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Meet Suzanne Putis of Suzy Q’s Ice Cream Truck in Worcester

Today we’d like to introduce you to Suzanne Putis.

Suzanne, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I go to the beach a lot and always see an ice cream truck and remembered when I was a child always running outside to chase down an ice cream and pointed out to my husband how you don’t see them anymore. So, we took out a loan and purchased our truck back in 2003 with the purpose of bringing back that tradition of family’s getting together stopping the truck and enjoying an ice cream together as a family in the summer heat.

Has it been a smooth road?
for the most part it’s been great but there are a lot of rules regulations and permits that must be applied for on a yearly basis. Most recent law passed is municipal permit specifically for ice cream vendors that handled by the police dept. for each town. We strongly believe in these permits that need to be issued to you before you can operate a mobile ice cream truck as we are dealing with the safety of children. We also go through the occasional equipment and or truck breaking down issues

We’d love to hear more about your business.
When we first started we didn’t know what to expect and of course it came with strange looks and what is this all about especially from people who haven’t seen an ice cream truck. But after several years not only do you get to know families by first name, but you watch as family’s grow and become a close friend as trust builds being a vendor. We absolutely love seeing the smile’s and dancing from kids to music as our ice cream truck comes around the corner, it was then when I told my husband let’s start doing birthday parties. So, in doing birthday’s we allow the child the come onto the truck and be the ice cream man. Not only do the kids and parents love it but as I look around I can hear people saying omg what a great idea. It’s all about the smiles and laughter with us. We also do the same for weddings, graduations, company outings pretty much any venue and it’s not just selling the ice cream and leaving its about staying for a little bit and becoming part of the venue for all to enjoy

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes, the city is a good location to become a vendor of all sorts with the flow of people. just follow each towns laws and regulations when starting up as a mobile vendor.

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