First 100 guests to receive Free Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream Swag at Grand Opening, October 19th

WOODLAND HILLS, CA, October 17, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, serving up freshly made ice cream since 1945, is expanding its presence with the opening of a new store in Woodland Hills, CA. Its Presence in Southern California with the Opening of a New Store in Woodland Hills 23369 Mulholland Dr, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. A Grand Opening celebration for the latest Handel’s will take place at 23369 Mulholland Dr, Woodland Hills, CA 91364 on Thursday, October 19th.

Fans are in for a treat as the first 100 guests will receive Handel’s swag, plus there will be giveaways throughout the day. The Grand Opening festivities start at 11 a.m.

The Woodland Hills Handel’s is a women-owned family venture. The store is led by Zara Asfar and her daughters, Samar Asfar and Jayron Ashfar. Zara and Samar immigrated to the U.S. from Iran and are living the American dream with Jayron by fulfilling their dreams of entrepreneurship and fostering a community gathering spot through Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. The family resides in the Woodland Hills area.

“We’ve wanted to go into business together and Handel’s was the perfect thing. The idea of having an ice cream shop where our neighbors and friends can pop in to enjoy a treat and we can see familiar faces, make new friendships and interact with our neighborhood is the perfect fit for our personalities,” said Zara Asfar, Co-owner of the Woodland Hills Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “One of the reasons we chose this location is because it feels like home. The people in this community are our friends, family and neighbors. They coach and teach our kids and grandkids, they’re our dentists, doctors, clients, and more. They are a large part of our lives and we’re so excited to offer them something that’s so dear to us.”

The Woodland Hills Handel’s is 1,600 sq. ft. and will feature local flavors including Black Cherry, Buckeye, Coffee Chocolate Chip, Graham Central Station, Oree-Dough, Salty Caramel Truffle, the newly launched Horchata, and more. The store will offer dine-in, pickup, delivery, and catering.

The Woodland Hills location will be open daily from 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

“Handel’s is an iconic brand. It’s not like other ice cream franchises. It’s personal,” said Samar Asfar, Co-owner of the Woodland Hills Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “The owners have a connection to their community. Our customers are our neighbors and friends, not just strangers who grab a cone and leave. They become part of the Handel’s family the minute they walk through our doors.”

For more information about the Woodland Hills Handel’s, visit or follow them on Instagram @handels818.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been in the business of making and selling fresh ice cream since 1945. Founded in Youngstown, Ohio by Alice Handel, the company continues the sweet legacy she established from her backyard garden, using fresh ingredients, and upholding a commitment to quality. Each batch of Handel’s ice cream is made fresh daily, using Alice’s original methods and recipes. There are 48 flavors available daily and more than 140 flavors that rotate seasonally.

In 2023, Handel’s ranked on Franchise Times’ “Fast & Serious”, a list of the smartest-growing franchises for the year and is recognized by TasteAtlas for one of the top 100 Most Iconic Ice Creams of the World.

Handel’s has also been named #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, one of the Top 10 Best Ice Cream Businesses by USA Today, one of the Top 500 Restaurants in America by Nation’s Restaurant News and Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Handel’s currently has more than 100 locations across 11 states and is growing. To learn more about Handel’s franchise opportunities, visit

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