Little Jimmy's Italian Ices

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Little Jimmy's Italian Ice
Founded 1957
Headquarters Iselin, New Jersey, USA
Products Italian ice and push carts

Little Jimmy's Italian Ices is an Italian ice manufacturing firm headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey. Pushcart owners around the country purchase Little Jimmy's Italian Ices from the ten-employee firm, running their carts as independent businesses.[1]


Soon after emigrating from Sicily in 1932, Albert Mauro began making granita in his new home of Elizabeth, New Jersey.[2] Working with one machine in his home, Mauro made the dessert from his family recipe and loaded up his truck. He drove the streets of Elizabeth and Linden, New Jersey and parked outside the General Motors plant at the beginning and end of every shift. Eventually, Mauro added three more trucks and two more machines.[3][2]

In 2005, Little Jimmy's began offering its products nationwide as an Italian ice concession business. It offers entrepreneur packages ranging from Italian ice to pushcarts and trucks.[2] In 2014, Little Jimmy's was purchased by Maglione's Italian Ice of Iselin, New Jersey.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Klein, Karen E., 13 March 2009. "The Entrepreneurs Born of Recession". Accessed 26 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Kolman, David A. 1 December 2007., "Local to national distribution". Accessed 13 September 2010. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "trans" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Little Jimmy's Italian Ices official site. Accessed 26 August 2010.