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San Antonio scoops up its first location of popular frozen custard chain

San Antonio scoops its first location of popular frozen custard chain

Andy's Frozen Custard
Andy's Frozen Custard will greet its first San Antonio guests on May 11. Andy's Frozen Custard/ Facebook

A note to those San Antonio newcomers who have yet to replace sneakers and joggers for chanclas and shorts: Alamo City will soon be swelteringly hot. Luckily, a Missouri-based frozen dessert chain is ready to swoop in to deliver some sweet relief.

According to a release, Andy's Frozen Custard will debut its first local outpost at 17927 West IH-10 on May 11. The Rim shopping center site offers treats on the go with a speedy drive-thru and a walk-up window for wandering shoppers.

The bustling franchise has found success in the South and Southwest with a richer take on the summertime staple. Unlike ice cream, frozen custard adds egg yolks to the base mix for a denser, creamier texture. Andy's version adds a wallop of butterfat and a creepingly slow churn time for an even more decadent indulgence.

The custard is only offered in vanilla or chocolate, but the foundation can be mixed with 30 sweet and savory toppings. Along with familiar custard concretes, guests can opt for sundaes, splits, packed pints, and jackhammers — blended creations filled with a center add-on of choice.

Though the offerings are concocted at the company's Springfield, Missouri headquarters, local operators Joseph and Andrea Shields intend to keep a San Antonio focus. The couple plan to use profits to give to area schools and charities and intend to be an integral part of the community.

"Andy's Frozen Custard is more than just another scoop shop," said Joseph Shields via the release. "Whether the family is celebrating good school grades, needing a pick-me-up after a meeting, or just looking for a sweet treat, Andy's is a place where families and friends create new memories while enjoying the world's finest frozen custard and the highest levels of customer service."

The Shields will surely see plenty of families during the opening days (the company playfully calls it the "Grand Scoop'ning"). Among other promotions, kids under 12 can enjoy $1 sundaes until May 15. Older folks can download Andy's app and select San Antonio as their favorite store to receive a free one-topping concrete.