Carvel Celebrates Its Birthday on May 2 with 85 Cent Cones and Cups

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What’s your favorite way to eat ice cream? Are you a purist who goes for a cup? A kid at heart who insists on a cone? An embellisher who needs hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry to complement the flavor?

One way of enjoying the cold stuff that I think we can all agree on is at a discount. And that’s the way they are doing it for today only at Carvel.

In honor of its 85th birthday, which falls today on May 2, full-service retail shops in the chain are selling junior soft serve cones and cups at the heavily marked-down price of 85¢.

As LoHud notes, the chain has New York ties:

Carvel, the iconic soft-serve ice cream was born in Westchester when creator Tom Carvel’s truck broke down on a hot day on Central Avenue in Hartsdale. The story goes that he borrowed electricity from a nearby pottery store to power his freezer, but customers loved his melted ice cream so much, he started making soft serve instead. Eventually, he bought the pottery store and the first standalone Carvel was born.

The offer is good until closing.