CANTON, Mass., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering Chicago-area residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company is currently seeking qualified candidates who are interested in owning and operating an ice cream shop in the Chicago area.
Executives will host a "Baskin-Robbins Restaurants for Sale" seminar on Thursday, May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 1311 American Lane in Schaumburg, IL. Attendees will learn the benefits of joining the Baskin-Robbins brand and review existing restaurants available in the Chicago market.
"Baskin-Robbins has more than six decades of experience refining its business system to offer a fun, rewarding new business opportunity to franchisees," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "As our brand continues to develop, we're now looking for entrepreneurs in Chicago with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own ice cream shop."
Baskin-Robbins combines delicious treats with a simple operating model. Franchisees enjoy convenient hours of operation, minimal equipment and little product waste. They also benefit from award-winning training programs and comprehensive operating systems designed to help build business.
Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 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 from the more than 1,000 flavor creations 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 ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at 7,300 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. In 2013, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. 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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