Cold Stone Creamery And The Franchise 500

Cold Stone Creamery Ranked on the Franchise 500

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After ranking on Franchises America’s best ice cream franchise list last year, Cold Stone Creamery has once again been recognized as one of America’s premier ice cream brands by Entrepreneur Magazine. Cold Stone Creamery came in at #233 on Entrepreneur’s 2023 Franchise 500 Ranking. Entrepreneur’s 44th annual Franchise 500® ranking “shines a light on the unique challenges and changes that have shaped the franchise industry over the last year – and how franchisors have adapted and evolved to meet them.”

First opened in 1988, Cold Stone Creamery offers premium ice cream made fresh every day, with a wide variety of mix-in options that allow customers to dream up their own, unique dessert creations. Now, over 30 years later, Cold Stone Creamery has become a household name, with locations around the globe.

America’s Favorite Ice Cream

It’s not hard to see why Cold Stone Creamery continues to rank high on America’s favorite ice cream lists. In the always popular ice cream industry, Cold Stone Creamery is a thriving brand that’s expected to continue expanding by hundreds of locations in the coming years. The cost to open a Cold Stone Creamery franchise is relatively low – estimated in the range of $53,200 to $580,650 – not to mention franchisees have access to ongoing training and support from a passionate and experienced team invested in helping them realize their entrepreneurial goals. And as one of America’s most beloved ice cream brands, Cold Stone Creamery is only poised for more growth in the year ahead.

“Cold Stone Creamery is unique in the ice cream franchise space, because we make our ice cream in-house,” says Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster™. “When our customers come to us, they’re getting ice cream that has been made for them in that very store. Our product is exceptional, and that is evident in the fact that millions of people around the world love the experience they get at their local Cold Stone Creamery — and that number grows every day. The best part about Cold Stone Creamery is that we get to make people happy. If someone comes in having a bad day, they’re going to leave us with a smile. If someone comes to us on a good day, they’re going to go on and have a better day. That is what Cold Stone Creamery is all about.”

Learn More about Franchising with Cold Stone Creamery

You can bring a premier ice cream franchise to your community by investing in a Cold Stone Creamery today. Learn more about the brand, find out why customers keep coming back, and take a look at the startup costs for opening your own business by visiting the Cold Stone Creamery research pages here.

The Cold Stone Creamery team can also answer further questions when you request more information by filling out our form here. The report will detail Cold Stone Creamery’s competitive advantages, international business opportunities for franchisees, answers to frequently asked questions and more.

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