Claim: Ben & Jerry's outlets are offering free ice cream on 8 April 2014.
Origins: The Ben & Jerry's chain of ice cream shops has given away free scoops during an annual celebration since their first anniversary in 1979 as a way of expressing gratitude to their customers. The tradition has continued to this day, with this year's "Free Cone Day" slated for Tuesday, 8 April 2014, as
described on the Ben & Jerry's web site:
Is there a better way to say "thank you" than with free ice cream? We think not! That's why every year, since our first anniversary back in 1979, we have grabbed our scoops and invited fans of all ages to join us for Free Cone Day.
What is Free Cone Day?
Well it’s our way to celebrate and say thanks for another year of support, and we’ve kept it up every year since, spreading the peace, love & ice cream around the globe!
The history of Free Cone Day is reviewed in the following video: