Why Do Cold Stone Creamery Customers Love Our Menu?

One of the premier ice cream franchise opportunities beloved in America and around the world for delivering the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience

When you walk one of the Cold Stone Creamery® locations around the world, you know you’re in for more than a treat — you’re in for a memorable experience. Your super-premium ice cream was made fresh, and the seemingly endless combinations of mix-ins allow you to create the treat that will make you happiest. The lively, enthusiastic crew members prepare your treat right in front of you on the special granite stone, while singing and cheering. This is the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience, and it’s what Cold Stone Creamery has done for more than 35 years.

Cold Stone's many flavors give them many ice cream franchise opportunities

Cold Stone Creamery is getting ice cream franchise opportunities right. The fact that Cold Stone Creamery makes its ice cream fresh is singularly important; this sets Cold Stone Creamery apart from other ice cream chains that ship their product in prepackaged vats or tubs. Instead of allowing ice cream to sit frozen for days or even weeks, Cold Stone Creamery has far more respect for America’s favorite dessert! We produce all of the ice cream at our locations, using the finest ingredients and state-of-the-art, easy-to-use ice cream machines. Every dip of our brand’s ice cream meets our customers’ high standards for taste, consistency and texture.

The Cold Stone Creamery brand’s ice cream franchise opportunities are super-premium — in a class of their own in the ice cream segment. Mental Floss recently published a tribute to why Cold Stone Creamery ice cream hits all the high points:

“They sell super-premium ice cream. That flattering adjective isn’t just some self-awarded praise. The label is an industry designation that refers to ice cream with 12-14 percent butterfat and relatively low ‘overrun’ — the amount of extra air that’s pumped into it. This is what gives Cold Stone Creamery’s flavors their super creamy feel, an intentional choice by founders Donald and Susan Sutherland, who wanted something between flavorful hard-packed and smooth soft-serve.”

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Cold Stone Creamery gives customers the chance to dream up their own perfect treat

The Cold Stone Creamery menu is vast, which is one of the many reasons our brand’s customers love us. For starters, Cold Stone Creamery has 10-12 ice cream varieties to choose from, including Cake Batter Ice Cream®, Sweet Cream, Coffee, Cheesecake, and many more. Cold Stone Creamery stores offer seasonal favorites, as well as ice cream flavors that appeal to certain regions, such as Irish Cream or Cinnamon Bun, creating a local feel for every Cold Stone Creamery-loving community.

Then there are the mix-ins. Guests can choose everything from SNICKERS®, gummy bears, brownies, cake, fresh fruit, REESE’S® Peanut Butter Cups — the list goes on and on. Cold Stone Creamery offers a variety of waffle cones made fresh in each store, as well, from plain to chocolate-dipped- to candy-coated Cold Stone Signature Creations™ are offered in Cold Stone® sizes: Like It®, Love It®, or Gotta Have It®.

Can’t decide? We offer our own tried-and-true Cold Stone Signature Creations™, such as Birthday Cake RemixTM, which Thrillist® describes as “better than any birthday cake we had growing up,” and Cheesecake Fantasy®, which Thrillist again says is, “better than any slice of cheesecake we’ve ever had.” All of our Cold Stone Signature Creations are time-tested, delicious flavor profiles.

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“For our brand’s customers, the possibilities are endless,” says Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster™. “Not only do we offer a wide variety of options in-store, but we’re also constantly working on new ice cream flavors by looking at trends from around the world. We have a very expansive research and development wing, which keeps our brand relevant all year round, as we roll out several new limited-time-only flavors and seasonal promotions. We never get complacent, and we’re always pushing forward.”

Part of pushing forward is introducing items that are beyond the scope of ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery offers several flavors of ice cream, yogurt and sorbet that appeal to health-conscious customers or those who have dietary restrictions.

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