Cold Stone Creamery ® was founded in 1988 by married couple Donald and Susan Sutherland in the college town of Tempe, Arizona. The Sutherlands were ice cream fanatics and traveled all over the world trying to find the perfect ice cream. Dissatisfied with the ice cream they discovered, upon their return, the Sutherlands decided to open a new ice cream shop that would be quite different from the prepackaged ice cream they could get at the supermarket or local ice cream parlors in town. They wanted homemade ice cream freshly made the same day their customers came for a sundae or a cone. The quest for the perfect ice cream franchise opportunity is the reason why Cold Stone Creamery was founded, and why Cold Stone Creamery continues to grow in popularity.

Cold Stone Creamery offers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience ® with ice cream enthusiasts. The secret recipe for smooth, creamy ice cream is handcrafted daily in each store, then customized by combining a variety of blends on a frozen granite stone. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is one of the fastest growing franchise companies in the world. The Cold Stone Creamery brand operates approximately in 1500 locations in over 28 countries.

The Cold Stone Creamery in the DRC opened its doors in September 2022 in Kinshasa. See you in our next 5 stores in 3 cities in the Democratic Republic of Congo!