Nielsen’s Frozen Custard
Phone: (480) 497-2161
Address: 1942 E Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ
Mon – Thurs 10:30am – 10:30pm
Fri – Sat 10:30am – 11:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED
It’s not often that you can be in complete amazement from a restaurant experience, Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in East Mesa left me in an amazed state and a want to return because of the special food, atmosphere, and friendly service.
When I arrived in the parking lot I was a little intimidated by the amount of people waiting in line to obtain Nielsen’s delicious burgers, fries, shakes, and of course custard. We all know what a long line means, basically that the food is outstanding!
Upon waiting in line I was offered the opportunity to participate in the 25 Scoops Challenge. The challenge was a special promotion to celebrate Nielsen’s 25th anniversary. The challenge is simple, for only $20 you must finish completely a 25 scoops frozen custard sundae in 25 minutes or less and win a $40 Gift Certificate! Sounds easy enough right? I opted to accept the challenge and from here my good time was starting to rapidly take shape. I was sat at the main table in the middle of the restaurant packed with families, kids, young, old, the table was packed. The one person who completed the 25 Scoops Challenge was sitting across from me looking a little dominated from his accomplishment but was in good spirit and gave me the pointer of “just go for it”.
The 25 Scoops Sundae was set in front of me and my eyes bugged out of my head. 25 scoops of delicious, creamy, flavorful custard, covered in every topping that Nielsen’s offers, yes EVERY!! The clock started and the 25 minute countdown began. I started shoveling the custard down as quickly as I could while enjoying the amazing texture of the thick custard. The flavor is something you just can’t get from one of the chain custard restaurants I’ve seen popping up around the valley.
I was being rooted for and each member of the table had words of encouragement. Needless to say, I was unable to finish the 25 Scoops Challenge, but had an amazing time attempting the feat. I would love to attempt the 25 Scoops Challenge again since it will be a monthly contest beginning soon.
Nielsen’s is a great Mesa location with a very friendly service staff and management. Open fairly late on weekdays, and weekends, Nielsen’s is a great location for you to bring family, friends, or yourself for that classic custard or burger craving!