America’s coolest creamery franchise offers potential for sweet returns with powerhouse support, and endless menu options to keep guests coming back for more
National Women’s History Month is well underway, and there’s no better time to tap women entrepreneurs to join the Cold Stone Creamery franchise family. Now, more than ever, women entrepreneurs are making their mark — and the growing prevalence of women entrepreneurs hasn’t happened by accident.
According to a report by the International Franchise Association in 2017, 30.6% of franchise businesses are women-owned, up from 20.5% over the five years previous. This data is good news as more women are looking to become business owners without having to start from scratch, notes the report.
And it gets even sweeter. Cold Stone Creamery® is rolling out a development initiative with the aim of growing our brand in many locations in the coming years. This is why 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. All we’re missing is the cherry on top, and that’s you.
Here’s the scoop: Since our founding 31 years ago, Cold Stone Creamery® has delivered the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchise owners who are passionate about ice cream. With nearly 1,000 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.
“There’s never been a better time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream business franchise,” says John Wuycheck, SVP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery®. “Cold Stone Creamery is a brand that will continue to do incredibly well. 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.”
How Will Cold Stone Support Me in My Business?
Cold Stone Creamery® is the ultimate ice cream business franchise, beloved by millions of customers in America and around the world. Because we are one of the nation’s premier ice cream franchises, we have to provide the best not only for our loyal customers, but also our franchise owners. We are proudly backed with powerhouse support from our parent company, Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts.
Whether you have industry experience or not, we will teach you everything you need to know to own your own Cold Stone Creamery. 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.
Ultimately, our brand has staying power because our simple business model is easy to run and easy to scale. Even better, 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. When it comes to an unmatched customer experience coupled with the creamiest ice cream, Cold Stone Creamery® is the sweetest path to business ownership.
“Before Cold Stone Creamery, the extent of my knowledge about the service industry was ordering off the menu,” says Karen Harmon, owner of a Cold Stone Creamery franchise 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. I still love seeing people of all ages line up for ice cream — it’s still a big thrill and a lot of fun.”
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