CANTON, Mass., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering San Diego residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company is expanding in Southern California with plans to add more than 15 new restaurants over the next several years throughout the San Diego metro area. There are currently 467 Baskin-Robbins restaurants in California.
As the Baskin-Robbins brand continues to develop in Southern California, the company is looking for entrepreneurs who meet financial requirements, have a passion for their local communities and, of course, love ice cream.
Baskin-Robbins executives will host a "Becoming a Baskin-Robbins Franchisee" seminar on May 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Buca di Beppo,10749 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126. They will share information about joining the Baskin-Robbins brand as a franchisee and review opportunities available throughout the San Diego area.
"Baskin-Robbins has a proud tradition of providing quality ice cream products and is renowned for offering irresistible flavors and frozen treats," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of development, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We are the only national chain offering both hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, as well as creative cones, delicious cakes, specialty desserts, frozen beverages and take home frozen treats. We look forward to having an even larger presence throughout California over time."
Over six decades ago, Baskin-Robbins was founded by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream store that would be a neighborhood gathering place for families. Today, over 300 million people visit Baskin-Robbins restaurants each year to sample flavors from the brand's library of more than 1,000 flavor creations, as well as enjoy its full array of frozen treats including ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and sundaes.
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop and soft serve ice cream, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,700 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. For the full-year 2011, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.8 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.