Cold Stone FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees

Type of Business
As a franchisee, you will operate a restaurant called Cold Stone Creamery specializing in super-premium fresh made ice cream, frozen yogurt, cakes, pies, smoothies, shakes, specialty beverages, soft drinks and other frozen dessert products (prepared using proprietary recipes) and an assortment of complementary toppings and mix-ins on a take-out or eat-in basis, soup and branded, licensed products. You also have the option of having a yogurt bar and selling Cold Stone Yogurt Bar products in your Cold Stone Creamery restaurant.

Corporate Information
Kahala Franchising, an Arizona limited liability company which was formed on December 29, 2008. Kahala Franchising is in the business of franchising to others the right to own and operate quick service restaurants. Their parent company is Kahala Brands, Ltd., which is a Delaware corporation. Kahala Brands was formerly known as Kahala Corp. but changed its name to Kahala Brands in December 2014. On July 26, 2016, Kahala Brands merged with a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTY Food Group, Inc. (“MTY”) having an address at 8150 Transcanada Highway, Suite 200, Saint Laurent, Québec H4S 1MF. Kahala Brands’ parent company became MTY Franchising USA, Inc. (“MTY USA”), originally known as The Extreme Pita Franchising USA, Inc., and having an address of 9311 E Via De Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 8558. MTY USA’s parent corporation is MTY Franchising Inc. (“MTY Canada”), a Canadian corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of MTY, formerly known as MTY Tiki Ming Enterprises Inc., and having an address at 8150 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 200, Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1M5, Canada.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Cold Stone Creamery franchise ranges from $310,375 to $602,775 for a traditional restaurant, and from $53,200 to $474,775 for a non-traditional restaurant. This includes $27,500 to $59,500 for a traditional restaurant and $18,500 to $47,500 for a nontraditional restaurant that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate.

Cold Stone Creamery FDD

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