I’m happy to announce we’re reopening our shops this weekend—in time to celebrate the Columbus Pride Festival, one of our favorite events of the year.

Our shops will open at 5 pm on Saturday across the country. The menu will be limited at first, featuring a mix of our ice creams, frozen yogurts, and sorbet—all made for us by our partners at Smith Dairy—along with sundaes, floats, and sauces. We’ll be adding more flavors to the menu in the coming weeks.

I have been working with the team at Smith Dairy to perfect these flavors. The 110-year-old dairy, in Orrville, Ohio, has been our partner for a while now, sourcing and providing us with cream and grass-pastured milk. We cannot thank them enough for their support these last weeks. They pulled out all the stops to get our ice cream made and have done a stellar job of it. We built this company as a community—Jeni’s is about fellowship—and our partnership with Smith’s is just one of many recent examples of that.

We are very excited to have our shops team back at work. We are excited about ginger ale + Lemon Frozen Yogurt floats. We are excited about the smell of waffle cones baking and to feel the hustle and bustle of the shops.

As for our own production kitchen, we continue our all-out effort to get it back up and running.

Thank you for your patience and support.