Joy Cone is one of the largest ice cream cone manufacturers in the U.S., producing over 2 billion cones each year from four locations. Joy Cone had its start in 1918 as the George and Thomas Cone Company. In the 1960’s the company imitiated the Joy retail brand and then in the 1980’s began to do business as the Joy Cone Company.
In 1995 Joy Cone purchased land in Flagstaff for future western expansion but with decreased prices and profitibility, didn’t break ground until 1999, building the first phase of its 67,000 square foot facility. Since then, Joy Cone has expanded its facility 6 times to keep up with the companies growth, the most recent expansion in 2021.
Joy Cone and its employees actively support local and national charitable organizations that focus on health and education including St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Here in Flagstaff, Joy Cone supports local organizations Toys for Tots, Flagstaffbiking.org, United Way of Northern Arizona, and the Flagstaff Festival of Science.