Cold Stone Creamery Supports Make-A-Wish Foundation(R) with Ice Cream Fundraiser

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cold Stone Creamery:

EVENT:

Cold Stone Creamery hosts "World's Largest Ice Cream Social"

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 marks Cold Stone Creamery's® eighth-annual "World's Largest Ice Cream Social," a nationwide fundraising event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All Cold Stone Creamery locations throughout the United States, Guam and Puerto Rico are inviting ice cream lovers to experience the joy of supporting a worthy cause and enjoying indulgent ice cream!

From 5-8 pm on Sept. 24, everyone donating to the Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive a FREE 3 oz serving of Jack's Creation, the featured Creation made by 5-year-old wish kid Jack from New York City. Jack met with Cold Stone Creamery Sr. Tastemaster Ray Karam earlier this year to create his special Creation, a delicious combination of Sweet Cream ice cream, brownies, sprinkles and caramel. Donations that night and all month long will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

WHO:

Supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and ice cream lovers are encouraged to partake in this indulgent event, cooling off with ice cream and supporting a great cause.

WHERE:

Cold Stone Creamery locations nationwide.

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 from 5-8 pm.

WHAT:

Cold Stone Creamery has supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation since 2002, generating $3.2 million in donations. Cold Stone has dedicated the month of September to raising funds for the Foundation. In addition to the event, guests can donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and receive a paper wish star to write their name on that will be posted inside stores during the month.

About Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery delivers The Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 12 quick service restaurant brands. Cold Stone Creamery operates more than 1,450 locations in 13 countries worldwide.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 180,000 wishes in the United States since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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