Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. is a franchisor, confectionery manufacturer and retail operator in the United States, Canada, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. The firm manufactures a line of premium chocolate candies and other confectionery products to supply its franchise locations, delivered fresh by its fleet of refrigerated trucks. Its products include varieties of clusters, caramels, creams, meltaways, truffles and molded chocolates. The company's individual stores prepare a variety of caramel and candy apples, fudge, chocolate items and confections in full view of the customer using traditional cooking utensils such as copper kettles on gas-fired stoves and marble slab cooling tables. It operates through the following segments: Franchising, Manufacturing, Retail Stores, U-Swirl Operations, and Other. The company was founded by Franklin E. Crail in November 1982 and is headquartered in Durango, CO.