Thursday, April 11, 2019
BLOG # 4 --- April 2, 2019
We are open at last & the weather was super. Now we should all expect some more cool days , but by & large most of winter is gone & spring is roaring in. So ---- make your plans to visit us soon.
This blog is about the importance of communication & about our new PAPA ROBBS CLUB. The "Cub" is really an improvement over our current newsletter group, but with more parts to it. The big deal is that by joining the club (it is free & very easy to do) you can get more news with less hassle - sort of a less is more deal. Plus you will be eligible
for specials, discounts & some prizes - both big & small.
While texting news will be important we will NOT be sending you all kinds of text messages - probably about one a week. Plus a blog about every 7 - 10 days & fewer Facebook posts. The goal is to simplify your lives & ours but still get important event news to you on a usable & friendly basis.
You can sign up at our store in person with a paper form or via a scan bar code or on line. A link is at the end of this blog - just click & sign up! It is as easy as that.
Don't forget that we also have an events calendar on our web site, www.paparobbs.com
& with all the special events we have planned for this year it is very important for you to stay informed.
Oh - about those prizes??? Starting now, everyone who has signed up or does sign up for the next 6 - 7 weeks will be entered into our special drawing to win a GRILL for those summer months. That's right, you can win a grill so sign up today. Nothing to buy - it is all free. There will be some other prizes also plus we will give away a bike every month all summer long.
That's for now - next time we will talk about - MUSIC. Yes, music will return this year more than ever. Thanks & join the Papa Robbs Club soon - you may be our big winner.
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PS: Please check your email address & other info & make sure we have your cell phone number for our new texting news service – the best weekly way of learning about our events & discount specials. Simply click the link shown to sign up. Thank you.
Monday, February 25, 2019
There are many changes at Papa Robbs this year - some small, some big. In our previous blogs (end of last year & first two of this year ) we've mentioned our new Papa Robbs Club, changes in our weekends, our new door prize/surprise package, & our daily schedule/events. We are very excited about our NEW PLAYGROUND!
That's right, if it would just stop raining our new playground could arrive & be installed. Now this new playground looks almost just like the old one, but there are a few changes & the platform is a little larger. But everybody seemed to like what we had so we just kept the same overall look.
Our old playground was just that - old. Harder to keep it as clean as we wanted & to keep repairing what was needed. Happy to report that the playground is now at a local church & we hope those kids get a lot of happy use from it.
PAPA ON THE GO -- our mobile sales were busier than ever last year & this year could be even busier. Our first event will be mid March at the Quarter Midget race track in Salisbury & we are always excited to watch these kids race their cars & see old friends & make new ones. Mid April brings the annual Special Olympics. We are very honored to be a small part of this wonderful event & we will bring more news about that in April.
We are already booking birthday parties, school & church fund raisers, & other special events as far ahead as October so please contact us as early as possible about your party or function. We do have more than one option for you -- inside or outside with a variety of product choices so again, please call as early as possible.
Communications, communications, communications - our very important subject next blog.
Rest In Peace Sam Bass
Monday, February 11, 2019
This is the year of more fun & more prizes & some changes to our weekly schedule & BIG changes to our ways of communicating to you. But first a quick word about our blogs this year: our blogs will be more important this year. Until we open on March 28 we will post our blog every 10 days or so. Once open we will blog every week & post on Mondays. That Monday blog will contain the weekly schedule & will include any special event or contest news - so it is important to check out the blogs this year.
This blog is mostly about our weekly schedule change so let's get to it.
MONDAY -- Our Flavor of The Week announcement. For this announcement day there will be a 20% discount on the Flavor of The Week. Sometimes there may be more than one flavor or product for that week.
TUESDAY -- Mommy Day. A special welcome for all Moms & all Mommy Groups are very welcome also.There will be door prizes & other surprises for Moms everywhere plus a game or toy or more for the kids. (note our playground here/news below)
WEDNESDAY -- Grandparent Day. Bring the grandkids for fun & games. BONUS: a 20% discount for all over 60 years old. We are also working on some ideas for music in the evenings.
