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Your Steps to Baskin-Robbins Franchise Ownership

Starting any small business is an exciting and challenging process, and many would-be owners who begin their businesses from scratch might feel overwhelmed. But the steps to franchise ownership with Baskin-Robbins are clearcut and transparent and include our franchisee guidance at every turn.

So, what are those steps?

Your new franchise opportunity with Baskin-Robbins will likely start right here on our website, where you’ll begin to learn just what makes us such a sweet chance at ice cream business ownership.

You’ll fill out a brief form with a bit of information about yourself, and after we receive it, someone from our franchise team will reach out to you.

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After that…

A scoop of ice cream with swirls of dark red fruit sauce and chunks of chocolate, perfect for any dessert lover.

You’ll complete our quick application to see if you’re a good fit for our brand.

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We’ll review your information and get in touch with you about your qualifications.

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Your business plan will be reviewed for consistency with the Baskin-Robbins model.

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We’ll examine your financial qualifications to ensure you meet Baskin-Robbins’ minimum financial requirements.

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Together, we’ll go over your selected site and find the perfect location for your restaurant.

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Your grand opening celebration will get underway as our newest franchise owner!

We’re excited to keep growing and always welcome inquiries into our franchise ownership opportunity!

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great Baskin-Robbins Franchisee?

There are numerous benefits to franchise ownership with Baskin-Robbins, in addition to our training, support, and marketing expertise. We like to see Baskin-Robbins franchisee candidates who understand the value of our opportunity, are prepared to capitalize on it fully, and share our values — to be strong, smart, and kind.

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Below are a few more characteristics we like to see in our Baskin-Robbins franchisees:


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A desire 
to serve

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A connection
to community

A willingness
to learn

The experience to succeed

The financial
resources to grow

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We’re a Recognized Ice Cream Brand Leader

Entrepreneur named us the #1 ice cream franchise opportunity for 2021, and with store designs to fit almost any location and budget, we’re ready to make your dream of franchise ownership a reality!

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This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

*Royalty rates differ by geography, please review FDD for complete details.

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