The ice cream sandwich chain CREAM recently announced plans to expand its Sacramento footprint, which currently operates eight locations throughout California.
Alexandria and David Garcia, who opened their first CREAM store in San Francisco in August 2014, have already inked a franchise deal with company executives for six more units. Three of these units are in Sacramento County, the first of which is scheduled to open in Elk Grove in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to grow quickly. There’s a lot of excitement around the brand,” says CREAM COO Jim Ryan, noting that the franchise has more than 20 other stores in various stages of development throughout California and Nevada.
“Enjoying an ice cream sandwich can allow everyone to reconnect with their inner child. We took that old favorite to the next level so that people of all ages and palates can enjoy an endless combination of cookies, ice cream flavors, and toppings.”
CREAM, which is an acronym for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” offers a menu of 20 ice cream flavors and 20 cookie flavors and as many as 24 topping that customers can mix and match, as well as vegan and gluten-free options.
“The customization options are endless,” Alexandria Garcia says. “You can go classic with a hefty scoop of French vanilla ice cream between two warm chocolate chip cookies. You can indulge your sweet tooth and go with a double-chocolate-chip cookie on top, peanut butter on the bottom and salted carmel ice cream in between, topped with Oreo cookie crumbs.”
While the ice cream sandwiches are the main draw, CREAM also has milkshakes, floats, malts, scoops of ice cream, and other baked goods, such as “The Cream Taco,” a taco shell shaped waffle cone.