Process & Timeline

Do you feel that you, your company, or your partners have the experience, resources, and passion to become a Master Franchisee and help us develop your country’s entire market? If so, then keep reading below.

Learn More About Our Process & Timeline

  • Qualification of applicant

  • NDA executed between Kahala and applicant

  • Kahala sends confidential information; business plan to be completed by applicant

  • Applicant completes business plan and sends to Kahala for review

  • If business plan approved, Kahala formally invites applicant to visit Kahala headquarters

  • Kahala visits applicant’s headquarters to finalize business opportunity discussion

  • Sign letter of intent covering major business terms of agreement

  • Review and sign final master franchise agreement

  • Open First Store!

International Business Application

Thank you for your interest in international opportunities at Cold Stone Creamery®. Our first step toward expanding into any country is to identify the perfect partner to develop our brand in the area. Until we have found that Master Franchisee partner, we will not establish individual franchisees in any country.

If you feel that your organization would be a perfect match to bring Cold Stone Creamery to your country, please download and fill out our International Business Application (PDF).

Send your completed application to InternationalApps@coldstonecreamery.com. We will carefully review your application. If we believe you possess the necessary skills and experience to develop the Cold Stone Creamery brand in the proposed country then we will contact you within two weeks of the receipt of your completed application.

Thank you again for your interest in Cold Stone Creamery!

Interested in Multiple Brands?

For more information on our other franchised brands, please click here - Kahala Brands.