Tori Cheney, Staff Writer – Citrus County welcomes its first-ever Twistee Treat ice cream restaurant in Homosassa Springs. The store was built on Suncoast Boulevard and opened Tuesday, December 11. Lecanto High School [LHS] students generally found dining at the long-awaited restaurant to be a satisfying experience.
Twistee Treat’s menu offers over twenty premium flavors of ice cream to choose from and covers a wide selection of specialty items. According to their website, the store’s cone-shaped building has been around since 1983.
Word got out very quickly that the new store was being built and as soon as it opened, there were lines of people ready to get a taste.
“I went with my family the first day it opened because they gave out free ice cream, but the lines were so long. There were even cars in the tractor supply parking lot for the drive-through line. The ice cream made it worth the wait though,” said freshman Katelynn Clemons.
Kassandra Lunden, sophomore, enjoyed her overall experience at the establishment despite how busy the restaurant was.
“I really liked it. The lines were long and there was a lot of people, but the staff was very nice and they were quick,” said Lunden.
With a new business opening also comes more job opportunities for LHS students, who have begun working and applying for a position there.
“I was so happy to hear about Twistee Treat opening. My friend works there and I have an interview on Monday, so I am really excited,” said Sondra Schwalm, sophomore.
LHS attendees unanimously seem to agree-Twistee Treat is a delight.
“I’m just happy that it’s so close to me. There’s not a lot of good places to get ice cream around here. Now we don’t have to drive all the way to Pasco for the other Twistee Treat,” said senior Henry Wood.