Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Cream has grown an iconic chain of ice cream parlors in Austin, Texas. Her career in the business began at Tufts University, where she was a pre-medical student and working at Steve’s Ice Cream.
When that ice cream retailer got bought by a large corporation, Amy decided to go into business for herself. Writing a “hot check” for her first location on Guadalupe Street, Amy went on to open 9 more locations and has been voted “Best Ice Cream” 8 years in a row by Austinites.
She has recently stated that she does not intent to “expand rapidly” and that she wants to remain rooted to her community and to ensuring a fun workplace that serves the highest quality ice cream.