Cauldron Ice Cream, the popular small batch scoop shop based in California, will soon be bringing its uniquely flavored ice cream and viral OG Puffle Cone to downtown Toronto. The Toronto franchisees signed a lease at 502 Queen Street West and plan to open the concept’s first Canadian outpost during summer of this year.

Cauldron has been spearheading the increasingly popular gourmet ice cream trend since first bursting onto the scene in 2015. The concept quickly gained national notoriety in Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Food Network, and Huffington Post for its unusual flavors and creative presentation. Cauldron’s small batch ice cream is served as traditional or rose-shaped scoops, and can be served upon request in a signature OG Puffle Cone, an egg-based waffle cone inspired by a popular Hong Kong street snack. Fan favorite flavors include menu mainstays like Earl Grey Lavender, Milk and Cereal, and S’mores, alongside seasonal offerings such as H20 Rose, Pineapple Express, and Red Velvet.

The Toronto stores will be the first Cauldron Ice Cream locations outside of California. The concept currently operates locations in Santa Ana, Artesia, Glendale, and Chino Hills, with over 10 locations on the way in Orange, San Diego, and Santa Clara counties.

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.

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