Open a Cold Stone Creamery Franchise in 2020

Open territory, world-class support and high profit potential puts the cherry on top of owning a Cold Stone Creamery franchise

So you’ve resolved to finally start your own business in 2020. Congrats! However, the hard part is choosing the right franchise in which to invest. Granted, you want to choose a business that’s easy to scale, maximizes profitability and provides ongoing support and training over the long-term. Why not go further and choose to invest in one of America’s most beloved creamery franchises, Cold Stone Creamery® ice cream franchise? 

Here’s the scoop: Founded 31 years ago, Cold Stone Creamery® delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. With nearly 1,500 locations globally, our smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in store, and is then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. 

Cold Stone Creamery is rolling out a development initiative with the aim of growing the brand by hundreds of locations in the coming years. We’re actively seeking savvy entrepreneurs with a passion for ice cream and the customer in-store experience to bring the Cold Stone Creamery® franchise to new communities at home and abroad.Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchise customer enjoying ice cream cone

Here are some of the top reasons to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery franchise in 2020:


  • Own a business brand that fits into the sweet spot 


The Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchise has captivated the sweet tooth of millions of customers around the world, and it continues to be a bright brand in the $8 billion ice cream industry, according to IBISWorld. Additionally, the fact that we make our ice cream fresh is singularly important. All of our ice cream is produced at our locations, using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ice cream machines. Every dip of our brand’s ice cream meets our customers’ high standards for taste, consistency and texture. And we’re always looking to innovate to become more adventurous, inclusive and exciting to our customers.


  • Join an iconic brand with powerhouse support 


Not only is Cold Stone Creamery one of the nation’s premier ice cream franchises, but we also are proudly backed by our parent company Kahala Brands®, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts. Our brand has staying power because our simple business model is easy to run and easy to scale. Additionally, our business model has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their dreams of small-business ownership and take control of their futures for nearly three decades. 


  • You don’t need experience to thrive as a Cold Stone franchise owner


Whether you have industry experience or not, we will teach you everything you need to be successful. Our franchisees come to us with a passion for ice cream, an enthusiasm for our product and the desire to be a positive force in their communities — and we teach them the rest, including marketing, development of business plans, fresh new products and more. At Cold Stone, we provide 120 hours of initial training and our ongoing training continues throughout your tenure with us. 

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