Cold Stone Creamery Franchise

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Capital Required
$50,200 - $467,525

Liquid Capital

Financing Assistance
Available Via Third Party

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Initial Franchise Fee

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Success never tasted so good!

Profit by making people happy!

Imagine providing The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®. At Cold Stone Creamery, our super-premium ice cream, waffle cones, brownies and sorbet are made fresh each day in every store. After that, it’s all about the show!

Our carefully-selected crewmembers hand-craft each person’s ice cream and mix-in choice into a highly-customized Creation right before their eyes. That entertaining show, performed on a cold stone surface, differentiates us from conventional scoop shops. It also guarantees a fresh product and unique experience.

But the real magic occurs when crew members mix in a healthy dose of singing then serve up lasting memories.

Listed #12 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2007 list of the “Fastest Growing Franchises in America” We were founded in 1988; we then awarded our first franchise in 1994.

Check out these tasty facts:

  • Listed #14 overall and #1 in the ice cream and frozen desserts category on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2007 “Franchise 500”
  • Listed #43 on QSR magazine’s 2006 “QSR 50,” up from #50 in 2005
  • Operating nearly 1,400 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam, Japan and Korea with an additional 1,000 agreements awarded worldwide
  • More than 50% of franchisees are multi-unit owners

Please note:

Nearly all of the landlords and real estate owners we work with have been requiring minimums of US$125,000 in liquid capital before working with our franchisees. If you don't meet their requirements, we'd encourage you to find partners before applying.

Seize This Opportunity Before It Melts!

Own a Cold Stone store:

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

In Brief:

  1. Category:
    Food. Ice Cream.

  2. Description:
    Cold Stone Creamery is the nation's fastest growing super-premium ice cream concept.
    Our ice cream, waffle cones and brownies
    are made fresh at each store each day.

  3. Financing:
    Liquid Capital Required: US$125,000 minimum. Total Investment Required: US$294,250 to US$438,850. Initial Franchise Fee: US$42,000
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