Incredible opportunity to own two top franchises for one great price! A
successful premium brand ice cream and a gourmet chocolate brand.
Using only the finest ingredients, offering freshly made creamy ice cream,
yogurt and sorbet blended on a frozen granite stone with endless
combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, sauces and more. Their proprietary
sweet & creamy yogurt comes in low-fat/calorie flavors and includes
probiotics. Every creation is made to order available in cups, waffle bowls,
cones, shakes and smoothies, plus mix & go.
And their Hot Stone plated desserts offer classic indulgent desserts with
chocolate chip cookies, brownies, churros & funnel cakes. Also available old
fashion sundaes, coffee frappes and pre-packed quarts. In addition, they
also offer delicious fudge, old-fashion caramel apples and larger-than-life
hand made chocolates. Every option for every one!
Plus the richest cakes, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches and pies for take out
or conveniently ordered online or by smart phone 24 hrs/day. Cold Stone
has the perfect cake for any occasion, customers can choose from their
signature cakes, eight-layer ice cream cakes or customize their own cake or
Location: Prime retail space in a popular lifestyle center in downtown
Huntington. The center is located in the Superblock, a large urban renewal
project that’s the length of 4 city-square-blocks. This $60 million 200,000 sqft
retail & entertainment complex resembles an "old-time small town" with
many local & national stores, restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater.
Other popular food tenants include Edible Arrangements, Max N Erma’s,
Five Guys, Roosters, Surin of Thailand and Starbucks.
The Square also hosts concerts in the summer and special events
throughout the year. And is in close proximity to Marshall University, the Big
Sandy Civic Arena and Harris Riverfront Park.
Lease Information: Leased space $3,976/mth includes rent, CAM, insurance
and taxes. Current lease expires in May 2020 with one 5-year option.
Training: 80 hrs @ store and 5 days @ headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ along
with Rocky Mountain Chocolate training in Durango, CO.
Value of FF&E (Included in Asking Price): $150,000.
Seller Financing: No.
Competition/ Market: Nation’s leading premium brands. Are a
good retail combination since chocolate and ice cream have different, yet
complimentary peak seasons. Quality, variety and choice - what customers
want! Better because made fresh every day in every store, puts them in a
class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super
Premium”, been voted “Best Ice Cream” countless times. Rocky Mountain is
rated top chocolate for its "rich, intense flavor”.
Cold Stone Creamery - Ranked #1 in Category. Entrepreneur Magazine
Franchise 500 Rankings: #57 (2016) #54 (2015), #50 (2014), #53 (2013), #50
(2012). QSR Magazine Global 30 List #16 (2016). Franchise Times Top 200
Franchise Systems List #151 (2016). Also 1st Place for Craveability in the
Dessert Category in Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks.
Growth and Expansion: First Cold Stone opened in 1988 & Rocky Mountain
in 1981. There are 1,400 Cold Stone and 368 Rocky Mountain locations
Continue to expand co-branded partnerships and
create new products to increase sales. Cold Stone has the highest average
unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. First to provide online/smart
phone ordering, builds frequency of cake orders because it’s so easy.
Ice cream/yogurt/candy is consumed by more than 90% of households. The
frozen desserts industry estimated at $21 billion+.
Highly confidential listing, please do not discuss with employees or patrons.
Listed by Tami Hillier at EatZ & Associates