Archive for July, 2011


Open a Frozen Yogurt Store

July 25, 2011

Doing some research on how to open a frozen yogurt store? This article is an excerpt from our FREE Soft Serve Frozen Yogurt Business Guide – Click here or on the book cover for more info.

Key Equipment

 

Machinery – What Works Best? Stoelting, SaniServ or Taylor? In our opinion, the Stoelting F-231 is the best choice for a self serve frozen yogurt store, and we at TurnKeyParlor.com have the best prices. Ask us about multiple unit discounts.

A little bit about soft serve machines. Some of what I mention here will be obvious to many of you, but I’m writing this book with the thought that you have no idea at all about the equipment or the soft serve business.

First off, soft serve is simply a type of frozen desert that hasn’t been hardened.

When looking for a machine, one of the first things you have to consider is the machines capacity.

Capacity is almost always measured by how many servings per minute the machine yields. High volume machines can generally yield 7 four ounce servings per minute. This is ideal if you have one machine at a concession where there is a long line and the machine is constantly being hit hard. It has to “recover” quickly. Medium volume machines yield about 4 four ounce servings and low volume machines yield about 1 to 2 four ounce servings per minute.

For self serve operations with multiple machines, you don’t need high volume machines. Medium volume machines are perfect for a self serve frozen yogurt store. It doesn’t make sense to go with high capacity/volume machines because these require more power and will increase your overhead unnecessarily.

Soft serve machines store “mix” in the “hopper”. The mix then goes into the barrel to be frozen, and churned by a “dasher”.

Key features on the newer machines that are critically important include “low mix alarms”.  If the barrel isn’t full, the mix might freeze solid and this will keep the dasher from turning. A frozen barrel can cause the dasher bars to bend or worse, damage the compressor.

The low mix alarm will shut down the compressor automatically if someone doesn’t respond to the low mix alarm. It will re-start periodically, but will keep shutting down until someone adds mix to the machine.

Water cooled vs. Air Cooled. If you have good ventilation, you can go air cooled. If ventilation is an issue, water cooled is a better option. If you have more than 6 machines, there is a water cooled option called a “glycol system” which might be a good option. It’s not cheap at about $15k, but it protects the machines and keeps your air conditioner from working overtime.

Maintenance:

Cleaning and sanitizing on a daily basis is never a bad idea being that you are dealing with a dairy product. Your local health inspector will tell you what the requirements are for your area.

Some machines have auto-cleaning modes that make it easier for your employees to clean the machines. That said, even with this feature, the machines need to be broken down to clean and sanitize parts that don’t get cleaned automatically.  You also have to make sure that the parts that need it are lubricated as often as recommended.

See recommended brands and models on the next page.

Stoelting:

The Stoelting machines we recommend for the self serve concept is the Stoelting F-231, a slim line, medium volume machine that is specifically designed for the self serve frozen yogurt concept. Call or e-mail TurnKeyParlor.com for pricing and recommendations for other concepts.

Register/Scale POS system

It’s key to have a POS (point of sale) system that has software specific to the self serve frozen yogurt business. Our recommended POS features a simple, intuitive menu, which is easy to learn and simple to work with.  Customers place frozen yogurt cups on the integrated ounce point of sale scales, cashiers ring up the product, and the customer makes payment. With this convenient tool self serve frozen yogurt store business owners can focus on what is most important: their business and making their customers happy. Call or e-mail TurnKeyParlor.com to learn more about the right type of POS for your store. Count on paying between $2800 and $4500 (for the higher end systems that have multiple security cameras, loyalty card integration, etc.)

  • Drop in Refrigerated topping bar
  • Ever wonder how stores put together those nice little salad bar looking topping display’s? Here’s the answer. It’s called a drop in, meaning it drops into a counter and has a refrigeration unit attached to the bottom of it. You can then drop/hang a series of pans for the fresh cut fruit and other toppings that require refrigeration.

Used BDC8 Nelson Cold Plate Push Cart Model BDC-8



Used Nelson BDC-8 Ice Cream Push Cart

Only used 5 times at special events

Cart is in EXCELLENT condition – See Pictures HERE

$2149 with FREE SHIPPING TO 48 STATES  Sorry, this cart has sold – please click HERE to join on our “used cart update list” and you will get an email next time there is a used pushed cart available.

save $1,000+ vs. buying new

Call 877-817-5716 or email sales@turnkeyparlor.com if interested

Cart was used by Dipping Dots Franchisee

download drawing HERE download spec sheet HERE

This is a Nelson BDC-8 Cold Plate Cart with Standard Cold Plates. These cold plates are used maily for selling ice cream novelties, fruit bars, popsicles, etc. In other words, product that you want to keep AS COLD AS POSSIBLE while vending. This cart will hold below zero and keep the product rock hard for 8-12 hours without the need for electricity or dry ice.

