FRAN-CEIL’s was established in the early 1950s serving frozen custard treats to the people of Blasdell, Lackawanna, and the surrounding areas of Hamburg, South Buffalo, and Orchard Park.
What’s in a name?
Frenchy’s, FranCeil, Fran AND Ceils, Fran-Ceils French Custard, etcâ€¦
Fran n Ceils (Fran $ ‘seals’) is how we say it. From what we’ve been told, the original owners in the 1950’s were brothers-in-law, who named the ice cream store after their wives: sisters whose names were Frances and Celiaâ€¦ Fran and Ceil.
Our family has kept the tradition alive for over 40 years, serving the same frozen custard, and even using the original HOMEMADE SHERBET recipe that was passed on to us.
Whatever you call us, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our treats!