It is hard to believe that Suzy’s Swirl has been in existence for 7years! Wow – how fast 7years have gone by! To this day we still have young kids and adults ask how did Suzy’s Swirl get its name? Is this a franchise? Who’s Suzy? How long have you been in Lake Bluff? The most ever asked question, Why did you leave Gurnee? So here are some answers to these questions and a few more interesting tid bits about Suzy’s Swirl!
Suzy’s Swirl is not a Franchise. We started Suzy’s Swirl in Gurnee Il in August of 2012. Suzy’s is a family owned business and it was started by sister’s Kathy and Sue, along with Sue’s family, Jen, Joe, Jim and Julie. A funny fact, Julie was only 13 years old when we opened and she trained us all on how to use the registers! In 2014 we opened our 2nd Suzy’s Swirl in Lake Bluff Il.
Since closing the Gurnee location in 2017, our most popular question has been, Why Did You Close the Gurnee Store? We love all of our awesome customers and dear friends in Gurnee! Our lease was up and we wanted to open a few new doors to focus on bringing Suzy’s Swirl to the retail market! We too, miss Gurnee, we are thankful for all of our Gurnee customers who have found Suzy’s Swirl in Lake Bluff! All of us at Suzy’s Swirl are so grateful for all of our customers!
In case you didn’t know, Suzy’s Swirl is not named after Sue! We wanted to name the store Swirl – we could Swirl anything – that name was already trademarked! Kathy and Sue grew up in the Chicagoland area watching WGN, channel 9, Ray Rayner and each Christmas they would play Here comes Suzy’s Snowflake followed by Hard Rock, Coco and Joe! We thought hmm, Suzy’s Swirl – awesome name! Sue now loves being called Suzy! We hope you continue to enjoy Suzy’s Swirl!