For sophomore Sophia Kotelly, Monday nights were for gathering with her group of friends and going to Andy’s Frozen Custard for a beginning of the week “pick me up.” Kotelly said she discovered Andy’s during her freshman year when COVID-19 forced her group of friends to be creative about how they would spend their time. Andy’s was voted “Best Sweet Treat” by the Elon community,
“My friends and I would drive around and try different restaurants and food spots and get takeout and [Andy’s] was one we tried,” Kotelly said. “We loved it and we kept going back.”
Andy’s Frozen Custard is a drive-thru dessert spot that serves concretes, which are frozen custard blended with a variety of toppings, as well as jackhammers, which are concretes filled with a choice of topping, and sundaes, banana splits, malts, seasonal specials. The first Andy’s location opened in 1986 in Osage Beach, Missouri, and now has expanded to over 100 locations in 14 states.
Sophomore Isabella Sessa said during her freshman year, she liked Andy’s so much that she would rent a Zipcar just to go get it. Her go-to order is the “Triple Chocolate Concrete,” which includes chocolate custard, chocolate chip cookie dough and melted chocolate chips. Sessa said that because of her frequent visits, she is now part of Andy’s rewards program where customers can earn points through purchases and redeem points for a free dessert.
“Andy’s has become me and my friends' safe space,” Sessa said. “Our schedules are so busy … but it's 30 minutes of our time. We just go through a drive-thru, get some custard, talk and go home to do more work.”