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

The iconic ice cream franchise ranks No. 166 on the prestigious list of the top franchise opportunities for 2020

Cold Stone Creamery® was recently named one of the Top 200+ franchises to invest in by Franchise Times, a respected industry publication dedicated to helping franchise owners improve their businesses. This year, our iconic ice cream franchise claims the No. 166 spot.

The Franchise Times Top 200+ has been the preeminent franchise ranking system for more than 20 years, helping entrepreneurs make investment choices. For this year’s list, the respected publication analyzed the 500 largest franchise systems in the nation based on global systemwide sales compared to the previous year’s performance of each brand. The inclusion of our iconic ice cream franchise on the list is a strong testament to both our business model and exceptional franchisee support. 

“We’re honored to be included in the Top 200+ list once again,” says John Wuycheck, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Despite these uncertain times, Cold Stone’s ability to adapt and pivot in uncertain times helped to ensure stores could continue to serve guests their favorite Cold Stone treat. As we focus on recruiting new franchise owners for development and expansion, we’re excited about the future of our brand and the opportunities we’re creating for entrepreneurs.”

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Why Invest In A Cold Stone Creamery Franchise? 

Despite the pandemic, Americans continue to look for a reason to smile — and nothing makes people happier than having a scoop, or two, of their favorite ice cream. This is where Cold Stone Creamery outshines the competition. Our iconic ice creamery continues to stand out in the $11 billion ice cream industry by offering the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®. 

When customers walk into their local Cold Stone Creamery, they know they’re in for an unforgettable experience. We not only make our super-premium ice cream fresh in-store, but we also offer countless combinations of ice cream flavors and mix-ins, which allows customers to create the perfect treat that will make them happiest. 

“Our product is exceptional, and that is evident in the fact that people around the world love the experience they get at their local Cold Stone Creamery says Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise Development for Cold Stone.. 

As a franchise opportunity, Cold Stone Creamery offers a business model that is straightforward-to-operate. Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or a multi-unit franchise owner looking to diversify your portfolio, Cold Stone Creamery has helped entrepreneurs grow their business for more than three decades. From training, to marketing, to ongoing support and more, the path to business ownership is charted out for you at Cold Stone Creamery.

“Before Cold Stone Creamery, the extent of my knowledge about the service industry was ordering off the menu,” says Karen Harmon, a Cold Stone Creamery franchise owner in Wilmington, North Carolina. “Luckily, the Cold Stone Creamery executive team has made an exceptional support platform that makes it easy to learn the business. They also really listen to their franchisees, and there’s a great culture of collaboration and involvement. Of course, our product is really superior to anything else in the local area, and after more than a decade in business, we’re still growing.”

If you are an entrepreneur looking to own a business that brings people happiness in good times and bad, now is the time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery franchise. 

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