New expansion agreement brings Cold Stone Creamery brand to Beirut, Lebanon’s capital and largest city
Cold Stone Creamery® continues its international growth with a new 10-year master franchise agreement announced for Lebanon. The first location as part of the agreement opened in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital as well as its largest city.
Cold Stone parent company Kahala Brands granted MNM Investments Lebanon SAL, part of well-known Lebanese organization M1 Group, the master franchise rights to Lebanon through the agreement.
“M1 Group is a well-established organization in Lebanon with a great reputation in all of its diverse business sectors, including food & beverage and retail,” says Eddy Jimenez, Senior Vice President of International Operations and Development at Kahala Brands. “Moreover, its expertise in the Lebanese real estate market allows it the knowledge and experience to secure strategic locations for the Cold Stone Creamery brand and bring our premium ice cream creations, energetic environment, and unique culture to the country.”
Cold Stone opened its first international location in Tokyo 11 years ago. It now has more than 300 international locations in more than 30 markets, bringing the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® to countries including the Philippines, Kuwait, India, Trinidad, Nigeria, Egypt and Indonesia.
Premier ice cream franchise is rapidly expanding worldwide
Take a trip to Japan, Philippines, the Middle East, or any one of the hundreds of locations where Cold Stone Creamery Master Franchisees are growing their business and you’ll discover a common denominator: Cold Stone Creamery is in the business of making people happy.
“Ice cream is the dessert that’s loved universally,” says Eddy Jimenez, SVP of International Operations & Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Our goal internationally is to make people happy wherever we go, and we look for Master Franchisees who share our passion to deliver The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience. We’ve expanded the Cold Stone Creamery brand to hundreds of locations around the world, and there are still plenty of great territories available as we continue to grow our wonderful brand internationally.”
Cold Stone Creamery is an iconic brand as well as an international treasure, and the beloved ice cream franchise is actively seeking Master Franchisees in Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, North America and beyond to bring the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience to their countries.
Cold Stone Creamery franchise now has more than 1,000 stores in the United States and a presence in nearly 30 international markets. We still have optimal territory available for new franchise expansion and development. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is owned by parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts.
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