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 and brownies. 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
Location: Prime retail space in Shoppers Square, the best mall in Reno that
has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. A 200,000 sqft two-
story retail center with over 50 businesses. Where both the locals and visitors
Offers a great mix of unique, local brands like Smart & Final, Flashback Toys,
and Soccer City as well as big national names like CVS, Marshalls, Stapes
and Tuesday Morning. Plus, a number of services such as Mee Lu’s Nail
Care and Pishon Hair & Supply. Also boasts the “Fastest Post Office in
Other popular eating & drinking establishments include Dickey’s BBQ Pit &
Pub, IHOP, McDonalds, My Favorite Muffin, Panda Express, Port of Subs and
Perfectly situated in the Wells Avenue Business District, on the edge of
Midtown just one-mile south of downtown Reno, in one of the oldest & most
distinguished shopping areas in the city. On the corner of East Plumb Ln and
South Virginia St, it doesn’t get much more central than Shopper’s Square.
Also one of the most conveniently located shopping malls in Reno!
Time to get in is now, Shopper's Square is planning a remodel and face lift!
Lease Information: Leased space $3,291/mth includes rent, CAM, insurance
and taxes. Current lease expires in Nov 2018 with one 5-year option.
Training: 80 hours @ store and 5 days @ headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.
Value of FF&E (Included in Asking Price): $150,000.
Seller Financing: No.
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