Sundae Election for President Begins

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Customers vote by selecting sundae made with candidate's favorite flavors, a pig with red lips or lipstick.

Farrell's Sundaes May Decide Presidential Race

We knew the public would find some humor in the toppings and it's been very well received

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Customers at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Santa Clarita, a suburb of Los Angeles, are casting their votes for President and Vice-President by selecting an ice cream sundae made of a combination of the favorite flavors of each political duo.

The Obama-Biden sundae is a combination of Senator Barack Obama's mint ice cream combined with Senator Joe Biden's favorites of chocolate and vanilla. There are mounds of hot fudge, whipped cream and it's topped with two American Flags and a Farrell's pig bank complete with red lips.

The McCain-Palin sundae includes Senator John McCain's favorites of chocolate and vanilla along with Governor Palin's choice of moosetracks which is vanilla ice cream with crushed peanut butter cups with a dash of caramel and hot fudge. It will be topped with whipped cream, two American flags and two candy lipsticks.

Michael Fleming, CEO of Parlour Enterprises, owners of Farrell's said that each time a candidate's sundae is purchased, it will count as a vote for that team. The votes are being tracked on a scoreboard installed in the ice cream parlor.

Fleming said he wanted the presidential ice cream sundae election to be fun, which is why each sundae is topped with either the Farrell's pig bank with red lips, or tubes of candy lipstick. He also wanted to point out the importance that Americans cast their "real" votes in November.

"We knew the public would find some humor in the toppings and it's been very well received," said Paul Kramer, President, Parlour Enterprises. "Senator Obama's comment about putting lipstick on a pig and Governor Palin's joke about lipstick being the difference between an pit bull and hockey mom couldn't be left alone," he added.

To help kick off the ice cream election, campaign workers for Senators Obama and McCain will gather together at Farrell's on Friday, September 26 at 4:00pm to sample and cast their votes with their sundae selections. The gathering of campaign offices will be held two hours prior to the first Presidential Debate between the candidates.

Farrell's is donating $1 from each sundae to the Red Cross Relief Fund in the name of each candidate. The sundae election will end November 3rd and the results posted on the website.

About Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor
Farrells Ice Cream Parlors began in 1963 when Bob Farrell opened his first store in Portland, Oregon. Over the years, the company has been bought and sold, Recently, Laguna Niguel based, Parlour Enterprises Inc took over the domestic rights with plans to begin franchising and rebuilding the company across the mainland U.S. Farrell's in Santa Clarita, California is the first Farrell's to be franchised by Parlour Enterprises Inc. For more information visit

Michael A Fleming
Parlour Enterprises Inc
Phone (714)381-5652

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor servers hold the sundaes containing the favorite flavors of the candidates that will be purchased by customers to vote in the "Sundae Election for President".
Jamie Nailleux, 17, holds the Obama-Biden chocolate, vanilla, mint sundae topped with a pig with red lips, and Kathleen Derr, 21 shows off the McCain-Palin chocolate, vanilla, moosetracks sundae topped with candy lipsticks. Votes are displayed on a scoreboard inside the ice cream parlor with results posted November 3 on their website


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