Leading franchise ranking site highly rates Cold Stone Creamery
The Cold Stone Creamery™ ice cream franchise brand continues expanding into markets of all sizes around the country. Many of those new franchise owners are engaging with Cold Stone through Entrepreneur franchise rankings, such as the magazine’s annual Franchise 500 lists, as well as its Top Food Franchises rankings, which are drawn from the Franchise 500.
Cold Stone Creamery regularly appears in Entrepreneur’s franchise rankings, as well as those of other respected industry watchers, because it is a leading brand in the highly competitive frozen desserts category. That’s a very big deal, because these rankings are invaluable resources for anyone evaluating different franchise opportunities. Inclusion means a brand has the business fundamentals in place to help owners start strong, as well as the ongoing systems and services to support them through all stages of business growth.
Excelling in the franchise world
Being named to the list doesn’t surprise Jay Goldstein, Vice President of Franchise Development, given Cold Stone Creamery’s 34 years as a major ice cream shop franchise brand.
“From the unique and fun way guests are treated at each Cold Stone Creamery location to the products themselves, which are regularly featured in print, digital and social media, the brand stands out,” Goldstein says. “That is what the experienced team at Entrepreneur magazine sees before they even evaluate the business side of the operation, and all the support franchise owners get from Kahala Brands™.”
Scoop up a leading ice cream franchise
That support is multifaceted and instrumental. As part of the Kahala family, Cold Stone Creamery franchise owners are business for themselves, but not by themselves. Just some of the differentiators they receive include: best-in-class onboarding and training, point-of-sale and back-office systems that are easy to use, marketing and promotions, site acquisition, and anything else an owner might want help with along the way.
“Through thoughtful, deliberate development of well-known brands, as well as the addition of new ones, Kahala has been able to build an operation that can support franchise owners around the world,” Goldstein says.
Cold Stone Creamery franchise now has locations across the United States and a presence in many international markets. We still have optimal territory available for new franchise expansion and development. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is owned by parent company Kahala Brands™, one of the world’s fastest-growing franchising companies with a portfolio of 28 quick-service restaurant concepts.
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