We were thrilled earlier this year when we found out that one of our favorite ice cream shops from Disney World’s BoardWalk, Ample Hills Creamery, was planning a second location at Disney Springs!
But back in March, we heard the news that the Brooklyn based shop filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Our hearts were heavy thinking about what this could mean for their Disney locations, but it looks like Ample Hills may have an even brighter future ahead!
According to Eater and Ample Hills’ co-founders, 26 companies have shown interest in purchasing the ice cream company.
These companies include food giants Unilever (owners of Ben & Jerry’s) and Focus Brands (parent company of Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s).
The owners of Ample Hills confirmed that the decision to file for bankruptcy was not due to the pandemic, but rather “ongoing issues with the company.”
They also stated they are looking for a buyer “that ultimately has more financial experience and has the backing to support the growth of the company. The process has all along been the search to find someone who can bring the capital and the financial expertise to the business.”
Ample Hills plans to open its New York City shops as soon as possible, but the sale of the company is scheduled for June of this year.
So although Ample Hills’ financial future is currently in jeopardy, the company has piqued the interest of buyers and is planning to rebound stronger than ever. We will keep you updated with more information!
What is your favorite flavor of Ample Hills ice cream? Let us know in the comments!