Baskin-Robbins is offering Los Angeles-area residents the exclusive scoop on how to own a Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company is announcing plans to expand its footprint with both existing and new franchisees in the Los Angeles area.
Baskin-Robbins franchising executives will host a Franchising Seminar on Wednesday, April 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. PST. The seminar will provide details about franchising opportunities and current development incentives. The event is being held at the Baskin-Robbins Training Center located at 1201 South Victory Blvd. in Burbank, California.
Interested franchising candidates who attend this seminar will get a look at the Baskin-Robbins training facility. The training facility sits next door to a fully equipped Baskin-Robbins shop that has a drive thru. It’s been remodeled to reflect the brand’s new store design, which is focused on the fun, fresh ways Baskin-Robbins brings its flavors to life for guests. Ice cream and product tastings are included in the tour.
“Baskin-Robbins has six decades of experience refining its business system to offer a fun, rewarding new business opportunity to new franchise candidates," says Grant Benson, CFE and vice president of global franchising and business development for Dunkin’ Brands. “As our brand continues to develop across California, we’re looking for entrepreneurs in Los Angeles with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own ice cream shop.”
As part of the company's growth plans, new franchisees who sign a development agreement in 2014 and timely open their shops can take advantage of significant offers, including 50 percent off of the 20-year initial franchise fee—a $12,500 value—and reduced royalties for the first five years, including the first year at 0 percent. Furthermore, if the new franchisee signs a multi-unit agreement in 2014, he or she can receive the same incentives for each additional unit that timely opens.
Baskin-Robbins is also helping make business ownership a reality for U.S. military servicemen and women. For honorably discharged military veterans who sign an agreement in 2014 and open their shops before the end of 2015, Baskin-Robbins will waive the 20-year initial franchisee fee (a $25,000 value) for their first restaurant and offer a 0 percent royalty rate for the first two years and a reduced royalty rate for years three through five. If a military veteran signs a multi-unit agreement, he or she will be extended a 20 percent discount on the 20-year initial franchise fee for up to four additional shops that are timely opened, as well as a 10-year payment plan.