Black Dog Gelato : Sweet fun in the Summer

April showers bring May flowers, but most importantly, a glimpse of the sweet Chicago summer to come. Summer is Chicago’s favorite season and a big deal for us at Black Dog Gelato. It’s when we do 80% of our business!  

In anticipation for summer, we are hard at work hiring more seasonal staff and developing new flavors to make sure we are all set to keep you cool throughout the season. We are just as excited as you are! While we all wait patiently for the sun to come out and the temperature to rise, here are some fun statistics about Black Dog Gelato to tide you over:

  • 10,000 spoons are used in a week in the summer  
  • 700 gallons of gelato are made during an average summer week
  • 100 - number of summer weddings Black Dog Gelato caters 
  • 75 rotating flavors are offered throughout the year 
  • 7 days a week, our original location on Damen Ave. is open for business in the summer
  • 6 a.m. - the time the kitchen starts making the gelato for the day
  • 5 summer festivals where you can snag our gelato
  • 5 pm- the time that the 2-for-1 Cones special starts each day for Gelato Happy Hour at our Revival Food Hall location
  • 3 flavors that were suggested by guests to Chef Jessie and ended up on the menu: Nutella Pretzel, Basil Coffee and Butterscotch Bourbon Pecan