Shake Frozen Custard
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Shake's History

Shake's Frozen Custard was established in 1991 in Joplin, Missouri. It didn't take long for the little ice cream shop to become recognized as the place to get a side order of fun friendly service with every cone, shake, or concrete that was served. The idea behind the store was to recapture the spirit and attitude of the old fashioned soda fountain of the 50's, while providing the fast convenient service of today. The combination proved to be a delicious recipe for Success.

At every Shake's Frozen Custard location you will find the same fast friendly service that defines the business. You will also be treated to America's Favorite Frozen Custard! ™, which has won numerous awards for Best Ice Cream/Frozen Dessert. The menu at Shake's Frozen Custard offers a variety of menu items, so you never have to have the same flavor every time you visit us. The Shake's Concrete blends your favorite candy, fruits, or hot sauces into the smooth creamy custard to give you a delectable frozen treat. Or you can try one of our signature Classic Sundaes that combine layers of our frozen custard with premium toppings to produce a delicious dessert anyone can love. For those people who like the traditional ice cream favorites, we also have a mountain of flavors to choose from for shakes, malts, and sundaes.

We thank each and every one of our customers who visit our stores across the nation. We appreciate your business and welcome any comments or questions you have regarding our products or franchise opportunities.

History of Frozen Custard

Frozen Custard is a gourmet ice cream treat which first originated on Coney Island, New York, as a carnival treat at the turn-of-the-century. The popularity of Frozen Custard quickly grew and was the rage of the East Coast. Frozen Custard could be found at many East Coast resort areas. Many travelers had a chance to taste the new sensation and it quickly spread to the Midwest. Milwaukee is currently considered the "Custard Capital of the World." The enjoyment of Frozen Custard was taken by "Snowbirds" to winter resort havens. The result, shops had to satisfy these customers. The popularity of Frozen Custard is spreading into other regions of the country as well. In order for a frozen dessert to be considered a frozen custard it must contain a certain percentage of egg yolk and butterfat.

Shake's has developed its own frozen custard mix that has been tailored and perfected to produce a high quality and unique flavor that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are no fillers or air injected into the mix during production and it is Made Fresh Hourly™ at every Shake's location.


According to Michael L. Gerber, author of the best selling franchise book, The E-myth, new businesses fail at a rate of 80%, while franchised establishments succeed at a phenomenal rate of 95%. These are staggering numbers.

When obtaining rights to a Shake's Frozen Custard franchise, you are joining a well established, highly reputable, and successful organization. Shake's Frozen Custard is an exclusive, one of a kind product. Shake's is the most delicious frozen custard in the industry. Through patience, practice and a lot of hard work, we have perfected our frozen custard. The Shake's franchisee can be assured that they will be offering the consumer a product that is unmatched in taste and quality.

The Shake's Frozen Custard franchisee is systematically trained in the process that is the result of years of experience. The training program consists of two weeks of comprehensive classroom and one-on-one instruction, covering all aspects of the Shake's Frozen Custard business. You will be taught recipes, how to make our unique product, ordering, how to create our outstanding menu items, and every facet of the business that you will need to be successful.

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