Iconic ice cream franchise celebrates the opening of a new New Jersey location with many more to follow
Cold Stone Creamery, one of the most iconic ice cream brands in the world, continues to rapidly expand into new markets. The latest is a brand-new location in Union, New Jersey this summer.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrated the grand opening in June of a new ice cream shop at the Shoppes Cermella Union Shopping Center at 1101 Marris Avenue in Union, New Jersey, adjacent to the thriving community of Kean University.
“We had the opportunity to open this business here, and we are proud to have the only Cold Stone Creamery in town,” said co-owner Jimmy Barraeau.
In a year that saw many businesses, especially in the food service industry, struggle, Cold Stone Creamery continues to grow, with that momentum showing no signs of slowing down as the consumer demand for ice cream holds strong.
Despite the pandemic, ice cream sales shot up 16% in 2020, according to Dairy Foods, which called ice cream “a category on fire.” Cold Stone Creamery not only rode that wave of popularity, but capitalized on it. In fact, the iconic ice cream franchise is poised for even more growth this year with prime territory available in markets across the US.
“We overcame a lot in 2020, and we’re a far stronger brand as a result,” says Jay Goldstein, VP of Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Millions of people couldn’t go on vacation this year, but they could go to Cold Stone Creamery – and they did, repeatedly. We’re very fortunate to be a brand that millions of people love and to have such positive franchise owners.”
Cold Stone Creamery announced plans to grow the brand by hundreds of locations in the next few years, with targeted areas of development, such as Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
“There has never been a better time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream business franchise,” said Jay. “Cold Stone 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.”
Cold Stone Creamery is looking for the next round of aspiring entrepreneurs to take the franchise to the next level, with targeted markets in:
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Memphis, Tennessee
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Houston, Texas
- Austin, Texas
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Detroit, Michigan
- San Jose, California
- San Diego, California
- Los Angeles, California
- Long Island, New York
- Chicago, Illinois
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Orlando, Florida
- Birmingham, Alabama