What Makes a Great Cold Stone Creamery Location?

One of the nation’s super-premium ice cream franchises has decades of experience helping entrepreneurs find an amazing location

Selecting a location for your ice cream franchise is one of your most important business decisions. But don’t worry, you won’t make that decision alone. After 30 years and opening over 1,000 stores in the United States and hundreds more around the world, Cold Stone Creamery® has a lot of expertise in helping our franchisees select great locations.

This is how we do it:

Cold Stone Creamery stores’ small footprint gives franchisees much more real estate flexibility than other dessert franchise concepts. Our brand’s stores are typically established in shopping centers next to movie theatres and supermarkets, in strip malls next to coffee shops and local restaurants, and in mall food courts next to fast food chains.

Franchisees are guided through the real estate process to review traffic patterns, demographics, ease of access, visibility and many other items. Every site a franchisee selects is reviewed by Cold Stone Creamery for these items before it is authorized to proceed.

From there, you’re on way to celebrating the grand opening of your new business! We can’t wait to help you get there.

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