First 50 guests receive Free Ice Cream For a Year at the Nov. 30 grand opening.

QUEEN CREEK, AZ, November 27, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream’s multi-unit franchise owners, Terry and Jennifer Keenen, are stirring up excitement again with the opening of their newest Scoop Shop in Queen Creek, AZ. The couple is bringing the premium ice cream brand to 21182 South Ellsworth Loop Road #104, Queen Creek AZ 85142 and celebrating with a grand opening on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Starting at 11 a.m., the first 50 guests will be treated to Free Ice Cream for a Year.

The Queen Creek Handel’s will also continue the celebration through out the weekend with a Family Fun Night with a ballon twister and a face painter on Friday, December 1st, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. And a Buy one get one cone/dish promotion on Saturday, December 2nd, from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Keenens and their partners have been vital in growing the Handel’s name throughout Arizona. In addition to the Queen Creek location, the pair recently opened the Tempe store at the Tempe Marketplace and also own two Handel’s stores in Scottsdale, AZ.

“Queen Creek is a vibrant, growing family community and we are delighted to bring our high quality and fun-filled flavors to the area,” said Terry Keenen, Co-owner of the Queen Creek Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “Jennifer and I love the Handel’s brand and enjoy sharing our freshly-made products with others and putting smiles on guests’ faces.”

In honor of the new store opening, the Queen Creek Handel’s will also be supporting a great cause. On Sunday, December 3, the store is hosting a fundraiser to benefit House of Refuge. Handel’s is donating 20% of sales from open to close that day to the local nonprofit.

House of Refuge is located in Mesa, AZ and provides transitional housing and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness. The organization offers a community of 88 two-bedroom homes that families in need may rent. Through their innovative programming, House of Refuge emphasizes employment and education so that families can stabilize their lives and transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. For more information, visit

The Queen Creek Handel’s is a 1,800 sq. ft. walk-in with an outside patio where guests may enjoy local and seasonal flavors including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, and more.

This location will be open daily from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. and will offer pickup, delivery, and catering.

In addition to serving up freshly made ice cream, the Queen Creek team will also offer fundraising for schools, sports teams, and other non-profit organizations, plus catering for events. To book your next event or fundraiser, contact the Queen Creek Marketing Manager Keelie Robinson at [email protected] or call (602)-809-2534.

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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio, by Alice Handel, the company continues the sweet legacy she established from her backyard garden, using fresh ingredients and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel’s ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice’s original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 140 flavors that rotate seasonally.

In 2023, Handel’s ranked in Franchise Times’ Top 400 list, recognizing the largest franchise systems in the United States, and its “Fast & Serious,” a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year. The brand is also recognized by TasteAtlas for one of the top 100 Most Iconic Ice Creams of the World.

Handel’s has been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation’s Restaurant News and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Handel’s currently has over 115 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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