August 23, 2016 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, FLORIDA - The Brandon Town Center, a Westfield Shopping Mall, is the site of the newest Topper’s Creamery, having opened this morning. At 218-square feet, the specific location is convenient to the East Entrance and adjacent to retailers such as Zales Jewelers, The Children’s Place, Finish Line, and Kay Jewelers, among others. The Brandon Town Center itself draws ten million people a year.
The announcement was made by Topper’s Creamery Chairman and Co-Founder Wade Oney, who also owns more than 50 Papa John’s locations as well as eight Qdoba stores. Oney is a former Chief Operating Officer for Papa John’s Pizza.
“We are very pleased to have opened today at the Brandon Town Center,” Oney said. “This is almost a natural fit for us geographically, bridging our Valrico store and the new location in Riverview.
“More importantly, to be in with Westfield, who is a leader in their own industry, at a mall that sees the volume of foot traffic that the Brandon Town Center does, we have high expectations for this newest addition to the Topper’s family.”
Topper’s President/CEO Greg Sausaman added, “We have ‘The best soft-serve ice cream on the planet®’ and Westfield has a major national presence and in the UK. It’s great synergy as we continue our growth.
“And we won’t stop here,” Sausaman said. “We have plans already in place for other traditional and non-traditional locations. Stay tuned.”
With its own proprietary recipe for its brand of soft serve ice cream, Topper’s Creamery currently has free-standing locations as well as non-traditional locations in hotels and colleges spanning central Florida from coast to coast. The full list of locations is available on the company’s website (noted below).
Topper’s Creamery (www.topperscreamery.com) is a soft serve ice cream retailer offering old fashioned frozen custard style ice cream in freshly made waffle cones as well as a host of other great ice cream products such as cones, shakes, Topper Twists®, sundaes, and splits. Topper’s has several retail outlet options including free-standing locations with drive thrus, full menu locations, and Topper’s Creamery Express locations. The Topper’s Creamery® brand offers both franchise and licensing opportunities.
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