American diner Cream Curls has arrived in Stirling, offering ice cream rolls and much more.
Located on Cowane Street, the franchise specialises in handcrafted Thai-rolled ice cream. The concept is simple: select a chocolate or fruit, a sauce, and sprinkles. Then you can watch it be made.
Other menu items include:
- Hot dogs
- Cookie dough
- Bubble cones
- Pancake stacks
- Tango Ice Blasts
- Iced frappes
- Protein shakes
Masood Mohammed, Cream Curls’ events manager, said:
“We are the only ones doing handcrafted ice cream rolls, which makes us unique.
“Our chocolate display is like a kid in a candy store. Any chocolate can be chosen to make our ice cream rolls.”Masood Mohammed, Cream Curls’ Events Manager
Cream Curls began in Newcastle in a small eight-seater unit offering ice cream rolls, something that was quite new to Newcastle and even the UK .
“To my amazement, it was very popular”, says Mohammed.
The diner’s popularity was boosted by social media, with one post gathering 720, 000 shares during its first year.
From there, Cream Curls moved into a 40 to 50 seat diner in South Shields on Ocean Road. Amongst Italian and Indian restaurants their ice cream roll concept took off.
Cream Curls sold their first franchise in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
In February 2019 they opened a 30 to 40 seater in Newcastle’s centre.
Following this, they franchised out into Ashington, Northumberland.
In Scotland, Cream Curls opened their first franchise in Motherwell a year ago.
They expanded into Newcastle’s Metrocentre.
In the rest of Scotland, Cream Curls has sold franchises to Perth and Edinburgh. There is also interest in Ayr and Glasgow.
At the start of 2020 Cream Curls began deliveries.
Mohammed said: “After Christmas 2019 we started doing deliveries.”
It was doing okay, doing alright – then COVID hit and sales went through the roof.Masood Mohammed, Cream Curls’ Events Manager
”We were taking on drivers left, right and centre. On a Sunday shift, 2 pm until 10 pm, we had 275 deliveries. We had the opposite impact. Hospitality was hit hard and deliveries got us through that.
“At the moment, we are expanding from strength to strength.”
Cream Curls Stirling is open every day for sit-in from 12 pm until 6 pm. Delivery is available on JustEat, from 12 pm to 11 pm and collection is also available from 12 pm until 10 pm.
Feature image credit: Isla Glen/Brig