The Legacy of Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

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1979: In a landmark event, Ben & Jerry's initiates the inaugural Free Cone Day, a gesture of gratitude for the overwhelming support received during our debut year in a refurbished gas station in Burlington, Vermont.

1984: Saratoga Springs, New York, etches its name in history as the first town beyond Vermont to host Free Cone Day festivities.

1988: Standardization begins as Vermont Scoop Shops mark June 4th for celebrations, while out-of-state counterparts join in on the 5th.

1993: National unity reigns as all Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops across the United States participate in Free Cone Day on May 21st.

1998: A quirky incident unfolds in London when a patron, carried away by the excitement, forgets their keys behind. They remain with us, awaiting retrieval.

2000: Ben & Jerry's extends its reach globally, harmonizing nations through the shared joy of Free Cone Day on April 18th.

2010: The advent of our iPhone app adds a local touch to Global Free Cone Day, enabling fans worldwide to engage with real-time updates and content from other countries.

2012: Perth, Australia, witnesses a humorous incident as two individuals attempt to jump the queue, only to diffuse tensions with apologies and high-fives before joining the back of the line.

2015: Over 1,000,000 scoops of Ben & Jerry's are joyfully distributed worldwide during Free Cone Day, marking a significant milestone in our history.

2024: Anticipation builds for what promises to be our most spectacular Free Cone Day yet, brimming with ice cream, smiles, and the hope that you'll join us for the festivities.