribbon cutting will kick off the April 6 celebration starting at 11:00 a.m. Guests will also enjoy drawings for a Free Pint a Month for a Year. On April 7, the winning continues with more giveaways and raffles, and on Saturday April 8, guests will enjoy face painting, balloon art, music, giveaways, and more!

The Cornelius store features local flavors including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, and more. The location offers pickup, delivery, and catering.

The Cornelius Handel's is a 1,500-sq. ft. walkup and will be open Sunday through Thursday - 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday -11 am to 10 pm. The Cornelius location will be led by franchise owners John Gowdy, Matt Field and Clayton Leonard.

For more information, visit or follow the Cornelius store on Instagram @HandelsCornelius.

About Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio by Alice Handel, the company continues the sweet legacy she established from her backyard garden, using fresh ingredients and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel's ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice's original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 150 flavors that rotate seasonally.

In 2023, Handel's ranked on Franchise Time's Fast & Serious, a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. Handel's has also been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation's Restaurant News and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Handel's currently has more than 90 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel's franchise opportunities, visit

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