3 Reasons to Invest in a Cold Stone Franchise in 2020

Iconic ice cream franchise can be a fun business to own in a booming industry

Entrepreneurs looking into franchise opportunities would do well to consider owning a creamery franchise. The global ice cream industry earned more than $70 billion in 2017 and is estimated to reach $97.3 billion by 2023, according to a study by Oregon-based Allied Market Research. While the ice cream industry is booming, there’s never been a better time to own a Cold Stone Creamery® franchise.

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Founded in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has captured millions of hearts and has grown to nearly 1,000 locations in the United States and more than 30 countries around the world. The reason for our success is quite simple: you simply can’t get an experience like Cold Stone Creamery anywhere else. Not only is our business model simple to operate, but franchise owners also have the support of a world-class team providing industry-leading marketing, from site selection to the grand opening — all wrapped in the joy of serving customers a product they love.

Here are three reasons why you should invest in a Cold Stone Creamery franchise:

  1. Ice Cream Will Never Go Out Style

Here’s the scoop: Americans love ice cream. According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association, people living in the United States indulge in ice cream more than any nation in the world, averaging a whopping 48 pints per person, per year. Additionally, 98 percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream, with more sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. Cold Stone continues to thrive by offering the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®: a super-premium, artisanal ice cream that is made fresh in our stores, with an endless array of mix-in combinations that allows customers to dream up their own Creations™, and exceptional customer service that is full of cheer, song and smiles.

  1. This is a FUN Business to Own

Cold Stone Creamery is beloved by millions of customers in America and around the world. Franchising with us means there is a daily opportunity to make a difference in the community you serve. When customers walk into one of our more than 1,000 locations around the world, they know they’re in for more than a treat — they’re in for a memorable experience. Whether they’re mulling our vast menu to find the perfect treat or deciding on one of our endless combinations of mix-ins, our job is to make our customers happy every day. Our lively, enthusiastic crew members prepare customers’ treats right in front of them on the special granite stone, while singing and cheering.

  1. Exceptional Support

Franchising with Cold Stone Creamery means you’ll never be alone in your business. Our support network has helped launched hundreds of entrepreneurs without much experience in either the service industry or the restaurant industry into growing businesses in communities across the country and around the world. We have a proven business model that emphasizes simplicity, efficiency, and expertise. Additionally, we provide our franchise owners with extensive training and instruction so that they are not only equipped to provide exceptional customer service.

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Bring an ice cream store to your community that’s likely to become a go-to destination for customers. Find out more by requesting a copy of our free Franchise Information Report or exploring the research pages on our franchise website.

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