From the October 2004 issue of Entrepreneur

Little Scoops offers a sweet alternative to traditional birthday parties. Decorated like a 1950s ice cream parlor, this new franchise hosts children's parties, complete with pizza, dancing and games. And despite the franchise's name, the highlight of the event is anything but little: Kids get to create their own sundaes, piled high with a sugary selection of colorful toppings. Without having to worry about cleanup, parents can focus on rocking around the clock with their kids.