This is a relief fund for the employees of The Franklin Fountain LLC.
In response to the national emergency presented by the spread of COVID-19 The Franklin Fountain, Franklin Ice Cream Bar, and Shane Confectionery, have closed for the foreseeable future.
The coronavirus has dealt all of us a devastating blow. In the last week The Franklin Fountain went from the normal slow wintertime to zero income. Shane’s will miss an entire Easter season for the first time in a century since we’ve been open.
We want to acknowledge all of our staff, for everything they’ve done for the shops. We want to thank them for all the work they’ve done, whether that work was seen or unseen, it was always appreciated. We give thanks for our employees who have worked everyday for the past fifteen years to make this business a success, as collaborators building out the shops, menus, products and culture. We are profoundly grateful to each of them for their contribution. We wish that we could have done more at this time.
We are exploring every option to raise funds with the goal of opening again whether that be at the end of the mandated shutdown, or in another form when the authorities have deemed it safe to do so. Right now ice cream and candy can be picked-up or delivered, 12-8p, just call The Franklin Fountain. Confections can be purchased from shanecandies.com/shop.
We are also reaching out to our community, with the hope to help our staff through this financially challenging time. Your donation will be evenly distributed among all of our employees. We would like to offer you rewards for your generosity:
$25 Shoutout on Instagram!
$100 Franklin Fountain T-Shirt (while supplies last)
Please email us your size and address for shipping or pick up locally.
$500 Private chocolate tasting & tour for up to 14 people
$1k Name a Sundae after you for a year!
You can help us come up with a sundae and we’ll name it after you!
$5k 1 Year of Free Ice Cream Cones
$10k Lifetime Pass for Root Beer Floats
In love and gratitude,
Ryan & Eric Berley
- JOHN SNOOK