Carvel ice cream is another variety ice cream franchise owned by FOCUS Brands, Inc. which is a very well-known for its Carvel Ice Cream Cakes, its soft serve ice cream, and its round Flying Saucer ice cream and sandwiches. It was founded by Tom Carvel, born Thomas A. Carvel as, who was emigrated from Greece to New York City at age 4.
In 1929, Tom Carvel began to operate an ice cream truck. When the truck broke down in Hartsdale, New York in the year 1934, Carvel set up shop at the site of the breakdown and by the year 1936, he had founded the Carvel Corporation and developed a secret soft serve ice cream formula. However, Tom Carvel passed away in the year 1990, and the franchise is now owned by the FOCUS Brands, Inc.
It is been erroneously stated in an episode
of Family Guy that there has a Carvel factory in Framingham,
Massachusetts. In reality, you have Breyers factory, but no
Carvel factory—however, Carvel's headquarters is also
based in Farmington, Connecticut.
The cakes they made famous include:
Fudge the Whale
Carvel Ice Cream Cakes are
ice cream cakes prepared fresh and sold
in many individually owned franchised Carvel ice cream
shops. There are also as factories in various locations
operated by all the Carvel Corporation. Factory produced cakes
are destined for supermarket sales and are not as fresh and
tas chocolate and vanilla and 'cookie crunch' (crushed chocolate
cookies). Almost all Carvel stores also carry a large variety
of cakes in stock and they inscribe them while you wait. The
store can also customize your cake in a variety
of flavors. This is a very popular cake for birthday