Using a standard waffle iron, Abe Doumar created the first waffle ice cream cone at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. After developing a four-iron waffle machine, Abe traveled to state fairs in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He opened stands at Ocean View Amusement Park in Chesapeake Bay which his brother, George, took over in 1920. George opened a drive-in restaurant in 1933 which his two sons still operate today. Despite the invention of mechanized cone makers, the Doumars continue to make cones by hand.