Pictured above (L to R): Lori O’Brien accepts the March 2017 Business of the Month award from Gwinnett Chamber Sr. Vice President, Member Services, Vince DeSilva.
Daddy O and Lori are high school sweethearts who live, work and dream together. Their current dream is to make Atlanta & the rest of the world a better place through great food, a wonderful atmosphere and gourmet and alcohol infused ice cream. Really now, what more could a person want?
Even before opening their first store, Daddy O’Brien’s has won multiple awards. In 2014 DaddyO and his team created Kentucky Salted Caramel at the National Ice Cream Association’s Iron Scoop Competition and WON.
In 2015 DaddyO walked away from the National Ice Cream Convention with and arm full of awards. In the judged competition, he won a Blue Ribbon for his Strawberries and Cream with a score of 34 out of 35. He was the only competitor to score a perfect 10 on Flavor! He won a Red Ribbon for his Madagascar Vanilla with a score of 31 out of 35.
In the prestigious peer-judged Flavor of the Year competition, DaddyO won 3rd place for his Bailey’s Irish Pistachio and 4th place for his T.A.C.O. (Tamarind, Apricot, Coconut Orgy) Ice Cream. Daddy O’s Irish Ice Cream Pub was also a semifinalist in the Gwinnett Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Pinnacle Award. They placed in the top 26 out of over 300 applicants.
In the 2016 Flavor of the Year competition, DaddyO won 1st place for his delicious Butter Beer ice cream. Inspired by the Harry Potter series’ drink, Butter Beer is a savory butterscotch flavored ice cream that placed over all 31 new flavors submitted.