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Turnkey Parlor Chat Transcripts

July 19, 2011

Here are some excerpts from Chats on TurnkeyParlor.com

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Neil says:
Hello Tea. My name is Neil. Can I help you
Tea says:
Hello Neil. I am looking for a used Italian Ice Cart sort of like a CG 15 EDL ser.# 9814701. My budget is $500. Do you know how much these carts run for?
Neil says:
hold on one minute
Tea says:
Ok.
Neil says:
sorry
Neil says:
hold on one more sec
Tea says:
That’s ok!
Neil says:
Tea, that model you refer to is a used one and has been sold
Neil says:
unfortunately
Neil says:
i don’t have more
Neil says:
the lowest cost item I have is the CLT-4 NR
Neil says:
no refrigeration cart
Neil says:
here’s the link to pictures and the video
Tea says:
Yes…I know but I want one like it-does your company sell them….what is the CLT-4 NR? O-nevermind. Does your company ever get that style in or make them?
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/nelson.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/nelson.htm
Neil says:
tea, i can get you a small glass top freezer like that one for under $1,000, probably around $900 – brand new. But if you want to vend outdoors, that’s not the best choice
Tea says:
Yeah…that would be exactly what I am doing…outdoor vending…how much is the one on the link….but is that a good one? What is the best one to vend outdoors with for Italian Ice?
Neil says:
The one in the video would be the lowest cost choice because it doesn’t have refrigeration, but it holds the ice for a solid 3-6 hours
Neil says:
with a little dry ice you could get more time
Neil says:
Cost, brand new, shipping included $1240
Neil says:
holds 8 three gallon tubs
Neil says:
4 on top, 4 on the bottom
Tea says:
Um. I really like the used on I seen….someone advised that I should be able to use a regular chest freezer-is there any truth to that?
Neil says:
I’m sure you can use them and probably to ok. Not ideal though since transporting and vending outside will beat the heck out of a chest freezer fairly quicly
Neil says:
quickly
Neil says:
but i understand being on a budget
Neil says:
check with me next week
Neil says:
i might have a scratch & dent model
Neil says:
like the glass top chest
Neil says:
that i can sell you closer to that $500 budget
Neil says:
doing an inventory of the warehouse next week and have some units that were cosmetically damaged in shipping
Neil says:
still under warranty and new aside from the dings and scratches
Neil says:
call or chat with me next thur or friday
Tea says:
Okay…that will be PERFECT…..will you ship it to Michigan-and would you be able to send me pics-I want an umbrella as well…..if you cant ship I can drive down there to pick it up-what is your direct number?
Tea says:
I am just starting out in this business and did not want to invest too much money-in the event it does not work out-you know?
Neil says:
i hear you loud and clear
Neil says:
the glass slide top will ship from our warhouse in tampa
Neil says:
the umbrella you should buy locally, or I’ll give you some places where you can get it the chepest
Neil says:
cheapest
Neil says:
call me late next week 877-817-5716. you’ll reach me
Tea says:
PERFECT!! I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP-YOU’VE BEEN GREAT!
Neil says:
thanks, i just sent you an email so that you have my contact info. thanks and have a great weekend!
Tea says:
Ok…you do the same!

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Neil says:
Hello Alice. Neil here
Neil says:
have a question?
Neil says:
you were looking for the flip top units, correct?
Neil says:
from TN?
Alice says:
Can you please send me the detail for the dipping cart tome, I’m wanting my partner to see the details and chat with you.
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
need to know which dipping cart
Neil says:
do you want me to call you now to talk for a minute?

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Neil says:
Hello Charles.
Neil says:
Neil Williams here
Neil says:
Did you have a problem downloading the e-book?
Charles says:
Hi, I purchased the Italian Ice Business Ebook, and it mentions that in Chapter 5 it will give access to a few lists of Italian Ice vendors, gelato vendors, ice cream manufactures, however its not in there. Can you supply me that list?
Neil says:
ah. good point
Neil says:
rushed the book to print a little to soon i guess:-)
Neil says:
what city, state are you in ?
Neil says:
Orlando, FL?
Charles says:
I’m in Orlando FL
Neil says:
Ok.
Neil says:
I have your email address.
Neil says:
I’ll get you some suppliers here shortly.
Neil says:
there are a few good ones in Orlando, so you should have some good choices.
Charles says:
Yes, but looking for vendors across the country not just in FL. So larger companies around the USA would be better. You can email me
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
any particular reason you want vendors across the country?
Neil says:
are you looking to bring pallet quantities to Orlando?
Neil says:
and store the product?
Charles says:
Just looking into the idea of doing italian ice carts right now, and possible adding on extra like ice cream bars
Neil says:
ok. I’ll get that info to you by tomorrow. Some good stuff to chew on.
Neil says:
thanks for purchasing the e-book
Charles says:
Thank you for the book. Yes, email me the list of different companies you recommend around the USA or that can ship across the states! I have to get some sleep now its late here!

