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Take A Peek Inside Howdy Homemade, Scooping Up Dreamsicle Ice Cream With A Side Of Feel-Good

Look forward to Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip ice cream, sandwiches, and more – all served with a smile.

The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
Screengrab via YouTube
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Earlier this year, Texadelphia owner Tom Landis turned the restaurant world on its head when he announced that he would be opening Howdy Homemade, an ice cream parlor and lunch shop staffed largely by adults with special needs. The opening of Howdy Homemade was eagerly awaited by Dallasites, many of whom donated to the GoFundMe campaign that helped get the shop off the ground.

Just shy of one week after opening, a video posted to Howdy Homemade's Facebook page provides a glimpse inside this charming shop on Lovers Lane. A voiceover explains that there are more than two hundred thousand adults with special needs who are seeking employment in North Texas, and that Howdy Homemade is just Landis’ first step in providing jobs to anyone who wants one.

You’ll also get a quick look at Howdy Homemade’s ice creams that are made daily on premises, in flavors like dreamsicle and Dr. Pepper chocolate chip. Watch the full video here: