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Fancy owning your own ice-cream shop? A world giant is coming to Ireland

Baskin Robbins wants to set up eight shops across Ireland.

Image: Cheryl via Flickr/CC

BASKIN ROBBINS, THE world’s largest chain of ice-cream shops has announced plans to develop restaurants across the island of Ireland.

The chain took on a number of cinema kiosks last year and is keen to expand in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Wexford and Belfast.

And if your dream has been to own an ice-cream shop, you’re in luck – the company is looking for franchisees.

The company say they want two franchise groups to develop five locations in The Republic of Ireland and three shops in Northern Ireland over the next several years, or a single group for the entire territory.

Ideal licensee candidates will have “strong financial backgrounds, knowledge of their local consumers and a proven track record of success in the restaurant industry”.

PastedImage-508 TV host Maria Menounos at a Baskin Robbins in California. Source: AP Photo

“Ireland represents a tremendous opportunity for Baskin-Robbins as we look to continue growing the brand internationally,” says Jeremy Vitaro, vice president of international development for Dunkin’ Brands.

The brand currently has over 500 restaurants across Europe, including more than 140 Baskin-Robbins locations in the United Kingdom and is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, which owns Dunkin’ Donuts.

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