Flamingo Joe's was established in 1985 in Virginia Beach, VA. The company started out as a single 3' by 6' wooden concession booth set up on the corner of 15th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Initially it grew to incorporate kiosks in shopping malls as a new avenue in which to sell it's products, which at the time only included cotton candy and sno-cones. From there, our sights were set on bigger venues. Flamingo Joe's opened in Ocean Breeze Water Park and Norfolk Scope in 1991. Then in 1993, Flamingo Joe's was awarded a contract to operate for the inaugural season of Harbor Park, home of the Norfolk Tides. Other venues were added to the list over the next several years including The Richmond Coliseum, The Diamond baseball stadium, Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston Salem, NC, Tampa Stadium and several spring training facilities for Major League Baseball in Florida. During the expansion, I, Emory Olzinski, was employed by the company and served as general manager. In 1995 I was offered to purchase Flamingo Joe's rights to two locations in the Hampton Roads area and run them as franchises. I accepted the offer and after 7 years I bought all that was left of the company in 2003.
Flamingo Joe's is committed to a goal of providing excellent customer service and quality products to the public in all of it's venues. I am very flexible and willing to take any necessary steps to meet the wants and needs of my clients. Let me know what Flamingo Joe's can do for you and let's start a mutually cohesive and profitable food service relationship together.
Currently Flamingo Joe's operates exclusively in Virginia, but we are willing to open anywhere that i feel our company will continue to thrive. Our product line varies from location to location depending on the needs of our clients.
Our current menu includes:
fresh squeezed lemonade
Dippin' Dots ice cream
bottled soft drinks and water
bottled beer (currently only at The Diamond)