Creamistry Opens New Location in Santa Barbara
Liquid nitrogen ice cream franchise comes to the Santa Barbara community
July 03, 2018 // Franchising.com // IRVINE, Cali. - Creamistry - a California-based chain that specializes in made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream using all-natural and organic ingredients with more than 60 flavors and toppings - has announced the opening of a new location in Santa Barbara.
The new store, located at 935 State Street is slated to celebrate with a grand opening event on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The Santa Barbara location will be owned and operated by Bilal Temel, who also owns the Bristol Creamistry in Costa Mesa, and recently opened his second location in Woodland Hills. The Santa Barbara location will be operated by Store Manager, Michael Shangaz.
“We’re excited to bring Creamistry to Santa Barbara,” said Shangaz. “The concept is in high demand and we’re thrilled with the way the community has embraced the Woodland Hills and Bristol location. Creamistry’s premium-quality product allows for fully customizable combinations, and we feel confident that the Woodlands community will fall in love with our delicious ice cream as well.”
Here’s how Creamistry works: Customers choose a portion size, then an ice cream base (premium, organic, vegan coconut, or non-dairy sorbet), one of 30+ flavors, and then toppings from a list of 35+ options that include candy, cookies and cereal, fruits, and sauces. The ice cream is made right before the customer with a lot of billowing smoke thanks to the flash-freezing process. When the liquid nitrogen (-321° F) hits the base it freezes so fast that ice crystals don't have a chance to develop, resulting in a decadently rich and luxuriously creamy ice cream with virtually no overrun.
Creamistry was founded in 2013 after founder Jay Yim was first introduced to liquid nitrogen ice cream when he spotted a street vendor making it during a trip to South Korea in 2003. Born into a family of Korean bakers, Yim and his wife, Katie, made their first homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen with the help of his father as the quality control “chemist.” Over the next two years, the team experimented with over a hundred flavors and combinations, the best of which eventually became an integral part of Creamistry’s menu today.
“Bilal has done a fantastic job already with his existing Creamistry stores,” added Yim. “We are incredibly pleased with the success he’s garnered thus far, and can’t wait to see the same level of success in Santa Barbara as we continue to expand. I’m confident that Bilal and his store manager, Michael, will be successful and help to further grow the brand’s presence in Santa Barbara.”
Founded in 2013 and franchising since 2014, Creamistry is an Irvine, California-based franchise that serves made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream using all natural and organic ingredients that can be customized with over 60 flavors and toppings. Currently, there are more than 50 shops open and operating in four states, with more than 300 additional locations in various stages of development worldwide. For more information, visit www.creamistry.com.
Josephine B. Mallari
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