Because the World Deserves Better Ice CreamRest assured, our expertise in innovating indulgence didn't just happen by accident. Our founders, Donald and Susan Sutherland, discovered their true calling in 1988 when, driven by their passion to serve the world's best ice cream, they opened the first Cold Stone Creamery in Tempe, Arizona. And now, more than 1,400 stores later, people have really warmed up to their cool idea.
Has It Really Been That Long? Through almost 20 years of serving up the finest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes, some things have certainly changed. And frankly, some things haven't. Ever since we opened our first store back in 1988, we've been serving up what we refer to as Creationsâ„¢. In other words, if you want it in your ice cream â€“ you get it. By mixing nuts, fruits and candy into our smooth and creamy ice cream on a frozen granite stone (around here, we call it â€œthe stoneâ€?) we're actually more like ice cream artists. Over the years, we've stumbled on a few concoctions of our own that we call our Cold Stone Signature Creations. Ice cream for breakfast, a smoothie for lunch, and a sensible cake for dinner? â€“ Who says you can't eat this amazing ice cream for all three meals?