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Dippin' Dots Ice Cream

For more than 30 years Dippin' Dots has been creating fun and making memories for fans across the globe.

Microbiologist Curt Jones invented the beaded ice cream concept in 1988 when he used his knowledge of cryogenic technology and his love for ice cream to create Dippin’ Dots, which has since been America’s number one beaded ice cream brand. Through innovation and imagination, Dippin’ Dots redefined ice cream. From the first bite of unexpected flavor, Dippin’ Dots creates an experience that is remarkably fun and unforgettable.


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Popularity grew and in the early 90's Dippin' Dots became the pre-teen image of fun with friends at malls and amusement parks across the country. And in 1995 Dippin' Dots made its international debut in Japan, where fans of American culture would fall in love with the Ice Cream of the Future.

An icon at amusement parks and stadiums, Dippin’ Dots is served in nearly every major theme park and in more than two thirds of all baseball stadiums in the U.S., not to mention local water parks, amusement parks and attractions. And Dippin’ Dots isn’t just a treat, it’s an experience. When planning their visit, park guests won’t skip out on their favorite ride, and a cup (or two…or three) of their favorite flavor of Dippin’ Dots.

Dippin’ Dots Franchising, operating an award-winning franchise system since 2000, now has more than 100 store and shopping center locations coast-to-coast. Today the franchise model includes co-brand opportunities with sister company Doc Popcorn, the nation’s largest popcorn franchise, which was acquired by Dippin’ Dots in 2014. Many franchisees take their business mobile, serving Dippin’ Dots at thousands of fairs and festivals, from food trucks and mobile carts, and in schools and convenience stores.

Availability of Dippin' Dots products expands year after year, with 22,000 points of presence across the U.S. Through a variety of outlets including e-commerce, drug and convenience stores, fairs, festivals and events, Dippin’ Dots fans can often find their favorite sweet treat just around the corner.

Today, Dippin' Dots is part of J&J Snack Foods Corp., (NASDAQ: JJSF) a leader and innovator in beverages and snack foods, after the company purchased the Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn brands in 2022. With over 30 years in 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.

Doc Popcorn

There’s nothing quite like the enticing smell of fresh popped popcorn. Combining delicious, natural flavors with one of the most popular snacks on the planet, Doc Popcorn founders Rob and Renee Israel dreamed of creating a wholesome, smile-inducing snack in a variety of mouth-watering flavors.

In 2003, that dream popped to life when the first Doc Popcorn location opened outside of Boulder, Colorado. More locations followed, inside malls and at other high traffic venues full of hungry snackers. Word spread of Doc Popcorn’s remarkable, freshly popped flavor and commitment to natural ingredients and in 2009 Doc Popcorn started its national expansion through franchising.

Doc Popcorn was purchased by Dippin’ Dots, LLC, the iconic beaded ice cream company, in 2014. The pairing opened the door for a sweet and salty co-brand franchise, gaining success by featuring both delicious snacks under one roof. International popularity ensued with Doc Popcorn popping up in fresh new locations across Chile and Oman.

The world’s largest popcorn franchise, Doc Popcorn is creating smiles by serving up overflowing bags of tasty, fresh-popped goodness at over 100 locations. Today, Doc Popcorn is part of J&J Snack Foods Corp., (NASDAQ: JJSF) a leader and innovator in beverages and snack foods, after the company purchased the Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn brands in 2022.

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