The ultimate ice cream franchise is actively seeking entrepreneurs as it rapidly expands across the United States
Cold Stone Creamery® is the ultimate ice cream franchise. Since 1988, our brand has defined the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®, capturing the hearts of millions of devoted customers in America and around the world. As an investment opportunity, Cold Stone remains a cut above the rest due to our significant brand recognition, exceptional training and ongoing support, and our ability to capture an outsize share of the dollars Americans spend on treats in the communities we serve. With over 1,000 locations in the United States, Cold Stone is your chance to realize your full potential as a small business owner, where your community is waiting for you to help them create memories that will last a lifetime.
“There has never been a better time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream business franchise,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Cold Stone Creamery is a brand that will continue to do incredibly well. Not only do we enjoy household name recognition in America and globally, but we believe our product is far superior to what is available on the market. The creamery part of Cold Stone Creamery is real: we make our ice cream fresh in-house, which gives our ice cream an artisanal quality, and a taste that becomes a craving that creates customer loyalty. As a franchisor, we have designed Cold Stone Creamery to be an easy-to-run, easy-to-scale business. We’ve been growing for years, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon.”
Here are three reasons why you should invest in a Cold Stone franchise:
Cold Stone Creamery is beloved and acclaimed by millions in America and around the world
When customers walk into one of the 1,000+ Cold Stone Creamery® locations around the world, they know they’re in for more than a treat — they’re in for a memorable experience. Our super-premium ice cream is made fresh, our endless array of toppings allows for total customization, and the store’s lively, enthusiastic crew members sing and cheer as they serve up on delicious treats!
We call this The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. Cold Stone Creamery is unique to other ice cream franchise concepts because our ice cream is made fresh in store locations. This cannot be overstated. Other brands will ship their product in prepackaged vats and tubs, allowing their ice cream to sit frozen for days and often weeks, while Cold Stone Creamery is, in fact, a creamery! We produce all of the ice cream in store locations, using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ice cream machines. Every dip of our brand’s ice cream meets customer’s high standards for taste, consistency and texture. This is why our brand has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world.
“Cold Stone Creamery is unique in the ice cream franchise space, because we make our ice cream in-house,” says Dr. Maya Warren, Tastemaster™ with Cold Stone Creamery. “When our customers come to us, they’re getting ice cream that has been made for them in that store. Our product is exceptional, and that is evident in the fact that millions of people around the world love the experience they get at their local Cold Stone Creamery — and that number grows every day. The best part about Cold Stone Creamery is that we get to make people happy. If someone comes in having a bad day, they’re going to leave us with a smile. If someone comes to us on a good day, they’re going to go on and have a better day. That is what Cold Stone Creamery is all about.”
Cold Stone Creamery is committed to helping franchisees grow and prosper
Since our founding in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has launched hundreds of entrepreneurs into small business ownership. We’re happy to report that our franchisees are some of the longest tenured in the ice cream industry. Cold Stone Creamery provides significant infrastructure and support in all aspects of the business. From marketing, to training, to ongoing coaching, franchising with Cold Stone Creamery means that you will never be alone in your business.
“Cold Stone Creamery has one of the most robust training platforms in the entire franchise industry,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development. “Our franchisees make real investments of both time and money to franchise with Cold Stone Creamery, and we honor that by going above and beyond in providing an exceptional initial and ongoing training platform. We’ve been helping entrepreneurs establish new Cold Stone Creamery businesses for a long time, and we’ve built an iconic business model that requires no previous experience to become a top performer. As a franchisor, we’re honored to report that franchisee satisfaction is at an all-time high.”
The ultimate ice cream franchise is an affordable investment opportunity
The total investment estimate for a Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $50,200 to $467,525. Cold Stone Creamery is an affordable frozen-treat franchise concept, and more importantly, it has a proven business model that has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their potential of small business ownership while bringing the joy of artisanal, super-premium ice cream to their communities.
“There’s still nothing like Cold Stone Creamery on the market, and not only does this make for a profitable business model, but it also has given me the chance to really give back to my community,” Terry Sedmak, owner of two Cold Stone Creamery franchise locations in Bloomfield Hills and Commerce Township, Michigan. “The support from the Cold Stone Creamery executives continues to be outstanding, and for new entrepreneurs who are looking for a business that is easy to open and easy to scale, I couldn’t recommend Cold Stone Creamery highly enough. Be prepared for hard work, but the hard work is worth it!”