Big Gay Ice Cream on Why It’s Expanding to Philadelphia


The men behind New York's Big Gay Ice Cream announced they would be opening up shop in Philadelphia earlier this year during the 2014 Great Chefs Event — an announcement that was actually made prematurely.

Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff started the company as a business on wheels, reusing a Mister Softee truck. Fast-forward five years later, the partners now have two brick-and-mortars in the East and West Village.

Now, the two are about to expand into Philadelphia and Los Angeles, although there's no opening date set yet. The Philly shop will be located in the SouthStar Lofts, the $31 million apartment project at the corner of Broad and South streets.

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