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Neil says:
hi Fred. Neil here. Can I help you?
fred shadel says:
The special that u have goin for $1350 italian ice pushcart brand new with free shipping. What all does it come with?
Neil says:
It didn’t come with the umbrella initially, but I’m adding the umbrella through Feb 15th
Neil says:
so, everything you need plus the umbrella
fred shadel says:
Is this the CLT model with the refrigaration or without?
Neil says:
without refrigeration
Neil says:
it is the CLT-4 NR
Neil says:
as in no refrigeration
Neil says:
but if you want refrigeration
Neil says:
I can do the CLT-6, with refrigeration
Neil says:
with free shipping and umbrella
Neil says:
for $2340
fred shadel says:
I see. The CLT-4 NR. How long does the product stay cool without using dry ice
Neil says:
that is very hard to say
Neil says:
but the range is 3 hours to 8 hours
Neil says:
depending on the type of ice
Neil says:
how hot and how busy
Neil says:
some people use a little dry ice later in the day
Neil says:
and put it underneath
Neil says:
under cardboard
fred shadel says:
thank u.

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Neil says:
Hello fabrice. Neil here. Have a question?
fabrice says:
How much for shipping to mass
Neil says:
Are you looking at the CLT-4 with no refrigeration?
Neil says:
the italian ice cart?
fabrice says:
a Model CLT8
Neil says:
with refrigeration or a dry ice cart?
fabrice says:
dry ice
Neil says:
ok hold on
Neil says:
what
Neil says:
is your zip code
fabrice says:
02126
Neil says:
Ok.
Neil says:
$1274 for the cart itself and $275 for shipping , so $1549 total. If you want an umbrella, that’s $125, but you can pick one up locally for less I’m pretty sure
fabrice says:
where
Neil says:
almost any outdoor table umbrella will do, Sams, Costco
Neil says:
I’ve been told
Neil says:
the one we offer for $125 is nice. red and white and says italian ice on it
fabrice says:
how long will it take to get it
Neil says:
I know the CLT-4’s are ready to ship. I need to check with the warehouse on the CLT-8
Neil says:
if they are ready the ship in 3 days
Neil says:
if not, it takes 4 weeks
fabrice says:
what about a Model CLT6
Neil says:
are you going to sell italian ice? if so, what brand?
fabrice says:
not sure about the brand
Neil says:
cool
Neil says:
i’ll know about both the 6 and the 8 in the am…
Neil says:
can you check back with me around noon tomorrow?
fabrice says:
it the shipping price the same
Neil says:
not much different
Neil says:
maybe $20 less
fabrice says:
ok
Neil says:
what’s your email address?
fabrice says:
can it be customize
Neil says:
best way to customize is to have a local sign shop do either a magnet for you
Neil says:
or vynil decals
fabrice says:
the price is good but the shipping is high
Neil says:
yea
Neil says:
let me check tomorrow
Neil says:
i’ll see if i can get a better shipping rate
fabrice says:
ok sounds good
Neil says:
i’m almost positive the CLT-6 and 8 are a 4 week lead time.
Neil says:
4’s are ready to ship
Neil says:
The 4’s are the best bet when not using refrigeration
Neil says:
because you can get 8 3 gallon tubs in there
Neil says:
and they stay colder for longer
Neil says:
because it is so compact.
Neil says:
I can deliver a CLT-4 to mass for $1250 including shipping.
Neil says:
you’ll have it by end of next week
fabrice says:
that’s good
fabrice says:
can the 6 be a little bit better (ship)
fabrice says:
will it pass inspection in mass
Neil says:
i could probably get the CLT-6 shipping to $200 or $175. As long as you can wait 4 weeks for it to ship. Regarding the health inspection, you need to do your homework and ask them what they require for selling italian ice at events on a temporary permint
Neil says:
permit
Neil says:
most counties only require you to use a different scoop for each tub, and that’s it. no sinks..
Neil says:
but checking on that is your responsibility
fabrice says:
ok i will do that
Neil says:
sounds good. talk to you soon!
Neil says:
what is your email address?
fabrice says:
ok
fabrice says:
unikloop@yahoo.com
Neil says:
cool. ok
Neil says:
I’ll email you a transcript of this chat so that you can refer back to it if you want
fabrice says:
cool

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Neil says:
Hello BEV. Neil here.
BEV says:
Is there anyone who will finance a cart for me?
BEV says:
Hello
Neil says:
sorry..
Neil says:
no financing yet
BEV says:
i know it will be successful but dont have the capital to start it . thanks
Neil says:
got it.
BEV says:
Bye from Orlando
Neil says:
i’m working on partnering with a leasing company, but probably won’t happen till 60 days
Neil says:
ok, bye!
Neil says:
thanks for visiting our site!
BEV says:
That is still a good thing
BEV says:
will it be in an e-mail when that happens?
Neil says:
yes, I will definitely send out an email to everybody on my list
BEV says:
Thanks have a good weekend
Neil says:
you too Bev. Thanks again for checking with us.

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One moment please…
Neil says:
hola.
Neil says:
mi nombre es Neil
ponce ice cream says:
hola soy jose y quisiera saber si tinen puhs carr usados
Neil says:
por ahora no tengo
Neil says:
a quien le compras hoy? Nestle o Sterling?
ponce ice cream says:
y cuanto valdria uno nuevo puesto en pr el mas peq
ponce ice cream says:
ambos
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
el precio depended
Neil says:
depende
ponce ice cream says:
d q
Neil says:
de que clase de producto
Neil says:
paletas?
ponce ice cream says:
paleteria
Neil says:
or garafas?
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
tengo 3 opciones
Neil says:
la opcion mas barata
ponce ice cream says:
kal
Neil says:
es el carrito de hielo seco
ponce ice cream says:
ok
Neil says:
me inmagino que to sale en como $1600 a Ponce
ponce ice cream says:
con placas
Neil says:
no
Neil says:
el de placas es much mas
Neil says:
te sale en como $3500 a Ponce
ponce ice cream says:
trae las placas
Neil says:
el de hielo seco no
ponce ice cream says:
galvanisadas
Neil says:
si
Neil says:
el BDC-8
Neil says:
el de $3500
Neil says:
tiene placas adentro
ponce ice cream says:
pudes mandar foto
Neil says:
que no se ven por el hojo
ponce ice cream says:
no entiendo
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/Videos/Ice_Cream_Italian_Ice_Cart_Video_BDC-8.htm
Neil says:
puedes ver video aqui https://turnkeyparlor.com/Videos/Ice_Cream_Italian_Ice_Cart_Video_BDC-8.htm
Neil says:
ese es el BDC-8
ponce ice cream says:
ok
ponce ice cream says:
yo buscoun tipo de push car diferente fabricado en lima peru
Neil says:
el de $1600 puedes ver el video aqui:
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/nelson.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/nelson.htm
Neil says:
ya veo
Neil says:
ok
ponce ice cream says:
let mi se
Neil says:
hablamos despues entonces
Neil says:
gracias!
ponce ice cream says:
adios

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Neil says:
Hello Roz. My name is Neil. How can I help you?
Roz says:
I need to know if u have any italian ice carts for sale
Neil says:
i do
Neil says:
i don’t have anything used rigth now thought
Neil says:
though
Neil says:
what brand of italian ice do you plan on selling?
Roz says:
still deciding
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
there are 3 choices in types of carts – 1)no refrigeration 2) with refrigeration 3) with cold plates
Neil says:
here is a link that will give you more info on all 3 options
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice%20cream%20carts.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice%20cream%20carts.htm
Roz says:
cold plates
Roz says:
i am looking at via veneto ice
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
good
Neil says:
here’s the deal
Neil says:
i just sold great carts, for via veneto specifically
Neil says:
to two different buyers
Neil says:
i will send you the same email I sent them
Neil says:
they are cold plate carts
Neil says:
just a little bit bigger so that they can accomodate the bigger via veneto square tub
Neil says:
what is you email address?
Roz says:
rgrigger@comcast.net
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
email on the way
Roz says:
ok… thanks
Neil says:
two good options for you to consider
Roz says:
hello
Roz says:
the pictures shown with the email, are which model??
Roz says:
are you still there

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Neil says:
Hi Rica
Neil says:
did you get the screws for the dip well?
rica miranda says:
Hi Neil,
rica miranda says:
No not yet and am stressing out alrdy. Pls advice what’s the status?
Neil says:
hmmm
Neil says:
wow
Neil says:
i can’t believe they didn’t get them out
Neil says:
i will find out what the problem is first thing monday morning
Neil says:
i have requested them twice
rica miranda says:
My husband & I are firing up the cabinet and he can’t find the required temp settings in the manual. can you help?
Neil says:
I recommend that you leave the thermostat where it is set
Neil says:
and then adjust from there
rica miranda says:
what do you recommend for setting for hand-dipped ice cream?
Neil says:
it is hard to say…but the recommended temperature is between zero and +5 degrees farenheit
Neil says:
that is where the temp is set out of the factory for the dipping cabinet
Neil says:
do you know what brand of ice cream you will be selling?
rica miranda says:
kemps and a tropical brand which is a premium quality.
Neil says:
sounds great
rica miranda says:
we’re also selling itti bitz.
Neil says:
cool
Neil says:
i like those
Neil says:
too
rica miranda says:
so going back to the screws, we weren’t able to get the permit for plumbing yet but have been told they will issue next week.
Neil says:
ok. I will copy you on the communication to the warehouse
Neil says:
and ask them to overnight the screws
Neil says:
on the temp setting
Neil says:
again i recommed you leave it as is until you get a feel for it
Neil says:
here is an article I wrote that might help a bit
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice-cream-temperature-setting.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice-cream-temperature-setting.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice-cream-temperature-setting.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/ice-cream-temperature-setting.htm
Neil says:
sorry…didn’t mean to sent the link repeatedly
rica miranda says:
okay, thanks for your help, will look forward to reading your communication. have a great weekend.
Neil says:
you too
Neil says:
good luck with the opening
Neil says:
i’m sure you will do great!
rica miranda says:
thanks

