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Unbelievable opportunity to own a hot franchise for a great price! Using only the finest ingredients – offering freshly made, smooth creamy ice cream that is blended on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, cookies, brownies and more. Every ice cream creation is made to order and available in cups, waffle bowls, cones, shakes & smoothies.
Plus they make the richest cakes, cupcakes for any occasion that can now be ordered online. This location boasts a huge catering business – all catering equipment included in the sale: trailer, portable stone & sink, two NSF freezers and small wares. This store has also received many awards: Ranked Top #3 in both Overall Same Store Sales & Overall Cake Sales in 2011, Golden Spade Recipient (Quality Award) 2011, in addition to being voted The Best Ice Cream/Yogurt Shop in Osseo/Maple Grove in 2012. This year sales are also up 8% year over year!
Prime retail space on Main Street in the shopping & entertainment district of Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. With over 150 businesses, Arbor Lakes has it all - The Fountains at Arbor Lakes, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Main Street, the “original” Arbor Lakes shopping experience. These three distinct shopping areas combined have more retail than the Mall of America, including unique, independent stores, specialty chains and national brands, plus a wide variety of restaurants.
Listing Company: EatZ & Associates
Listing Agent: Tami Hillier
Contact Number: 503-319-4626
|Facilities:||Leased Space – Rent $3,909/mth includes CAM and insurance. Taxes are an additional $1,393 a year. Current lease expires 2013 with one 5-year option. Days/Hrs of Operation: Su-Th 11a-10p & Fr-Sa 11a-11p. Seating: 20 Inside & 12 Outside. Square Feet: 1,400.|
|Competition:||# 1 Ice Cream Franchise in the Nation. Voted “Best Ice Cream” countless times. They offer quality, variety & choice, which is what customers want! Better because it’s made fresh every day in every store, which puts them completely in a class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super Premium." Ranked #1 in Category. Entrepreneur Magazine: Fastest-Growing Franchises: #11. Franchise Top 500 Rankings: #50 (2012), #54 (2011), #35 (2010), #46 (2009). Fastest-Growing: #64 (2008). America's Top Global: #46 (2012), #47 (2011), #29 (2010), #40 (2009).|
|Growth Potential:||First store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1995. Currently operating more than 1,450 locations in the U.S. and 12 countries worldwide. Cold Stone has the highest average unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. The trend in ice cream is certainly towards premium & super premium and sales prove it. Ice cream is consumed by more than 90% of households in the United States. The estimated frozen desserts industry is estimated at more than $21 billion.|
|Training/Support:||80 hrs @ Store and 5 days @ Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.|
|Sale Reason:||Other interests.|
Seller Reference #CSC MG MN
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