Sept. 22 is National Ice Cream Cone Day. Even though it's the first day of fall, that date might seem strange, but scoop slingers all over the US want to go out with a bang.
Ernest Hamwi, a Syrian, reportedly sold the first "walk-away" ice cream cone at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Hamwi sold zalabia, a doughnut-like pastry.
When the ice cream vendor next door ran out of dishes, Hamwi rolled his dough into cones and his neighbour scooped the cold treats into them so they could be eaten on the go.
There isn't a lot of proof for that story, and an Italian immigrant named Italo Marchioni filed a US patent for an ice cream cone the year before.
Frederick Bruckman, an Oregon dairyman, got a patent for a machine that made flaky sugar cones on a large scale in 1912.
About 16 years after starting his business, Bruckman sold it to Nabisco, which still uses his recipe to make Comet Cones today.
From now until September 30, the home of 31 flavors has two deals: Use the one-time coupon on the BR Mobile App to get free kids scoop when you spend at least $15.
On National Ice Cream Day, if you order $15 or more from DoorDash, you can get a free Blue Bunny cone.
On September 22, people who buy something at any of Van Leeuwen's 33 locations can get a free waffle cone if they ask for a "Cone Day Upgrade."