The first Whit's in Granville, Ohio
What's the Whit's Story
The first Whit's Frozen Custard opened on March 3, 2003, in Granville, Ohio, on the tail of one of the region's coldest and snowiest winters in years. Granville did not know what frozen custard was and many felt it would not survive. However, there was a destiny to Whit's beginning and, against all odds, mother nature could not delay Whit's inevitable success.
Chuck Whitman, working in his father's foodservice business, spent 21 years calling on restaurants, including popular soft-serve businesses throughout the Midwest. During this time, he also purchased an endless array of ice cream ingredients, and worked at a dairy manufacturing plant. His knowledge and affinity for the virtues of frozen custard grew over those years and he steadily explored perfecting a frozen custard recipe while sourcing supplies of the finest ingredients. Frozen custard became his passion.
His wife, Lisa, also shares this passion. Lisa and her family spent many years operating several ice cream establishments in the Columbus area. "I grew up on soft-serve ice cream, but when I tried frozen custard, that was it. Frozen custard is creamier and full of flavor." Chuck and Lisa Whitman have taken the secrets they have learned over the years and perfected it into one store. This explains the long lines every evening on a warm, summer night and why customers continue to come back for more -- you can taste the quality and love in every scoop of Whit's Frozen Custard.