Looking for the next big thing in franchising? The answer might be closer than you think.
For many business owners, a Cold Stone Creamery franchise represents one of the best opportunities for making a low-risk, high-reward investment – without chaining yourself to your business for 80+ hours a week.
Below are just a few of the reasons why you should consider investing in Cold Stone:
Cold Stone® Is Growing.
The birth of the Cold Stone Creamery franchise occurred in Arizona in 1988. The founders, Donald and Susan Sutherland, grew that one small Tempe store into a few hundred before merging with food giant Kahala Corp. in 2007.
Now there are over a thousand Cold Stones® locations in the U.S. – pretty incredible growth for a 25 year period. That’s not even counting the 400+ worldwide, either – and the international market promises to be fertile for continued growth in the years to come, as well.
Many other fast food franchises, have reached the limit of their feasible growth – and in many cases, they’re contracting. Cold Stone has barely scratched the surface of profitable locations, meaning there’s still big money that can be made for new investors.
Cold Stone Offers Huge Potential for Significant ROI.
One of the great things about the franchise is they have a low barrier for entry. The company estimates that it will cost between $277k and $464k to get up and running – compare that to a million plus for some other franchises.
Not only is it less expensive to get in, but staying in business is cheaper than other options:
- Rent on your location is cheaper than you’ll find for other franchises, since each store is relatively small.
- You don’t need a lot of equipment or storage space for ingredients, since you’re not responsible for making dozens of different menu items.
- Each store requires little manpower, with a staff of about 10-15 people. Not only does this save on payroll costs, but fewer employees means fewer potential headaches for you.
If this was all a Cold Stone Creamery franchise offered – lower overhead – it would still make it a front runner as a strong business to own. However, each store also represents an incredible opportunity for profit.
The ice cream itself is premium, which means you can justify a higher price point. Consumers have shown a willingness to pay more for higher quality, and this willingness isn’t dependent on the health of the economy.
All of this adds up to big profits for store owners – and fast. Once you see the lines of customers around a Cold Stone Creamery franchise, you’ll quickly realize why the chain is growing so quickly. The simple fact is, people have discovered the difference that quality makes – and they’re willing to pay for it.
Join the Cold Stone Craze Now!
If you want to get in on the incredible growth this ice cream retailer is experiencing, you should act quickly. New stores are springing up every day – you don’t want to wake up one day to discover that your dream location has a bright, new (and busy) Cold Stone standing there.