Is An Ice Cream Shop Franchise Right For You?

Why invest in an ice cream shop franchise?

Entrepreneurs investigating small-business concepts quickly learn that they are not all the same. That’s certainly true in the frozen-dessert sector, where Cold Stone Creamery™ ice cream shop franchise has long separated itself from the competition.

“Cold Stone Creamery is a growing brand with potential in almost any size market, thanks to a series of differentiators that begin with on-site ice cream production,” says Jay Goldstein, Vice President of Franchise Development. “Today’s consumers — especially Millennials and Gen Z — demand authentic, fresh ingredients. Every Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchise passes that test with flying colors.”

Turn a love of ice cream into a business opportunity

Cold Stone Creamery franchise owners have one thing in common: a passion for their product. They love ice cream, which is another reason why this can be an amazing business to own. They also love providing a high-quality product to the communities where they live.

“People open a business because they love the idea of being their own boss,” Goldstein says. “They also want to run a business that they are passionate about. Cold Stone Creamery franchise owners love ice cream, and they are enthusiastic about having the freshest product with the widest variety of ways to customize it that’s in the market today. That energy comes across the counter and helps build a loyal customer base.”

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Cold Stone Creamery also offers a fun, unique experience for consumers. Entrepreneurs know that’s just as essential as having the best ice cream in today’s market, where consumers also value a memorable, Instagrammable experience when they go out for a meal or dessert. Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchises deliver on that as well, with skilled employees making each order on a special granite stone right in front of the customer, engaging in cheerful banter all the while.

“Cold Stone is justifiably known for the ‘Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®’ and the brand lives up to that every day,” Goldstein says. “It’s a winning formula that has led to more than 30 years of growth and continues to allow franchise owners to start and grow a strong business that is a favorite in the community.”

High quality sets this ice cream franchise apart

Cold Stone Creamery franchise owners also benefit from being a part of the Kahala Brands™ family, where quality is a non-negotiable way of doing business. Another plus? Amazing wraparound training and support, as well as ongoing R&D effort that ensures a steady pipeline of amazing ice cream flavors and combinations.

“Kahala is able to bring so much to a Cold Stone Creamery franchise owner, as well as to those who own our other brands,” Goldstein says. “In particular, the research and development arm of Kahala is hugely beneficial. Working with franchise owners, as well as from consumer input, they are tirelessly creating new menu items. It’s a huge advantage, and one that Kahala is always leveraging to benefit franchise owners.”

Service industry experience can be a huge plus

Another way Cold Stone Creamery stands out? Many franchises are owned by people with service-industry experience, which means they are experts at customer service. That’s a perfect fit for Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchises, which are known for their fun, friendly vibe.

“When you combine the look and feel of a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream shop franchise with the amazing quality of the ice cream itself, the many customization options, and the enthusiastic, engaged staff, you have something very special. That’s why Cold Stone Creamery is as much fun to own as it is to visit,” Goldstein says.

Ready to invest in an ice cream franchise?

A business that offers a product consumers love. A fun, friendly experience that franchise owners, their staff, and customers all enjoy. What’s not to want when it comes to owning a Cold Stone Creamery franchise? The economy is booming, people are out and about again, and it’s the perfect opportunity to launch a business that’s as much fun to own as it is to visit.

Cold Stone Creamery franchise has locations across the United States and a presence in multiple international markets. We still have optimal territory available for new franchise expansion and development. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is owned by parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts.

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