Recently, we asked our Stewart’s history buffs to partake in some fun 75th Anniversary trivia. We got lots of great submissions and were very impressed with how much you all remember- and how creative you were if you didn’t! We’ve got the answers here, so check them out and see how well you did.
A. Before becoming an all-encompassing convenience store, Stewart’s Shops was split into Stewart’s Ice Cream Shop, Stewart’s Bread ‘N Butter Shop, and Stewart’s Soup ‘N Sandwich Shop.
2. Before the Dake Brothers purchased Stewart’s Ice Cream Co. in 1945 they had already gained plenty of fans with Dake’s Delicious Ice Cream! By the end of their first year in 1917, the Dake Brothers had sold 4,000 gallons of ice cream. How many gallons did they sell in 1945?
A. 10,000 B. 35,000 C. 57,000
The correct answer is B- we sold 35,000 gallons of ice cream in our first year with only 2 open shops, one in Ballston Spa and one in Latham.
Our two lamb mascots were named Perky and Patches!
The answer here is A- the Ford Thunderbird! The winner was a 12-year-old Shenendehowa Student from Clifton Park. When asked what he would do with his prize, he said he would sell the car and purchase a farm tractor and a cow.
Peanut Butter Pandemonium was originally released in 2005 under the name Peter Butter Pan! This name was created in conjunction with a production of Peter Pan that was taking place at Proctors in Schenectady.
The correct answer is B-25 shops! Despite the lack of stores in this area, our 25 shops span across 12 counties in the North County, and we have been lucky to find great success there!
The answer is C- President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The ice cream cake was presented as a gift to the President and his staff when they attended the Vermont State Dairy Festival.
Susan Dake was the first person to say “Hi, I’m Susan” in Stewart’s Shops commercials. You may have seen her recently when she reprised her roll in honor of the #10GallonChallenge!
Philly Dake invented our Make Your Own Sundaes in 1948! Not only did she invent the Make Your Own Sundae, but she also founded the Make Your Own Scholarship program which provides college scholarships for immediate family members of employees. Our delicious Philly Vanilla ice cream was proudly named in her honor!
The correct answer is A- a helicopter! The helicopter was used as a part of the popular “Perky” ad campaign, where customers could collect “Perky Points and win prizes. Customers who collected 500 Perk Points earned a ride in the helicopter.
We hope you enjoyed playing our Stewart’s Trivia and celebrating our 75th Anniversary with us. Feel free to share and let us know how you did!