Early last month, Jerom Patterson and his best friend wanted to do something out of the ordinary for their dates so they decided to bring them to the newly-opened Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory for dessert. “(Our) dates loved it, and they gave us some loving after …we loved our night,” said Patterson, a sophomore majoring in human movement science. Recently, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory opened a branch at the existing Cold Stone Creamery location in Logan. The store is located at 505 East and 1400 North. “They’re two separately owned companies, but there were a lot of synergies between the two companies,” said Josh Christensen, the owner of Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Rocky Mountain Chocolate was started by Frank Crail. He had recently moved to Durango, Colorado and was looking for work, Christensen said. Crail started asking around town to see for business ideas, he said. Some people told him they needed a car wash while others said they needed a candy shop. Because Crail was passionate about chocolates, Christensen said he decided to open a candy shop. Christensen said Crail worked with a partner and developed chocolate formulas. They accidentally made huge products, but later found that customers liked the larger-sized chocolates, he said. The large chocolates eventually became the staple of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Cold Stone Creamery was closed and remodeled for a few days in December and reopened on Dec. 14 with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory added to it.
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