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Neil says:
Hello Kori. My name is Neil. Can I help you?
Kori says:
I am looking for batch freezers, do you know of any that are available?>
Neil says:
Don’t have anything used right now
Kori says:
what about new?
Kori says:
Or do I deal directly?
Neil says:
best to go to Emery Thompson directly
Neil says:
http://www.emerythompson.com
Neil says:
www.emerythompson.com
Neil says:
talk to Steve Thompson
Neil says:
great guy
Kori says:
Ok, great thanks. I signed up for for your emails I think, if not could you add me kori@winegars.us in case you get anything new

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Neil says:
Hello luigi. Neil here. Do you have a question
luigi says:
what is the price of the single door blast freezer?
Neil says:
What state are you located in?
luigi says:
Hawaii, but I ship to a container in gardenia california
Neil says:
$5790 on the IHC-27 includes lift-gate delivery to CA
luigi says:
are there any smaller ones?
Neil says:
No sorry, nothing smaller
Neil says:
the two door is $7190 on the IHC-48 includes lift-gate delivery
Neil says:
the one door holds 20 3 gallon tubs
Neil says:
the two door holds 43 three gallon tubs
luigi says:
I am doing ice cream as an add on to my business. I am not opening an ice cream shop
Neil says:
i see
Neil says:
what type of business do you have now?
luigi says:
cones and cups only
Neil says:
i hate to say it, because I’d love to sell you a blast freezer, but you probably are better off sourcing a premium ice cream
Neil says:
from a distributor in Hawaii
Neil says:
unless getting service is a nightmare
luigi says:
I have an Italian mexican rest. lots of foot traffic and no one is doing ice cream.
Neil says:
i see
Neil says:
do you have a batch freezer already?
luigi says:
you are suggesting I buy the ice cream and not make it?
Neil says:
that is my first thought, yet
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
probably better to buy
Neil says:
have you purchased a batch freezer to make the ice cream?
luigi says:
I am looking at a used emery T
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
you could go either way
Neil says:
buying or making
Neil says:
in the islands, its not easy to get good service, and the prices for buying it are very high
Neil says:
so maybe its worth the investment to make your own
luigi says:
yes
Neil says:
maybe you try making the ice cream
luigi says:
I am also a chef and look forward to making a great product
Neil says:
i see
Neil says:
maybe you make the ice cream in small batches
Neil says:
and serve it fresh daily
Neil says:
and don’t harden it
Neil says:
that’s one option
Neil says:
could be a good marketing thing…
Neil says:
but could get expensive
luigi says:
I thought of that except we are a very busy rest. and I am not sure I have the time unless I train somebody to make it
Neil says:
yup…it could get ugly real quick….
luigi says:
hahah
Neil says:
lol
Neil says:
yea, the
Neil says:
thought of making a very high quality gelato
luigi says:
yes
Neil says:
and only making a days batch
luigi says:
yes
Neil says:
is very appealing, but not real realistic
Neil says:
if you are busy
Neil says:
anyway…
Neil says:
back to the hardening cabinet
Neil says:
i think if you are going to do it, you will have to make a few batches
Neil says:
and harden for the week
Neil says:
or for a few weeks at a time
Neil says:
maybe a few flavors
luigi says:
I plan on keeping it simple
Neil says:
makes sense
Neil says:
ok, think it through and let me know if you want the hardening cabinet.
luigi says:
a couple of tropical fruit flavor sorbets and four flavors of ice cream
Neil says:
that would be a nice mix
Neil says:
I could ship it within a few days of you placing the order and it would take about 4 days to get to CA
luigi says:
do you ever come across used batch freezers?
Neil says:
every now and then…but they are very hard to find
luigi says:
ok
luigi says:
you seem to have the best price I have found so far thanks Neil. I also like your news letter
luigi says:
very informative
Neil says:
thanks Luigi. I appreciate it. Let me know as you get closer if you want equipment. If I come across a used batch freezer, I’ll let you know.
luigi says:
thank you. ALOHA!!
Neil says:
thanks!

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Neil says:
Hello Jennifer Leddy. My name is Neil how can I help you?
Jennifer Leddy says:
Hi Neil, Can you please give me a price on a Master Bilt IHC-27 blast freezer?
Neil says:
what state are you in?
Jennifer Leddy says:
Maine
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
hold on
Neil says:
$7190 + tax on the IHC-48 includes lift-gate delivery to your city in Maine $5790 + tax on the IHC-27 includes lift-gate delivery to your city in Maine
Neil says:
I will take $200 off either model to help you with sales taxes
Jennifer Leddy says:
OK. I got a better price from Dvorsons at $4995 with free shipping.
Neil says:
for the Masterbilt?
Jennifer Leddy says:
yeah
Neil says:
wow
Neil says:
buy it from them for sure:-)
Neil says:
make sure that you are buying the unit
Neil says:
that has the compressor
Neil says:
sometimes they do that….but maybe not in this case
Jennifer Leddy says:
Wouldn’t they all have a compressor?
Neil says:
I may have to renegotiate the pricing I’m getting from masterbilt
Neil says:
not necessarily
Neil says:
sometimes they advertise the unit
Neil says:
with a remote compressor
Jennifer Leddy says:
OK, I’ll check on that.
Neil says:
that you would hook up outside for an inside unit
Neil says:
yea
Neil says:
let me know too if they charge you sales taxes
Neil says:
at worst, i learn a little about the biz and why they can charge so much less
Neil says:
but if that is their real price, jump on it!
Jennifer Leddy says:
OK. I don’t think they charge sales tax. I bought a dipping cabinet from them last year and I don’t think it had tax but I’ll check. Thanks. I’ll get back to you if they don’t include the compressor.
Neil says:
cool
Neil says:
thanks!

