Baskin-Robbins Continues L.A. Area Expansion
LOS ANGELES — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisee Sharooz Setareh to develop three new ice cream shops in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills over the next few years.
Currently, there are more than 460 Baskin-Robbins shops located throughout California.
Setareh owns a beauty supply chain and clothing manufacturing company, which he still operates today. The first shop under the Baskin-Robbins agreement opened in Santa Monica earlier this year. Setareh plans to open his second shop in 2017, with the third location following in 2018.
Baskin-Robbins also sold two completed, ready-to-operate stores so far this year. Existing franchisee Harpreet Gill purchased the first turnkey shop in Porterville and opened it earlier this summer. New franchisee Alejandro Kochergane purchased the second shop in Imperial Beach with plans to open early next year.
Founded in 1945, Baskin-Robbins has more than 7,700 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group.