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Ben and Jerry's of Branford Serves Up Smiles at Annual Free Cone Day
Posted on April 8th, 2015

Ben & Jerry’s started as a small town, neighborhood ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont and although it has expanded, the local scoop shops across the country aim to keep hometown feeling at the heart of their business. What’s another tried and true tradition the scoop shops keep celebrating?  Free Cone Day, of course! On Tuesday, April 14 from noon to 8:00 pm you can help celebrate their annual thank you to fans at Ben & Jerry’s of Branford, located at
978 Main Street, for Ben & Jerry’s 36th Free Cone Day.
Why did a company decide that giving away their product was the right thing to do? Ben & Jerry’s struggled like almost every business when it first began. Although there were the day-to-day challenges of running a new company, there was a clear understanding of how vital the community’s role is in any successful business. And so, just as a thank you, Ben & Jerry’s celebrated its first full year in business in 1979 by scooping free cones.
This year, Jeffry Hedberg, Franchisee of Ben & Jerry’s of Branford, thinks you should join the fun and try a staff favorite: after all they know ice cream better than anyone. And so, the top three flavors suggested by these local Ben & Jerry’s scoopers include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, a vanilla ice cream with gobs of chocolate chip cookie dough; Cherry Garcia®, a cherry ice cream with cherries and fudge flakes; or Chocolate Fudge Brownie, a chocolate ice cream with fudge brownies.
Along with serving up free ice cream, scoop shops continue to give back to the towns they call home by partnering with local non-profit organizations to help raise awareness and to increase support for worthy causes. “Free Cone Day feels a little bit like our birthday party and the best day of the year for us at Ben & Jerry’s,” said Jeffry Hedberg. “Putting a smile on someone’s face and helping spread the word about a worthwhile community organization is what makes Ben & Jerry’s truly special.”
For more information about Free Cone Day, visit For more information about Ben & Jerry’s located at 978 Main Street in Branford, please contact Jeffry Hedberg at 203.488.9666 or

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