Stricklands Ice Cream Franchise for Sale

A Whole Lot of History...A Whole Lot of Great Taste!

Our History

Stricklands Ice CreamOur story begins way back in 1936, when Bill and Florence Strickland founded Strickland's Frozen Custard in Akron, Ohio. During his years as an Akron Pure Milk employee, Bill developed his own rich recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients. With his formula perfected, Bill turned his attention to developing an ice cream machine that would quickly freeze the ice cream, while limiting the air whipped into the product. The result is Strickland's award-winning soft serve ice cream, custard, yogurt and sorbet

Just one bite and our customer's quickly discover that Stricklands is wonderfully different than any other product on the market. Most ice cream is served at 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, which freezes the palette. Due to our unique manufacturing process and proprietary ice cream machine, Stricklands ice cream is served at 19-21 degrees Fahrenheit, which creates a fresh, soft, smooth ice cream.

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For over 77 years, Stricklands has been a thriving, dynamic business in the greater Akron, Ohio area. Our award-winning, "deliciously different homemade ice cream" is legendary. The original ice cream stand is still in operation today, run by the third generation of the Strickland's family, and serving the same fantastic ice cream that made Stricklands a local landmark.

In 2002, Strickland's Marketing Corp. was formed to duplicate the success of the original Strickland's. After reverse-engineering the original machines to produce the same great taste as the originals, Strickland's began offering franchises in select markets. Our stores are located in free-standing buildings and strip centers and are typically operated as a family-run business. We are also proud to serve our ice cream to patrons at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio - home of the Indians!

The Strickland's Difference

Strickland's recipe for success is built around our great tasting soft serve ice cream, frozen custard, yogurt and sorbet. We make our products fresh every day at each Strickland's location, paying careful attention to three key elements:

  • Our Rich Cream Base - Carefully crafted using the original recipe created by Bill Strickland in the 1930s.
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  • High Quality, Fresh Ingredients - Strickland's keeps it real - real peaches, real strawberries, real bananas, real almonds, real chocolate chips - the list goes on and on. We use only the finest ingredients to create the best ice cream and frozen custard available.
  • Old-Fashioned Quality - Our sturdy ice cream machines have been carefully engineered to reproduce the quality and durability of the machines built for Strickland's in the 1930s, which are still in operation today!

Training and Support

Stricklands Ice CreamStrickland's Franchise Support Team is dedicated to the success of our franchisees. Franchisees receive 5 days of comprehensive training at the original Strickland's store in Akron, covering all aspects of the Stricklands' operation. In addition, we provide hands-on support at your location during your grand opening weekend to offer assistance and additional training for your employees. Stricklands also provides franchisees with professionally branded advertising and marketing materials and point-of-sale signage to promote their franchise. At Stricklands, we leave nothing to chance!

There is great satisfaction in serving the world's best ice cream and Stricklands is the perfect opportunity for individuals seeking to operate a fun and rewarding business. Our mission is to create opportunities for qualified, motivated franchise partners who understand and appreciate the differences that makes Stricklands so unique. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our exciting franchise opportunity.

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