- 5 years ago
Cold Stone Creamery is an American-based ice cream parlor chain. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Company is owned and operated by Kahala Brands. The Company's main product is super premium ice cream made with approximately 12–14% butterfat, made on location and customized for patrons at time of order. Cold Stone has also expanded its menu with other ice cream related products, including: ice cream cakes, pies, cookie sandwiches, smoothies, shakes and iced or blended coffee drinks.
Since 2008, the Company has been co-branding its locations with other chains in an attempt to not only increase its presence outside of the United States, but transform its business model from seasonal to year-round.
- 5 years ago
The Numbers You Need to Know
$27,000 franchise fee*
$250,000 net worth
$100,000 liquid, non-financed funds
Total initial investment - $277,375-$464,325*
Royalty fee - 6% of gross sales
Advertising fee - 3% of gross sales
*This fee is for a traditional location and does not include any discounts that may be applicable. Different fees may apply for other types of locations.
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- Wayne ZLv 75 years ago
From their website:
>>>The franchise fee for your first traditional location is $27,000. You should also plan to invest between $277,375 and $464,325 to build, equip and stock a traditional location.<<<
You must also have at least a $250,000 net worth of which $100,000 must be liquid (ie cash).