‘Franchise Times’ Names Cold Stone Creamery to its Top 200+ List

Ultimate ice cream franchise ranks No. 156 in survey of 500 U.S. franchises

Cold Stone Creamery® franchise kicks off the last quarter of 2018 with news of ranking among the top franchises in the United States. Once again, Cold Stone Creamery has landed on the prestigious Franchise Times Top 200+ list — this year, the iconic ice cream franchise claims the No. 156 spot.

According to Forbes magazine, about 3,000 franchise brands are operational in the United States. To be ranked among the country’s best 200 franchises is impressive, given the competitive climate.

Franchises are ranked based upon global systemwide sales during the previous year. Franchise Times found that Cold Stone Creamery franchises grossed almost $467 million last year with 1,259 units in operation worldwide.

“We’re pleased to announce Cold Stone’s inclusion once again in the Top 200+ list,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “It’s been another great year for the brand, as the impressive sales figures attest. As we focus on recruiting new franchise owners for development and expansion, we have every reason to believe our numbers will continue to grow.”

The Franchise Times Top 200+ is the most comprehensive annual ranking of the 500 largest U.S. franchise systems and is backed with more than 20 years of experience. A trade magazine covering the franchise community, Franchise Times uses seven researchers and reporters during a five-month period to conduct a truly objective investigation into the best franchise systems.

Now is the time to join our award-winning Cold Stone Creamery franchise

If you’re looking to partner with a solid franchisor that delivers an outstanding product and supports franchisees every step of the way, look no further than Cold Stone Creamery.

We offer the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®, which 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, using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ice cream machines.

Operating for 30 years, Cold Stone Creamery is a stand-out brand in the $8 billion ice cream industry. We are recruiting entrepreneurs to open franchises in locations throughout the United States.

For in-depth details about the Cold Stone Creamery franchise opportunity, download the free Franchise Information Report. You also can learn more by visiting the research pages on our franchise website.

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