Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our New Missionary District

Sister Moleff started the tradition of going to Swensens ice cream parlor during the week of a missionaries birthday.  It was Elders Moleff's birthday so we went to Big C, where there is a Swensen.   Because we have District Meetings on Tuesdays that is the day we go, which is good because on Tuesdays when  you buy 1 scoop you get another scoop free.  So District Meeting then Swensens.

Swensens was started in 1948 by Earle Swensen, who had learned to make ice cream while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.   Swensen opened his first shop at the corner of Union and Hyde Streets, along the cable car tracks in Russian Hill in San Francisco at what had been a failed ice cream parlor. Although vanilla was his lifelong favorite, he developed more than 150 flavors, which he marketed under the motto "Good as Father Used to Make". The original store sold ice cream and other frozen dessert specialties (such as sundaes and banana splits), with primarily take out service. Later other Swensen's franchisees added indoor seating and offered various types of food, including sandwiches and hamburgers.

Today the company is owned by International Franchise Corp (IFC) of Markham, Ontario, Canada, which bought the franchise business from former frozen food manufacturer CoolBrands International in 2006.  The Swensen's chain now includes about 300 franchise outlets worldwide including locations in Asia, the Middle East, the United States, South America, India, Taiwan, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos.

The company opened its first store in India at Mantri Mall, marking the first of 80 stores over the next 5 years scheduled to open in South India. Swensen's is also now open in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In March 2014, Swensen's first restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar opened for the first time.

Swensen's serving staff
Our Table

Waiting for our order.  Plus with a Swensens card (which Sister Moleff now has) you also get 10% off your order - Tuesday is a great day to go to Swensens.  Elder and Sister Manning (previous Public Relations Senior Couple) introduced us to Swensens - THANKS.
L-t-R: Elder Howard, Elder Hogan, Elder Kettavong, Sister Moleff, Elder Moleff, Sister Lam, Sister Brown, Elder Davis, Elder Crump, and District Leader Elder Omer

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