COLD STONE CREAMERY® STORY
Our founders, Donald and Susan Sutherland, scoured the world in search of the perfect ice cream. Not surprisingly, they found that not all ice cream is created equal. From traditional hard-packed to soft serve varieties, until Donald and Susan pursued their "Ice Cream Dream" - we were stuck with some pretty disappointing alternatives. But after 1988 and the opening of the first Cold Stone Creamery® in Tempe, Arizona, USA, things changed.Through their will, determination and commitment to their dreams, the concept of the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® was born. The Sutherlands fundamentally redefined ice cream and the world would never be the same.
Cold Stone Creamery® ice cream is categorized by industry experts as "Super Premium." Our ice cream is better because we make it fresh every day in store, which puts Cold Stone Creamery® completely in a class of our own.
At Cold Stone Creamery® we are proud of our heritage as Ice Cream Innovators. This heritage is based on a tradition of continuously redefining plain old regular ice cream into something truly extraordinary. Around here, we call every ice cream we serve a "Creation™" - because each one is a work of art.Freshly made, smooth, creamy ice cream blended on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations – fruits, nuts, candy, cookies, brownies…you name it – you can mix in to your heart's content.
We take tremendous pride in Cold Stone Creamery®'s innovative heritage and culture. It's what makes us, well, us. Consider the first five words of our Mission Statement: "We will make people happy." From the energetic Cold Stone Creamery® crew singing your praises when they hear that sound in the tip jar, to the laughter of a family enjoying an after-dinner treat – if it has to do with being happy, you'll find it at your local Cold Stone Creamery®.
Whether it's in our stores or in the halls of our world headquarter office, you'll see, smell, hear, and taste the excitement we have for what we do (especially when walking by the lab where our Tastemaster™ invents incredible new flavors of ice cream). Quite simply, making the best ice cream for the world to enjoy is our passion, and delivering happiness is our expertise.
Based in the U.S.A., Cold Stone Creamery® is now operational with over 1,300 stores in the U.S. and internationally spread in 26 countries over 5 continents and is destined to be the best and most innovative ice cream of the world. Now, the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience™ is in Bangladesh, continuing down our path of innovation by opening Cold Stone Creamery® Café! We invite you to try our innovative line of Tex-Mex menu, which includes Mexican delicacies, gourmet sandwiches, healthy salads, and a lot more. With this new launch, Cold Stone Creamery® is destined to be your ultimate choice for morning, noon, and night!
And remember, every day is a great day for ice cream!