NEW YORK and PADUCAH, Ky. - June 20, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Dippin' Dots, LLC, the maker of the iconic ice cream and frozen treats, announced today that it is opening up additional franchise territories in the Northeast, Southeast and other parts of the U.S.
"Dippin' Dots frozen ice cream treats have been synonymous with family, friends and fun for the last 25 years," said Steve Rothenstein, Dippin' Dots director of franchising. "Our renewed focus on franchising is one of the key steps we are taking to expand our points of presence and position Dippin' Dots for continued growth during the next quarter century."
Unlike many franchise opportunities, Dippin' Dots franchises do not require a large capital outlay to construct and maintain a permanent retail location. This flexible model allows franchisees to quickly and easily meet customer demand at fairs, festivals, special events or seasonal locations anywhere in their assigned geographic region.
The strength of the Dippin' Dots brand, combined with the uniqueness of the product and minimal upfront investment were all factors that appealed to Chad Cook, Dippin' Dots newly signed franchisee for northwest Arizona. "I am thrilled to be associated with Dippin' Dots, a product that delights kids of all ages at venues ranging from amusement parks to fairs and family fun centers," said Cook. "The Dippin' Dots mobile franchise model makes economic sense and allows me to go wherever the demand is located."
Louie Migliaccio, a Dippin' Dots franchisee and head of its President's Advisory Council, concurred. "As a franchise owner in Texas for the last five years, I know how rewarding this opportunity can be. My Dippin' Dots franchise does not tie me down to one location but lets me be creative in uncovering and capitalizing on opportunities throughout my region. The company listens to its franchisees and is responding to what we are seeing in the market with innovative new products and flavors that the public is demanding."
To help get the word out about this exciting new opportunity, Dippin' Dots is participating in the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center in New YorkThursday, June 20, through Saturday, June 22. Potential franchisees are invited to stop by to learn more about the Dippin' Dots story, products and unique franchise model. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Dippin' Dots has produced and distributed its flash frozen tiny beads of ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and flavored ice products since microbiologist Curt Jones invented the cryogenic process in 1988. Made at the company's production facility in Paducah, Ky., Dippin' Dots distributes its unique frozen products in all 50 states and 11 countries and employs 170 people.
SOURCE Dippin’ Dots Franchising, LLC