Cold Rock Ice Creamery
This article is missing information about operation of business and troubles in the Australian market.(April 2021)
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|Industry||Ice cream parlor|
|Founded||Aspley, Queensland in 1996|
|Headquarters||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Number of locations
|Parent||Franchised Food Company|
Cold Rock Ice Creamery is an Australian-owned ice cream parlour chain. The company's main product is centred around customers choosing combinations of ice cream and various other confectioneries, which are mixed in front of the customer within their store. With reportedly 30,000 plus combinations, Cold Rock sells their ice cream as individual ice cream combinations in a cup, cone, take-home pack, loaded shake, or ice cream cakes.
The previous management team purchased the Australian Franchise System of Cold Rock in August 2002 and is attempting to present Cold Rock as the "premier ice cream franchise in Australia".
In 2008, Cold Rock opened its eightieth store in Melbourne, Victoria. The Cold Rock franchise is currently owned and managed by the Franchised Food Company.
In May 2017 Cold Rock launched "Super Kosher" ice creams and mix-ins. It was the first time an Australian franchising targeted its products for the Jewish/kosher market.
In 2019, the chain was forced to close several stores due to rising costs, including stores in Indooroopilly and Springwood in Queensland, putting pressure on the franchise.
- ^ "Cold Rock Ice Creamery launches Kosher range". Franchise Business. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
- ^ Waters, Cara (18 March 2019). "Cold Rock ice cream franchise under pressure as stores close". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 April 2022.