A 20-foot high and 20-foot wide ice cream cone soon will join the landscape in Valrico.
Motorists traveling past 1886 E State Road 60 will find the Orlando-based Twistee Treat at the Brandon Boulevard Shoppes starting April.
Twistee Treat began in 1983 and this will be its 16th store serving cones, cups and shakes along with banana splits, malts, shakes, sundaes and slushes. The building, which is considered 80 percent green and includes tables and chairs made from recycled milk jugs, will offer drive-through service and take up approximately 24 parking spots in the lot.
President Corey Balzer said this location was chosen based on the demographics, schools and traffic and that Twistee Treat is looking to hire and train locals to serve ice cream and smiles.
"We bought the brand five years ago," Balzer said. "What we get high marks for is our creamy, rich hand-crafted flavors and our value is unprecedented. We hire about 30 people and they are usually first-timers with an average age of 15-18."
Customers can ask for any flavor in "light" with no fat or sugar and it's free on your birthday. Along with your typical vanilla and chocolate, Twistee Treat offers premium flavors such as caramel, coconut and cotton candy.
Anyone can apply to hand out smiles at twisteejobs.com.
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