Twistee Treat was founded in 1983 in North Fort Myers, Florida. The company sells soft serve ice cream and smoothies. The original owners offered franchises and soon new stores were all over Florida. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1991. Franchise owners were sold the right to the name and the buildings.
In 1996 the rights to the name was sold and renamed Twistee Treat USA. The company began building new locations in 2010. Currently, there are 35 locations in central Florida, the Tampa, Florida, area, and Houston, Texas. Current plans for expansion call for 15 new locations by 2018, with 6 more in the Houston area. All stores are company owned.
Twistee Treat is best known for their ice cream shaped buildings and ice cream made with real cream, not milk. Headquarters are now located in Orlando, Florida.