The long-awaited nitrogen ice cream shop, Cauldron Ice Cream, has announced it will be officially opening its Kearny Mesa store on Saturday, June 9. To celebrate its first San Diego County shop, located in the heart of the Convoy at 4646 Convoy Street, Cauldron is hosting a Grand Opening celebration from 6 PM – 12 AM on June 9. Festivities will include free merchandise for the first 100 people in line and additional giveaways all night long.
“It’s very exciting for us to finally open doors in Kearny Mesa, especially after the public has been so eagerly and patiently waiting to taste Cauldron Ice Cream,” says James Ho, one of the franchisees of the new location. “We want to make a splash with this community, since it is Cauldron’s first introduction to San Diego residents, and we are confident they will love our unique, innovative ice cream flavors just in time for the warmer summer months.”
Cauldron’s creative concoctions first broke onto the dessert scene in 2015 and have been making a splash in the media and online ever since. The concept, founded by Terence Lioe and Desiree Le, is best known for its made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream and Instagram-famous OG Puffle Cone. Cauldron’s famed cone, which was inspired by a popular Hong Kong street snack, has been recognized by Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Food Network, The Huffington Post, and more, for its viral explosion and photogenic qualities. The menu, with viral qualities of its own, showcases unique ice cream flavors like Earl Grey Lavender, Milk and Cereal, and H20 Rose, all of which are handcrafted in small batches and served as a traditional scoop or shaped like a rose. To keep flavors fresh and intriguing for its masses of regular customers and new fans alike, Cauldron regularly adds seasonal flavors to its menu at each location.
The Kearny Mesa store is the first of three total units to be opened across San Diego County by franchising group Cauldron Collective. A separate franchisee has also signed on to bring three Cauldron locations to North County San Diego, with particular interest in the Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Del Mar/Encinitas areas. Cauldron Ice Cream operates locations in Santa Ana, Artesia, and Glendale, and additional stores are planned for Orange County; Los Angeles County; Santa Clara County; Dallas, Texas; and Toronto, Canada.
Cauldron Ice Cream is partnered with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries, The Halal Guys, and Qdoba Mexican Grill, as their exclusive franchise development partner to grow the brand. The concept is currently looking for experienced multi-unit foodservice operators to develop franchise territories in major markets.