Ice Cream Chains That Imploded and Perished

These chains dedicated to frozen dairy treats have the potential to draw in tons of crowds looking for relief on hot summer days

Many ice cream businesses that once made it big and franchised across the country relied on food trends and novelty to find customers

Once America moved past dessert phenomena like rolled ice cream or frozen yogurt sold by the pound

Anyone with a sweet tooth who loved dining out in the aughts and 2010s most likely saw a handful of trendy ice cream shops pop up

Back in the early 2010s, you couldn't go five blocks and not pass by a Cold Stone Creamery

Over the course of the 2010s, a frozen yogurt craze swept America. A ton of ice cream chains found ways to capitalize on the popularity of this dessert

Any froyo-lovers based in the Northeast has surely found themselves at a 16 Handles location at some point.

The brand that's now synonymous with Fudgie the Whale birthday cakes and banana splits