From delicious products to industry-leading support, Cold Stone Creamery can be a great fit for first-time entrepreneurs
Ice cream is one of the country’s most popular “comfort foods.” When a ball team decides to celebrate the big win? Ice cream. When a couple breaks up? Ice cream. In good times and bad, many people turn to ice cream because the sweet, delicious treat makes them happy.
It’s no surprise then that nearly 80 percent of millennial parents visit restaurants, including Cold Stone Creamery®, at least once a week, according to Technomic data. This not only makes this demographic the highest restaurant users of any group, but also this generation is expected to be the biggest food and beverage spenders within 10 years, Technomic reports.
It’s all the more reason why entrepreneurs seeking a viable business option to invest in should choose Cold Stone Creamery. As one of America’s most beloved ice cream franchises, we deliver the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. With nearly 1,000 locations globally, we offer as many as a dozen super-premium ice cream flavors combined with a multitude of mix-ins. No matter the occasion, there’s a Cold Stone Creamery® product for every person in every mood.
Currently, we are 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.
“There has never been a better time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream business franchise,” says Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Not only do we enjoy household name recognition in America and globally, but we believe our product is far superior to what is available on the market. The creamery part of Cold Stone Creamery is real: we make our ice cream fresh in-house, which gives our ice cream an artisanal quality, and a taste that becomes a craving that creates customer loyalty. As a franchisor, we have designed Cold Stone Creamery® to be an easy-to-run, easy-to-scale business. We’ve been growing for years, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon.”
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Founded 31 years ago, Cold Stone Creamery® delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience to millions of beloved customers throughout the nation and world. From delicious products to industry-leading marketing and site selection to grand opening, the Cold Stone Creamery ice cream franchise path is outlined and explained for those individuals. Those who lack experience running their own business can rest assured that they can succeed by following our business model.
Additionally, we are backed by an industry-leading support team in our parent company, Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts. Our support includes helping new franchise owners choose the perfect location, on-site training at Kahala Training and Education Center, and a vast network of Cold Stone Creamery owners.
Cold Stone Creamery is an affordable frozen-treat franchise concept. More importantly, it has a proven business model that has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their potential of small-business ownership while bringing the joy of artisanal, super-premium ice cream to their communities. The total investment estimate for a Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $50,200 to $467,525.
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Bring an ice cream store to your community that’s likely to become a go-to destination for customers. Find out more by requesting a copy of our free Franchise Information Report or exploring the research pages on our franchise website.