The Baked Bear, a San Diego, California-based ice cream shop well known for its monstrous ice cream sandwiches and original recipes, is excited to announce the opening of its first-ever San Antonio location, coming to The Shops at La Cantera this summer.

Located in San Antonio’s top luxury shopping district, the menu will feature hand churned ice cream scoops, customizable ice cream sandwiches made with fresh-baked cookies and brownies, fun toppings and more. In addition to popular baked goods—all made from scratch—flavors from the super premium Baked Bear craft ice cream collection range from Blackberry Crumble to Toasted S’mores. The San Antonio location will also offer rotating, seasonal flavors and a Cookie of the Month. The Baked Bear offers a mix and match style for guests to find their favorite combination with the option of rolling ice cream sandwiches through colorful toppings, resulting in its Instagram-worthy reputation.   

“We are thrilled to join San Antonio and continue growing our fanbase in Texas,” says local owner Kenny Alford. “Summer is the perfect time to open, giving locals and visitors a chance to come in and cool down with our exquisite treats.” 

The Baked Bear concept was started by childhood friends, Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger, who left their careers to follow their true passion: serving up inventive sweets in their hometown of San Diego, California. The Baked Bear quickly became a phenomenon, known for high quality desserts and recognized by Forbes and Business Insider. The favorite shop has now grown to 24 current locations in eight states, with Texas locations in Austin and El Paso. The Baked Bear sought San Antonio as its third Texas location due to its growing population. 

“We have been extremely excited to open in San Antonio for some time now, but finding the right local partners out there was the key,” says Shane Stanger, Baked Bear co-founder. “With Kenny and his team, we will provide a unique and fun experience, while we serve the people of San Antonio our homemade cookies and craft ice cream, we can’t wait.”

The La Cantera store is 970 square feet. The Baked Bear team worked with local broker, John Haag, to occupy the space and will be operated by local owner Kenny Alford. The Baked Bear will be located at 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Suite LS3320 San Antonio, Texas 78256.

The exact opening date and hours of operation will be announced soon. 

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