Arkansas ice cream maker to celebrate reopening | News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe is joining Yarnell's officials on Thursday morning to celebrate the return of the Arkansas-based ice cream company.
The Searcy-based ice cream producer laid off 200 workers and halted production in June after nearly 80 years of business. It was acquired by Chicago snack food supplier Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co. earlier this year for $1.3 million. The company reopened the Yarnell's plant and is using original recipes and some former employees.
Yarnell's was known for its Arkansas-inspired ice cream flavors and names.
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