John Cole
John Cole

The Story Behind John Cole

June 16, 2015 -

Have you met John Cole? It’s our classic Carrabba’s dessert featuring delicious vanilla ice cream topped with caramel sauce and roasted cinnamon rum pecans. Now as you eat spoonful after spoonful, you may wonder to yourself, “What or who is behind the name?”

John Cole is actually a regular customer at the original Carrabba’s location on Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas. Every Christmas, John would bring Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola cinnamon rum roasted pecans. They liked them so much that they decided to start using them as a dessert, and then the John Cole that you know was born.

To learn more about the Carrabba’s and Mandola’s family history, click here.