CANTON, Mass., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering South Florida residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company is expanding its Florida footprint with more than 15 new restaurants projected over the next several years throughout the Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and Miami areas. There are currently 138 Baskin-Robbins locations in Florida.
As the Baskin-Robbins brand continues to develop in the Sunshine State, the company is looking for entrepreneurs that meet its financial requirements, have a passion for their local communities and, of course, a love for ice cream.
Baskin-Robbins executives will host a "Becoming a Baskin-Robbins Franchisee" seminar on May 8 from 1-3 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m. at the Courtyard Fort Myers, 10050 Gulf Center Drive at I-75 and Gulf Coast Town Center. They will share information about the benefits of joining the Baskin-Robbins brand and review opportunities available throughout Collier, Lee, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
"Baskin-Robbins has a proud tradition of providing quality ice cream products for more than six decades, and is renowned for offering irresistible flavors and frozen treats," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We are the only national chain offering both hard scoop and soft serve ice cream, as well as creative cones, custom ice cream cakes, specialty desserts, frozen beverages and take home treats. We look forward to growing our presence throughout Florida in the coming years."
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 each year to sample the more than 1,000 flavors available in its ice cream library, 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.
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