The great lakes adjacent state of Wisconsin has long been both an agrarian and industrial powerhouse. Major cities like Milwaukee and Madison stand in stark contrast to the rural agrarian plains. Wisconsin places strong emphasis on protecting its residents and its natural beauty using a fairly complex set of regulations. Thus, businesses often need a fair number of licenses and permits to operate.
In Wisconsin, when you scream, I scream and we all scream for ice cream, somebody may need a permit. In many cities including New York and Philadelphia, the sale of frozen desserts are specifically regulated and require special inspections and permits.