Cold Stone Creamery delivers more than our smooth and creamy ice cream - we deliver the ultimate Ice Cream Experience to countless happy customers worldwide. For more than 25 years Cold Stone® has been scooping up only the finest treats, delivering a completely customized experience to each customer!
At Cold Stone Creamery, our super-premium ice cream and waffle cones are made fresh daily right inside each store. Fresh-baked brownies, brand name mix-ins (like Snickers®, Oreos®, and M&M's®), fruit and nuts are blended together on our frozen granite stone. From unique ice cream Creations™, cakes and shakes , to ice cream cupcakes and cookie sandwiches - nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone Creamery.
Our Franchise Ownership Experience
Kahala, franchisor of Cold Stone Creamery, is proud of the extensive support provided to our franchisees. When you join Cold Stone you'll never be alone, because we'll be with you every step of the way. Our dedicated Cold Stone team will assist you with important pre-opening steps such as site selection, design and construction, as well as a grand opening plan. Our industry experience enables us to keep the cost of entry and operation costs as low as possible.
Facts & Figures
$42,000 franchise fee* Royalty fee - 6% of gross sales
$250,000 net worth Advertising fee - 3% of gross sales
$100,000 liquid, non-financed funds Average time to open is 4-12 months
Estimated startup costs - $286,075-$474,325*
*This fee is for a traditional location and does not include any discounts that may be applicable. Different fees may apply for other types of locations.
Recognized For Excellence
Cold Stone Creamery® is a respected brand among the quick-service restaurant category and is recognized for its excellence by many of the industry publications.
- #53 on the 2013 "Franchise 500®" list in Entrepreneur® magazine #30 on the "2010 MU50" list in Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine
- #19 on the 2013 "Global30" list in QSR magazine #129 on the 2009 Franchise Times "Top 200 Franchise Systems"
- #46 on the 2012 "Top Global Franchises" list in Entrepreneur magazine #46 on the 2009 "Franchise 500" list in Entrepreneur magazine
- #49 on QSR magazine's 2011 "QSR Top 50" ranking Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of 2009's ·'Top 120 Restaurant Franchises"
- #54 on the 2011 "Franchise 500" list in Entrepreneur magazine #78 on Restaurants & Institutions® magazine's 2009 "Top 400 Restaurant Chains" ranking
- #49 on the Franchise Direct "Top 100 Global Franchises" list for 2011 #40 on the 2009 "Top Global Franchises" list in Entrepreneur magazine
- #123 on the 2010 Franchise Times® "Top 200 Franchise Systems"
Interested candidates should have $100,000 available in order to qualify for this opportunity.
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