Incredible opportunity to own two hot franchises at two prime locations for one
great price! Each one a successful premium brand ice cream combined with a
top gourmet chocolate brand. And these two stores are also very well run,
super clean and the most up-to-date!
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 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 old fashion
sundaes, coffee frappes and pre-packed quarts. Plus, 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, 8-layer ice cream cakes or customize their own cake or photo cake.
Highly confidential listings, please do not discuss with employees or patrons.
Valparaiso: Prime retail space in Valparaiso Walk, a 146,000 sqft power
center situated near the intersection of State Road 49 and LaPorte Ave, on
the east side of Valparaiso. Anchored by Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond,
Marshalls and Michaels, plus Menards at the south end of the development
and Aldi to the north. Other popular tenants include Dress Barn, Famous
Footwear, Lane Bryant, Yankee Candle, Sally Beauty Supply, Sport Clips &
more. This store is positioned in the front out lot along with Firehouse Subs
and Noodles & Company next to TGI Fridays. Valparaiso University, with a
student population of over 4,500 is located just one mile east of the center.
Crown Point: Prime corner retail space in City Center, a 15-acre 45,000 sqft
mixed use development just south of the Methodist Hospital and Purdue
University Calumet. Other popular tenants include Three Monkeys Pub, Z
Grill, Anytime Fitness and more. More office space is currently being built out!
Close to the soft ball fields.
Year Established: 2005 & 2006.
Lease Information: Valparaiso: Leased space $4,000/mth. Crown Point:
Leased space $2,360/mth. Both include rent, CAM and insurance. Both
leases expire in 2019 with the option to renew.
Square Feet: 1,500 & 1,500.
Seating: 14 In/12 Out & 14 In/6 Out.
Training: 80 hrs @ store and 5 days @ headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ along
with Rocky Mountain Chocolate training in Durango, CO.
# Of Employees: 10 Part-Time & 10 Part-Time.
Gross Income (2016): $437,217 + $379,399 = $816,616.
Cash Flow: $130,967.
Value of FF&E (Including in Asking Price): $300,000.
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’
Growth & Expansion: First Cold Stone opened in 1988 & Rocky Mountain in
1981. There are 1,400 Cold Stone and 368 Rocky Mountain locations
operating worldwide. 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+.
Listed by Tami Hillier at EatZ & Associates