Graeter’s Ice Cream Reopens in Northern Kentucky

Fort Mitchell Location Now Open; Newport Location Opening Mid-September

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August, 2011) - Graeter’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce the reopening of the company’s retail location at 301 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell, KY. The Graeter’s retail location in Newport/Fort Thomas, KY, at 1409 North Grand Avenue is planning to reopen in mid-September.

Both retail locations are now company-owned and have been completely remodeled with new décor and equipment, and both stores will offer Graeter’s full line of bakery, confectionary and candy offerings.

“We are certainly excited to bring Graeter’s back to Northern Kentucky,” said Richard Graeter, President and CEO. “We have deep roots in Kentucky and we thank our loyal fans for their continued support.”

There are currently no plans to reopen the store previously located at 342 Monmouth Street in Newport, KY, or the store previously located at 8860 US Highway 42 in Florence, KY. Graeter’s is working with its Louisville-based franchisee to open new stores in the Lexington market.

Through Labor Day, Fort Mitchell store hours are Monday - Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. After Labor Day, the store will close at 10 p.m. For more information, guests can visit Graeters.com or call (859) 341-3005.

About Graeter’s: Graeter’s ice cream is a renowned brand made in Cincinnati, OH, with national prestige that still faithfully uses century-old recipes and methods of production. Graeter’s has perfected the traditional French Pot process, making the world’s finest ice cream just two gallons at a time. The secret recipe of fresh cream and egg custard spun in a French Pot freezer creates an extremely dense and creamy consistency. Liquid bittersweet chocolate is poured in just as the ice cream is finishing, creating Graeter’s signature chocolate chips. Graeter’s has 31 corporately owned stores and generates $4 million annually in online mail order sales. Graeter’s can also be found in more than 4,000 grocery stores in 41 states. Visit www.graeters.com for more information.