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Carousel’s of
Manasota

Where every day Feels like summer vacation

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About
Carousel's
Our Story
Welcome to the first Icery in the world

What is an Icery?

Simple. Instead of typical ice cream or Italian ice, Carousel’s Soft-Serve Icery swirls up a family-secret recipe of fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture and a condensed tidal wave of flavor, without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats. But, the real magic in Carousel’s is the people – the ones who work with us and in the community around us. We blend it all together. Happiness. Charity. Honesty. Togetherness. Love. And the result is so yummy, you’re sure to come back around. And around. And around.

Welcome to the first Icery in the world

OUR HISTORY, LIKE OUR PRODUCT – IS UNIQUE.

Born on the beaches of New Jersey, etched in the history of The Boardwalk. Like the very first attraction built on the boardwalk – a carousel. Simple. Enchanting. An experience of color, happiness, and togetherness.
This place is where we come from too. Our family recipe, blended and served from a countertop along The Boardwalk, more than 20 years ago. Today, that’s still our recipe. And the result is so yummy, you’re sure to come back around. And around. And around.

Find Our Truck

October 2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Cares- St Joseph
  • IMG Academy-Food Truck Friday's
  • Manatee High Football
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  • Premier Complex
  • Bob Gardner Park / LWR Communities
  • Under Armor Flag Football
3
  • Premier Complex
  • Lido Concession
4
  • Belmont Elementary School
5
  • Hail Middle School Otis Prize Party
  • Country Creek Bradenton HOA
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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  • Bradenton Christian & Carousel's Cares (First Wednesday's)
  • Bradenton Christian Pre-K / Cares
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Grace Church Worship Night
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  • River Plantation Community
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  • Braden River High School
  • Sunnydaze Pre School
  • Del Tierra - Lakewood Ranch
9
  • Premier Complex
  • Lido Beach Concessions
  • Under Armor Flag Football
10
  • Sarasota Tsunami Swim Meet
  • Girl Scout Cookies Camp
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  • Little Manatee's Cove Preschool (Second Tuesday's)
  • Sarasota Police Department National Night Out
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
13
  • Tropitone Furniture
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
14
  • Cardinal Mooney Senior Appreciation
  • Cobblestone
15
  • White Cane Day
  • Intertape Polymer Group
  • Highland Ridge Estates
  • Premier Complex Football
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  • Premier Complex / Recreational
  • Sky Power boats / Port Ritchie
  • Streets Of Paradise - Music and Arts Festival
  • Under Armor Flag Football
17
  • Silver Leaf / Parrish
18
  • Manatee Learning Academy
  • Turning Points Staff And Volunteer Appreciation
19
  • Braden River Elementary
  • Sproutlings Kids 2
  • Sproutlings Kids 1
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
21
  • Rowlett Middle Cares
  • Sandman Pre School
  • Tidewell Hospice
  • Twin Rivers Community
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  • Dunn Prep & Carousel's Cares (Second Friday's)
  • Imagine School North Manatee (Carousel's Cares)
  • Braden River Highschool Football
  • Myakka City ES Boo Bash
  • Manatee High Football
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  • Braden River High School Band Show
  • Premier Complex
  • Lido Beach Concessions
  • Under Armor Flag Football
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  • Premier Complex
  • Blaze Of Hope / Sun n Fun
  • Private Birthday Party
  • United Methodist Church in Parrish
25
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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  • Cares Little Manatee's Cove Preschool (Second Tuesday's)
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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  • Forza Child Development Center
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
29
  • Freedom Elementary Cares
  • Willis Elem / Cares
  • Saint Martha Catholic School
  • Manatee High Football
  • Southshore Charter Academy/Monster Bash
  • Parrish Charter - Trunk or Treat
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  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Woodleaf Hammock Halloween Party
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  • Hallelujah Fun Festival/Lakeland
  • Lakewood National Pre Halloween Party
  • Disney Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Events

Without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats, Carousel’s is perfect for any event.

