FROM WHEELS TO WALLS: BIG GAY ICE CREAM
The hottest food craze in decades, food trucks are starting to put it in park and go brick-and-mortar. Stay tuned as we feature three truck timelines to see the roads they traveled, continuing with…
BIG GAY ICE CREAM from New York, NY!
June 2009: With an original investment of about $1,000, Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff open a truck in NYC selling soft-serve cones with toppings like wasabi pea dust and olive oil. They gain a following for their inspired concoctions—an early fave is the Bea Arthur, a vanilla cone covered with crushed Nilla wafers.
September 2009: A shower of media attention follows the introduction of the Salty Pimp, a chocolate-dipped vanilla cone infused with dulce de leche and sea salt.
September 2011: After a friend spots an empty storefront near his restaurant, the guys open the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop with their signature treats and a milkshake menu. Customers wait for up to 45 minutes.
Find out more here: biggayicecream.com, 125 E. 7th St., New York City, NY