New Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream location opening in Fort Wayne North on July 20!

FORT WAYNE, IN, July 11, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, the #1 Ice Cream on the Planet by National Geographic, is continuing its expansion throughout Indiana with its newest opening in Fort Wayne. A grand opening celebration for the new Fort Wayne North store is slated for July 20, the grand opening celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. and will also feature giveaways and surprises. The new Handel’s is located at 1808 W Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46818.

Briana and Daniel Niedens and Zach Leffers will lead the newest Fort Wayne North location, who were all born and raised in Fort Wayne. The franchisees also lead the 4916 Illinois Road location.

“We are a family-owned business born right here in Fort Wayne. We are very active in the community and with our five children, so we wanted to be part of a brand that had those same family values,” said Daniel Niedens Co-Owner of the Fort Wayne Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “When we came across Handel’s, we felt those same family values. You feel at home when you’re at Handel’s. Added in that are fanatics about quality ice cream, we wanted to open this store so we can share our passion,” added Briana Niedens Co-owner of the Fort Wayne Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream.

Niedens and Zach Leffers note their love for the Fort Wayne community and everything it has to offer for fellow business owners. The franchisees chose this location out of convenience to customers and the neighboring retail synergy created by being around other restaurants and entertainment concepts.

“Handel’s has the best ice cream in the world and we’re so excited to be bringing this to our friends and neighbors in our hometown of Fort Wayne,” said Zach Leffers Co-Owner of the Fort Wayne Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream. “We offer an extremely high-quality product, made in house, fresh each day, one batch at a time, with massive servings all at a low cost,” added Leffers.

The Fort Wayne Handel’s boasts 2,654 sq. ft. and is a walk-in location. This location features 48 freshly made flavors available daily and over 140 flavors that rotate seasonally.

The new location will be open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. The store will also offer pickup, delivery, and catering

For more information about the Fort Wayne North Handel’s, visit, or follow the store’s Insatagram @HandelsFortWayne.

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. 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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