Thursday, December 2, 2021
BLOG - END OF YEAR PART 2 -- 2021
Let's begin Part 2 by reminding you to please read Part 1 of this blog & also to keep checking all our
social media posts & blogs through out the off season at Papa Robbs. Not only will we be keeping
you up to date on our plans for next year, but also on our winter mobile sales operations.
That all said , another big Thank You for your help, ideas & support for this year. We continue - like
most small businesses - to dig our way out of this ongoing Covid situation & we appreciate your
help more than ever.
This seems to be the perfect time to explain exactly what Papa Robb's Paradise Ice is all about: our
business philosophy so to speak. Our MISSION STATEMENT is: To serve quality products in a
safe, all inclusive, family-friendly atmosphere. The key words here are: Safe, Inclusive, Family.
We are much more than just an ice cream, frozen treat store. We believe in being a part of our
community; Cabarrus & surrounding counties. children & families are the basis of our business.
Their - your - safety is our priority. Inclusive is really very simple also. All are welcome here as long
as you are polite, obey our rules & respect each other.
It has been a real deep pleasure to watch all of you come together at Papa Robbs. We are all very
proud of that family feeling. We have a rather sizable involvement with schools, churches, pre-
schools, daycares, etc. We are very proud of that, not because of what we do, but because of what
we have learned.
So thank you once again. We have some changes coming next year - hopefully a couple of big
changes - some new events, products & a return of some things from our history. Stay tuned this
winter for all the news.
Please be safe & enjoy the coming Holiday Season.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
BLOG END OF YEAR 2021
Hello again. This message will actually be a two-parter so let's get to part one. Our year is in its final days. While we will close for Thanksgiving we will be open Friday, Saturday & Sunday after -- our final day will be November 28.
This year has been much better than last year and better than we expected. We owe it all to you our loyal customers & friends. You simply kept coming in spite of the fact that part of our facility did not reopen due to a couple of "Covid Surges". So thank you again.
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT OUR MOBILE SALES: While our store will close for the winter our mobile carts & trucks will remain open all winter long. Mobile sales & catering will still roll up & down our county & neighboring ones also.
We have a full slate of high school basketball games on our plate as well as some church events. These will be posted on a weekly schedule so please stay on top of all our social media platforms.
We have both trucks & mobile carts to handle most events so if you have a birthday party or customer or employee appreciation event - please keep us in mind. Any event we can handle.
In closing thanks again for a successful season & we look forward to next year. With next year in mind note that we will have blog part 2 in about two weeks & it will concern next year with hopefully some big news.
Monday, August 23, 2021
BLOG -- Aug. 22, 2021: SOME CHANGES ARE COMING
Hello again & I am sorry it has been so long , but we have been very busy this year & have faced some challenges -- some good & some not so good. Now some changes have arrived & there are more to come. So please pay attention & also be sure to keep checking our social media posts every day; sometimes more than once a day.
Let's start with some good news. This year has been much better than last year. Thanks to all of you for helping us survive last year as well as for your super support this year - both at our store & with our Mobile events.
But now we face a new Covid Surge -- and it is for real & serious. Viruses are living things & they too will fight to survive. They change & mutate into different forms. So we MUST fight back (more on this is a moment). We have already cancelled our extracurricular activities such as food & entertainment & reduced our weekend hours by one hour.
But we too have a shortage of help - especially since school begins. Three of our key people are in the education system. The result is that must reduce their hours at Papa Robb’s.
Therefore we have decided to implement our Fall hours of operation early. From mid-October to early September. Labor Day will be our final Monday for the year. Starting Tuesday, September 7 our new hours will be from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm - six days a week, closed on Mondays.
Allow me please to close on a more serious note. Once upon a time I lived a dream life. Not only did I work in the motorsports world, my company & its products were very successful. I was a happy man. Many of my heroes became my friends - some of the finest folks I have ever known. Sadly it was a dangerous time & we lost many good close friends. I miss them all to this day. But that time in my life gave me a deep respect for life & I do not want to lose any more friends.
So - preachy or not - PLEASE get that shot & wear that mask. A long long time ago we all had to "have our shots" before starting school. Things like measles, polio, chicken pox & a host of other deadly diseases -- well we don't worry about those anymore. Dangerous? Now I am 72 years old & I am still here. Thank God for vaccines. So please be safe & be healthy. We love seeing you at Papa Robbs.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
BLOG - Food - 6/17/21
This blog news is short, but very important. Important because it pertains to how much & how often entertainers & various food vendors visit us all at Papa Robbs.
Starting this week we will host food vendors - carts, trucks, trailers - who will offer various types of food, from hotdogs to gourmet sandwiches. But let's be honest about this. These vendors are the essence of "shop local". The basic All American of start up businesses, but the investment cost is sizable. Like all businesses, if profits aren't made such businesses move on or fail.
So this is - from Papa Robb - a polite way of asking you to support these area small businesses. They are truly your neighbors. We have had many requests for food vendors so they are coming. Again, let's give them some support & they will return & others will join them. It is really as simple as that.