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Neil says:
Hello Jim Boland. My name is Neil how can I help you?
Jim Boland says:
yes good morning Neil I was just inquiring about wether or not you would be interested in some saniserv 40qt machines?
Neil says:
i might be able to help you sell some through our site
Neil says:
how many do you have and where are they located?
Jim Boland says:
at the present time we have 12 of them here at our Pensacola, FL warehouse.
Neil says:
i assume we’re talking used machines, correct?
Jim Boland says:
yes all wrapped in shrink wrap and in good shape
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
i am actually traveling all day today, but would like to talk about how we can help you sell them. I’ll be back in the office all day tomorrow
Neil says:
what is your phone # and email address?
Jim Boland says:
(850-982-6807jboland53@yahoo.com if you like we can send you a few pics.
Neil says:
perfect
Neil says:
go ahead and email me pictures and any other pertinent information
Neil says:
to sales@turnkeyparlor.com
Neil says:
And I’ll give you a call tomorrow
Jim Boland says:
where do we need to send to?
Neil says:
sales@turnkeyparlor.com
Jim Boland says:
thanks Neil , Jim
Neil says:
thanks

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Neil says:
Hello iris. My name is Neil. Do you have a question?
iris says:
Yes. I am looking for a used italian ice cart
Neil says:
We don’t have any available right now, but you can sign up for our updates and when there is one available, you’ll get an email
Neil says:
click this link, then put your first name and email address at the top of the page
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https://turnkeyparlor.com/new_page_30.htm
Neil says:
https://turnkeyparlor.com/new_page_30.htm
iris says:
thanks neil, I think i already did that on-line. Do they come around often?
Neil says:
not very often,…
Neil says:
but I go have a guy who just contacted me
Neil says:
and said he has one
Neil says:
so you might see that one come through shortly
iris says:
thanks very much. What is the diffeerence in price im looking at? and will it have any guarantee?
Neil says:
no guarantee. Not sure what the price will be
Neil says:
probably about $500 or more difference
iris says:
would you happen to know an ice cream delivery co. from new york to florida? im having a hard time finding one
Neil says:
try looking for Edy’s ice cream
Neil says:
they deliver straight to your stoer
Neil says:
store
Neil says:
what state are you in?
iris says:
Florida. I have a local New York brand I want delivered here. Will they deliver.
iris says:
This is a small co. and do not deliver here

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Neil says:
Hello Chirag. My name is Neil. Can I help you.
Chirag says:
Hello Neil
Chirag says:
I am interested in buying a Cold plate push cart
Chirag says:
how soon they can be provided
Neil says:
10 days
Chirag says:
BDC – 8
Chirag says:
what kind of warrenty this cart has
Neil says:
hold on
Chirag says:
sure
Neil says:
5 year warranty
Chirag says:
great also your pdf says that the cold plate can keep temprature around zero for 12 hours, do we have to plug the cart in the night
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
plug in at night
Neil says:
good for 8-12 hours the next day
Chirag says:
are you Neil Williams?
Neil says:
yes sir
Chirag says:
I received the email from you this afternoon
Neil says:
great
Neil says:
feel free to call me on the phone tomorrow if you want to talk more about it.
Neil says:
877-817-5716 I will answer
Neil says:
or call you back if you get my voice mail
Chirag says:
Sure, will call you tomorrow, I am very much interested in BDC-8
Neil says:
its a fantastic cart
Neil says:
really well built
Chirag says:
I will surely do that, also just last question
Neil says:
ok
Chirag says:
which italian Ice supplier you would prefer?
Neil says:
Via Veneto is the one I recommend the most
Neil says:
google Via Veneto
Neil says:
and go to their site
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the contact us link
Neil says:
has a phone #
Neil says:
talk to Jim
Neil says:
he’s a great guy
Chirag says:
ok and how many of Via Veneto’s container BDC-8 can hold?
Chirag says:
That is Great info, I will call them to tomorrow
Neil says:
6 on top
Neil says:
2-3 below
Chirag says:
Perfact
Neil says:
they have 4 gallon containers
Neil says:
that measure 10X10 X13H
Chirag says:
Thats good info
Neil says:
thanks Chirag
Neil says:
talk to you tomorrow then!
Chirag says:
Appriciate you talking to me today, have a good night and ttyl
Neil says:
you too!

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Neil says:
Hello Alice Brenner. My name is Neil. Do you have a question?
Neil says:
Alice?
Alice Brenner says:
Yes. We have purchased beautifull italian ice pushcarts with umbrellas from Workmans Cycles, Inc in NY. Then we began to get the licensing to vend the italian ice in Austin, TX and we have come against a brick wall. Health departments in Austin, San Marcos, etc. are telling us that we caqn’t dip italian ice from a pushcart even if we rent a stationary position in the city. They say we must have sinks and dipping wells with running water. WE have applied for a variance but it doeswn’t look et
Neil says:
have you tried telliing them that you need a “temporary” permit?
Neil says:
sometimes this helps
Alice Brenner says:
Yes. We have allplied for avariance. They allow hawaian ice and snow cones without sinks in their vending units. What’s going on?
Neil says:
i agree that its unfair
Neil says:
if they are requiring
Neil says:
you to have a sink and dipwell
Neil says:
and not the hawaiian ice guys
Neil says:
tell them you will use a different scoop
Neil says:
for each flavor
Neil says:
this sometimes will do the trick
Neil says:
also remind them that the product is water based
Neil says:
non dairy
Neil says:
let me know how it goes with the variance
Alice Brenner says:
We have. I even found a CDC study that said that using 70% alcohol sanitizing gells was better at killing microbes than hand washing. They say that they have to be consistent in their giving of permits

