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Cold Stone Creamery to Open First Store in Central America

Cold Stone Creamery to Open First Store in Central America

Scottsdale, AZ – Cold Stone Creamery will enter the Central American market with the opening of its first store in El Salvador later this year.

Kahala Brands, the parent company of Cold Stone Creamery has signed a master franchise agreement with CMR Global S.A., a subsidiary of GP Restaurants, to open the new store in the capital city of San Salvador’s Multiplaza Mall.

GP Restaurants is well known as a leader in the food and beverage industry in Central America, representing over 15 brands with over 160 restaurants across El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Cold Stone Creamery has made strong moves into the international market in recent years.

The company’s international growth began in November 2005 when the company opened its first international store in Tokyo, Japan.

Today, Cold Stone Creamery stores are operating in nearly 300 international locations and over 25 different countries, including the Philippines, Cyprus, Kuwait, Qatar, Trinidad, Nigeria, Egypt, and Indonesia.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands, which maintains a portfolio of 15 quick-service restaurant brands.