Baskin-Robbins to open a new shop in Marietta, Georgia with existing franchisee

Baskin-Robbins to open a new shop in Marietta, Georgia with existing franchisee



CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced plans to open a new shop in Marietta in June at 4811 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 112. This is the second Baskin-Robbins location for existing franchisee and former brand employee, Chris Locher, who opened his first shop in Roswell in 2015.

“I’m thrilled to open my second Baskin-Robbins shop in the Atlanta area, especially after a great experience with my first Georgia location,” said Chris Locher. “Before I opened my first shop in Roswell, I worked as a director of operations for Baskin-Robbins and provided support and guidance for so many franchisees. After five years of working for the brand, I knew it was time to use my own advice and buy my very own franchise. Less than one year later, I’m opening my second location and plan on building a network of Baskin-Robbins shops to pass down to my children.”

To fuel additional growth with new franchisees, Baskin-Robbins will host two Franchising Open Houses at Baskin-Robbins shops in the Atlanta area. Anyone who has ever thought about owning his or her own business should consider visiting the Open House to meet Baskin-Robbins’ Franchising Manager, Tarji Carter, and learn about the unique opportunity Baskin-Robbins can offer, especially with the current financial incentives available.* In addition, potential candidates will get a chance to see how a shop operates in real-time, meet the franchisee and, of course, try the brand’s range of ice cream products.

Franchising Open House #1 (shop owned by franchisee Chris Locher):

When: Saturday, June 11 from 12 pm to 4 pm

Where: Baskin-Robbins shop located at 10800 Alpharetta Hwy #232, Roswell

Franchising Open House #2 (shop owned by franchisee Hugh Williams):

When: Sunday, June 12 from 12 pm to 4 pm

Where: Baskin-Robbins shop located at 2335 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta

To register for either event, visit, or for additional information, contact Franchising Manager Tarji Carter at or 781-737-5530.

Both seminars will provide details about franchising opportunities in Georgia, including an opportunity in Canton to own a Baskin-Robbins shop that will be located side-by-side with an existing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant.

“I am happy to open my doors to potential Baskin-Robbins franchisees in the Atlanta area,” said Hugh Williams, Baskin-Robbins franchisee at the Buckhead location. “I encourage entrepreneurs to come by, view our restaurant and learn more about how to become a part of this growing brand.”

“Baskin-Robbins has more than seven decades of experience refining its business system to offer a fun, rewarding new business opportunity to new franchise candidates,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “As we continue to foster and grow our relationship with Georgia ice cream lovers, we’re looking for motivated entrepreneurs who have a passion for their local communities to join our team and take advantage of our development opportunities.”

Baskin-Robbins combines delicious treats with a simple operating model. Franchisees enjoy convenient hours of operation, minimal equipment and little product waste. They also benefit from award-winning training programs and comprehensive operating systems designed to help build their business.

* Please see the Baskin-Robbins Franchise Disclosure Document for details.

About Baskin-Robbins

Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2015, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,600 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit


Name: Tiffany Trillli
Phone: 954-893-9150

Source: Baskin-Robbins


Advance Auto Parts announces opening of three Super Hub stores in Marietta, Riverdale and Norcross, Atlanta Metro

Marietta, Norcross and Riverdale high inventory Super Hubs support increased delivery to more than 134 regional locations

ROANOKE, Va., 2016-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, announced the opening of three Super Hub stores serving the Atlanta Metro. They are located in Marietta, Riverdale and Norcross. The three Super Hubs will ensure more high-quality parts are available to Commercial repair shops more frequently.

“We are committed to listening intently to the needs of our customers, who point to availability as the critical starting point for delivering a great customer experience,” said Al Wheeler, Advance Auto Parts Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales. “That’s why we continue to invest our dollars and resources to ensure that we are meeting customers’ demands with expanded inventory coverage in categories that the Commercial customer can trust. The Advance Metro Super Hubs allow us to make this expanded coverage available to support Commercial customers through a series of daily delivery routes.”

Each Atlanta Metro Super Hub will increase parts availability in the region, ensuring Advance offers maximum coverage for in-market vehicles. The expanded parts selection at Advance Super Hub locations includes quality parts from leading name brands including MOOG, Monroe, Bosch and BWD, among others. In addition, Advance offers Commercial customers access to more than 750,000 quality products designed and rigorously tested for foreign and domestic vehicles through Advance Professional, Advance’s Commercial business segment that includes a dedicated sales force and customized business solutions.

“Our Advance Super Hub Team Members have the knowledge and passion to best serve our customers – whether it is a Commercial shop owner, an Advance Atlanta Metro store operator, or a person working on his or her vehicle,” said David McCartney, Division President – Southern Division with Advance Auto Parts. “Additional in-market inventory and more frequent delivery routes are accelerating our speed of service so, ultimately, Advance customers are able to turn bays faster and get their own customers back on the road safely and quickly.”

For more information about quality parts and services from Advance Professional and Carquest, visit or contact your local delivery location.

About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of April 23, 2016 Advance operated 5,086 stores and 125 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at

Super Hub Locations:

180 N. Fairground Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 422-2608
Stephen Moore, District Manager
Mickey Childers, Commercial Account Manager

5820 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Suite A
Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 662-8433
Herold Smart, District Manager
Andrei Ilas, Commercial Account Manager

7000 Highway 85
Suite A
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 994-5526
Jared Douglass, District Manager
Patrick Bruder, Commercial Account Manager

Media Contact:

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Attn: Media Relations Department
2635 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27604
Tel: 919.573.2608

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.