Join Häagen-Dazs employees for a celebration of ice cream on Tuesday, May 9.
Häagen-Dazs Shops are hosting their annual Free Cone Day on May 9, 2017. This year, they want you to learn about their ice cream.
Cue the “bees” and see what all the buzz is about.
“Free Cone Day is our favorite day of the year because we can take time to thank our loyal fans. This year, we want to take it a step further and call attention to the bees who also support us year-round in a much different way,” said Adam Hanson, The Häagen-Dazs Shoppe Company, Inc. President and General Manager. “Without bees, many of our indulgent flavors would disappear from our shops, including Vanilla Swiss Almond, Strawberry and Rocky Road.”
Häagen-Dazs is demonstrating and showing its ongoing commitment to helping the bees as ice cream lovers are invited to visit participating Häagen-Dazs Shops in the United States between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to receive one free scoop of ice cream or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake cone.
The brand is asking guests to pay it forward by planting wildflowers native to their region to help keep bees buzzing.
Bees are important to the environment, supporting one in every three bites of food we eat, including ingredients that are used in more than one-third of Häagen-Dazs ice cream flavors. By working with its farmer suppliers, the Häagen-Dazs brand is helping to change the way ingredients are grown to better support bee populations.
“Last year, we installed one of the world’s largest, privately funded pollinator habitats on the farm that supplies our almonds, one of our most popular ingredients. The habitat consists of six and a half miles of hedgerow and 11,000 native drought-tolerant shrubs and flowering plants, impacting 840 acres of farmland,” said Alex Placzek, Director of the Häagen-Dazs brand. “Those who stop by our shops on Free Cone Day can find out which of their favorite flavors rely on the bees and learn how to help – it’s as easy as planting a seed.”
Häagen-Dazs takes bees seriously as they have worked with expert agronomists and the Xerces Society to maximize the impact of the habitat by choosing native plants that are attractive to pollinators.
Madison, the manager at the Häagen-Dazs shop at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Ga., said customers enjoy hearing about how bees have role in producing their favorite ice cream flavors.
She also added that her store’s employees will be filling at least 50 cones and cups per hour, for the four hours of free cones and that cookies & cream is the most popular flavor.
Tomorrow, on Free Cone Day, the Häagen-Dazs brand encourages everyone to visit a Häagen-Dazs Shops location to try one of the many bee dependent ice cream flavors and join in the effort to save the bees. Find out which regional plants support pollinators and help create more bee-friendly habitats throughout the country. For more information, visit www.haagendazs.com. Get there early and get your free cone, it’s worth the trip.
Locations in Metro Atlanta:
Lenox Square Mall Atlanta Ga
3393 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326
Perimter Mall Atlanta Ga
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite 1670
Atlanta, GA 30346
Cumberland Festival Shopping Center
2980 Cobb Parkway, Suite 216
Atlanta, GA 30339
Cumberland Mall Atlanta Ga
1154 Cumberland Mall, K9
Atlanta, GA 30339
Northpoint Mall Alpharetta Ga
1000 North Point Circle
Alpharetta, GA 30022
TC Cobb Kennesaw Ga
400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., Suite K111
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Mall of Georgia
3333 Buford Drive
Buford, GA 30519
*Products may vary at all shops. Please contact for availability.