Our Story

The Soda and Scoops on Route 66 Fountain is the realization of a decade-old dream and a desire to serve the people of this great community. For us, this is as much about paying it forward as it is about giving back.  This dream drives from being able to provide people with developmental disabilities enhanced job opportunities and an enhanced quality of life.  Soda and Scoops employs both those with and without Developmental Disabilities.  Our staff are a Different Kind of Perfect.    We serve super premium ice cream, soda fountain favorites and old-fashioned style candy.

The Soda and Scoops on Route 66 is not about resurrecting your grandfather’s neighborhood soda shop; it is about reintroducing the attitude of it. For this we had to go a little further back than chrome stools, vinyl booths, and poodle skirts. So, from the music, to the ice cream and candy, to the personal and friendly service, we wanted to create a shop that everyone can enjoy and one that exemplifies the very best of who we are as a community.

Not long ago, downtown soda shops, complete with soda counters, served as central gathering spots for locals and visitors alike. They were places where seemingly everyone was welcome and the person behind the counter took the time to know each customer personally. With the rise of The Soda and Scoops on Route 66, we want to bring local back, and we want to do it in a way that pays homage to our city’s storied past while putting an indelible stamp on its future.

Our choice to start with and focus on the Soda Shop was purposeful. Like so many of our predecessors, we believe there is no substitute for the neighborhood soda shop, one who has vested interest in the community they serve results in an individualized, quality-driven service that promotes excellent outcomes.

The hands-on approach, customer-driven focus, and commitment to excellence is also the driving force behind the soda fountain and its unique creations. With the fountain, our philosophy is simple, we believe the hard way (the way our grandmothers and great grandmothers taught us to do it) not only tastes better but is better for you. That’s why everything from our ice cream to our whip cream is hand-made from the freshest possible ingredients by people who care about providing the best possible experience for each guest every time.