Cadwalader's Ice Cream

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Cadwaladers
Coffee, ice cream and food cafe
Industry Ice cream parlour/Cafe/Coffee Shop
Founded Criccieth, Gwynedd, Wales (1927)
Founder David and Hannah Cadwalader
Headquarters UK, Cardiff, Wales
Number of locations
9
Area served
Wales, Staffordshire
Products Ice Cream, Cakes, Coffee, food
Website www.cadwaladers.com

Cadwaladers is a family run chain of cafes that originated in Gwynedd, Wales.[1] The original ice cream parlour was introduced by husband and wife David and Hannah Cadwalader in 1927 in Criccieth and was originally run as a general store. The business was passed onto one of their children, Dafydd, who changed the emphasis of the store and removed fish from sale.[2] He sold, from the end of World War II, vanilla ice cream that Hannah Cadwalader developed. The vanilla ice cream was made on the premises with a secret recipe which is still being used today. The tagline of the vanilla ice cream was 6 lbs of "shan't tell you" and "a great deal of love and care."[3]

After Dafydd Cadwalader died in 1983, Cadwalader's was bought by a family of Welsh entrepreneurs, The Andrews Family who also own Castle Leisure.[4] The owners expanded the business to cover North Wales and Cardiff. Today, Cadwalader's stores can be found in Wales at Betws-y-Coed, Barry Island, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Tenby and 3 stores in Cardiff. There is also a store in England at Trentham Gardens.[5][6]

As well as the original Cadwaladers vanilla ice cream and a variety of flavoured ice creams and sundaes, the cafe also sells its own bespoke blends of coffee, loose leaf tea and other hot drinks.[3]

The Criccieth store holds weekly live Jazz out of high season from September to June.[7]

Administration[edit]

In September 2015, the business went into administration after a number of setbacks including losses following the opening of a new store in Manchester in 2010, the forced closure of the Portmeirion store in 2013 and poor sales in Summer 2015.[8] The administrators Deloitte were appointed but the company was bought out by the management team. 5 of the stores had to close, with the loss of 10 jobs, but the restructuring secured 92 jobs.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice cream firm Cadwaladers creates 30 new jobs in expansion". bbc.co.uk. BBC News. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cadwalader ice cream family reunite in Criccieth". dailypost.co.uk. Trinity Mirror Merseyside. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "It's Cadwaladers Time!". www.cadwaladers.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cadwalader's opens new ice cream store in Manchester". walesonline.co.uk. Media Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cadwalader's Ice Cream". gluten-free-onthego.com. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Out for a Bite: Cadwalader's Ice Cream Cafe, Criccieth". northwales.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Cadwaladers Ice Cream a tourist attraction in Criccieth, Gwynedd, to visit". www.touruk.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "CADWALADER (ICE CREAM) LIMITED - Filing history (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "92 jobs saved as Cadwaladers ice cream chain bought out of administration". walesonline.co.uk. Media Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 

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