SPORTING EVENTS, CORPORATE EVENTS, SCHOOL EVENTS & MUCH MUCH MORE!

Customer Love

We can’t say enough good things about your company. The truck was a big hit with the kids and the parents, who felt this was a real treat for everyone. It was an exceptional experience.

-Elise R.

Carousel’s Cares

We partner with schools, businesses and other organizations bringing the ultimate product and experience to your location once a month.

WE PROVIDE THE ENGINE (PUN INTENDED) THAT MAKES YOUR FUNDRAISER RUN SMOOTHLY. WE’LL HANDLE ALL THE LOGISTICS AND PROVIDE AN EASY WAY TO SIGN UP ONLINE. IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE, WE WILL MAKE SURE WE ARE STAFFED TO PRODUCE AND DELIVER THE PRODUCT INDOORS.

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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

$5/Person/Month ($50 for the ENTIRE YEAR!)
This is a simple low-cost way to treat your child and help your community all year long.

BUSINESSES

BUSINESSES

Minimum of 1 hour at $300 (one visit per month)
This is a simple low-cost way to treat your employees and customers while helping your community all year long.

Treats To-Go

Carousel’s Soft-Serve Icery is a family-secret recipe of fruity, frozen, ice with a creamy texture and a condensed tidal wave of flavor, taking frozen refreshments to the next level.

Without the dairy, fat and calories of other frozen treats, Carousel’s is perfect for any occasion – a dessert for your catered affair or a product for resale from your facility. We are committed to serving up fun, fellowship, smiles and refreshment with every swirl.

SOFT SERVE ICE

Made fresh daily, we offer our signature fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture and a condensed tidal wave of flavor, without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats.

GELATI

1/2 ice & 1/2 vanilla soft serve are combined to offer a “best of both worlds” treat. Our signature fruity, frozen ice flavors with some of the best soft serve you’ve ever tasted!

Flavors

Ice Flavors

Size: Regular (8 Ounces) *Sold by the dozen, pricing based on quantity

MANGO COTTON CANDY BLUE RASPBERRY CHERRY LEMON Watermelon
Products
Flavors

Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery swirls up a family-secret recipe of fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture and a condensed tidal wave of flavor 

(without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats!)

SOFT SERVE ICE

Made fresh daily, we offer our signature fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture and a condensed tidal wave of flavor, without the dairy, fat, and calories of other frozen treats.

GELATI

1/2 ice & 1/2 vanilla soft serve are combined to offer a “best of both worlds” treat. Our signature fruity, frozen ice flavors with some of the best soft serve you’ve ever tasted!

Our Menu

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Meet Your Local Team

Get to know our newest Franchise Owner Mike Micochero and hear WHY he chose to live his dream!

Do you have kids? Cindy and Michael

Do you have pets? Dog-Georgia / Cat Nutmeg

Where did you grow up? In Ohio then moved to Fl in 1985

Where did you attend school? Some Manatee Community

What is your favorite color? Red

What is your favorite Carousel’s flavor? Mango

What are your hobbies? Girl’s Softball

What did you want to be when you grew up? Police Officer

What do you love to do? I love making people smile

What is your favorite childhood memory? Fishing with my dad and brother in Canada every summer

What is your favorite place? The mountains

What is your favorite food? Italian

What is something fun/funny about yourself we may not already know? I love to joke around and make light of things in the hardest times. 

Who has inspired you most (a Hero)? God / Dad

What accomplishment in life are you most proud of? Marriage and Kids – Plus Manatee Twisters Girls fastpitch World Series Champs.

 

 

Learn more about Mike Micochero

News & Updates

Come along for the ride as we bring families and communities together to build a positive, lasting impact on our world.

Get to know our newest Franchise Owners, Mike Micochero and Brandon Worley, and WHY they chose to live their dream!

