A sorbet maker is installed behind the store.
In 1984, a sorbet maker is installed behind the store to eventually offer sorbets.
Other investments in equipment require more space.
In 1988, other investments in equipment require more space and production will now be relocated on rue Beaumont in a space of just 1,000 square feet on 2 floors. That year, Bilboquet began to touch wholesale trade with a few customers in the restaurant business.
Several new flavors are developed.
From 1992 à 2004, the company is progressing and several new flavors are developed strictly respecting the corporate mission of offering only real products, made with real milk, real cream and real fruits, without any dyes or additives that aren’t natural. The big trend in small glaciers was and still is to use powder mixes already seasoned with the desired flavor. Bilboquet has always refused to use this much simpler but also false method!
Carole & Yves decide to sell the company.
In 2004, after a few months of reflection, Carole and Yves, who have worked hard for 20 years while their business was at the crossroads, decided to sell the company and pass the torch to a new owner who will be faithful to their mission but also make the necessary investments to enable the company to grow.
This is how Pierre Morin, a Bilboquet customer from the beginning, decided to take back the Bilboquet Glacier as a second career and to develop it by making the investments that allow producing in a more flexible and efficient way.
A first franchise is opened.
In 2007, a first franchise is opened on Sherbrooke Street in the Westmount neighborhood.
Old Port of Montreal in the summer.
In 2008, Le glacier Bilboquet begins to offer its products in two kiosks in the Old Port of Montreal during the summer season.
Also in 2008, les glaces du Bilboquet se retrouvent chez certaines épiceries fines de renom dans la ville de Québec.
A 2nd franchise is opened on Boulevard du Lac (Lakeshore Road).
En 2009, Bilboquet ice cream is found in some of the finest gourmet food stores in Outaouais region.
Summer of 2009, a 2nd franchise is opened on Boulevard du Lac (Lakeshore Road) in Pointe-Claire in the West Island, along the bike path.
Old Port and Plateau Mont-Royal
From 2008, a few Bilboquet stores opened up starting by a counter at the Montreal Old Port for a 5 year contract and Plateau Mont-Royal in 2011.
Another Bilboquet Opening.
In spring of 2012, another Bilboquet will open in the middle of Phase III of Quartier DIX / 30 in Brossard. The latter store will complete the goal of covering the greater Montreal area.