- The Scrummy Ice –Cream was founded in the beginning of January 2020 and started operating on the 17th of May 2020.
- We have employed 15 people and we are looking at employing more by the end of the year.
- The business makes enough to pay salaries, cover our costs and still have enough to save.
- The Scrummy Ice-Cream is still in the growth phase, as much as we have employed 15 people in 3 months we need to up-skill our staff, put in place business management technology and expand our business in other locations nationally and internationally.
Thandeka and Nhlanhla Selepe were connected by their love for ice-cream and together they birthed “The Scrummy Ice-cream” to share their love , experience and sweet addiction with everyone else.
Nhlanhla is a husband who has a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion. He has 8 years safety experiences across multiple sectors. He regards himself highly in business and making The Scrummy Ice-cream business a success.
Thandeka was born and raised in Soweto. I am a mother and a wife. I am a visionary and passionate enough to take risks. I have been called a moving tuck shop from selling sweets at school to owning an event planning company called “Grandeur Soiree” and I am a founder and creative director of Cush La Cush cushions – a company that supplies retail companies and interior designers. I have 8 years of experience as a senior Inventory Analyst. I love nature and people.
Ice-cream has always been our favourite and it has been something that evokes memories of comfort, happiness, laughter and fun. When the Covid-19 pandemic started, all we ever wanted to do was to instil those comforting memories to our community and customers. That is how The Scrummy Ice-Cream was created.
One of the problems we faced was that we started our business in a difficult time in our country (Covid-19) and we were limited to do what we have initially planned to do as a business. Electricity issues have also been one of our challenges that created a big loss for us but we have managed to resolve this issue by purchasing a generator so we can minimize closing the business unnecessarily.
The Scrummy Ice-cream is a business based in Soweto that creates unique and scrumptious ice-cream for sweet toothed customers. Our bespoke creations have provided a sensory feast that is a celebration of flavour , texture and incredible design. Our mission is to provide a sensory experience for our customers that will use all their senses and transport them to a “Happy place” when enjoying our tasty products. Our goal is to ultimately allow customers to have this tasty experience at branches across the country – to expand beyond Soweto and ultimately beyond South Africa. Our business is where it is right now because we do this with love and we have poured a ton of heart and soul into our business. We strive at giving our customers the best service.
The Scrummy Ice-cream is an everything affair, a family affair, a friendship affair, and a kiddies affair. Not only is the business focused on bringing lovers together with their shared love of ice-cream, but also brings family , friends and people of different diversity together. The ice-cream is made for the kids, teenagers, adults and anyone who has a sweet-tooth and cravings that need to be fulfilled.
Our business competitors are Milky Lane, Crumbs and cream and many more.
What makes us different from our competitors is that our product is unique and we are very innovative. Our product range from R30 – R150
We are based in 278 Lerotho Street, Diepkloof Ext 1, Soweto.