Free scoop at Ben & Jerry's today

In this April 25, 2006 file photo, a youngster battles with an ice cream cone in front of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Montpelier, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

April 8, 2014 12:21:55 PM PDT
Today is a perfect day for ice cream. Not only because of the nice weather, but today is also a free scoop day at Ben & Jerry's.

The company, based in Vermont, is offering free ice cream cones to say thank you to its customers. The annual tradition began after Ben& Jerry's opened its first shop in 1979. After 35 years in business. It now has nearly 750 shops in more than two dozen countries. That translates to thousands of free cones at Ben & Jerry's stores today.