Andy's Frozen Custard celebrated the grand opening this week of its newest Kansas City-area franchise at Prairiefire in Overland Park with "first scoop" ceremony and ribbon cutting. It is the 9th location to open in the Kansas City area. Image vie Andy's Frozen Custard.
Andy’s Frozen Custard celebrated the grand opening of its newest franchise at Prairiefire Thursday afternoon.
Located at 5821 W. 135th Street, the new shop celebrated the event with a “first scoop” ceremony and a ribbon-cutting event.
“We wanted to find a signature location as we continue to grow in the Kansas City metro area, and this is it,” Andy’s CEO Andy Kuntz said in a release.
Kuntz, along with his wife and company co-owner Dana Kuntz and representatives of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, were all in attendance to celebrate the opening Thursday.
The first 102 guests to arrive at the opening received a free S’mores Jackhammer concrete, Andy’s current seasonal item, in honor of this being the 102nd store to open under the Andy’s name.
The new location has a drive-thru, walk-up windows and some outdoor seating, with a menu featuring a variety of custard-based desserts, from concretes to sundaes to splits.
Founded in Osage Beach, Mo., in 1986, by Kuntz’s parents, John and Carol Kuntz, the company has now spread to 10 states and employs over 2,000 people, according to its website.
In the Kansas City area, Andy’s has locations in Blue Springs, Mo., Shawnee, Overland Park, Kansas City, Mo. and Lee’s Summit.
The Prairiefire location is the 9th Andy’s to open in the metro.
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