The same goes for other guests such as Tripp The Clown, Balloon Artists, etc. These people really took a hard hit last year & many are "Buskers" working for tips.
Papa Robbs is also a mobile vendor. We are at Frank Liske Park every weekend & can be found at all sorts of events around the area.
We are all part of the local economy. Shop Local is more than a slogan. It is a way of life for many & is important to our community.
We appreciate your business - thanks for listening.
Saturday, May 29, 2021
We have some big news, but first we all need to give a huge vote of thanks. Obviously we at Papa Robbs have a big Thank You to our friends & customers. You have actually become a family over the past several years & really showed your faith last year.
This year has been a strong & successful start, both at our store & our mobile sales/catering department. For that we are very grateful. We believe that we are not totally "out of the woods" yet, but from every indication we are well on our way. We still encourage you to remember those masks & most important - GET THAT SHOT! Hundreds if not thousands of people around the world worked very hard & set what seems to be a record in developing a vaccine. Let's use it.
Now we are happy to announce a change of hours & days of operation as we return to our schedule of the past. On Monday June 7 we return to seven days a week. Our expanded hours will be: Sunday through Thursday, 11:00am until 9:00pm. Friday & Saturday, 11:00am until 10:00pm. Other plans include:
Some entertainment will return: music, Tripp The Clown, face painting, etc. Some yard games will return & some food offerings will also return. We also hope to develop a Marketplace that will feature kids events, crafts & a vending market. As this grows we hope to add a small farmers' market.
So please keep an eye on all of our social media sites for updates & remember we always need your ideas. Our "Flip Flop Hut" is an example. Slowly more flip flops are appearing & we hope you get a kick out of another bright spot at Papa Robbs.
Thank you again & we hope to see you again soon.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Well hello again everyone. Thought we would give it a few weeks then report in. So here's your report!
Thank YOU, thank YOU for the best kick off in years. It has been a super start to our year & we owe it all to you - our family, friends, customers - everyone in this area. And we are just beginning - more on that later.
We do have to remind you that we still have rules, so keep making us proud. We are well know as an inclusive place that is a safe & fun facility for families. We are really one of a kind for this area & yes, we still pretend we are a "shack on the beach".
Now about one very important rule - MASKS. Over the past few days this has been very confusing to a lot of folks, but when it comes to Papa Robbs there is no confusion. We wear masks & we ENCOURAGE you to wear them too at Papa Robbs. Why? Simply because no one seems to be sure about this subject & it keeps changing. So - better safe than sorry.
Papa Robb has had both shots now yet he still wears his mask. When asked why he explains: I have a drivers license too but I still fasten my seat belt. So let's all remain a little patient for a little longer. Why not. Should be easy now since we've had this practice.
Now back to the future -- our operation days & hours will change soon so get ready for some summer fun. Entertainment will return for both kids & adults. Tripp The Clown will be back next month as will other activities.
FOOD? Yes we have had requests so we will give our food truck friends another chance, but you must realize their success depends on your support. Watch all details in our blogs, texts & social media platforms.
Gotta run for now, but one more note - watch for our mobile sales force - Papa On The Go. We are at Frank Liske Park every weekend so join us there as well as at our store.
Now -- TAKE THE SHOT!
Monday, March 22, 2021
SAFETY, SAFETY, MORE SAFETY
Our Opening Day is approaching - Thursday, March 25, 11:00 am till 8:00 pm. It might very well have a wet opening, but rain or shine we are on. Keep a close watch on all of our social media for all the latest updates.
From the earliest days Papa Robb's Paradise Ice was designed to resemble a vacation shack on the beach. Much more important, it was designed as an inclusive - very inclusive - place. Everyone, & we mean everyone, is welcome. A lot of things have changed in our world, but our policy has not changed.
The world may have its rules & regulations, but Papa Robbs has its own set of regulations. Behavior & safety are the basis for Papa's Rules. We have been & remain the place where all people can bring their families - their children - and feel safe. Not bullies, no bullets, no bigots. Your children are safe with us.
We are excited about having you back. The old place has been spruced up, cleaned up, some new paint. Not only can you now sit down, but our playground has been cleaned & sanitized. So come & have a good time seeing old friends & making new ones.
While we have several ideas about special events, co-ops, etc for this year, we have two such specials from the very start. On Friday, March 26 our friends at the Sojourney Church will host a Happy Hour(s) at Papa Robbs. From 4:00 pm until our 8:00 pm closing there will be a $1.00 - one dollar - discount per item on all of our products. An extra reason to be Happy!
On Saturday, March 27, our neighbors at Eva Drive Baptist Church will join us & host their annual Easter Party. Games, surprises & free hotdogs for all. This is open to the public. Other events will soon begin to happen so again, keep reading blogs & checking our web site, facebook, etc.
Meanwhile, you please be safe. And DO NOT FORGET your masks. Last - we know you have ideas, so keep sending them to us - please.