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Published on May 27, 2024
Chicago's Iconic Original Rainbow Cone Expands to Michigan, Opening New Store in New BuffaloSource: Facebook/The Original Rainbow Cone

CHICAGO — A scoop of history just landed in Michigan, with Chicago’s iconic Original Rainbow Cone opening its first location in the Great Lake State, expanding the reach of their century-old, five-flavor ice cream legacy. Bearing a colorful array of treats, the famed ice cream parlor cut the ribbon at its new establishment nestled in New Buffalo, Michigan, inside Sonny D’s Bar and Grill at 1 N. Whittaker Street, so now beachgoers and locals can indulge in the sweet slices of tradition, as reported by NBC Chicago.

The Original Rainbow Cone, known for its distinctive flavor layering technique, has been dishing out their signature rainbow cone—piling chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio, and orange sherbet onto each other—since the 1920s, and has now taken this taste of Chicago beyond Illinois borders, Michigan marks state number three following their outposts in Indiana and Wisconsin, WSBT noted.

But it's not just about the cones; at Sonny D's confectionery corner, ice cream aficionados will find a sweet suite of treats including sundaes, shakes, cakes, and mini donuts among other specialty cones and nostalgic delights that have made Rainbow Cone a beloved staple amongst Chicagoans the Original Rainbow Cone aims to replicate its long-standing success and fanfare as it brings a taste of Windy City heritage to the shores of Lake Michigan.