THURSDAY -- Thirsty Thursday returns with an extra splash or two. A 25% discount on Floats, Shakes, Freezes & Slushies -- all day from start to finish!
FRIDAY -- Wacky Weekend Kickoff Day. Start our three day special events with the biggest of them all - Friday. More fun than ever before.
SATURDAY -- Wacky Weekend Party. Some bigger than others , but always some little extra treat or surprise.
SUNDAY -- More Wacky Weekend. A game, a dance, or music or balloons -- or some other surprise. And always a prize or two -- or more.
Have a great week -- big playground news in our next blog.
Friday, February 8, 2019
2019 Changes & NewsHello again & we hope you are excited about this year. We have a lot of important news so let's get to it. Do note that many details about this subjects will be posted as additional weekly Blogs so PLEASE check all Blogs on our Facebook posts.
1. Social Media platforms are much in the news lately -- both good & not so good. One thing for sure is that they have changed, are changing or will change in the not so distant future. So Papa Robbs is also making changes to our own social media.
Our goal is quality over quantity. You might see fewer daily facebook posts, but more short text messages & a weekly Blog -- all to provide you with instant news plus give you a weekly update on special events for you & your family. It will all be challenging & interesting so please be sure to give us feedback & ideas.
2. A new communication & fun club -- the all new Papa Robbs Club. It is free to join & the goal is to incorporate the club into our social media. There will be several ways to join but one of those is to simply help us with our email list by confirming that we have your latest information: your name, email address & your cell phone number. Cell phone is vital so you can receive info about our specials, discounts, contests & prizes.
The overall goal here is: quality over quantity, discounts & fun, daily & weekly specials & give you some choices as to how you can stay informed about Papa Robbs & what we can offer you. Therefore PLEASE check over the email info we are using & confirm we have all correct. If we have more than one email for you let us know which one you prefer we use. Send your confirmation to: email@example.com Don't forget your cell phone number.
3. FUN - FUN - FUN --- Obviously you know we are more than a Cool Treat Store. Our business is really about community & families. We are in the "Family Business" which means we are in the FUN Business. This year the Fun Factor is getting bigger. We will be having contests, door prizes, special drawings, simple surprises: In other words, you can win tons of prizes - small & large. Much of this news will be on our new Weekly Blog so please check those out each week.
By the way, did we mention that we will be giving away a Grill as our prize for the Papa Robbs Club sign Up?? Details coming next week.
Bye for now. Opening day is March 28 -- seven days a week - 11:00 am till 9:00 pm
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
First, an apology & a thank you. The apology is for not staying in closer touch this year & the vote of thanks is for all of you who supported us this year - a year that has been challenging to say the least.
The weather, the weather, the weather. When it wasn't too hot it was raining & it mostly rained. This year was the worst for rain & it tried to kill us for sure. We had water damage, flooded parking lot, party area & playground. Rain forced us to close more this year than all past years combined.
If regular old rain wasn't enough there were hurricanes to deal with. Not just one, but two arrived within the same month. Suffice to say the year was "interesting" weather wise & we have seen enough rain.
So once again, a big THANK YOU for keeping us afloat - so to speak. Now for the good news.
Papa Robb's Paradise Ice is making lots of changes for next year. It will take more than one newsletter plus a couple of blogs to fully explain. This newsletter will simply outline what's coming in 2019.
1. Our weekly calendar of events & specials will change & will be posted in early January. So keep a close eye on our web site's events calendar.
2. Our mobile sales/catering department & our store operations will be more separate than in the past.
3. More emphasis is being placed on families - more so than in the past. More games, more events & tons of prizes -- more fun.
4. Festival Friday will remain but with a new name & will be the kick off day for an entire weekend of games & special events. Our plan to provide a more carnival midway effect.
