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
Location: Prime retail space in the outlot of a busy Wal-Mart Supercenter
shopping center along with Jimmy Johns & Starbucks. Perfectly situated
near I-43 and Hwy 28. Also close to the famous Kohler Golf Course!
Lease Information: Leased space – cheap rent $2,600/mth includes CAM,
insurance and taxes. Current lease expires in 2020 with the option to renew.
Training: 80 hrs @ Store & 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 and 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 $21 billion+.
Asking price includes transfer fee and the required upgraded POS system if
sold by the end of the year!
2016 sales up 8%!
Highly confidential listing, please do not discuss with employees or patrons.
Listed by Tami Hillier at EatZ & Associates