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The premier ice cream franchise is 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 $11.3 billion annually in revenue. After 35 years in business, it is still rapidly growing, with locations in the United States and many more in countries around the world. Cold Stone is inviting new entrepreneurs with a passion for ice cream and the Cold Stone brand to join us as we rapidly expand at home and abroad.

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“Cold Stone 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 are now 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 $57,200 to $627,775. 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
All Franchise Outlets $619,669 900 396 44%
Top 20% of franchised outlets $978,978 180 70 39%
Bottom 20% of franchised outlets $341,584 180 108 60%

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