Cauldron Ice Cream, the Orange County-based ice cream shop known for its innovative flavors and viral OG Puffle Cone, has announced a multi-unit franchise deal for Los Angeles County. The first location is slated to open at 526 South Lake Avenue in Pasadena in late Summer, and franchisees Al Zak and Farnaz Fazeli are also plotting future locations in Hollywood and Alhambra.
“We watched Cauldron Ice Cream quickly explode across Southern California, and knew it was a brand we wanted to get behind,” said Zak. “Los Angeles has one of the country’s greatest foodie cultures, especially favoring concepts with as much innovation and creativity as Cauldron, so we have full faith and confidence that the brand will continue to win over crowds in Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area.”
Cauldron’s creative ice cream concoctions first burst onto the dessert scene in 2015. Within weeks of opening its first location in Orange County, Cauldron’s OG Puffle Cone was featured on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, giving the egg-based puffed waffle cone its first dose of viral fame.
Cauldron’s unique flavor offerings include Earl Grey Lavender, Milk and Cereal, and Vietnamese Coffee. Each flavor is made in individual batches using liquid nitrogen technology, resulting in an ultra-creamy texture and made-to-order experience for each guest. Scoops can be served in a cup, or for maximum Insta-worthiness, shaped like a rose in one of Cauldron’s signature OG Puffle Cones.
The nitrogen ice cream brand is currently developing locations across California, from Santa Clara County in the north to Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties in the south. The concept is also expanding into Dallas in the coming months, and recently opened its first international store in Toronto, Canada. In addition to Toronto, Cauldron currently operates four California locations in Santa Ana, Artesia, Kearny Mesa, and Glendale.