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. 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: signature, eight-layer ice cream, custom or
Turnkey operation, priced to sell! Because this is a corporate store there is
limited financial information. Franchise agreement and lease are transferrable
and the franchise will help with training and transition. All reasonable offers
will be considered. No transfer fee!
Location: Prime retail space in Orchard Hill Park, a beautiful 368,000 sqft
shopping center anchored by Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting
Goods. Other popular tenants include Chili’s, Verizon Wireless, Vitamin
Shoppe, Great Clips and more.
Perfectly situated in Leominster, the 2nd largest city in Worcester County.
Located north of Worcester and west of Boston.
Lease Information: Leased space $4,953/mth. Current lease expires in 2017
with two 5-year options.
Training: 80 hours @ store and 5 days @ headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.
Franchisor is offering their support and assistance in getting this property
transitioned to new ownership.
Value of FF&E (Included in Asking Price): $150,000.
Seller Financing: Possibly, to a well qualified buyer with substantial down.
Reason For Selling: Corporate location looking for a franchisee. Franchisor is
looking to focus on the franchising of the brand only.
Competition/Market: Nation’s leading premium ice cream brand. Voted “Best
Ice Cream” countless times. Offer quality, variety & 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
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 & Expansion: First store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1994.
For more than 25 years serving up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes,
smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients prepared on
a frozen granite stone. Currently operating more than 1,400 locations in the
U.S. & 20 countries worldwide.
1st to provide online/smart phone ordering, builds frequency of cake orders
because it’s so easy. Continue to expand co-branded partnerships & create
new products to increase sales. Cold Stone has the highest average unit
sales volume of any ice cream concept. Ice cream/frozen yogurt is consumed
by more than 90% of households. The frozen desserts industry estimated at
Highly confidential listing, please do not discuss with employees or patrons.
Listed by Tami Hillier at EatZ & Associates