Since 1947, Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high-quality Chocolates, Ice Cream, and Confections combined with excellent service. Our heritage was built on the simple premise of creating our products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service.
When Ashley Clark was 22-years old, she was living at home, with her parents and her degree from Clemson University, working a job she’d had since she was 15-years old. Counting the number of times he’d been to a Kilwins on one hand, her dad made a suggestion out of the blue: “Have you ever thought about owning a Kilwins Franchise?”
That was October 2012. Kilwins in Greenville, SC, opened September 2013, on North Main Street. For the next five years, Ashley and her husband Landon worked together to build a successful business with the mission of creating enjoyment and making people happy. They thought they were getting into the ice cream business, but what they soon realized was that they were in the people business. In 2018, Ashley was selected as the South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In spring 2019, Landon and Ashley expanded to a second location with the purchase of an existing Kilwins store in Highlands, NC, which first opened in 1995. In fall 2020, Landon and Ashley expanded, again, with a third location with the opening of Kilwins in Brevard, NC and in summer 2021 they expanded, again, with the purchse of the existing Kilwins in downtown Franklin, TN.
Landon and Ashley love building relationships with their team. They teach their team to show up on time, deliver on promises, and be better communicators. Landon and Ashley are passionate about inspiring their team members to do the things that inspire them. They believe that training means belonging and that training enables change.
Kilwins is located on Main Street in the heart of historic downtown Franklin and is operated by Melissa Wooten. When in downtown Franklin, visit Melissa and her team and indulge in the magic of Kilwins high quality products and exceptional hospitality every day of the week.