Ice cream parlors sell ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes, milkshakes and banana splits. They feature take-out and sit-down service, although most chain stores have mostly take-out customers. Ice cream parlors stay open year round in warm weather locales and typically remain open only during the spring and summer in colder climates.
Interview ice cream parlor owners. Ask them how they got started and observe how they run their shop. Work or manage an ice cream parlor to learn more about the day-to-day operations.