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Paul McCartney & Warren Buffett at eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato

Where do Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney hang out when in Omaha? eCreamery Ice Cream, of course!

Where do Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney hang out when in Omaha? eCreamery Ice Cream, of course!

Yes, it’s true! The “$63 Billion Dollar Selfie”  was taken outside eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato in Dundee – Omaha, Ne.

Article details provided By Alia Conley and Betsie Freeman / World-Herald staff writers

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Paul McCartney was spotted with Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett in Dundee on Sunday night having dinner, dessert and a walk around the neighborhood.

The two had dinner at Avoli, an Italian restaurant on Underwood Avenue. Dario Schicke, chef and owner, said there were five people in the group, including Susan Buffett, Warren’s daughter.

“We had a special dish — gluten-free pasta for Paul … Sir Paul,” Schicke said, adding that the group had “some appetizers and sorbetto afterward.”

After dinner, the group went up the street to eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato.

 

Paul McCartney talking with eCreamery Customers. “He deserves the title “sir.” He was nothing but polite,” said a customer.

McCartney, who arrived in a limo, had two scoops of eCreamery vanilla, said clerk Josh Ryan. eCreamery’s  Vanilla Bean ice cream recently was named best in Omaha in The World-Herald’s Food Prowl feature. Mr. Buffett enjoyed a Root Beer Float. 

The pair stayed at the shop for about 15 minutes, Ryan said.

He said he was excited to wait on McCartney, who’s scheduled to perform tonight at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena.

“I couldn’t breathe,” Ryan said. “It was awesome.”

He said McCartney was “very polite and super nice.”

Jeff French, a psychology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was in line at eCreamery behind the former Beatle and the Omaha billionaire. French saw McCartney in concert 24 years ago in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where Sunday’s World Cup Final was played.

“On the way out, I made eye contact and initiated conversation with him,” French said. French would agree with Ryan about McCartney’s manners.

Warren Buffett at eCreamery with his special guests, Sir Paul McCartney and friends.

Warren Buffett at eCreamery with his special guests, Sir Paul McCartney and friends.

“He deserves to be called ‘Sir’ because he’s nothing but polite.”

The group went across the street to sit on a bench and enjoy their ice cream. About 50 people had gathered outside the ice cream shop, but it was a casual and respectful crowd that did not approach the group.

Onlookers  included now selfie phenom, Tom White. Sixteen year old White and his friends had seen the celebrity sightings on Twitter and ran to see their music hero. The “63 Billion Dollar Selfie” has been retweeted around the globe.

The image was later re-tweeted by Paul McCartney’s Twitter handle on Monday afternoon. It is one of three photos McCartney has marked as his “favorites.”

“Just hanging out with friends,” @PaulMcCartney wrote.

Many passers-by tweeted their sightings — much as people did 4½ years ago, when U2’s Bono made a surprise visit to the Dundee Dell.

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Beatlemania Flavors are here!   

This Week’s Flavors are in tribute to Warren Buffett & Paul McCartney’s visit to eCreamery.

Stop in & try them all at 50th & Underwood in Dundee!

All Vanilla Bean will be served in a special “Abbey Road” cup.

Ice Cream: Choc-La-Di Choc-La-Da, Sir Paul’s Vanilla Bean, Lucy in the Pie with Diamonds, Root Buffett Float, All You Need is S’mores, Help! I Need Some Sea Salt

Gelato:  Mocha My Dear, Praline Lane, Helter Snickers, Strawberry Fields Forever, Magical Mystery Mint

Sorbet:  Let It Be Banana, Yellow Submarine Sorbet, Eleanor Raspberry, Come Together Coconut

 See Today’s Flavors on eCreamery.com

 

The $63 Billion Dollar Selfie from a bench in Omaha, Nebraska.

The $63 Billion Dollar Selfie from a bench in Omaha, Nebraska. Just “Chillin’ with my Hommies,” tweeted White.

Links to More Articles:

http://www.today.com/entertainment/paul-mccartney-warren-buffett-dinner-date-sparks-mini-frenzy-1D79919591

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/14/warren-buffett-paul-mccartney-selfie/12636247/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/richardhjames/sir-paul-mccartney-and-warren-buffet-caught-in-bench-selfie

http://www.businessinsider.com/here-are-the-other-photos-from-paul-mccartney-and-warren-buffetts-omaha-bro-down-2014-7

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/nebraska-teen-sneaks-photo-paul-mccartney-warren-buffet/story?id=24552239

http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/14/news/companies/buffett-mccartney-selfie/

http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article726289.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101834156

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2691671/Chillin-homies-Nebraska-teen-takes-surprise-snap-Paul-McCartney-Warren-Buffet.html

http://www.omaha.com/go/paul-mccartney-warren-buffett-spotted-in-dundee/article_772d071a-0b03-11e4-a172-0017a43b2370.html

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/Hes-in-the-Famous-Picture-and-He-Still-Cant-Believe-It-267109961.html

http://www.fox42kptm.com/category/270256/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10368026

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Cold Off the Press! eCreamery Custom Ice Cream Craze Goes Global

It looks like custom-made ice cream cravings are catching on across the country or better yet, the globe!  We are grateful to have been featured in literally hundreds of fantastic gift lists and new product guides throughout the country and as far as Japan.  While we’re honored to receive all of this attention, we know it is our deliciously decadent ice cream flavors designed by you, our customers that are earning this limelight!  Keep the creative creations coming in and we will keep them churning out to you!

Our Sweet Appreciation to all of these outstanding magazines, television shows and blogs who have featured eCreamery Personalized Ice Cream Gifts in the last few months!  Thanks for spreading the ice cream love!

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eCreamery Ice Cream Pints Spotted in the Kardashian’s Freezer!

