History

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.fb.com/DippinDots

2006

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

2006

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

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 Founder Curt Jones is a guest 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.

1994

Curt Jones named Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist.

1991

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

1990

Dippin' Dots manufacturing facility moves to Paducah, KY.

1989

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

1988

Dippin' Dots is established as a company and production begins in Curt Jones' parents' garage in Grand Chain, IL.

1987

Microbiologist Curt Jones begins research to cryogenically freeze ice cream into small beads.