Our Story

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WHO WE ARE:   A Better Scoop was founded in 2009 in Englewood, Florida.  As residents of Englewood, Kevin and Sarah Gleba purchased A Better Scoop in 2014 because of their love for ice cream and the Englewood community. You can meet Sarah most weekdays working at the shop, and occasionally the little blonde girl wiping tables is their daughter Kinleigh while the little one sits and waves. Say hello to both when you are in, but be prepared, Kinleigh is a talker!

WHAT WE DO:  We’re just a small “mom and pop” ice cream shoppe that does things the old fashioned way, we serve out of glass dishes and all of our waffle cones are homemade daily. Our employees are always attentive, smiling, and friendly. Our commitment is to serve the best super premium ice cream and provide the best service to our customers. In fact, we have been up and down the coast in search of the best of the best. We believe we have it, but we are not yet content. In late 2019, A Better Scoop opened up its own production facility, The Arctic Alligator Creamery! This way we are certain that we have the best ice cream in Florida!  

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO:  We do this for the journey. From our first timers to our daily customers, there is always a great story to be told or listened to. We treat strangers like friends and friends like family. The ability to give back to the community, to create jobs, some of which are the employees first experience working, is why we do it. Of course, we do it for the ice cream and to create the best product around for our customers. There are no bad days when you have the best ice cream. We have several magazine articles published and have won several awards in Englewood.  On Trip Advisor, A Better Scoop Ice Cream Shoppe is #1 for restaurants in Englewood and in 2014 we were #5 for ice cream shoppes in the United States. Also in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 we are #1 for ice cream parlors in the Florida SW Gulf Coast, and in 2015 Best new business with the Englewood Chamber of Commerce. 

Please, if you’re in the area stop on by to grab a delicious treat or to just say “hello”. 

Thank you all for your love and support!

Sarah, Kevin, Kinleigh, and Kaelyn Gleba