“Hey, Jake, you wanna buy an Ice Cream Shop?”
“Nope, but I’ll buy the equipment to open one & add a coffee bar to it.”
That’s how our story was started.
My wife, Julie, and I then spent time in prayer and asked for guidance. The Lord has blessed us with the means to pursue this endeavor. With guidance and assistance from our parents and faith that the Lord will continue to bless us, we decided to proceed. Once we took the plunge to small business ownership the hardest part was coming up with a name. A couple of weeks went by and we couldn’t think of a decent name for our developing adventure. Everything we were coming up with was extremely corny or had been used before. We wanted the name to be easy to remember, able to be used in a myriad of ways with puns and service and used in the community. We couldn’t think of ANYTHING great.
One evening, our son, Easton — who was 9 at the time — walked in the room where Julie and I were "debating" different names and simply said “Daddy, just call it Legendairy and spell it D-A-I-R-Y like milk.”
We immediately called him a genius and it was settled. We had a name and we could start moving on a theme and opening.
A few weeks later we were ready to open.
In November of 2014, we decided to close the doors to the original location and move the shop closer to downtown Ringgold. With the move came a new menu. We were able to add soup and sandwiches for lunch and many more breakfast items. We installed a drive thru window and designed the environment of the shop to be more inviting. The atmosphere is different but the service and product are the same.
The day we opened the new location we were voted Best of the Best for Ice Cream and Dessert in North Georgia for 2015. We couldn’t have done it without you, the customers. We thank you for visiting our establishment and hope to see you in the new location. We think you’ll love everything about it. We guarantee you’ll like your product or your money back.
2017 has come and we introduced our new website with another enhancement to the menu. We wonder what the next months will hold for us...?
See you soon,
Jake and Julie Wade
“The Legendairy Shake is great! A milkshake with 2 shots of espresso! Had mine today with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream...” – Frequent Customer