Our Story

We’re approaching 100 years since Farr’s incorporated. Farr’s has been making Ice Cream a tradition for families across the country since 1929. Our first ice cream store opened in 1929 in Ogden, Utah. We started franchising Farr Better Ice Cream stores in 2018 and will have close to 10 stores open in the first
year. “From our family to yours!” Farr Better Ice Cream Enjoys a Legacy of “Firsts”

1895 LORIN AND SON ASAEL BEGAN

Harvesting Ice (as depicted in the movie “Frozen”) during the winter and then selling the ice in the summer.
DURING WINTER AND THEN SELLING THE ICE IN THE SUMMER

March 25, 1920 FARR’S INCORPORATES

The Farr Better Company incorporates and starts first commercial ice plant in 5 state area.

March 1, 1929 FIRST COMMERCIAL ICE CREAM PLANT

Offered Vanilla, Chocolate, and strawberry in 5 cent scoops in Nat Geo’s “oldest continually operating ice cream shop in America.”

1931 Farr’s pioneered placing ice cream in grocery stores

1970 Introduced first 5 quart plastic tubs

1980 First Utah manufactured frozen yogurt for grocery stores and restaurant sales

2000 Farr’s acquired Russell’s Old Fashion Ice Cream of Salt Lake City, with its accompanying larger and more efficient plant

2010 Farr’s begins franchising frozen treat concepts

2013 Farr’s acquires Hokulia Shave Ice and begins franchising Hokulia

2015 Farr’s rolls out 2 nd Farr Better Ice Cream store

2016 Farr’s begins franchising Farr Better Ice Cream stores

Over the years hundreds of phone calls and letters have been received at the Farr’s office inquiring about possibly purchasing a franchise, hoping to replicate the magic of the Farr’s original ice cream shop. Although Farr’s has resisted such requests historically, its recent successful efforts at franchising our authentic Hawaiian shave ice concept, Hokulia Shave Ice, has prompted company executives to organize efforts aimed at providing a franchised version of the company’s hallmark original ice cream shop. “Since we have been doing this for a while (close to 100 years), we’ve got a good idea of what works and doesn’t,” explained Michael Farr, company president. “I believe we should be very attractive to potential investors now that we have decided to franchise our scoop shop concept,