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Very High-Volume Cold Stone Creamery Federal Way, WA – Gateway Center!

A Busy Shopping Center Anchored By Marlene's Market & Deli

Federal Way, WA

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Food Type: Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt/Gelato, Smoothies

Service Type: Fast Food

Business Type: Franchise

Sale Type: Business For Sale

Asking Price: $475,000

Gross Sales: $812,350

Net Operating Income: $236,087

Monthly Rent: $4,657

Lease Expiration: 03/2026

Lease Options: One 5-Year Option

Year Established: 2003

Owner Operated: Yes

Seller Financing: No


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.

Well established location for over 21 years. Family owned and operated. 2023 sales up!

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

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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.


Prime corner retail space in Gateway Center, a busy shopping center anchored by a Marlene’s Market & Deli. Conveniently located near the intersection of Pacific Highway South (I-5/State Route 99) and S 320th St with over 39,000 vehicles per day. Known for its diverse range of well-known national/regional retail stores, hotels and dining options.

Other retailers include AT&T, Dash Mart, Expand Yoga, Fabio’s Frame Shop, Lamour Salon Nail Spa, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Salon Centric and more. As well as Gateway Theater and two major hotels: Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn & Suites.

Other popular eating and drinking establishments include BadAss Steakhouse Burgers, Black Angus Steakhouse, Cho Dang Tofu, Crawfish Island, East India Grill, Jimmy Johns, McDonald’s and Red Robin.

Perfectly situated near the Federal Way Transit Center and Federal Way Commons Mall with Dick’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target and more. Also surrounded by many big-box stores such as Best Buy, Big 5, DSW, Homegoods, JoAnn, Michaels, Party City, Petco, PetSmart, Ross, Safeway, TJMaxx, Trader Joes, Walmart and much more. Plus, just two miles from Wild Waves Theme Park!

County: King


Lease Information: Leased space $4,657/mth gross. Current lease expires Mar 2026 with one 5-year option.

Square Feet: 1,315.

Seating: 6 Inside & 24 Outside.

Days/Hrs of Operation: Mo-Th 11:30a - 9:00p, Fr-Sa 11:30a-10p, Su 12n-9p.

Real Estate: Leased.

Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price.

Value of Inventory: Not Included In Asking Price.

Number of Employees: 1 Full-Time & 8 Part-Time.

Support/Training: 80 hours at an approved training store, plus 5 days online corporate training.

Seller Financing Available: No.

Reason for Selling: Retiring.

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