First 100 customers on Feb. 11 to win a Year of Free Ice Cream

BEND, OR, February 03, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Before this year’s Big Game, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream will have you feeling like a champ with their Grand Opening celebration in Bend, OR. The newest Handel’s is located at 61165 S. Hwy 97, Bend, OR 97702. The Grand Opening party starts on Friday, February 10, 2023 and extends to Saturday, February 11, 2023 with entertainment, raffles for free ice cream, face painting, special character appearances, and more. Plus, on February 11, the first 100 guests will receive Free Ice Cream for a Year! Festivities will start at 11 a.m. each day. The Grand Opening celebration is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to bring our iconic and beloved ice cream brand to Bend! We have a lot of exciting activities planned to kick off this big opening and look forward to celebrating the new location with our neighbors,” said franchisee, Tim Joyce for Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “At Handel’s, we are committed to serving freshly made and quality ice cream every time. With an abundance of fun-filled flavors, we can delight a variety of tastes.”

An official ribbon cutting with the Bend Chamber of Commerce will kick off the celebration on February 10 starting at 11 a.m. Friday will also feature Buy One Get One Free ice cream from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., plus a raffle for a Free Catering Pack or a Free Pint a Month for a Year.

On February 11, the winning continues as the first 100 guests will receive Free Ice Cream for a Year. Kids can enjoy a face painter and balloon artist from Noon-2 p.m. and special character visits from 3- 5 p.m. Guests will also have a chance at winning a raffle for a Free Catering Pack or a Free Pint a Month for a Year.

The Bend Handel’s marks the fourth for Oregon. The ice cream brand also has locations in Eugene, Portland, and Sherwood.

The Bend store features local flavors including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, and more. The location offers dine-in, pickup, delivery, and catering. The store hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit or follow them on Instagram @HandelsBendOR.

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. Handel’s also offers sherbet, ices and fat-free with no sugar added.

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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