Ben and Jerry opened their Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream scoop shop in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont, on May 5, 1978. One year later they held their very first Free Cone Day to mark their anniversary. In 1980, Ben & Jerry began packaging their ice-cream for distribution to restaurants, groceries and shops. In 1981, Ben & Jerry’s first franchise opened up in Shelburne, Vermont.
After 38 years, the Ben & Jerry’s dream of making the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way is still alive!