Hi. Neil Williams here, president of TurnKey Parlor. I founded TurnKey Parlor when I realized that choosing the right ice cream store equipment was confusing, especially to someone new to the business.
Contact Me: email@example.com or 877-817-5716
Past Gigs: I co-founded an ice cream distribution company with my brothers, owned and operated ice cream shops and worked as a national account executive for a big ice cream company. I've also scooped ice cream, run ice cream truck routes and managed multi-million dollar accounts. If you're interested in details, you can read some of these stories on my BLOG.
Scroll down to take a look at the testimonials by customers who have been kind enough to let us list their contact information.
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I want to thank you for your excellent service and communication. Not if, but when I decide to purchase another ice cream cabinet I will look to Turn Key Parlor for my needs.
Jaime Hirales - Super Snacker's -
5388 E. Skyline Dr. San Tan Valley, AZ 85140 (480)-709-1745
"Thanks so much! We look forward to working with you in the future-this is our first dipping freezer, but we anticipate needing more…it’s exciting. From reading your literature, it sounds like you know what you're doing. It's been a pleasure!"
"We were worried
about the fact that we needed the dipping freezers shipped to
Holly & John Furness:
"Just got our SP 12H yesterday. Thanks for the timely service. We really appreciate how you handled the late notice address change and the follow up!"
Penny Crowley - Dry Run Party Store - 104 17 Mile Rd Cedar Springs, MI 49391 - Phone: 616-696-3580
"We got our freezer and are officially in the ice cream business! We really appreciate the great price. Thank You So Much!"
Karen Brodrick - Wild Willy's Mammoth Arcade and Ice Cream parlor- Mammoth Lakes, CA Phone: 760-924-1082
"It's a perfect fit for our store. Thanks for helping us get it all the way to Juneau. Much Appreciated!"
Julie Patz - Southeast Waffle Company - Juneau, Alaska - Phone: 907-209-1891
"I had not heard of TurnKeyParlor.com when I was directed to you by Google. I will certainly use you in the future"
Faith Dentay - Brave Art Gallery and Cafe - Ontario, Canada - 905-472-5378
"The Edy's graphics look great! Thanks for the discounted shipping rates. And thanks for getting them here in a hurry. The grand opening of our second store will take place as planned!
Daniel DaCosta - Cafe de la Crème - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
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At TurnKeyParlor.com, our goal is to listen to what our customers are planning and the ideas they have, then try to recommend what will work best for them.
Outside of franchises, few programs exist to help people succeed in the ice cream business. TurnKeyParlor.com can help you:
a) operate an ice cream parlor
b) manufacture and distribute your own brand to hotels, convenience stores and grocery stores
c) operate a fleet of ice cream carts for special events and high traffic areas
Independently owned and operated ice cream parlors struggle more than franchises during the first few years due to trial and error, so a franchise can be a safer bet. That said, sometimes it is difficult to qualify for a franchise, or the contract for your area is already taken.
Other reasons you might want go the independent route are listed below.
1) On-going royalty payments. These cut into your profit
2) Limitations on what you can sell - not a whole lot of room to be creative
3) If you don't have X net worth, the franchises may not even return a phone call
Again, I'm not saying that a franchise is the wrong way to go. We sell equipment to plenty of franchises that are very successful, but if you have a concept in your mind that you believe in, then go for it as an independent!
If you make the decision to move forward as an independent business, the first step for most is to contact a major ice cream manufacturer or supplier/distributor. These suppliers generally have reps who are knowledgeable when it comes to the actual product, but they simply don't know the best places to buy freezer equipment, what freezer equipment is actually needed, how to train employees, etc. They also don't necessarily have the time to help you. They basically want you to get your parlor open, then call them when you need ice cream.
The lack of good information leaves most fledgling ice cream parlor owners to learn by trial and error, seriously hurting their chances for success.
In an effort to help prospective parlor owners avoid common pitfalls, I created TurnKeyParlor.com.
My goal is to provide a one stop shop by gathering information and neatly packing it into a convenient website.
Customers can see what they need, buy what they need and get the consulting necessary to help get their ice cream business running efficiently and with the right systems firmly in place.
If you're interested in learning more, please take a look at our consulting offers to help you get started on the right foot. But don't feel like you have to buy our consulting....really.
We have a ton of valuable information that is completely free, and we promise not to spam you with irrelevant e-mail's. Start with our free stuff and get a feel for the business before you spend a dime.We look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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