Gofer Ice Cream opens new location in Stamford

STAMFORD, CT – Gofer Ice Cream, the popular local ice cream chain that has served Fairfield County for 20 years, has officially opened its second location in Stamford and ninth overall.

Stamford’s new outpost is located in the Ridgeway Mall, 2367 Summer St. The opening coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary; the first Gofer Ice Cream opened in Greenwich on Memorial Day weekend in 2003.

“Gofer’s newest location will continue to expand our footprint in Fairfield County. As we add this location to Stamford and other planned stores, Gofer Ice Cream will become even more rooted in the community and will be soon to be readily available to Fairfield County’s nearly one million customers both in-store and online via third-party delivery,” Gofer Ice Cream CEO Jay Ragusa said in a press release. Our goal is to bring great products to everyone in the family and ultimately be able to serve them close to home or work through a growing network of stores.”

Ragusa said the Ridgeway Shopping Center was chosen because it needed to have an easily accessible high-end ice cream offering close to Stamford’s bustling downtown area.

“Ridgeway is clearly one of the best malls in town and we like the visibility, the nearby tenants and the free parking available in the center, especially at night when most of our business is going on. We will be using this site as well to serve the thousands of inner city residents through a single planned delivery system that we have explored,” Ragusa added. “Having grown up in Stamford, I know there is a proven history of ice cream in this center, so we are delighted. Although it took a long time to build the little store, we think it’s been well received and off to a good start.”

Gofer Ice Cream offers floats, smoothies, slushies, blended iced coffee, “flying disc” ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, milkshakes, sundaes, ice cream made from plants, light ice cream, mini “Gofer bites” ice cream treats and of course, hard and soft ice cream available in cups, cones or pints.

Described as “world-class creamy, dense, and fresh” and “made with the finest vanilla, richest cocoa, and premium cream,” there are over 48 award-winning hard ice cream flavors. Soft serve ice cream comes in eight flavors.

Customers can choose from a variety of toppings.

Gofer Ice Cream has expanded in recent years. One location opened in New Canaan in 2020, Ridgefield in 2021, and Westport in 2022. The franchise was recently approved to expand into New York. Other locations are in various stages of development.

There are also sites in Darien, Greenwich/Riverside and Wilton.

For more information, see the Gofer Ice Cream website.

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