Scoop Du Jour was founded by Shannon McAuley and Fran Abbott who after working in retail together for many years, kept tossing around the idea of opening a much needed ice cream shop in the Village of Chatham where they both live. They had many ideas regarding location, pricing, themes and especially the idea of old fashioned hand scooped ice cream. Realizing that they had over 50 combined years of experience in retail operations, management and marketing they, with the support of their families and friends, formulated a business plan and decided to take the leap from the world of corporate bingo and formed a partnership which became Scoop Du Jour. From opening day on August 6th 2015 the parlor has been very well received by the community.
Always community minded the owners enjoy opportunities to give back to the community and give support to local schools, organizations and fundraisers. Scoop Du Jour showcases artwork produced by local youth and features a small stage for upcoming acoustic and open mic nights as they have a strong belief in the importance of the arts in the community.
With over 35 flavors, an exceptional staff and the recent addition of food, Scoop Du Jour is looking forward to new and exciting menu items and special events.