Our concept is simple. We take two cookies and a scoop of ice cream, and when
combined, we have taken simple and created premium. Eskimo Jacks Artisan
Cookies + Ice Cream was launched in February of 2011, when we did our first
event. Having just purchased our first porty cart, we brought our fresh baked
cookies and tubs of ice cream and made our ice cream sandwiches. Since then,
we have started making our own ice cream from scratch, and have added more
carts and an ice cream truck. We have continued to grow, and since we started
we have done over 700 events.
In April of 2015, we took our sandwiches and our brand awareness to the next
level. We launched a 3-pack of Eskimo Jacks Ice Cream Sandwiches into 13
Buschs Fresh Food Markets in the Greater Detroit Area. Since then we have
added more stores that carry our sandwiches, including Fresh Thyme, Westborn,
and Nino Salvaggio. We have also expanded our party cart concept into the
Florida market, partnering up to create our “Business in a Box” concept, where
we license the business, creating part time opportunities for entrepeneurs to get
into business for themselves selling Eskimo Jacks Ice Cream Sandwiches at
We are ready to take the next step to create a larger manufacturing facility to
keep up with our growth and allow us to fullfill another piece of our vision-to have
a retail space in the City of Detroit. For the past year we have launched a search
for a location where we can continue to make our cookies and ice cream, and
have a space where we can interact directly with our customers. Our goal was
always to come back to Detroit.
Once we realized dreams can come true, we entered into the world of Hatch. We
are excited to be a part of a program that is committed to the continued revival of
Detroit, by giving businesses like ourselves the exposure and resources that we
need. Our dream of bringing our four full time and ten part time employees to
Detroit can happen. The reality of us manufacturing and having a retail space
that can employ another 10-20 people will happen.
In order for Eskimo jacks Artisan Cookies + Ice Cream to realize our dream, we
need your support. Voting for us is as simple as taking two cookies and a scoop
of ice cream and making a sandwich-but the results are every bit as magical. By
voting for us, you will allow us to be a part of a city and a community that we can
support by hiring people and by showing the world that small businesses can
thrive in Detroit.
Thanks for the opportunity!!!