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High Volume Cold Stone Creamery Blue Earth County, MN - Across Minnesota State University!

Blue Earth County, Minnesota
SOLD! High Volume Cold Stone Creamery Blue Earth County, MN - Across Minnesota State University!
Year Established: 2012
Status: Sold

Contact Details

Contact Name: Tami Hillier

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Contact Phone: 503-319-4626

Contact Fax: 877-481-6028

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Business Description

Using only the finest ingredients, offering freshly made creamy ice cream, yogurt and sorbet blended on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, sauces and more.  Their proprietary sweet & creamy yogurt comes in low-fat/calorie flavors and includes probiotics.  Every creation made to order available in cups, waffle bowls, cones, shakes and smoothies, plus mix & go.

And their Hot Stone plated desserts offer classic indulgent desserts with chocolate chip cookies, brownies, churros & funnel cakes.  Also old fashion sundaes, coffee frappes and pre-packed quarts.  Every option for every one.

Plus the richest cakes, cupcakes, cookie sandwiches and pies for take out or conveniently ordered online or by smart phone 24 hrs/day.  Cold Stone has the perfect cake for any occasion:  signature, eight-layer ice cream, custom or photo cakes.

This location currently sells ice cream at 3 area high school girls & boys basketball games and has the rights to sell ice cream at all Mankato Moondogs home baseball games.

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first.  This is a highly confidentially listing, please do not talk to any of the employees or patrons.  If interested, contact EatZ for more information.  Showings by appointment only.


Detailed Information

County: Blue Earth

Location: Prime retail space in the University Square Apartments & Mall, a highly visible mixed-use multi-story development with ground level retail, restaurants and a AMC movie theater, plus 72 apartments above. Other popular tenants include Asian One, Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Noodles & Co, Pieology, Weggy's, Boomtown, Johnny B's, Fantastic Sams, MJ Sports Clips, Rexius Nutrition, Wells Fargo and more. Perfectly situated directly across the street from Minnesota State University! Attracts students and locals before & after campus art performances, as well as athletic events at the Blakeslee Stadium (MSU football) and Taylor Center (MSU basketball, youth basketball, youth volleyball, indoor track, etc.) Over 15,000 students enrolled at the university. In addition to student housing above, there is also a lot of student housing within walking distance of the store. Also, this is the only Cold Stone in Mankato and within a 75-mile radius with opportunities to expand to the River Hills Mall or Madison Ave or North Mankato.

Facilities: Square Feet: 1,452. Seating: 20 Inside & 30+ Outside. Days/Hrs of Operation: Daily 10:30a-10:30p.

Competition: Nation's leading premium ice cream brand. Voted "Best Ice Cream" countless times. Offer quality, variety and choice-what customers want! Better because made fresh every day in every store, puts them in a class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super Premium." Ranked #1 in Category. Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 Rankings: # 166. QSR Magazine Global 30 List #16. Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Systems List #150. Also 1st Place for Craveability in the Dessert Category in Nation's Restaurant News' Consumer Picks. Plus, this Cold Stone is a 4-time Golden Spade Award winner!

Growth and Expansion: First store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1994. For more than 25 years serving up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients prepared on a frozen granite stone. Currently operating more than 1,000 locations in the U.S. and 30 international markets around the world. 1st to provide online/smart phone ordering, builds frequency of cake orders because it's so easy. Continue to expand co-branded partnerships & create new products to increase sales. Cold Stone has the highest average unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. Ice cream/frozen yogurt is consumed by more than 90% of households. The frozen desserts industry estimated at over $25 billion+.

Support/Training: 80 hrs @ Store and 5 days @ Headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.


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