Rainbow Cone to open Wednesday in Flossmoor

Flossmoor is getting a taste of Chicago’s favorite ice cream as The Original Rainbow Cone announced the opening of a new location at 19805 S. Crawford Ave.

A crew puts the finishing touches on concrete work at the new Rainbow Cone shop in Flossmoor late in May. The ice cream will flow on July 3 when the shop opens. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Rainbow Cone in Flossmoor will host a grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. July 3. The first 50 guests in line outside shop when the doors officially open at 11 a.m. will be treated to a free cone. 

Rainbow Cone was founded in 1926 and now has 19 permanent locations in addition to seasonal kiosks at Navy Pier and Guaranteed Rate Field. 

The shop offers single-flavor cones, sundaes, ice cream cakes, mini donuts and more. Guests who visit Rainbow Cone in Flossmoor will also get a taste of the brand’s four new Sliced Creations: Orange Dream, Chocolate Obsession, Minty City and Cosmic Birthday. 


 “As our rapid expansion throughout the country continues, we’re certainly not forgetting the growing demand for Rainbow Cone in other communities throughout Chicagoland,” said Joe Buonavolanto III, Executive Vice President of The Buona Companies, the parent company of Rainbow Cone. “Our team is excited to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to more communities across the state where Rainbow Cone will have the opportunity to become further cemented as a treasured family tradition rather than an occasional special treat.”

Rainbow Cone joined forces with Buona, the largest family-owned Italian beef restaurant group and beef producer in the country, in 2019 to form The Buona Companies. 

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