Graeter’s Ice Cream Returns to Lexington

New Location in Chevy Chase Plaza Set to Open in February 2012

CINCINNATI, OHIO (October, 2011) - Graeter’s Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce their plans to return to Lexington, KY, with the opening of a new retail location at 824 Euclid Avenue. The new store, located in Chevy Chase Plaza, is scheduled to open in February 2012.

“We are ecstatic to be back in the Lexington market,” said Richard Graeter, President and CEO. “Location is critical for us, and we are pleased to have found such a wonderful home for Graeter’s. We look forward to serving our loyal customers in Lexington for many years to come.”

The new store will offer the full line of Graeter’s ice cream and select Graeter’s candies. It will be operated by franchisee Jim Tedesco, who also operates Graeter’s locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

“The people of Lexington have not seen a store like this,” said Tedesco. “We are building a premium store to match the premium product – old-fashioned, high-quality Graeter’s ice cream.”

Chevy Chase store hours are Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 11 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.