Chicago's iconic Rainbow Cone ice cream shop plans to throw a festive celebration Wednesday to mark the grand opening of its new Lombard location.
The original ice cream shop, located in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, has been serving treats such as the 5-flavor combination "Rainbow Cone," sundaes and milkshakes for over 95 years.
Although the Lombard location will be the store's second brick and mortar shop, Rainbow Cone also has a seasonal kiosk at Chicago's Navy Pier. The ice cream store will also add four new ice cream trucks across the city, the business announced in April.
“As we work to expand our locations and showcase our new adventures, we are excited to share our love for Rainbow Cone with even more communities, “ Lynn Sapp, co-owner of the ice cream shop, said at the time. “Rainbow Cone is not just about the cone, it’s about creating family memories that last a lifetime.”
According to a news release, the Lombard location,498 E. Roosevelt Rd., will allow for 50 guests indoors and include a patio area. The suburban store will also have a drive-thru option will all items available for purchase.
Along with the popular "Rainbow Cone," a number of other ice cream flavors will be offered including Black Walnut, Butter Pecan, New York Vanilla, Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Bubble Gum and Mint Flake.
Available only at the Lombard shop, customers can purchase mini donuts and Rainbow Mixers, where guests can blend mix-ins with the store's signature soft serve.