5. Our playground has become old so -- we are getting a new one!
6. Our social media will change somewhat -- simpler, but better. Less will be more - quality over quantity. We will need your help for this one.
7. We will be forming a social club for you. This will result in better ways for us to communicate with you in ways that are more "user friendly" for you. More specials, games, fun & prizes for you - kids & adults.
These are just a few of the things we have planned. From you we need you to PLEASE look over the contact info we have for you as we will need you to update this early next year. We will make your job easier & more fun - that we promise (hint: there will be PRIZES involved).
We'll have more coming early January but hey, it is the Holidays, so a HUGE MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Be safe & we'll see you in 2019.
Friday, December 8, 2017
HELLO AGAIN --- Lots of news so let's get right to it: Our last day of the year will be Sunday, December 17 so drop by to say hello and grab a pint as we are in the middle of our annual Pint Sale of your favorites while supplies last.
It has been a good year despite some challenges - especially with the weather. We said goodbye to some old friends as they went on to bigger things or moved away, but we welcomed new friends & new ideas. Our Festival Fridays tried to involve more Moms & families but also returned to some basics for the kids such as games & crafts. Even more are planned for next year.
We do want to thank so many people - too many to list. But, the great folks at Special Olympics were a pleasure to work with as were many other schools, churches ^ local worthwhile causes. We pride ourselves on trying to be a part of our community & a partner with as many organizations as possible. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU for inviting us to be your partner this past year.
NOTICE -- Our store may be closed this winter, but our mobile sales & catering department is not closed. Corporate events, birthday parties, school sports, etc -- we can come to you. To schedule a dates or series of dates, just call us at: 704/ 425-5552 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we will be updating & improving (we hope) all of our social media next year as well as adding a way for us all to stay connected through texting. We are always looking for better ways to keep you informed & to hear feedback from you. Your ideas always help & are always welcome.
NEW NEIGHBORS -- Our little area community is growing! A new Dollar General will open soon across the road & will be a nice addition. The new high school - West Cabarrus High - is under construction on Weddington Road. Plus about four to five new apartment complexes are soon to open next year. Lots of new friends & neighbors to welcome. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Time to go, but all of us at Papa Robb's Paradise Ice wish you a very Merry Christmas, the happiest of Holidays & a safe & Happy New Year!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
HELLO AGAIN -- The weather has kept us rather busy. The hurricanes hit & hurt friends in the U.S. Virgin Islands & the Bahamas. So sad but no one killed or injured. Papa's sister road out the storm in Daytona. Lucky to be alive.
Of course the storm was headed our way so we cleared the decks & closed for two days. The storm then changed direction - thankfully - & we spent more time setting everything back in place. This year & the weather has been pretty tough on "Paradise Ice".But we feel very lucky compared to what has fallen upon so many others.
This is the time of year for changes so here they come: Starting next week we will be open six days a week, closed Mondays with some reduction in hours as in the past. . Hours will be -- Tuesday through Friday & Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Saturday - 11:am - 8:00 pm.
Also Festival Fridays come to a close the end of this month September. Not to worry as our Bounce House will be up through October plus some games & perhaps a kids crafts night or two - so it is very important, as always, to check our Facebook & other forms of social media on all updates.
Our Mobile Sales & Catering has picked up this year. So much so that we are building another truck, but this one will be a little different so stay tuned for our big announcement soon. We are also testing a new program for Daycare Centers & Pre School & we will let you know how that works out as we test in prep for next year.
Let's close with a big shout out to our public servants. It is election time again & we hope you join us in positive recognition of our officials & local government employees. We had the privilege of participating in Concord's Annual Employee Appreciation Day & Picnic. What a great & hard working group of people. Trust me here: I have traveled quite a bit in my life & Concord & Cabarrus County are very well managed compared to many other areas. Yes I know all about traffic & "dug up roads", but that is a small price to pay for growth which is always better than "no growth".
As always a big Thanks to all of you - our friends at Papa Robbs. See you soon.