Scottsdale, AZ – The Cold Stone Creamery has expanded its global footprint with the signing of a franchise agreement to open its first shop in Lahore, Pakistan.
Cold Stone’s parent, Kahala Brands, signed the Master Franchise Agreement (MFA) with Venus Pakistan (Pvt.) Limited to open the shop’s doors by the end of next month. A second Cold Stone Creamery Cafe is slated to open by the end of 2014 in Karachi.
Cold Stone Creamery has continued to make strong key moves into the international market in recent years.
The international growth of Cold Stone Creamery 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 holds a portfolio of 15 quick-service restaurant brands.