How Much Money Can I Make?

One of the premier ice cream franchises offers your chance to build a bright future as an entrepreneur with a beloved brand

Cold Stone Creamery® is an exciting franchise in the rapidly growing ice cream segment, which generates $8 billion annually in revenue, according to Yahoo® Finance. After 30 years in business, Cold Stone Creamery is still rapidly growing, with nearly 900 locations in the United States and hundreds more in multiple markets. Cold Stone Creamery is inviting new entrepreneurs with a passion for ice cream and the Cold Stone Creamery brand to join us as we strive to rapidly expand at home and abroad.

“Cold Stone Creamery is a truly remarkable brand that has proven staying power,” says Jay Goldstein, VP of Franchise Development with Cold Stone Creamery. “Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs become small business owners who now are continuing to spread joy in their community. That’s the best part about Cold Stone Creamery — not only is it a sound investment with tremendous support and an exceptional product, but it’s also a fun business to own. Our goal is to add hundreds of locations in the United States in the coming years. The future of Cold Stone Creamery is extremely bright!”

The initial investment estimate for a Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $53,200 to $476,975. Cold Stone Creamery is far more affordable than other dessert or frozen-treat franchise concepts, and more importantly, it has an iconic business model that has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs realize their potential of small business ownership while bringing the joy of artisanal, super-premium ice cream to their communities.

Consider this breakdown from Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document:

Average Gross Sales Number of Stores Number of Stores that Exceeded or Met the Average Gross Sales Percentage of Stores that Exceeded or Met the Average Gross Sales
Franchised Stores Only $445,992 869 367 42.1%

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