In 1918, Lebanese immigrant, Albert George, along with other family members, bought some second-hand cone-baking machines and started the George & Thomas Cone Company. Today, that company is still owned/operated by the George family along with the employees. As such, the company is now an ESOP and is known as Joy Cone Company, after its signature brand of ice cream cones. It is today the largest ice cream cone company in the world, baking over 1.5 billion cones/year.
We are an independent, 100% employee owned business, practicing the art of cone baking for 100 years.
We've been owned and operated by one family since 1918. Our employees are a part of that family. It explains how we have managed to build a very successful operation. Our success comes from considering the needs of our employees and their families. We offer flexible work hours which enable our employees to reconcile their personal schedules with our production schedules. The results have been greater efficiency and happier employees.