our roots

Not many people can say their very existence is because of frozen dessert but that is something we can very proudly claim. Joseph Lattner was our grandfather and the inspiration for The Pop Parlour.

PopPop as we called him returned from WWII and ended up interviewing for a job at Rieck’s Dairy in Pittsburgh (later to become Sealtest). Always a charming man he impressed the interviewer so much he invited PopPop to come to his house for dinner to meet his daughter. That is how he met our grandmother. They married and had two kids, one being our mom. He worked there making ice cream and ice pops till the plant closed in the 1970s. As the plant closed he fortunately was able to take home a twin ice pop mold that we have been able to restore and use in our shops.

We were so lucky to grow up in a family where a passion for sweets is a part of our DNA. The process to open our first shop began in 2011 with our first shop finally opening in early 2013. PopPop passed away in the summer of 2013 and we feel incredible joy in knowing we got to open before he passed and we can carry on his legacy in a way he is proud of.