Throughout their years living in New York City, Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint had always focused on their respective careers — until they got themselves a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Their seasonal truck debuted in June 2009 and since then the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has been become an NYC favorite. Big Gay Ice Cream spins a new take on the old school ice cream parlor experience by mixing high quality ingredients with guilty pleasures, traditional flavors with the unexpected, and a youngster's imagination with an adult's know wink and satirical tongue. It's both for kids and for those of us who are kids at heart.
To help bring rainbow sprinkles and Salty Pimps to ice cream lovers year-round, the first Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opened in September 2011 in New York City’s East Village, a West Village location in December 2012. In 2015 they stepped outside NYC and opened in Philadelphia's Center City. 2016 welcomed the opening of Shake Society, their smaller-menu kiosk concept that features milkshakes and soda floats. (Read more)