Cold Stone Creamery

homemade premium ice-cream and yogurt made to order

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Franchise - Cold Stone Creamery
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Description of franchise system

Cold Stone Creamery is a premium ice cream store that makes their own ice cream in the shop every day and then mixes it with other ingredients to the customer’s desire on a granite slab.
Cold Stone Creamery was founded by Donald and Susan Sutherland in 1988. They were looking to create ice cream that was neither soft-serve nor hard-packed . Eventually, having found the perfect balance, the husband/wife team opened their first location in Tempe, Arizona that same year.
Cold Stone growth is steady with over 1300 new franchises every year . Research has shown that the changing seasons do not play a role in the profitability of the business, as predecessors Baskin-Robbins and Friendly Ice-Cream demonstrated back in 1935. The enduring truth is that Americans love eating ice cream in all seasons.

Cold Stone Creamery scores at the peak of the ice cream category time after time, ranking Number 1 in its class for 2007 in Entrepreneur Magazine. This company has shown proven stability in its more than 20 years of operation and has an excellent reputation with customers for having the best ingredients for their ice cream.

Franchise concept

Before you open your own Cold Stone Creamery franchise, the franchisor will train up to two people to operate the Cold Stone Creamery restaurant using the franchisors recipes , formulae, food preparation procedures, and business policies and practices. The training will consist of up to 20 hours of instructional material, up to 45 hours of classroom training, and up to 105 hours of on-the-job training.

Your Cold Stone Creamery team and Area Developer will assist you through every step of choosing your site, negotiating lease, building planning & construction, staff training, grand opening and continuing support for operations and marketing.

Advertising for your Cold Stone franchise will already be taken care of by the head company , giving your store National and Local Advertising for each location exceptional Branding Support.

Cold Stone's nationwide public relations and marketing initiatives will help you excite and compel customers to your locations. Cold Stone provides a wide range of local store advertising campaigns, such as school fundraisers and sampling to local businesses. Area Developers, Co-op marketing alliances, and other helpful systems will support you the whole way to success.

Franchise partner profile

Cold Stone Creamery is looking for passionate, people-focused people who want to own their stores. If you want to be your own boss, are motivated and if you are a good team player, Cold Stone Creamery would love to hear from you .

Fill out the information below and see if Cold Stone Creamery is the right franchise opportunity for you!



Cold Stone Creamery on the look-out for German master franchisees

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Cold Stone Creamery reaches milestone store opening on international market

Cold Stone Creamery announced recently that, having initiated its international expansion three years ago, it is now celebrating the opening of its 100th international store as well as the opening ... » Read more


Cold Stone Creamery announces expansion plans for Scandinavia

Cold Stone Creamery, one of the fastest-growing international ice cream concepts and part of the Kahala Corp family of brands, has announced that it has reached an agreement with Cold Stone ApS to ... » Read more


Cold Stone Creamery: franchise launch in Europe

The US American franchise chain, Cold Stone Creamery, is looking to launch its system in Europe. This ice-cream specialist, which is also active in a further 16 countries outside the USA, is intend... » Read more

Cold Stone Creamery

homemade premium ice-cream and yogurt made to order

Open website

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