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Neil says:
Hello Roz. My name is Neil. Do you have a question?
Roz says:
Nelson Mobile Ice Cream Push Cart Model BDC-8,
Roz says:
we talked before
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
tell me
Neil says:
do you have a question on the BDC-8?
Roz says:
what is the price u sell it for
Neil says:
$2876 less 5%
Neil says:
this is lower than Nelson’s direct internet special price
Neil says:
shipping and umbrella are extra
Roz says:
ok….
Roz says:
that hold 6 tubs total correct?
Neil says:
are you almost ready to order?
Neil says:
yup
Neil says:
6 on top, 4 on the bottom
Neil says:
3 gallon containers
Roz says:
yeah almost ready to order
Neil says:
ok. let me know
Roz says:
so u can serve 6
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
you can scoop 6 at one time
Neil says:
the others are underneath
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
is this a cold plate cart
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
plugs in at night
Neil says:
and the cold plates keep it cold
Neil says:
for up to 12 hours the next day
Roz says:
do u have financing?
Neil says:
with no dry ice or power
Neil says:
no financing right now
Neil says:
http://www.newequipmentleasing.com
Neil says:
but you can try www.newequipmentleasing.com
Neil says:
and talk to Denise there
Neil says:
let her know I sent you.
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
what the cost with thshipping
Neil says:
what state are you in?
Roz says:
GA
Neil says:
ok
Roz says:
the reason I asked is that there is one on ebay for 2999 with shipping included
Roz says:
samr cart
Neil says:
so, without the umbrella, I could land it in GA for $2960
Roz says:
ok, questions
Roz says:
Is thee a freezer u can recommend for storing extra product
Neil says:
i would just go to best buy or lowes or home depot and buy a chest freezer or two
Neil says:
you could get them for around $300
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
the person selling the other BDC8 sys it can only hold 6… Mustache Mike
Roz says:
and no storage
Roz says:
Hello, are you still there
Roz says:
?
Neil says:
yup
Neil says:
sorry hold one
Neil says:
on
Neil says:
sorry
Neil says:
i see
Neil says:
maybe he uses 5 gallon tubs
Neil says:
or bigger tubs
Neil says:
but the BDC-8 holds six 3 gallon tubs on top a
Neil says:
and 4 in storage
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
what about warranty
Neil says:
$40 extra gets you a 5 year warranty on the compressor
Neil says:
otherwise its one year on the compress
Neil says:
or
Neil says:
also
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you get 5 years on any insulation leaks
Roz says:
good, so its gonna be 3000.00 with the extended warranty
Neil says:
Correct
Roz says:
we gonna make a purchase
Roz says:
can u send me a invoice
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
what is your email?
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
I’ll get you the invoice in a few
Roz says:
Neil , I have a partner
Neil says:
ok
Roz says:
in this and she is going to pay with her credit card
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
do you want to call me
Roz says:
yes please send me your contact info again
Neil says:
877-817-5716
Roz says:
need to double check in the state requirements
Neil says:
ok
Roz says:
Neil is there an umbrella bracket
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
standard
Roz says:
ok cool
Neil says:
see all specs here:
Neil says:
All Nelson cold plate pushcarts are manufactured with stainless steel bottoms and have built-in cold plates for maximum efficiency and quick freezing for an overnight charge. Nelson cold plate pushcarts have an average of 3″ of poured insulation and oversized compressors and are capable of operating at the specified temperature in 90 degree weather. The tops on the Nelson cold plate ice cream carts are made of stainless steel with welded corners. All electrically operated Nelson carts will be ETL or UL listed for outdoor use. All Nelson pushcarts will be NSF listed for the appropriate use. All Nelson ice cream pushcarts have oversized electrical power cords suitable for outdoor use. Lid locks and umbrella brackets are provided on all ice cream carts as standard equipment. All Nelson ice cream carts have heavy-duty welded aluminum base frames for maximum strength and minimum weight. Nelson carts are standard for ice cream novelty temperatures. Alternate uses, such as carts for Italian ice, water ice, other products can be specified at time of order for other temperatures. Standard sizes of cold plate ice cream carts listed below. Model BDC8 Ice Cream Push Cart * Capacity 8.5 cu.ft. * Approx 850 Novelties or (6) 3-gal cans top +(4) lower storage, 10 ice cream tubs total. * Cold Plates Standard * 1/3 h.p. compressor * R404a refrigerant * 115 volts, 6 amps
Neil says:
Model BDC8 Ice Cream Push Cart * Capacity 8.5 cu.ft. * Approx 850 Novelties or (6) 3-gal cans top +(4) lower storage, 10 ice cream tubs total. * Cold Plates Standard * 1/3 h.p. compressor * R404a refrigerant * 115 volts, 6 amps ‘
Roz says:
been having slight issue with state requirements
Roz says:
getting the run around
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
they are famous for that
Roz says:
so, i need to find out if I need a portable sink
Neil says:
hold on
Roz says:
no body seems to have an idea who handkes that part
Neil says:
a sec
Neil says:
i see
Neil says:
i might have an inexpensive option for you to take a look at on the sink
Neil says:
i don’t sell it, but can send you in the right direct
Neil says:
direction
Roz says:
ok sounds good
Roz says:
how long does it take once we order it?
Roz says:
are you still looking Neil
Neil says:
sorry
Neil says:
i disappeared
Neil says:
i talked to a guy who said this worked for him
Neil says:
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Water-Demand-Portable-Heater/dp/B0009PURE0
Neil says:
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Water-Demand-Portable-Heater/dp/B0009PURE0
Neil says:
He put the white jug with the hot water on a little table
Neil says:
and had a 5 gallon catch bucket under it
Neil says:
and that satisfied the requirement for a hot water hand washing station
Neil says:
works with a little propane tank
Neil says:
pretty cool
Neil says:
takes 2 weeks to get it once you order it
Roz says:
ok great!!!
Roz says:
PLease send invoice and we should purchase asap
Roz says:
do u need to speak to the credit crad holder
Roz says:
we are partners
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
no don’t need to speak to the credit card holder
Neil says:
but here is what i need you to know
Roz says:
so… we should just do it now
Neil says:
ok call me
Roz says:
ok…. How long are you there
Neil says:
till late
Neil says:
maybe 7 or 8 eastern
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
gonna wait for her to get here
Neil says:
ok cool
Neil says:
I’ll be here
Neil says:
leave me a message if you get my voice mail
Neil says:
and I’ll call you right back
Roz says:
you need me to know????
Neil says:
billing address
Neil says:
shipping address
Roz says:
ok
Neil says:
card #, exp, and
Neil says:
security code
Roz says:
we are going to cal u soon as she gets here.
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
I’ll be here
Roz says:
we gonna ship to Atl, but she lives in VA
Neil says:
no problem
Roz says:
good, so will call u at about 6
Roz says:
7:00
Neil says:
ok
Roz says:
thanks for all your help!!!!!!
Neil says:
no problem
Neil says:
look forward to the call later
Roz says:
ok
Roz says:
talk to you then

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Neil says:
Hello Steven. My name is Neil. Do you have a question?
Steven says:
Good afternoon, I would like to find out more information on the dipping cart
Steven says:
i download the catalog online
Neil says:
ok
Neil says:
tell me
Steven says:
however, the detail spec is not available
Steven says:
one that I’m interested of getting is BD8-CE-04
Steven says:
i would like to know unit size
Neil says:
hold on
Steven says:
no problem
Neil says:
I’ll shoot you over a .pdf file drawing in a second
Steven says:
great, thanks
Neil sends the file:
BD-8CE-04.pdf
Neil says:
you should be able to click and save that
Steven says:
got it
Steven says:
i have another question
Neil says:
ok
Steven says:
how many 3 gallon tubs can it actually store in this freezer?
Neil says:
8 on top
Neil says:
6 on the bottom
Neil says:
14 total
Steven says:
i see, great
Steven says:
for the BD-10CE unit, is it a bit longer than the 8CE?
Steven says:
instead of 8 tubs, the 10CE would fit 10 on the top?
Neil says:
yes
Neil says:
but you can’t
Steven says:
great
Neil says:
really use that
Neil says:
size
Neil says:
because it is really way too big
Neil says:
when you put the sink and dip well on it
Neil says:
you might even be able to squeeze 9 tubs on top in the BD8
Steven says:
i see
Steven says:
i live in NYC
Steven says:
how much is the shipping charge for such unit?

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