Dippin' Dots

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Dippin Dots is an ice cream snack invented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus, Curt Jones, in 1988.wikipedia
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Paducah, Kentucky

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The snack is made by Dippin' Dots, Inc., headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky.
Dippin' Dots, the Paducah & Louisville Railway and several barge companies have their headquarters in Paducah.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Dippin Dots is an ice cream snack invented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus, Curt Jones, in 1988.

New Grand Chain, Illinois

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Dippin' Dots was founded in New Grand Chain, Illinois, in 1988.

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Dippin Dots is an ice cream snack invented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus, Curt Jones, in 1988.

Flash freezing

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The confection is created by flash freezing ice cream mix in liquid nitrogen.

Liquid nitrogen

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The confection is created by flash freezing ice cream mix in liquid nitrogen.

Stadium

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Shopping mall

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Vending machine

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Morey's Piers

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Busch Gardens

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Knott's Berry Farm

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Schlitterbahn

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Kings Island

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Dollywood

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Six Flags

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Cedar Fair

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

PARC Management

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Kennywood

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

SeaWorld

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Worlds of Fun

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Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

Big Surf

Dippin' Dots are sold in individual servings at franchised outlets, many in stadia, arenas, shopping malls, and in vending machines, as well as at zoos, aquariums, and theme parks such as Morey's Piers, Busch Gardens, Knott’s Berry Farm, Schlitterbahn, Kings Island, Dollywood, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, PARC Management, Kennywood, SeaWorld, Worlds of Fun, and Big Surf.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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In 2007, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled against Dippin' Dots because the process of creating the ice cream was "obvious" rather than proprietary, and ruled the patent unenforceable because Dippin' Dots had sold the product commercially for over a year before applying for the patent.

Chapter 11, Title 11, United States Code

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On November 4, 2011, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after failing to reach an agreement with their lender, Regions Bank.

Regions Financial Corporation

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On November 4, 2011, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, after failing to reach an agreement with their lender, Regions Bank.