September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Sloan's Ice Cream announced today that it has awarded the first franchise location outside of South Florida to local San Diego entrepreneur Ali Hajisattari. The announcement comes just a few weeks after revealing that the brand had solidified its Westfield UTC local in San Diego.
"Ali is exactly the right person to grow the brand in California" said Sloan Kamenstein, CEO and founder of Sloan's Ice Cream."His business expertise is outstanding, and we are confident that he will continue to uphold the excellent reputation that Sloan's Ice Cream has garnered with its customers."
Hajisattari brings years of industry business experience to his new position as a Sloan's Ice Cream franchisee. After running international retail and manufacturing companies and overseeing operations, he is transitioning into ownership with Sloan's and plans to focus strictly on establishing the brand in the new market. The father to a five-year-old daughter, Hajisattari was drawn to Sloan's due to the wide variety of toys and novelty products offered, as well as the family-friendly atmosphere the store encompasses. Hajisattari is planning on making his Sloan's franchise a truly familial affair, and will have the assistance of family members in day-to-day operations.
An iconic sweet retreat widely known for its colorful presence throughout South Florida, Sloan's is making its highly anticipated arrival to the West Coast. The truly unique concept combines innovative ice cream flavors with eye-catching store elements, including one-of-a-kind pink and neon green walls and signage, as well as seemingly endless amounts of candy, pastries and toys, will make its celebrated San Diego arrival at the fashionable Westfield UTC Shopping Centre. Opening on the high-end mall's main level, Sloan's will be situated adjacent to the movie theater and kids play area, near other well-trafficked retail shops.
"I'm honored to be opening the first Sloan's in Southern California," said Hajisattari."Being the family-oriented businessman that I am, I wanted to be a part of something that truly encompasses a family experience, and Sloan's Ice Cream does just that."
Since the inception of its first store in 1999, Sloan's Ice Cream has become a bright pink icon, with five locations in Palm Beach County, Florida. Guests can also enjoy the vibrant rainbow of toys and candy that line the walls and send the senses soaring. Plus, the enticing aroma of fresh-baked waffle cones ready to be stuffed with one of over 50 original flavors, like Coffee and Donuts (smooth coffee ice cream combined with loads of Krispy Kreme glazed donuts) and Mom's Apple Pie (apple pie ice cream with bits of homemade apple pie), make every visit to Sloan's a memory to savor.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Sloan's is fully equipped to share its proven operational, marketing and management systems with qualified franchise investors to which it awards agreements. Ideally suited for experienced restaurant, retail and hospitality franchise investors, as well as husband and wife teams and multi-generational investment groups, Sloan's has demonstrated a track record of achievements in every economic climate.
A true icon of South Florida, Sloan's is renowned for its award winning luxury ice cream flavors, candies and world-class bakery items. The brand's signature pink walls and ceilings, along with the plush toy collection lining its walls add to Sloan's fun, funky experience, which includes magical glass bathroom doors. In 1999, Sloan Kamenstein, a classically trained chef and ice cream connoisseur, created Sloan's along West Palm Beach, Florida's famed Clematis Street. Under his guidance, the brand has grown to four locations in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton. In mid-2012, Sloan's began franchising with qualified operators and investors to strategically grow the brand and share more of its magic with a growing national and international following.
For more information about Sloan's, visit www.sloansicecream.com. To learn more about available franchise opportunities, visit www.sloansicecream.com/franchise, call (561) 839-3000 or email David Wild at email@example.com.
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