Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery Welcomes First Multi-Unit Franchisees

Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery franchise.

Brand Sweetens Deal with Stock Options for Franchisees

Life is sweet for business partners and brothers-in-law Kevin Coffman and Ryan Moon. The entrepreneurial duo just became the first multi-unit owners of the popular Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery, a one-of-a-kind business with the distinction of being the largest cookie dough franchise system. They plan to develop five new locations across greater Houston, with opening dates starting in spring 2024. 

As experienced multi-brand, multi-unit franchisees of well-known franchises, including Urban Air Adventure Parks and Goldfish Swim Schools, Coffman and Moon knew a good thing when they saw it. They loved Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery’s unique concept and supportive company culture. “The brand is one of the few franchise systems that offers stock options in the holding company, reflecting a commitment to creating enterprises — not just jobs — for franchisees. This innovative model ensures accessibility with a low financial entry point, while multi-unit opportunities combined with stock options offer a pathway for substantial growth and vested interest in the brand’s success,” says Coffman.

A Loyal Fan Base

Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery has delighted loyal customers since it opened its first shop in Concord, N.C. in 2017. “There’s a nostalgic appeal to eating cookie dough that brings back memories of baking with mom,” says Brandon Edwards, brand creative director at Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery. “Our innovative and delightful offerings include a diverse range of gourmet, ready-to-eat cookie dough flavors, served in cups or cones, and can be paired with premium ice cream to elevate the indulgence.”

Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery franchise.
Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery Franchise

The shops are wildly popular, with long lines of customers coming for the brand’s Instagram-worthy edible cookie dough treats. These include milkshakes, “bliss bars,” cakes, pies, floats, cones, ice cream sandwiches, pops, and its famous combos making “blissful creations.”

Customers eat in or take out. They can pick six of their favorite flavors and take home a “bliss pack,” which features six, six-ounce tubs of cookie dough. In addition to the popular flavors you would expect, like chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin, there are more unique offerings, such as “unicorn,” a cotton candy-flavored treat. There are also special holiday and seasonal flavors, such as peppermint bark for Christmas. 

A Growing Industry

The Cookie Dough Bliss franchises leverage a growing, billion-dollar industry. According to Grand View Research, the U.S. frozen dessert market was valued at 30.95 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% from 2022 to 2030.

The franchises thrive in high-traffic retail spaces such as main streets and strip malls. The small footprint (800 to 1200 sq. ft.) and low overhead make ownership more affordable than most other food franchises. The cookie dough is made fresh and shipped directly to franchisees, with some products requiring minimal production. Franchisees enjoy several revenue streams, including online ordering, catering, and parties. 

Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery franchise.

Cookie Dough Bliss currently has ten franchise locations and three corporate shops. The company seeks growth-driven entrepreneurs like Coffman and Moon to expand the emerging brand. No restaurant experience is needed, but Cookie Dough Bliss prefers investors who are passionate about the opportunity and are proven leaders. “We are beyond excited to welcome Kevin and Ryan to the Cookie Dough Bliss family. Their extensive experience managing and growing multiple franchise brands brings invaluable insight and expertise to our expansion efforts,” says Edwards. “Their commitment to developing five new locations is a testament to the potential and appeal of our brand in the vibrant Houston market.”

Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery’s Texas Expansion

The expansion plan in the Greater Houston Area reflects Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery’s commitment to growing its footprint and providing more communities with its unique and high-quality offerings. “Our investment with Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery marks a significant milestone for us. We were captivated by the brand’s innovative approach to traditional cookie dough and ice cream, and we are eager to bring this experience to the people of Houston,” says Coffman and Moon. “Our expertise in franchise operations, coupled with our family-driven approach, will be instrumental in ensuring that these new locations are not only strategically situated but also embody the essence of what Cookie Dough Bliss represents.”

Coffman, who started in small business finance and is a father of four, believes in the importance of family support in business. Moon, an entrepreneur since his days at the University of Houston, also values family involvement and cherishes time with his wife Kandace and their two children, alongside a passion for travel.

For more information about Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery and its franchise opportunities, please visit www.cookiedoughbliss.com

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Jill Abrahamsen’s career spans more than 25 years in editorial, design, and marketing roles. As the editorial director of IFPG, she serves as editor-in-chief of Franchise Consultant Magazine and FranchiseWire. Through both platforms, Jill helps franchisors spread the word about their brands and reports on the latest franchise news and trends. A skilled storyteller, Jill communicates franchisor’s messages through feature articles and franchisee interviews.

Jill is an accomplished writer, editor and graphic designer. Her extensive experience includes key roles with major consumer publications, including Boating, Popular Photography, and Design NJ magazines. As founding editor-in-chief of Franchise Dictionary magazine, Jill developed her passion and fascination for franchising which continues to grow in her role at IFPG.
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