The warm weather has had people in Regina looking for some cool, summer treats to beat the heat — and a newly returned business is taking full advantage.
Dickie Dee’s Ice Cream returned to the Queen City after a long hiatus last summer and manager Nicole Westman says the nostalgia factor is still playing a role for their business.
“Some of the parents I have come running up to the truck faster than the kids do, so it’s kind of fun to watch,” Westman said.
Ashton Soerensen has been with the company since it returned last year.
“Kids just come out and wave and (say) ‘hey it’s the ice cream man’ or ‘it’s the Dickie Dee guy’ and their parents also come out and tell their kids ‘I used to buy ice cream from them’ and all that,” Soerensen said.
Westman said the hot weather does bring people out, but can also negatively affect business. She said the weekends aren’t that busy because people are often away from the city camping or traveling.
The heat also takes a toll on her riders.
“Some of them are having to take a few days off because it’s just so hot,” she said.
She said her drivers make sure they are drinking a lot of water and take breaks in the shade to avoid the heat.