But wait one moment - we’re about more than just serving up amazing ice cream. We like to think we’re really in the business of making people happy.
Cold Stone Creamery is one of the best Super Premium ice cream concepts in the world! In as little as 6 years, we have introduced Cold Stone Creamery into approximately 25 countries outside of the United States and we’re continuing to expand.
- Fundamental idea
- Landmark moment
- New major store
- New market entry
- Major award
Don and Susan Sutherland open the very first Cold Stone Creamery® in Tempe, Arizona (USA), and a new ice cream concept is born.
Cold Stone Creamery is awarded "Best of Phoenix" for the first time.
Cold Stone Creamery serves its one millionth ice cream cone.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates its 100th store opening and is ranked 94th on Entrepreneur magazine's list of Fastest Growing Franchises in America, and 361st on the Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" list.
Cold Stone Creamery awards its 500th franchise, and opens its 250th store.
The Cold Stone Creamery brand opens its 500th store, and introduces itself to the world by opening the company's flagship store in Times Square.
In addition to ranking fourth in the July 2004 issue of Restaurant Business "Top 50 Growth Chains", Cold Stone Creamery launches an entirely new line of Signature Ice Cream Cakes. One hundred ice cream cakes are featured on ABC's Good Morning America to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Times Square.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates the opening of its first store in Japan, and receives the "2005 Consumers' Choice in Chains Award" in the Treat category in the August 2005 issue of Restaurants & Institutions.
Nation's Restaurant News honors Cold Stone Creamery as a MUFSO "Golden Chain" recipient.
Cold Stone celebrates the opening of its first store in the Middle East in the United Arab Emirates.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates the opening of the 100th International store and its arrival into Mexico and Scandinavia
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates the opening of the first store in the Caribbean in Trinidad.
Cold Stone Creamery makes Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" list. We also won an Emmy for a commercial. Watch it on YouTube
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates the opening of the first Cold Stone Café in Cyprus.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates the opening of 3 new stores in Africa; 2 in Nigeria, and 1 new store in Egypt. Oh yeah... and the first South American store, in Brazil! This is the year Cold Stone Creamery was awarded #16 on the Global 30 Top Brands by International Expansion.
Cold Stone Creamery celebrates 25 years of delivering the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience to the World. CSC Nigeria also celebrates the opening of two new stores, bringing the total of opened stores to four, with plans of opening two more before the end of the year.
At the beginning of the year, we had a total of eight stores opened in two states; with plans of opening six more stores in different states before the end of the year.
At the beginning of the year, we had a total of eight stores opened in two states; with plans of opening six more stores in different states before the end of the year