Kardashians

Yes, that was eCreamery Ice Cream you saw Rob Kardashian taking to enjoy from the Kardashian’s freezer on the June 9th episode.

It was a special ice cream blend made just for them by friend and “Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s” producer, Ryan Seacrest. We promised to keep the special flavor a secret for privacy but we can share its title,  ”KKTM”  in honor of the new show,  ”Kim & Kourtney Take Miami.”

We are so glad to see they are loving it!

See full article:  http://www.omaha.com/article/20130612/MONEY/130619901/1707#omaha-ice-cream-shows-up-in-kardashians-freezer

The Kardashian's enjoyed their custom eCreamery ice cream straight from their freezer on the June 9th episode.

The Kardashian’s enjoyed their custom eCreamery ice cream straight from their freezer on the June 9th episode.

The Shark Tank Effect: An eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato Update Since the Show

We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic response to being on Shark Tank.

Thank you to each and every new customer that has supported eCreamery!

 

Here is a brief Q & A regarding what eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato has seen since airing in September 2012.

Shipping days looked much differently after Shark Tank.

Shipping days looked differently after Shark Tank.

1. How has business been going? 

Until Shark Tank, we had done $2 million in sales over 5 years.  Thanks to the exposure from Shark Tank, this year from September through December 2012 we will do over $500K in three months.

 

2. What has changed since Shark Tank?

We have bought 3 new freezers, hired 6 new employees and are looking at production facilities so we can keep up.

 

3. What does the future hold for for eCreamery? 

Next year we are forecasting nearly $2 million in sales. So, the future MUST hold a production facility for us. We have added three new freezers and 6 new employees since the show aired but we don’t have another inch for more freezer space or for customers while we ship in the parlor. By 2015, we will be close to a 5 million dollar business.

The stack of orders we had in the first 8 hours of airing!

The stack of orders we had in the first 8 hours of airing!

4. Tell me about your Shark Tank experience. What has it meant to you? 

Being on Shark Tank let us hit fast forward with our small business. We knew we had the right people and products but we needed the promotion to let people know ice cream gifts exist. We thought that would come with partnering with the expertise of a Shark. However, even though we did go home in lots of  tears that we did not make a deal, things are turning out very well for us. We learned that “a win” may be disguised as a loss.

The experience of Shark Tank also gave us a huge boost of optimism.  After you are working so hard on something around the clock for 5 years, sometimes doubt can creep in. Is this all really worth it? Being on Shark Tank connected us with entrepreneurs from around the world that really reinvigorated us. We had calls and emails of support from literally all of the world.

We both even cried a few times going through all the emails of support we got. Even connecting with the other entrepreneurs going on ST  was so valuable to us . They inspired us. Yeah, some of them may seem crazy, and America might call them nuts, But they are DOING SOMETHING.  They aren’t sitting on their couch waiting for something to happen. They are putting themselves in a Tank of Sharks to build their dream.  That inspired us more than I can really say.

 

5. What has your customer response been like? Do your clients love it?

Freezers filled with ice cream creations from across the United States.  We worked nearly through many nights fulfilling all of the delicious deliveries.

Freezers filled with ice cream creations from across the United States. We worked nearly through many nights fulfilling all of the delicious deliveries.

The clients have absolutely loved it. And as we said on the show, “Who doesn’t love ice cream??” We are working with new clients from all industries and backgrounds. Right now we are working on flavors for Bio tech, financial services, hollywood studios, marketing firms, a scuba company, a nuclear power provider and a Canadian trampoline company. Like we said,  ”Who doesn’t like ice cream?”

 

6. Has Shark Tank affected you personally? Have your lives changed? Families?  

We work a lot more! But our families are very excited for us.

 

7. What did you learn from coming on Shark Tank that has helped your business?

Success doesn’t always arrive in the “packaging” you expect it to!  You have to take what you are dealt and make the absolute best of it!

 

Want to hear more? See these articles on the Post Shark Tank Success of eCreamery.com:

Omaha World Herald: Surviving the Tank

Silicon Prairie News: Traffic and Sales soar, investors call on eCreamery post-Shark Tank

Shark Tank Ice Cream Flavors: eCreamery Dives in The Tank

eCreamery created a custom ice cream flavor for each of the Sharks to pitch the delicious deal.

eCreamery created a custom ice cream flavor for each of the Sharks to pitch the delicious deal.

The founders of Omaha based eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato, Abby Jordan and Becky App, appeared on the ABC television’s series, Shark Tank on Friday, Sept 21st. Jordan and App pitched their eCommerce business of custom made ice cream and gelato gifts to The Sharks on the second episode of season 4 (episode 401).

eCreamery is seeking a $250,000 investment to build additional ice cream production and freezer space for their quickly growing ice cream gift business.

eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato has been in business since 2007 and is a 100% women operated business. The startup was funded by investor Mark Hasebroock of Dundee Venture Capital.

The small business is busy preparing for 9 million Shark Tank viewers to learn about their ice cream gifts.  eCreamery has increased production by 400% in anticipation of the show’s airing.

 

 

The Shark Tank Flavors:

These flavors are now available at eCreamery.com and in the Omaha parlor by the scoop.Shark Tank Sampler

Kevin’s Shark Bait:  Sea Salt Caramel Gelato with Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Robert’s InvestMint Mix: Premium Mint Ice Cream with Oreo Cookie Pieces

Barbara’s Delicious Dividends : Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream

The Cubanero : Spicy Dark Chocolate Sorbetto (Dairy Free flavor for Mark Cuban)

Daymond’s Fashionable Flavor Factory: Cake Mix Ice Cream with an explosion of Chocolate Candies

 

Do the Sharks take the bait?  You’ll have to watch to find out! 

We’ll update the blog post with how the appearance on Shark Tank has affected business after the rerun on January 25th!

 

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