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Baskin-Robbins®/Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn® opens doors in Vaughan, Ontario

TORONTO, ON, September 27, 2017 – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, opens a new location at 9960 Dufferin St, corner of Major MacKenzie Drive, in Vaughan, Ontario. The ice cream shop, a delicious combination of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream and Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn, is owned and operated by twin sisters, Ying and Sanye Liu.

“Like millions of consumers each day, we chose Baskin-Robbins because of the assortment of flavours they offer, the strength of the brand and the support they provide to franchise partners like my sister and I,” said Sanye Liu.

New to the franchise world, the sisters chose the location due to the boom in residential and commercial properties in the surrounding area. “The location is perfect,” said Ying Liu. “We love Vaughan and know the city is growing rapidly. Being near residential communities allows us to not only serve delicious treats, but also put a smile on the faces of the members of our community, and those who come to visit.”

The new Baskin-Robbins/Kernels shop offers an always-evolving roster of 31 ice cream flavours, custom cakes made in-store, milkshakes in any flavour combination, and an array of frozen treats with the added twist of perfectly popped Kernels Popcorn in a variety of amazing fun flavours.

“Sweet indulgence has a new address in Vaughan and we’re ready to get poppin’,” said Natalie Joseph, representative for Baskin-Robbins Canada. “I thoroughly enjoy partnering with the team at Kernels because of the similarities our two brands share. When we open new stores together, we can offer guests even more flavours, even more fun, which is the best part of these ventures.”

To celebrate the opening, franchisees Ying and Sanye will be running a combination of ongoing promotions in the weeks to come.

Baskin-Robbins Canada first partnered with Kernels Extraordinary Popcorn in 2013 and together, with franchise operators, it owns and operates 13 combo sites in Canada. Baskin-Robbins currently operates 98 shops in Canada. The brand is in the midst of a national expansion to increase its presence in Canada and is seeking exceptional franchise candidates with whom to grow.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins Canada and its wide variety of ice cream flavours and frozen desserts, please visit or follow the company on FacebookTwitter or on Instagram.

About Baskin-Robbins Canada

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream store that would be a neighbourhood gathering place for families. Today, Baskin-Robbins Canada operates 98 locations in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia.  More than 300 million people around the world visit Baskin-Robbins each year to sample from the more than 1,300 flavour creations available in its ice cream library, as well as enjoy its full array of frozen treats including ice cream cakes.

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