Kilwins Raisons D'etre - sweets for the tourists and vacationers!
Kilwins is a franchised chocolate, candy, fudge, and ice cream shop that is often located in high tourist areas. They make there fudge out in the open so customers can learn the old time fudge making processing using marble tables and paddles.
Kilwins opened their doors in 1947 by Don and Katy Kilwin in Petoskey, MI. The bakery portion of the business was dropped in 1971.
Currently there are 115 locations in 22 states primarily on the east coast.
Kilwins' target geographic markets are tourist areas, historic areas, beach areas, vibrant lifestyle centers, and quaint downtown shopping/dining areas.