Andy’s Frozen Custard – Oak Lawn, IL
The end of August in Chicago was much hotter than we anticipated. The weather had been pretty nice in Michigan leading up to our long weekend back home, but once we got back in the Chicago area, it got hot.
After a day of shopping and napping, J and I really wanted something cold.
For the last year or so, every time we go to her parents house, we drive by a giant spinning ice cream cone on the corner of Cicero and 95th. Not too long ago, the building was a Del Taco, but that’s been replaced with Andy’s Frozen Custard.
We were both in sweat pants even though it was the middle of the afternoon, so we decided to hit the drive thru instead of going in. It’s a little hard to get through due to the weird parking lot, but once you get to the back of the building, the drive thru has a menu board but no speaker before you get to the window.
J had looked at the menu online, but I had no clue what they actually had. I stopped at the menu board to look and J was looking for a speaker to order. There’s a sign close to the board that says to pull ahead so I pointed that out then did just that.
Andy’s is a pretty small chain with only 16 stores in four states. The original is in Osage Beach, MO. Andy’s was founded in 1986, but didn’t start franchising until 2004. There are three stores in the Chicago area and that’s as far north as Andy’s has gone so far.
Andy’s specialty is frozen custard. Being big fans of frozen custard, J and I didn’t have a hard time finding something yummy on the menu.
We both went with a Concrete. I did a custom concrete with Peanut Butter Cup. J and J’s mom both got smaller Concrete’s with various toppings. As you would expect, the Concrete is comparable to Culver’s Concrete Mixer. I would have to have one of each side-by-side to even tell you if there’s much of a difference.
The three custard treats set us back about $19. It’s hard to miss the giant ice cream cone along one of the Chicago suburbs’ busiest stretch of road. If you like frozen custard, like we do, then why not pull in for something yummy?