Iconic ice cream franchise is raking in the awards as rapid growth continues for 2021
Coming off a year of record growth and industry awards, Cold Stone Creamery® can be the premier ice cream franchise opportunity for many entrepreneurs.
Cold Stone Creamery has been capitalizing on the ever-growing demand for quality ice cream for years, providing to franchisees unmatched support on consumer trends, research and development.
This year, Cold Stone Creamery has been raking in the accolades to prove it.
Entrepreneur magazine, the premier source for everything small business, listed Cold Stone Creamery in its top food franchises of 2021, with a ranking of 6 out of the 10 best ice cream franchises.
Franchise Chatter, one of the most respected publications for entrepreneurs researching business opportunities, placed Cold Stone Creamery at No. 5 in the “25 Best Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Other Frozen Dessert Franchises of 2021.”
The awards didn’t stop there. Entrepreneur magazine included Cold Stone Creamery in the Franchise 500 list, widely regarded as the most prestigious ranking system in the franchise industry. And, Nation’s Restaurant News listed the company in the “Top 200 Restaurant Chains in America” for 2021.
All this after one of the most challenging years ever for the food industry in 2020.
“We overcame a lot in 2020, and we’re a far stronger brand as a result,” says Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise 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, over and over again. We’re very fortunate to be a brand that millions of people love and to have such positive franchise owners.”
Now can be a great time to own a Cold Stone Creamery franchise
Last year presented so many changes for so many businesses and industries, but for some entrepreneurs, it was a time of opportunity. Despite the pandemic, ice cream sales grew 16%, according to Dairy Foods, which called ice cream “a category on fire.”
Recently, Cold Stone Creamery announced plans to grow the brand by hundreds of locations in the next few years across the country, with targeted areas of development, such as Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
“Now can be a great time to invest in a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream business franchise,” said Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise Development. “Cold Stone is a brand that will continue to be a customer favorite. 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.”
You’re never in business alone with Cold Stone Creamery
With all the consumer demands and industry growth projections in place, Cold Stone Creamery takes it from there, offering franchisees one of the most robust training platforms in the entire franchise industry, meaning aspiring business owners will never be alone in their pursuit.
New franchisees attend the Kahala Brands™ Training and Education Center, as well as spend two weeks in a store where every aspect of the business – making ice cream, serving the product, managing inventory and marketing – is covered.
And training doesn’t stop there. Cold Stone Creamery hosts monthly check-ins to help business owners meet their goals and offer assistance. They also have access to in-house marketing and public relations teams, significantly reducing expenses and providing unparalleled support.
“Our franchisees make real investments of both time and money to franchise with Cold Stone Creamery, and we honor that by going above and beyond in providing an exceptional initial and ongoing training platform,” Goldstein said. “We’ve been helping entrepreneurs establish new Cold Stone Creamery businesses for a long time, and we’ve built an iconic business model that requires no previous experience to become a top performer. As a franchisor, we’re honored to report that franchisee satisfaction is at an all-time high.”