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Sunset Slush® - History

Sunset Slush - Classic Italian Ice® began in January 2003 as a pushcart vending operation. Our original location for vending was the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Route 904 in Brunswick County, NC, along with several other mobile vendors.

Fun Facts about Sunset Slush

  • Began vending on Ocean Isle Beach and Oak Island in May 2004.
  • Participate in all the festivals in Brunswick County and surrounding counties, as well as Middle and High School sporting events throughout the county.
  • A member of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce since 2003.
  • Known for our participation in charitable events - We often give back a percentage of the earnings to various clubs and organizations.

Sunset Slush® at Ocean Isle Beach opened in April 2008 with a walk-up window as a retail operation. There are currently 31 Sunset Slush® shoppes; locations are in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Michigan. There are over 124 Independent Operators selling Sunset Slush - Classic Italian Ice® throughout the Carolinas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

We operate our business in several ways:

  • We sell Italian Ice from our retail shoppes
  • We sell Italian Ice from our Pushcarts at events, festivals, customer and employee appreciation days, golf outings, baseball and softball games and tournaments, high school and middle school sporting events, professional sporting events and on the beach
  • We have Pushcart rentals with bucket plans specifically designed for each event.

Sunset Slush® is available for sampling. We have not found another comparable product in our area and our customers continue to tell us there is nothing like Sunset Slush's unique flavors and smooth texture! Our product is all the rage mixed with wine and other liquors; making our Infusions a popular niche for our private events.