Crashed ice cream chains

Creamy Cold

In the early 2010s, Cold Stone Creamery was everywhere. According to its website, the chain started franchising in 1994. This brand's unique serving method featured rolling out ice cream on frozen slabs in front of customers as personnel performed little shows to entertain them.


In the 2010s, frozen yoghurt became popular. Pinkberry led the charge when it started in 2005. In 2010, Pinkberry's flagship location in Los Angeles closed. By 2022, Pinkberry had closed numerous stores and left New Orleans.

16 Handles

Any Northeast froyo enthusiast has visited 16 Handles. This frozen dessert chain created waves when customers couldn't get enough frozen yoghurt, and it seemed destined for success. According to Restaurant News, the company launched 40 outlets in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in 2015 and agreed to open 150 more in the Middle East.


Few dessert-based enterprises had Carvel's trajectory in recent decades. Carvel began in 1929 when Tom Carvel began selling ice cream off of a vending truck. The brand eventually opened a store


Yogurtland is one of several establishments that never recovered from the COVID-19 outbreak. Yogurtland developed to over 320 outlets in 17 states and five countries by 2016. In 2020, the franchise lost steam. The chain closed all its Australian locations, and more followed. The chain says only 250 U.S. and worldwide stores remain. Time will tell if this company can regain its previous splendour.

Yogurt cups

Cups Frozen Yogurt never gained as much popularity as other ice cream and frozen yoghurt companies, but it nonetheless held its own in its heyday.


TCBY bills itself as "the original and most well-known frozen yoghurt brand"

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