Leon's Frozen Custard

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Leon's Frozen Custard
Leon's Frozen Custard sign

Leon's Frozen Custard is a classic family-owned drive-in, specializing in frozen custard, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.[1] Opened in 1942,[2][3] its current appearance as a "drive-in restaurant" comes from an early 1950s remodel.[4] It is considered a landmark in the city of Milwaukee.[citation needed]

A restaurant operating under the same name exists in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Originally opened by family members of the first store's owner, it has since been sold; this led to litigation in the early 1990s over what items the Oshkosh store was allowed to sell.[5]

Leon's Frozen Custard claims to be the "Home of the World's Finest Frozen Custard," as noted boldly on its signage.[2] Leon's offers the three "regular" flavors of vanilla and chocolate and butter pecan.[6] Butter pecan was added on a regular basis because it was so popular. On weekends, Leon's adds a fourth flavor.[2]

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  1. ^ "Frozen custard: Summer's hottest snack". CBS News. July 30, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Company's website. Accessed 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ Walker, Don. "Here's the scoop: Leon's Frozen Custard is alive and well". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 23, 2012. Accessed May 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Leon's Frozen Custard Official Website: "The building was later remodeled in the early '50s to as it is seen today. "
  5. ^ LEON'S FROZEN CUSTARD v. LEON CORP. No. 92-3229. 182 Wis.2d 236 (1994) 513 N.W.2d 636.
  6. ^ Kindelsperger, Nick. "Standing Room Only: Leon's Frozen Custard Drive-In". Serious Eats. Accessed May 19, 2016.

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Coordinates: 42°59′16″N 87°56′55″W / 42.987849°N 87.948671°W / 42.987849; -87.948671