Fort Stewart & Hunter Army Airfield Serve About 22,310 Soldiers, 42,957 Family Members, 4,500 Civilians, 19,000 Retirees/National Guard Soldiers
Fort Stewart, GA
Asking Price: $59,000
Gross Sales: $300,000
Net Operating Income: $45,795
Monthly Rent: $3,250
Lease Expiration: 2032
Options: One 10-Year Option
Year Established: 2012
Owner Operated: Yes
Seller Financing: No
Food Type: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Gelato, Smoothies
Service Type: Fast Food
Business Type: Franchise
Sale Type: Business For Sale

Description:

Offering the best tasting, made-to-order ice cream! Churned in-store fresh daily using only the finest ingredients and mixed on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, sauces and more. Also, dairy-free sorbet. Plus, a new plant based almond milk product. Every creation made-to-order available in cups, cones, waffle bowls and shakes, plus mix & go. Every option for everyone, all served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

As well as sundaes and smoothies along with pre-packed quarts and party packs. In addition to the richest ice cream cakes, cupcakes and cookie sandwiches for takeout or conveniently ordered online or by smart phone 24 hrs/day. Cold Stone has the perfect cake for any occasion: signature, birthday, kid-themed, petite, custom and photo cakes, plus signature pies.

Cold Stone is the nation's leading premium ice cream brand. Voted "Best Ice Cream" countless times. Quality, variety and choice-what customers want! With seemingly endless combinations of mix-ins, allows customers to dream up their own ice cream treat or choose from their wildly popular Signature Creations. Never prepackaged or shipped in, it's the freshness factor that sets them apart. Better because made fresh every day in every store, puts them in a class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super Premium." An artisanal ice cream churned fresh on-site with high standards for taste, consistency and texture.

Also, as a brand Cold Stone is seeing great rebounding sales and with the inherent nature of pick-up, takeout and delivery, these types of concepts will surely be the winners for some time to come.

Well established location for 10 years. Owner operated. Low overhead costs. The only ice cream shop in the area. And just started 3rd party delivery outside the base to the surrounding areas including Hinesville. 2022 sales up over 7% YTD!

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a HIGHLY confidential listing, please DO NOT talk to any of the owners, employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only.

County: Liberty
Location:

Prime retail space on the Fort Stewart army base. Perfectly situated next to the Defense Commissary Agency (grocery store & pharmacy), AAFES Launderette, AAFES Main Express (army & navy surplus shop), Geovista Credit Union and a United States Post Office. And it’s located directly across a Panda Express with shared seating. Other nearby eating & drinking establishments include Burger King, Subway, Starbucks and more.

This Cold Stone is also close to Club Stewart, Fort Stewart Bingo, Child Development Center 403, Winn Army Community Hospital, Child Development Center 475, Marne Lanes, George P. Hays Library, Stewart Lanes Bowling Center, Corkan Fun Center, Newman Fitness Center and several hotels!

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield serve about 22,310 soldiers, 42,957 family members, 4,500 civilians, 19,000 retirees and national guard soldiers. The population for Hinesville, the city outside the front gate, is estimated to be around 35,000 persons. And Hinesville is in Liberty County, GA with about 65,000 persons!

Real Estate: Leased
Facilities:

Lease Information: Leased space - rent 13% of sales (currently ~ $3,250/mth gross). All utilities - water, electricity and HVAC entirely covered by the base (zero cost to the owner)! Current lease expires in 2032 with one 10-year option. Square Feet: 1,295. Seating: 40 (Food Court). Days/Hrs of Operation: Daily 12n-9p (Currently open Mo-Fr 12n-6p & Sa 11:30a-3p).

Number of Employees: 1 Full-Time & 2 Part-Time
Support/Training: 80 hours @ an approved training store and 5 days @ corporate headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.
Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price
Value of Inventory: Not Included In Asking Price
Competition:

Ice cream is America's favorite dessert. And Cold Stone is the ultimate ice cream experience, beloved by millions of customers. Enjoys incredible household name recognition & loyalty. A truly remarkable brand w/proven staying power!

Ranked #1 in Category. Ranked in the Top 50 Beloved Brands, “Consumer Pick” & “1st Place for Craveability”-Nation's Restaurant News. Ranked in the Top 200 Countries Best Franchises-Franchise Times. Ranked in the Top 100 Global Franchises In The World-Franchise Direct. Ranked in the Top 50-Entrepreneur Franchise 500.

Growth and Expansion:

1st store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1994. After 30 yrs, this iconic brand continues to thrive & grow. Currently operating more than 1,000 locations in the US & hundreds internationally.

And Cold Stone continues to expand co-branded partnerships & create new flavors to increase sales. Is also committed to innovation, offering special themed products to celebrate each season, holiday & big blockbuster movie. Also has the highest avg unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. Plus, it's easy-to-run using only state-of-the-art equipment.

Seller Financing Available: No.
Reason For Selling: Too far from home.