Join the party for a chance to win FREE Ice Cream for a Year!

FORT WAYNE, IN, March 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Get ready to scoop it up with the newest Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream opening in Fort Wayne, Indiana! The latest Handel’s is celebrating their Grand Opening with four days of sweet fun starting on Thursday, March 30th, 2023. The Fort Wayne Handel’s is located at 4916 Illinois Rd., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804, and will kick off the festivities with a raffle wheel, giveaways, and a chance to win Free Ice Cream For a Year! The party continues through the weekend and features special character appearances, balloon art, and more. The Fort Wayne Handel’s will be led by franchise owners Zach Leffers, Daniel and Briana Niedens.

“We are thrilled to be opening a Handel’s in Fort Wayne,” said Briana Niedens, Co-owner of the Fort Wayne Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “We are so passionate about the brand and their high-quality products that this opening is just the first for the city. We plan on opening a second location later this year to bring the fun-filled flavors to even more people in our community. We’re excited to share this momentous occasion with our neighbors, friends, and visitors and look forward to celebrating with them at our Grand Opening events.”

An official ribbon cutting with The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce will kick off the celebration on March 30th, starting at 11:00 a.m. Guests can also spin the raffle wheel to win some great prizes, enjoy giveaways, and enter for their chance to win Free Ice Cream For a Year.

The festivities continue on Friday, March 31st, when popular Disney princesses will be making appearances from 6 – 9 p.m. On Saturday, April 1st, guests can delight in balloon art from 1 – 4 p.m.; on Sunday, April 2nd, the Fort Wayne Handel’s will feature Johnny from the TinCaps baseball team from 1 – 2:30 p.m. All the fun and celebration are free and open to the public.

The Fort Wayne store is 2,970 sq. ft. and features the Handel’s traditional red, white, and blue stripes to compliment the clean white interior. In addition, the store will feature fan-favorite flavors, including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, and more.

The Fort Wayne location will offer dine-in, online ordering for pickup or delivery, and catering for all occasions. The store will be open daily from 11 a.m – 10 p.m.

For more information about the first Fort Wayne Handel’s, visit, follow them on Facebook or Instagram @HandelsFortWayne, or call (260) 999-4105.

About Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio by Alice Handel, the company continues the sweet legacy she established from her backyard garden, using fresh ingredients and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel’s ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice’s original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 150 flavors that rotate seasonally.

In 2023, Handel’s ranked on Franchise Time’s Fast & Serious, a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. Handel’s has also been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation’s Restaurant News and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Handel’s currently has more than 90 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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