The iconic ice cream franchise puts the cherry on top of its business by providing a proven business model with outstanding support
Entrepreneurs seeking an exciting business opportunity should look no further than a Cold Stone Creamery franchise. Our ice cream franchise operates in a booming ice cream industry that generates $8 billion annually, according to Yahoo Finance. And there’s no end in sight. According to Statista, the global ice cream market is poised to reach nearly $75 billion by 2024.
Entrepreneurs can capitalize on this by investing in the ultimate ice cream business franchise, Cold Stone Creamery. Since our founding more than 30 years ago, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to almost 1,000 locations in the United States and in nearly 30 international markets. We have continued to be successful by offering the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®: a super-premium, artisanal ice cream that is made fresh in our stores, and an endless array of mix-in combinations that allows customers to dream up their own Creations™.
We’re passionate about growing the brand in new locations in the coming years. This is why we’re actively seeking savvy entrepreneurs with a passion for ice cream and the customer in-store experience to bring our rapidly expanding ice creamery to new communities and abroad.
The best part? Cold Stone Creamery is an affordable opportunity compared to other dessert or frozen-treat franchises in the industry. The initial investment for a Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $53,200 – $476,975. Moreover, our proven business model 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.
“Cold Stone Creamery is a truly remarkable brand that has proven staying power,” says Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs become small-business owners who now are continuing to spread joy in their community. That’s the best part about Cold Stone Creamery — not only is it an investment with tremendous support and an exceptional product, but it’s also a fun business to own. The future of Cold Stone Creamery is extremely bright.”
Own a Brand That Fits into the Sweet Spot
After more than 30 years in business, Cold Stone Creamery is a rare brand in the industry. Our secret to success is helping our franchisees flourish over the long-term. Whether or not you have previous experience in the restaurant or service industry, Cold Stone provides entrepreneurs with everything they need to grow their business on an ongoing basis. Our bolstering support is led by Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts.
Our comprehensive training platform starts at the Kahala training and Education Center (KTEC). Then new franchise owners spend two weeks in a store where we cover every aspect of their new business, including making the ice cream, preparing and serving Cold Stone Creamery products, managing inventory and supporting their business through savvy marketing. From there on, Cold Stone Creamery will have monthly check-ins to help you meet your goals, offer assistance and help ensure you have all the tools needed to make your business a success.
“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.”
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