There’s nothing more American than a good old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Since 1980, Scoops has been serving up the frozen stuff to visitors and locals in Gulf Shores, AL.
To go along with the American classic is a bit of the American dream. Kimberly Hatfield, General Manager of Scoops, told us about her father’s story.
“Dennis Hatfield worked for Corporate America as an Exploration Geologist for twenty years before he decided to move back to the beach and buy Scoops,” she says. “He and Deborah, my mother, actually met down here back in the 70s while they were in school.”
Scoops is serving up a wide variety of ice cream creations and flavors. According to Kimberly, there are a couple of clear favorites.
“Our most popular specialty desserts are the Hot Fudge Brownie Delight and our Traditional Banana Split,” she says. “But you can mix and match and create whatever dessert you’re craving.”
Scoops has plenty of seating wrapping around the building, so make sure you bring the whole family! Kimberly spoke to us about the relationships Scoops has built over the years with both local and visiting families.
“Scoops is well known as a go-to stop for families vacationing in the area,” she says. “We are constantly told by returning families that coming here is one of their favorite family traditions.”
The Hatfield family is also involved in the community that has given them so much.
“Dennis is now the President of the Little Lagoon Preservation Society, putting his masters’ degree in Geology to good use,” says Kimberly. “The nonprofit serves as an invaluable resource to the island, and I am proud to say that he leads by example in business ethics and community service.”
Cool off with a treat from Scoops.