March 28, 2022
Frios is a company that exists to make people happy. We believe in nostalgia, joy, kindness, and giving people moments to remember. We call our employees and franchisees “Happiness Hustlers™” because happiness is the reason we exist.
I bought frios three years ago when the headquarters was located in Gadsden, AL. One day, I was stuck in traffic, and I pulled over to enjoy a pop (key lime pie) that transported me to a different time and place. I knew in that moment that I had to be a part of this company. I had quite literally taken a bite into my future.
I knew that I had to move “Happiness HQ” home to Mobile. My dream was to build a national company with exceptional people, and we are doing it! Mobile has provided stability, resources, and a network of people who help us be successful. The people and communities of Mobile have been super supportive, and frios has become a household name here. My goal is to create a Mobile-built business with a national landscape.
While there have been opportunities for frios to move out of Mobile, I am a champion for this city. I love the community and the endless possibilities it comes with. We are close to the water, we have great schools and resources, and I relish the opportunity to build something great here in my hometown.
Giving back is one of our core values and something I’m deeply passionate about, and I am happy to give back to the community that is giving frios so much support. Personally, I am committed to renovating Municipal Park and bringing the “Happiness Hustlers™” mentality to the area.
Mobile is a fantastic city that is part of a fantastic state, and I know it is the perfect foundation for growing frios gourmet pops.
Cliff Kennedy is the owner of Frio’s Gourmet Pops.
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