Cold Stone Creamery Franchise Named to Franchise Times Top 200+ List

The ultimate ice cream franchise is included on annual ranking of top performing franchise systems

Franchise Times® recently published their annual Top 200+ list of top performing franchise systems, and Cold Stone Creamery® has made the list for the second year in a row.

The results of Top 200+ list is based in a large part on the systemwide sales that a franchise brand has earned during the previous year of 2016, and Cold Stone Creamery had an exceptional year. The Top 200+ list reports that our brand grossed $478 million in 2016, which is an increase of nearly 2% over the previous year.

“We’re honored to be included on this year’s Top 200+ list,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “We’ve had a tremendous year as far as praise from the industry is concerned, and that is reflected in how well our brand continues to perform overall as this year’s Franchise Times list points out. We’re currently focused on expanding Cold Stone Creamery in the U.S., and we expect the brand’s system wide performance will continue its upward trajectory as we continue to grow.”

What makes Cold Stone Creamery the ultimate ice cream franchise to invest in?

Since our founding in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery has grown to well over 1,000 locations in the United States because of our brand’s easy to run and easy to scale business model, as well as our unwavering commitment to help our franchisees grow.

Two women enjoying Cold Stone CreameryThe Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® makes us the premier ice cream franchise opportunity. Cold Stone Creamery is unique to other ice cream franchise concepts because our ice cream is made fresh in our brand’s locations. 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 at our franchised locations, using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ice cream machines.

“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 customers come to us, they’re getting ice cream that has been made for them in the store. Our brand’s 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.”

In addition to our brand’s product, Cold Stone Creamery has an executive team and world class infrastructure to support our franchisees. New franchisees receive 80 hours of in-store training before they open their own ice cream franchise locations, and after that, we assist our franchisees with marketing support, as Cold Stone Creamery has an in-house marketing team devoted to helping you grow your business in both the digital and physical space. Our franchisees also benefit from monthly check-ins with their Area Representatives and routine in-store visits. If you franchise with Cold Stone Creamery, you will never be alone in your business.

“Cold Stone Creamery is a great business to invest in,” says Terry Sedmak, owner of multiple Cold Stone Creamery franchise locations in Michigan . “You have to work hard, and you have to be active in your business if you want to grow. The support you’ll get from corporate is outstanding, and they’re always available to help you. It’s been a very rewarding experience for me and my family, and if you’re dedicated, you can have a similarly rewarding experience with Cold Stone Creamery.”

Ready to open a Cold Stone Creamery franchise in your community?

For in-depth details about the Cold Stone Creamery franchise opportunity, download the free franchise report. You can also learn more by visiting the Cold Stone Creamery franchise research pages.

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