June 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - This Father's Day, Carvel…America's Freshest Ice Cream®, invites families to join the tradition of thanking dads by ordering a customizable Fudgie the Whale® cake. The iconic ice cream cake was created in 1977 by Carvel Founder Tom Carvel to honor a "whale of a dad."
A resident of the cool Arctic Ocean, Fudgie is a laid back, nature-loving mammal whose favorite holiday is Father's Day. With iconic commercials, it didn't take long for Fudgie to swim into the hearts of Carvel guests. He became so popular that he was dubbed Carvel's Spokescake and mascot and has held the position ever since.
"For the past 37 years, Fudgie the Whale has been a staple for Father's Day traditions," said Carvel President Scott Colwell. "Many Americans have a soft spot in their heart for Fudgie and that's because he tastes delicious and represents Tom Carvel's passion in helping families create lasting, cherished memories."
All Carvel cakes including Fudgie the Whale® can be customized to order. Guests can show Dad how much he is loved by customizing any ice cream cake with a personalized message and his favorite ice cream flavor, including this season's salted caramel. Flavors can either be combined or separated by a layer of the famous Carvel crunchies. "Carvel is excited to be a part of family traditions and celebrating dad," said Carvel President Scott Colwell.
Celebrating its 80th birthday this year, Carvel has become one of the most recognized names in the ice cream industry. Founded in 1934, the brand continues to expand its menu to include an extensive line of hand dipped and soft serve ice cream, take-home novelty treats and premium ice cream cakes, including the iconic Fudgie the Whale cake.
For more information about Carvel, visit www.carvel.com.
The United States' first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft serve and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations, and is a part of FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor of Carvel® Ice Cream, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky's®, Moe's Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne's®, McAlister's Deli®, and Seattle's Best Coffee® on military bases and in certain international markets. Visit www.carvel.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream of become a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.
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