August 5, 2021

As the proud new owners of a Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery food truck, recent franchisees Mike Micochero and Brandon Worley […]

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Get to know our newest Franchise Owners, Megan & Lance Overson and hear WHY they chose to live their dream!

July 20, 2021

As the proud new owners of a Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery food truck, recent franchisees Megan and Lance Overson have […]

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Carousel’s Cares: The Give That Keeps On Giving

September 22, 2020

While our family-secret soft serve ice is definitely the star of the Carousel’s show, we take a special pride in […]

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Boardwalk Magic: Fun, Family and Our Favorite Ride

August 31, 2020

When it came time to name our family-recipe soft serve icery, we chose a title we closely associate with the […]

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Giving back during tough times

July 10, 2020

“We exist to bring families and communities together. During these tough times, we were able to partner with amazing organizations […]

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Fun, Family, Refreshment & One Seriously Sweet Invention 

June 30, 2020

Summertime in the USA has officially arrived, bringing with it the type of sweltering sunlight that demands cool-down breaks, best […]

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The History of Cool Treats On America’s Streets

May 31, 2020

For nearly two centuries, homemade frozen treats served with a smile on the streets of America have remained one of […]

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Carousel’s Icery Teams Up with Dunn Prep.

January 13, 2020

The Carousel’s Cares program officially kicked off with Dunn Prep last week. More than 100 smiling students enjoyed our delicious […]

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Thanks for the Memories, St. Armands.

Attention Carousel’s Family… Exciting changes are coming to Carousel’s in 2020! We will be expanding our mobile food truck footprint […]

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Franchising

Welcome to the First & Finest Icery in the World

Our goal is to help every franchisee be more successful than they have ever been, so they can live the life they always dreamed of.

Corey Carousels

We have built a business for franchisee partners with a vision they can resonate with. We believe people are looking for an opportunity to partner with organizations that operate with a high standard of excellence, a great product, experience, and an increasing bottom line.

With A Carousel's Franchise You Get:

MULTIPLE REVENUE STREAMS

MULTIPLE REVENUE STREAMS

SIMPLE BUSINESS SYSTEM

SIMPLE BUSINESS SYSTEM

ONGOING SUPPORT

ONGOING SUPPORT

QUICK PATH TO PROFITABILITY

QUICK PATH TO PROFITABILITY

LOW OVERHEAD & STARTUP COSTS

LOW OVERHEAD & STARTUP COSTS

PREMIUM PRODUCT

PREMIUM PRODUCT

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Our Core Values

GIVE GENEROUSLY

FAMILY FIRST

DREAM BIG

OUR JOY IS OUR STRENGTH

WE CHOOSE LOVE

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FAQs & Quick Facts

FRANCHISE FEE $25,000

TOTAL COST $190,000-$250,000

ROYALTY FEE 7%

UPFRONT CASH NEEDED ≈ $50,000

MARKETING FEE 2%

TIME FRAME 3-6 MONTHS

IS FINANCING AVAILABLE?

YES, THROUGH THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS. WE ARE AN SBA APPROVED FRANCHISE AND OUR EQUIPMENT PARTNERS ALSO PROVIDE FINANCING.

WILL YOU HELP ME SUCCEED?

YES. THAT’S OUR FOCUS 100%. WE PROVIDE A PREMIUM PRODUCT, SIMPLE SYSTEM, ACCESS TO THE BEST EQUIPMENT, MARKETING, PROMOTIONS, A PROTECTED TERRITORY, AS WELL AS ONGOING TRAINING AND SUPPORT. WE HELP YOU REALIZE YOUR DREAM OF BEING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER.

HOW LARGE IS MY TERRITORY?

THIS WILL DEPEND ON WHETHER YOU HAVE A SINGLE UNIT OR A DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT. TERRITORIES ARE DIVIDED UP BY ZIP CODES. YOU WILL ACQUIRE A TERRITORY OF ZIP CODES THAT EQUAL BETWEEN 100,000 – 120,000 PEOPLE IN POPULATION PER UNIT.

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