The Whit’s franchise “is an excellent re-use of what was an eyesore,” Centerville Development Director Michael Norton-Smith has said.
Frozen custard is an ice cream dessert developed by the French more than 100 years ago and had been referred to as “French Vanilla Ice Cream, according to Whit’s. The distinctive taste of frozen custard is attributed to the combination of “high-quality dairy ingredients, 10% butterfat, a small amount of pasteurized eggs, and the blending of very little air during production, creating a smooth and creamy texture with rich flavor,” the company said.
Neace was granted a Centerville franchise from the Granville-based company with more than 30 Ohio sites, nearly all of them in small towns. The closest locations are in Lebanon, Trenton and Washington Court House, according to the company’s website.
Staff Writer Nick Blizzard contributed to this report.