Creamistry Ranked for the First Time on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List
Liquid nitrogen ice cream shop ranked #1012 out of 5000 fastest growing private companies in the United States.
August 28, 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 been named to Inc. magazine’s 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Ranked No. 1012 to the Inc. 5000 list, this marks the first time the company has ever been included on the exclusive list. The annual ranking examines the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. The list also features a special ranking of the top 10 percent of the list as the Inc. 500.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. magazine and be a part of their 5000 list,” said Jay Yim, founder and CEO. “I am proud of our entire team, everyone’s hard work from our corporate team to our individual franchisees has propelled this company forward.. This notable recognition is a testament to the company’s hard work, and I look forward to seeing what comes next for Creamistry.”
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.
“The food industry is constantly evolving, and the trend of using liquid nitrogen to create desserts - specifically ice cream - has become overwhelmingly popular,” said Yim. “Creamistry fulfills the basic consumer demand of wanting to have options and the ability to exclusively combine only the flavors they like or want to taste.”
Here’s how Creamistry works: Customers choose a portion size, then an ice cream base (signature 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 then mixed, frozen, and scooped right before the customer thanks to the flash-freezing process. When the liquid nitrogen (-321° F) hits the ice cream mixture 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.
Including a franchise fee of $40,000, the initial investment to open a Creamistry franchise is $224,500-$576,500. The franchise fee for a second store is $30,000 and $20,000 for subsequent stores.
Today, there are over 60 shops open and operating in six states, and more than 200 additional locations in various stages of development across the U.S. and China.
The complete Inc. 5000 list - including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria - can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
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 over 60 shops open and operating in six states, with more than 200 additional locations in various stages of development worldwide. For more information, visit www.creamistry.com.
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