1947
Don and Katy Kilwin open their bakery and candy shop in Petoskey, MI
1971
Don & Katy sell their Bakery and focus on their love of chocolates and confections
1978
Don and Katy sell their business to Wayne and Lorene Rose, who start expanding into new stores
1979
Don and Robin McCarty enter the business
1982
Kilwins begins to franchise stores
1985
Kilwins introduces their proprietary "Original Recipe" Ice Cream
1995
Don & Robin McCarty purchase Kilwins from the Rose’s and continue Kilwins long tradition of high quality products and serving our customers
2005
Kilwins establishes a 2nd distribution center in Florida to support our Southern stores
2010
Kilwins opens new manufacturing and flagship retail store in Petoskey, MI
2016
Kilwins opens 100th store!
2017
Kilwins celebrates its 70th anniversary!

March 2018 - Kilwins opens its first store in Texas in Plano.

Today Kilwins high quality premium hand-crafted Chocolates, Confections, and our Original Recipe Ice Cream are enjoyed by many and served by caring franchisees passionate about the Kilwins Brand