If you are ever traveling in the Boston area and get a hankering for ice cream, you need to visit J.P. Licks at one of their thirteen locations. They don’t just serve delicious ice cream but what they like to call “love in a cone.”
The owner and founder Vincent Petryk says, “Ice cream regresses you to be the best you can be. It’s strange that a frozen, cold, hard dessert can have such a warming effect on people.”
His love of people is what drew him to ice cream. Petryk was hooked into the business by his customers and tries to make sure each of his stores offers a great experience and gives back to the community it is in. Many stores display work from local artists and offer services to local charities.
A few years after his initial opening the store added coffee to its menu. Petryk says, “Coffee is dessert for adults.” Coffee and ice cream are a great dessert combination which has allowed him to increase his customer base, while continuing the fun atmosphere of his stores.
“Coffee is much more complicated than ice cream, but ultimately, I’m glad we were able to see a void and fill it,” explains Petryk.
Having a happy, and playful atmosphere in the stores is crucial. Each J.P. Licks store has such a unique feel and East Coast Chair & Barstool wanted to provide this great company with furniture that fit their personality. So when Petryk came to us looking for outdoor tables, one of our sales representatives thought immediately of our Amish poly lumber table tops. The cherry on top was that these tables come in a bright pink color that is part of J.P. Licks’s signature look.
Poly lumber furniture can be made out of almost 100% recycled plastic and comes in a variety of fun colors. These colors are dyed the whole way through, so even if the lumber is nicked the color still shows through. Poly lumber is also very easy to clean, making them ideal for almost any restaurant.
We are honored when our commercial furniture can be functional and fun. It’s wonderful when our customers and their guests enjoy the experience of using our products
Petryk made our day when he said, “I appreciated the product, quality, value and the personal service was icing on the cake.”