A food truck specializing in fruity and creamy flavored gourmet popsicles is opening its first Ohio location in the Dayton area.
Armando and Augustina DeLeon, franchisees of Frios Gourmet Pops, are introducing gourmet popsicles to the Miami Valley! The family’s first taste of Frios Gourmet Pops was in Montgomery, Alabama.
“My very first bite of a Frios solidified my desire to be a part of the brand as a franchise owner,” Armando said. “I can’t wait for the Dayton community to try our pops for themselves and to share that magic with them.”
Armando is a retired United States Air Force Officer. Augustina previously worked in broadcast media and event marketing. She also was a small business owner for 10 years. Augustina said they plan to have their children help them with this new business endeavor.
“It gives you an opportunity to spend time with your kids,” she said. She added that as their children get older, they hope to pass the business down. Frios Gourmet Pops comes in a variety of flavors including cookies and cream, cotton candy, birthday cake, strawberry, strawberry mango, fruit punch, blue raspberry, and many more.
Augustina said they plan to rotate their flavors as they learn what the community desires. She explained the company offers gluten, dye, nut, wheat, soy, and dairy-free options. No sugar is added and vegan options are available as well.
With its mission to sell happiness on a stick, Frios’ commitment to giving back to local communities stands at the forefront of the brand’s values. In addition to the company’s already established, nationwide philanthropy partnerships, the Dayton location will also carry the tradition to lead goodwill initiatives in Dayton and surrounding communities.
“At our core, Frios is a brand rooted in compassion, community, and altruism,” said Patti Rother, president of Frios Gourmet Pops. “We deliver happiness to guests in the form of delicious, hand-poured gourmet pops, but it goes beyond that – we are passionate, driven, we deeply care about our communities, and we have a group of wonderful Happiness Hustlers who dedicate themselves to giving back to neighbors in need.”
“Augustina is the perfect person to carry out that mission in Dayton,” Rother added. “She embodies the values Frios upholds, and we are excited to see her continue to grow the business.”