World's Largest chain of Ice Cream Shops, Baskin-Robbins, Hosts Franchise Seminar on June 24

CANTON, MA (June 10, 2010) – Baskin-Robbins, America's favorite neighborhood ice cream shop, is offering Phoenix and Tucson residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. With a domestic footprint of nearly 2,700 locations, Baskin-Robbins is now seeking franchisee candidates in Phoenix and Tucson to be part of an unprecedented growth campaign designed to increase its U.S. presence over time.

Baskin-Robbins executives will be in town to host a franchise opportunities seminar on June 24th at 9 a.m. at the Phoenix Airport Marriott to share the benefits of owning a Baskin-Robbins shop. To register for the event and learn more, please log onto http://www.baskinrobbins.com/FranchiseOpportunities/ or call (781) 737-3212.

Built over the last 64 years, Baskin-Robbins currently has more than 6,000 stores in 33 countries and enjoys 98 percent brand awareness across the country and was named in 2008 and 2009 as the number one ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500" ranking.

"Baskin-Robbins has been providing quality ice cream products for more than 60 years and we're excited to expand our footprint in Phoenix and Tucson ," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of franchising and market planning, Dunkin' Brands, Inc. "We're looking for individuals to join our team and spread the fun and unique flavors of America's Favorite Ice Cream Shop in Phoenix and Tucson and invite interested parties to attend our seminar on June 24th to learn how to open a Baskin-Robbins in your community."

To drive its expansion efforts, Baskin-Robbins offers several flexible real estate design options at varying investment levels. These concepts – stand-alone and express/kiosk– provide consumers with a range of Baskin-Robbins menu items from hard scooped ice cream and cakes to soft-serve and frozen beverages. Ideally, franchisees should possess a minimum net worth of $250,000 and liquid assets of at least $125,000 but financial qualifications will vary based on the opportunity available by market.

"Additional Baskin-Robbins stores will satisfy a growing demand in Phoenix and Tucson for high-quality ice cream, specialty frozen desserts and beverages," said Benson. "For generations, Baskin-Robbins has become the brand of choice for consumers and has consistently delighted them with our irresistible flavors and treats. We look forward to having an even larger presence in the Phoenix and Tucson communities."

Over six decades ago, Baskin-Robbins was founded by ice cream enthusiasts Burton "Burt" Baskin and Irvine "Irv" Robbins 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.

In addition to Baskin-Robbins expansion, Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of both Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin-Donuts, is seeking qualified candidates to be part of an unprecedented growth campaign designed to expand Dunkin' Donuts presence in various U.S. markets.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 30th annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,000 retail shops in 35 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded 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. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands, Inc. family of companies.

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