People Are Talking

We are making a big splash in our market, but don't take our word for it. Our locations have been featured on Fox news, Pix11 news, Eater, TimeOut, and many other news and print media publications. Additionally, we have been spotlighted on viral social media accounts including DesertBae, NY Bucketlist, and New Fork City, each with a following of over 1 million users.

"Hershman is becoming a local dessert entrepreneur and is now betting on the city in a big way."

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"The owner of the new 16 Handles franchise on Chambers really fits the “new kid” descriptor, and in this case, it seems like a real boon to his business."

Recent Press

The Best Desserts in Hell’s Kitchen
W42ST
September, 2021
https://w42st.com/post/icing-cake-dessert-hells-kitchen-broadway-show-new-york/
26-Year-Old Dippin’ Dots Owner Follows 3 Entrepreneurial Principles
FranchiseTimes
August, 2021
https://www.franchisetimes.com/franchise_news/26-year-old-dippin-dots-owner-follows-3-entrepreneurial-principles/article_5a0a6392-00f8-11ec-97b3-db7685c74938.html
Here Are 10 Ways to Beat the Labor Shortage
FranchiseTimes
July, 2021
https://www.franchisetimes.com/franchise_operations/hr/here-are-10-ways-to-beat-the-labor-shortage/article_a78e7cf0-e8c7-11eb-bb8c-238906ec4909.html
Nostalgic Favorite Dippin' Dots Opens First Ever NYC Shop
Gothamist
April, 2021
https://gothamist.com/food/nostalgic-favorite-dippin-dots-opens-first-ever-nyc-shop
LIVE NEWS: Fox Good Morning New York
Fox News New York
April, 2021
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hksent41m9ryvfu/2021.04.12.GoodDayNY.mp4?dl=0
16 Handles Opens Store in Times Square
QSR Magazine
May, 2021
https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/16-handles-opens-store-times-square
From the Crossroads of the World to the Top of the World — FroYo King Neil Conquers Everest
W42ST
May, 2021
https://w42st.com/post/16-handles-franchisee-neil-hershman-climbs-everest-times-square/
Food Operators Flock to East 23rd Street By Madison Square Park
Commercial Observer
March, 2021
https://commercialobserver.com/2021/03/food-operators-flock-to-east-23rd-street-by-madison-square-park/
The first Dippin’ Dots store in NYC is now open
TimeOut NY
April, 2021
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-first-dippin-dots-store-in-nyc-is-now-open-022621
Why Opening an Ice Cream Store in Times Square During a Pandemic is no Everest for Neil Hershman
W42ST
April, 2021
https://w42st.com/post/neil-hersham-16-handles-times-square-everest-frozen-yogurt-ice-cream/
LIVE NEWS: Pix11 Morning Show
Pix11
April, 2021
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jmd54qjfdjwv83w/2021.04.08.WPIX.mp4?dl=0
Tasting The First DIPPIN DOTS Store in New York City
New York Street Food
April, 2021
https://newyorkstreetfood.com/nysf-first-look/tasting-the-first-dippin-dots-store-in-new-york-city/
New Neighbor: Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn
Flatiron Partnership
April, 2021
https://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/news-and-events/newsroom/detail-news/934
NYC’s First-Ever Dippin’ Dots Store Opens Today In Flatiron
SecretNYC
April, 2021
https://secretnyc.co/dippin-dots-nyc/
Restaurant Openings May 2021
Eater
May, 2021
https://ny.eater.com/2021/5/6/22412579/nyc-restaurant-openings-may-2021
NYC Restaurant Openings April 2021
Eater
April, 2021
https://ny.eater.com/2021/4/1/22358158/nyc-restaurant-openings-april-2021
16 Handles Opens Tribeca Location With New Retail Model
RestaurantNews
October, 2020
http://www.restaurantnewsrelease.com/16-handles-opens-tribeca-location-with-new-retail-model/
Dippin' Dots to open NYC flagship store after movie theaters begin to reopen
Fox Business
February, 2021
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/dippin-dots-open-nyc-flagship-store-after-movie-theaters-reopen
A Dippin' Dots And Doc Popcorn Flagship Store Is Coming To New York City
Delish
February, 2021
https://www.delish.com/food-news/a35631838/dippin-dots-doc-popcorn-store-nyc/
Co-branded Dippin’ Dots, Doc Popcorn shop to open in NYC's Flatiron District
New York Business Journal
February, 2021
https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2021/02/25/dippin-dots-doc-popcorn-shop-to-open-nyc-flatiron.html
Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn opening flagship store in New York City
Attractions Magazine
February, 2021
https://attractionsmagazine.com/dippin-dots-doc-popcorn-opening-flagship-store-new-york-city/
Dippin’ Dots Is Opening A Flagship Store With Doc Popcorn In New York City
Yahoo!
February, 2021
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/dippin-dots-opening-flagship-store-170500255.html
New Kid on the Block: 16 Handles
Tribeca Citizen
October, 2020
https://tribecacitizen.com/2020/10/09/new-kid-on-the-block-16-handles/
Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn to Debut Flagship Franchised Store in New York City
Franchising.com
February, 2021
https://www.franchising.com/news/20210225_dippin39_dots_and_doc_popcorn_to_debut_flagship_franchised_store_in_new_yor.html
Dippin’ Dots, Doc Popcorn debuting NYC flagship store
QSR Web
February, 2021
https://www.qsrweb.com/news/dippin-dots-doc-popcorn-debuting-nyc-flagship-store/
Dippin' Dots And Doc Popcorn To Debut Flagship Franchised Store In New York City
RestaurantNews
February, 2021
http://www.restaurantnews.com/dippin-dots-and-doc-popcorn-to-debut-flagship-franchised-store-in-new-york-city-022421/
Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn to Open Flagship in NYC
QSR Magazine
February, 2021
https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/dippin-dots-and-doc-popcorn-open-flagship-nyc
Dippin' Dots and Doc Popcorn to Debut Flagship Franchised Store in New York City
PR Newswire
February, 2021
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dippin-dots-and-doc-popcorn-to-debut-flagship-franchised-store-in-new-york-city-301234583.html
New Yorkers Are Bartering With This Harlem Pizza Maker for His Roman-Style Pies
Eater
February, 2021
https://ny.eater.com/2021/2/24/22297003/unregular-pizza-pop-up-harlem-bartering
A Dippin' Dots Flagship Location Is Opening in New York
HYPEBEAST
February, 2021
https://hypebeast.com/2021/2/dippin-dots-doc-popcorn-flagship-opening-new-york-info

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