Spotlight – Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Cream Wants to Grow Slowly

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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.

 


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