Open A Unique Food Franchise With Cold Stone Creamery

Choose Cold Stone Creamery for Your Unique Food Franchise

At Cold Stone Creamery, we’ve taken the traditional ice cream parlor and transformed it into an immersive experience of flavor, creativity, and support. We stand out as a unique food franchise by crafting our ice cream fresh in-store, offering endless customizable options, and providing tailored, ongoing support to each of our franchisees. Our commitment to freshness and innovation has not only captivated the sweet tooth of customers globally, but also established us as a standout brand in the bustling ice cream industry.

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A Legacy of Flavor and Innovation

For over 35 years, Cold Stone Creamery has delighted customers worldwide with the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®. Our dedication to super-premium ice cream, crafted fresh across numerous locations globally, underscores our position as a leader in the industry. We pride ourselves on being innovators of customization, giving our customers the freedom to create their dream ice cream treats or indulge in our renowned Cold Stone Signature Creations™.

“Cold Stone Creamery is a growing, stable brand with potential in almost any size market, and that’s because of some very basic things that set it apart,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development. “For example, today’s consumers — especially Millennials — demand authentic, fresh ingredients. Cold Stone’s ice creams are made on-site, not shipped in, so they very definitely pass that test.”

Freshness That Sets Us Apart

If you’re looking for a specialty, freshly made ice cream, Cold Stone Creamery stands unmatched. Across more than a thousand stores in the U.S. and numerous others globally, we take pride in offering our customers ice cream that is freshly crafted on-site. This commitment to on-the-spot creation differentiates us from competitors who rely on bulk, pre-made deliveries. Cold Stone Creamery goes above and beyond for the beloved ice cream treat, refusing to compromise on freshness. Our ice cream isn’t just stored, it’s brought to life in each store through the use of premium ingredients and cutting-edge machines that are both sophisticated and user-friendly. This ensures that each serving from Cold Stone Creamery not only meets, but exceeds our customers’ expectations for flavor, smoothness, and overall quality.

“Cold Stone Creamery is unique in the ice cream franchise space, because we make our ice cream in-house,” says a Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster™. “When our customers come to us, they’re getting ice cream that has been made for them in that very 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.”

The Joy of Customization

At Cold Stone Creamery, customization lies at the heart of our menu’s appeal. With a vast selection of ice cream flavors and mix-ins, from classic favorites to seasonal and regional specialties, we offer an array of choices that cater to every palate. Whether it’s through creating a unique concoction or selecting one of our beloved Cold Stone Signature Creations™, our customers’ ability to personalize their ice cream experience is a key factor in our brand’s popularity.

“For our brand’s customers, the possibilities are endless,” says another Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster™. “Not only do we offer a wide variety of options in-store, but we’re also constantly working on new ice cream flavors by looking at trends from around the world. We have a very expansive research and development wing, which keeps our brand relevant all year round, as we roll out several new limited-time-only flavors and seasonal promotions. We never get complacent, and we’re always pushing forward.”

Empowering Our Franchisees

No previous experience? No problem. Cold Stone Creamery ensures every new franchisee is equipped with comprehensive training and support, from hands-on experience in making our ice cream to mastering the business aspects of their franchise. Our commitment extends beyond initial training, with regular check-ins and access to our in-house marketing and public relations teams, ensuring our franchisees have the tools and support needed to thrive.

“Cold Stone Creamery has one of the most robust training platforms in the entire franchise industry,” says Wuycheck. “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.”

A Partnership for Growth

Our promise to our franchisees is ongoing support and accessibility. Regular meetings, monthly check-in calls from our dedicated team, and a wealth of resources for marketing and social media management are just the beginning. We are committed to the growth of every franchisee, offering a partnership that extends through the lifespan of the business.

Open a Unique Food Franchise with Cold Stone Creamery

Opening a Cold Stone Creamery unique food franchise offers more than just an opportunity to serve ice cream, it’s an invitation to become part of a community that values creativity, quality, and support. Our proven business model, coupled with our commitment to innovation and franchisee satisfaction, makes Cold Stone Creamery the perfect choice for those looking to make their mark in the food industry.

Learn more about franchising with Cold Stone Creamery by visiting our research pages here. If you’re interested in starting a conversation with our franchise team, we invite you to fill out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you!

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