Shipping Container Ice-Cream Concept Proves Popular at Community College

Source: Gingerella, Benita . “Shipping Container Ice-Cream Concepts Proves Popular at Community College.” FoodService Director Magazine , 1 March 2023,

Cones-n-Cups has generated sales 25% higher than expected since debuting at Hinds Community College last fall.  A new ice cream and coffee concept, Cones-n-Cups was launched last fall to celebrate the 52-year partnership between Hinds and its foodservice provider, Aladdin Campus Dining. Faced with space constraints as well as pricey plumbing and electric costs, the food management company decided to forgo putting the concept inside the dining hall and instead housed it outside in a 20-foot shipping container.

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