Baskin-Robbins to create 400 new jobs
Friday 04 May 2012
The world's largest chain of ice cream shops today unveiled plans
to nearly double its presence in the UK over the next three years in a
move that could create up to 400 jobs.
Baskin-Robbins, which has 100 UK sites, including stand-alone restaurants and concessions in other shops and cinemas, wants to open another 80 franchises.
The announcement comes after the chain, which is owned by the group behind Dunkin' Donuts, opened three new venues yesterday in north-west London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire.
The move will be welcomed as youth unemployment in the UK remains above the one million mark and economists predict the total jobless rate will increase in the months ahead.
Nigel Travis, chief executive of parent group Dunkin Brands, said: "Baskin-Robbins' further growth in the UK provides an excellent opportunity for those looking to develop a franchise business. It also means hundreds of new jobs, which we are particularly pleased to be supporting."
Baskin-Robbins, which has more than 6,700 locations in nearly 50 countries around the world, said it was looking for "entrepreneurs with a strong financial background and a passion for their local communities".
The three new venues in London, Middlesex and Hertfordshire will feature the company's new international restaurant design, which includes lounge-style seating, interactive menu displays and improved dessert displays.
Baskin-Robbins, based in Massachusetts, was founded in 1945 and reported sales of nearly 1.8 billion US dollars (£1.1 billion) in 2011.
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway
Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 huge atomic bombs
Nepal earthquake video: Terrifying footage shows moment avalanche hit Everest Base Camp
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
iJobs Money & Business
£20000 - £60000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you recently QCA Level 4 qu...
£20000 - £22500 per annum + OTE £30K: SThree: SThree Group have been well esta...
£25 - 30k: Guru Careers: We are seeking an Application Support Analyst / 1st L...
£45K - £55K (DOE) + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a full stack .NET D...