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The Spear Group, LLC. is offering for sale Carvel Ice Cream of Mt. Pleasant and Charleston market expansion rights. 

Part of a 70 year old tradition, the Carvel brand represents a national franchise with a unique offering.  Customers savor the famous soft-serve ice cream treats, hard-scoop cups & cones, various novelty items, and one-of-a-kind ice cream cakes with the famous chocolate crunchies.  All this is served up in a nostalgic retail concept that provides a fun, family-oriented atmosphere with lots of repeat business.

Location is everything, and Mt. Pleasant Carvel has a prime spot in the fast-paced Towne Center. We're positioned at a high-traffic intersection with great visibility and plenty of front and rear entrance parking.

Carvel is a full-service manufacturing ice cream bakery with all products fresh-made on premise.  When you enter the store you immediately smell the aroma of fresh baked waffle cones. The cake decorator's window is in full view and is busy each day.  You can see your cakes being cast, decorated, & personalized right before your eyes.

Location Details:

  • Located at 1113-C Market Center Blvd between Lowe's & Earth Fare
  • Built new in October 2003 as part of a new flagship corporate design concept
  • Spacious 1600+ sq. ft. with lots of retail seating area
  • State-of-the-art fixtures, equipment, & displays
  • Excellent parking & foot traffic

The franchise rights were purchased as an investment start-up in November 2003. Changes in the long-term objectives of the operating/ownership group create a unique opportunity for the right candidate looking for both stability & outstanding growth potential.

Since its opening, a focused effort was placed on growing the business quickly.  In addition to the significant advertising & marketing investment to drive traffic to the retail location, the business has built a large customer mailing database, established recurring sales to area businesses, and engaged in fundraising programs with local schools, etc.

Carvel also has an on-site vending kiosk in the North Charleston Coliseum for all Charleston Stingrays events, a mobile kiosk service at Mt. Pleasant Recreation sports fields, and a full calendar of vending at local events through its mobile trailer and equipment.

Current ownership has negotiated rights to develop the greater Charleston market for significant revenue & profit growth including a multi-unit "hub & spoke" expansion plan, express soft-serve sites in high-traffic areas, an extensive fundraising program, and continued outside event marketing expansion.

Carvel's national franchise program is seeking out highly-motivated individuals for franchise opportunities who are passionate about owning their own business and creating lasting memories for their customers, as well as becoming an integral part of the community in which they serve.

Current franchise partners are a mix of individual franchise owner/operators as well as multi-unit owners and developers. Our franchising program and support we provide is geared to both the individual single unit owner as well as those that are looking to own multiple Carvel locations.

Minimum Financial Requirements:
$100,000 liquid cash
$300,000 total net worth

More information on Carvel's national franchising program requirements is available at:


To learn more about the Charleston franchise opportunity, please call Edward Spear at 843-200-4988 to arrange a meeting or e-mail at charlestoncarvel@yahoo.com.