About Dippin' Dots

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About Dippin' Dots

The Dippin’ Dots story began more than a quarter of a century ago and continues to embody fun and excitement for fans across the globe.

In 1988, microbiologist Curt Jones used his knowledge of cryogenic technology to invent Dippin’ Dots – an unconventional ice cream treat that’s remarkably fresh and flavorful, introducing the world to beaded ice cream, thereby founding the Dippin’ Dots company.

Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream proved to be irresistibly fun to eat. In the late 80’s and early 90’s the Dippin’ Dots dealer network began and various theme and amusement parks discovered their customers’ love for the exciting new ice cream. In 1995 Dippin’ Dots were first introduced to an international market, making their debut in Japan. In 2000, the company’s dealer network evolved into what is now an award-winning franchise system with locations coast-to-coast. Today Dippin’ Dots can be found in more than 100 shopping centers and retail locations and in more than a thousand theme parks, stadiums, arenas, movie theaters and other entertainment venues across the country.

In 2012, Dippin’ Dots was purchased by Fischer Enterprises, a family owned company that has brought renewed strength and vitality to the Dippin’ Dots business. Under the direction of president Scott Fischer, availability of Dippin’ Dots products has increased through a variety of outlets including expanded e-commerce home delivery, thousands of new locations in the drug and convenience store channel, hundreds of additional fair, festival and event locations and a new co-branded mall model with its sister popcorn franchise, Doc Popcorn.

As the company grows, so does the fan base of millions that have fallen in love with the fun and fascinating Dippin’ Dots brand.  Fans of all ages are compelled to share their Dippin’ Dots experience, from their first bite to the delight in finding the next, giving Dippin’ Dots an ever expanding social and digital presence.

After nearly 30 years of business, new generations of Dippin’ Dots fans emerge –influenced by their young adult parents who grew up eating Dippin’ Dots.  Now catering to a generation who does not know a world without Dippin’ Dots, the company maintains its vision – Create fun, make memories.

Dippin' Dots are made at the company's Administrative, Sales, Franchising, and production headquarters in Paducah, Kentucky


History of Dippin' Dots

2016

Dippin' Dots teams up with the singer/songwriter Dawin for our very own exclusive remix - DESSERT (Dippin’ Dots)!


2014

Guinness World Records® awards Dippin' Dots: The most ice cream cups prepared in three minutes (team) was 473 achieved by Dippin' Dots (USA) in Downtown Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 4 July, 2014.


2013

Dippin' Dots begins distribution to pharmacies and convenience stores, allowing Dippin' Dots fans greater access to their favorite treat!


2012

Scott Fischer joins the team as President of Dippin' Dots LLC.


2010

Dippin' Dots has 3 million Facebook Fans! 

www.facebook.com/dippindots


2008

Dots 'n Cream, conventional ice cream enhanced by beads of Dippin' Dots, is introduced for test marketing in Kroger stores in the midwest.


2006

Six Flags Theme Parks selects Dippin' Dots as "Vendor of the Year" for the third consecutive year.


2005

International Dairy Foods Association names Dippin' Dots Best In Show for Dot Delicacies - a line of ice cream cakes and Dotwich ice cream sandwiches. Dippin' Dots also wins three awards for package design. 


2005

Dippin' Dots Franchising ranks No. 1 on Franchise Times Magazine's Fast 55 list of the fastest growing young franchises in the nation.


2004

Dippin' Dots is featured on the Oprah Winfrey television program.


2004

Dippin' Dots Home Delivery, now available through online ordering at www.dippindots.com.


2003

Manufacturing plant opens in South Korea, operated by a licensee, to serve markets in Asia.


2000

Dippin' Dots Franchising is established. 


1998

Vending program launched.


1995

New production facility opens in Paducah, KY.


1995

Dippin' Dots begins trade with Japan, it's first international licensee.


1991

Dealer network is established for fair, festival and retail locations.


1989

Opryland U.S.A. in Nashville, TN is the first amusement park to offer Dippin' Dots.


1988

In 1988, microbiologist Curt Jones used his knowledge of cryogenic technology to invent Dippin’ Dots – an unconventional ice cream treat that’s remarkably fresh and flavorful, introducing the world to beaded ice cream, thereby founding the Dippin’ Dots company.