Carvel Celebrates Successful Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Ice Cream Brand Announces Expansion Plans for 2016

March 28, 2016 // // ATLANTA - Carvel, America’s Freshest Ice Cream®, finished 2015 with an estimated $102 million in system-wide sales. The company’s success is being fueled by continued excellence among both newer and longer-standing locations, as the company experienced a record increase in same-store sales.

In 2015, Carvel opened seven new locations and entered new markets in Connecticut and Florida. The company will continue its expansion this year and will look to develop national presence with qualified franchisees in Southern Florida and New Jersey.  

“Carvel has been serving handcrafted treats made with only authentic soft ice cream for more than 80 years, and today, our business is healthy and growing,” said Scott Colwell, president of Carvel. “The ever-changing ice cream industry demands creativity and we’re excited to continue this growth by keeping Carvel at the forefront of flavor innovation.”

Carvel currently operates over 398 franchise locations worldwide. The Atlanta-based company was the first retail ice cream franchise in the country and has become one of the most recognized names in the ice cream industry. Carvel has been ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and The Franchise Times’ Top 200+ lists.

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About Carvel Ice Cream

Carvel® has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft ice cream and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes.  Carvel cakes and novelties are available at Carvel locations and select grocery stores around the country. Visit for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream or become a fan at

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit to learn more.

SOURCE Carvel®


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The United States' first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry.


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