The Denver Business Journal reports that ice-cream-store franchise Baskin-Robbins said Thursday it wants to open 40 new stores in the Denver area.

The chain said it is looking for store developers in the Denver area with strong financial backgrounds.

“As the Baskin-Robbins brand continues to develop in Colorado, we’re excited to provide new store owners with the unique opportunity to capitalize on their territory’s profit potential, serve as the face of the brand in the community, as well as set the direction of the market’s growth,” Salman Siddiqui, Baskin-Robbins VP of global business development, said in a statement.

The chain plans to host a “brand introduction seminar” at 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

At the seminar, officials will present information on the chain’s marketing, training and site selection.

Registration is required; contact Scott Mellon at 254-235-5855 or

Baskin-Robbins is a unit of privately held Dunkin’ Brands Inc. of Canton, Mass. All Baskin-Robbins stores are franchises.

The chain currently includes 6,000 stores in 35 countries, including 2,700 in the United States and some 600 that opened in 2008.

Denver Business Journal