Howdy Homemade Ice Cream shop in Lubbock: Here’s what you need to know

Just in time for the summer heat, the Lubbock area is set to host a sweet and cold treat on July 8 that will also help local adults with disabilities.

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream made national and national headlines in 2021 and earned a spot on HEB shelves. The company, which has franchises throughout Texas, was intended to “provide employment opportunities for people who have been marginalized due to society’s misunderstanding of their abilities,” according to

Imre Szenttornyay, a Lubbock man and now franchisee of the future site, loved the company’s goal: to help adults like his daughters join the workforce.

“One of the main reasons (to open here) is that I have two ‘special needs’ children of my own, 23-year-old twins,” Szenttornyay said. “I was looking for my passion project. The world needs more of this, more compassion and more opportunity for this marginalized population.”

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Coleman Jones holds a bowl of homemade Howdy ice cream on Monday, May 30, 2022 in Dallas.

The upcoming ice cream shop at 2628 W. Loop 289 is looking to hire multiple positions, including servers, called Howdy Heroes.

The store plans to hire team leaders, fast food truck positions and people to make the in-store ice cream. Prospective candidates can apply by email [email protected].

Szenttornyay also plans to work with Village of High Pointa place where people with disabilities can live, work, pray and learn.

Customers can expect the store to be “colorful, upbeat and a joyful experience”, he said. They will have a prize wheel for loyalty program customers and plan to hold various events including game and karaoke nights.

People can follow the progress of the upcoming store on Facebook, instagram and The shop plans to offer special edition flavors and Dr Pepper chocolate chips. There will also be a membership program, and for every membership $1 will go towards supporting High Point Village.

In the meantime, hopeful customers can find Howdy Homemade flavors at HEB, 4405 114th St. Szenttornyay recommended Cookie Nom’ster and Cold Brew and Cookies.

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