Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has production up and running again, and all of its scoop shops, including three Atlanta locations, will reopen next Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Normal business hours will resume the following day. Jeni's shut down all operations last month after Listeria was found in one of its samples.
"We are so excited to be making ice cream again and can't wait to share it with all of you," owner Jeni Britton Bauer said in an announcement posted on the Jeni's website. "But, I'm not going to lie, it's been bumpy road getting back up, and there were times we didn't think we were going to make it. As a result, we have a new appreciation for life. The feeling today and going forward is a genuine gratefulness just to be here, doing what we do. Your support has meant the world to us."
Jeni's has three local locations in Westside Provisions District, Decatur, and Inman Park's Krog Street Market. After discovering Listeria in its product, the company issued a total product recall, closed all of its shops, and destroyed nearly half a million pounds of ice cream.