ATLANTA (April 4, 2016) - Mini Melts of America, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Georgia Aquarium and its food service company, Restaurant Associates. 

Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere.  Mini Melts of America offers its delicious, super-cold Mini Melts® ice cream nationwide, at family-oriented venues and through a large and growing number of automated kiosks in mass retail locations across the country.

Under the agreement, Mini Melts of America will co-brand its kiosks in the state of Georgia with “The Waddlesworths”, the South African family of penguins who now call Georgia Aquarium their home.  Reduced-price admission coupons and discounts at Seaside Delights, a café inside the aquarium, will be available at the kiosks.

“Our family loves other families, and we know a lot more guests will now have the fun opportunity to see us!” said George Waddlesworth, the (self-described) handsome head of the penguin family. “You know what they say about fun.  It’s the best thing to have and what is more fun than Mini Melts® ice cream”, continued George.

“We are thrilled to offer the world-class quality and novelty of Mini Melts® ice cream at our venue”, said Hiroshi Okuda, Director of Sponsor Relations for Georgia Aquarium.  “It is an enjoyable addition to our guests’ experience at the Aquarium.  And this strategic partnership will bring in more families to see our world-class facility.”

“We are honored to enter into this partnership with Georgia Aquarium and we are looking forward to helping promote the Aquarium’s conservation efforts by attracting more visitors,” said Dan and Shawn Kilcoyne, President and CEO of Mini Melts of America in a joint statement.  “Our entire team is looking forward to this partnership and working with the staff at the Aquarium, said Patrick McKeown, Executive of Regional Development for Mini Melts of America, Inc.



Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit