Remember that feeling you would get when you hear that enchanting song playing over and over outside, coming closer and closer? You would stop what you were doing and race for the front door to chase it down, and once you caught it, you got rewarded with ice cream! That’s right I’m talking about the ice cream truck that brought joy to everyone. Meet Cary Michio Inayoshi, founder of Scoops, the best ice cream truck in San Jose! Scoops is part of a new food truck craze that has taken over the bay area. This isn’t your normal ice cream truck that sells many little things, Scoops serves bigger and better ice cream in unique flavors that will have you begging for more.
We were able to follow Cary and Scoops around to many food truck events around the bay area. A food truck event is a place where everyone of all ages can come and enjoy the vast variety of unique foods catered to you by different trucks. Each truck usually specializes in a certain type of cuisine. Scoops is the pot of the gold at the end of the rainbow. After you have had your share of the delicious food, you get to enjoy the original dessert item, ice cream!
Cary isn’t just your average ice cream man, he’s much more than that as you’ll soon find out. He grew up in Hawaii, and used to be an engineer before he pursued his new passion, selling smiles! Jack of all trades, master of none is how Cary describes himself. Cary got into networking because it came natural to him, he’s a people person which we can vouch for. He’s one of those guys that you feel comfortable with even if you’ve only met once. It must be his Hawaiian swag.
Family and friends support is the backbone behind any entrepreneur, and for Cary it’s no different. Some of his friends are surprised when they hear about his new business because they couldn’t picture Cary selling ice cream from a truck. But he does, and he loves it. He likes making people happy and being around people. Cary is thankful for the support of his family and friends that made it all happen by attending events, coming out for ice cream, and spreading the word of mouth.
“You make money to spend it, and the way you spend it is totally up to you. I decided to spend it on an ice cream truck” – Cary Michio Inayoshi
Success can mean many different things to different people. To Cary, success means having a great family and being able to provide for them. He has a lot of people in his life that inspires and motivates him.
Cary explains to us that in life, we should be collecting tools along our journey. A tool can be a skill that you’ve learned, it can be a person, or any kind of knowledge that you’ve picked up along the way. He believes that we should store those tools and keep collecting more, because in order to complete a job or a task you need tools. The more tools you have, the better chance you have in completing any job or task that might come up in life.
We would like to thank Cary of Scoops for his time and for letting us tag along. We hope to see more people attend these amazing events and maybe even inspire another food truck craze in a different region. If you’re in the bay area, come check Scoops out! In the words of Cary, Scoop ya later!
Scoops SJ Ice Cream Truck
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 471-7277