The iconic ice cream franchise ranks on prestigious annual list of top food franchise opportunities
Cold Stone Creamery, the iconic ice cream franchise, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Top Food Franchises of 2020 list.
The Top Food Franchises list has not only become a competitive measure for franchisors, but it also serves as a primary research tool for potential franchisees. With this year’s ranking, the esteemed publication celebrates the resiliency and strength of franchise brands. The ranking is based on scores each company received from Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 formula, which evaluates costs and fees, size and growth, franchise support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
“Cold Stone Creamery is a truly remarkable brand that has shown 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.
After more than three decades of experience helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership, Cold Stone Creamery is passionate about expanding our national footprint in the coming years. This is why we’re actively seeking savvy entrepreneurs who not only have a passion for ice cream, but also want to make a real difference in their community.
Additionally, Cold Stone can be an affordable business opportunity in the ice cream industry. The initial investment to begin operations of a new Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $53,200 to $476,975. As part of Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28+ quick-service restaurant concepts, franchise owners with our compelling ice cream franchise can benefit from unmatched name recognition, as well as a world-class training and support platform. This includes everything from initial training to grand opening to marketing and much more.
“Cold Stone Creamery has one of the most robust training platforms in the entire franchise industry,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “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 a 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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