Katrina-Battered Baskin-Robbins Resurrected

The new Baskin-Robbins shop located at 1515 E. Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette, just south of the Ninth Ward, is owned by William and Catherine McIntyre, who are local to the New Orleans area. William McIntyre is also the partial owner of the Saltwater Grill, located on Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.

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Ten tips for franchise due diligence

Christa Hoyland writes in QSR.com that Marianne Cintron of Glendora, Calif., thought she had done her homework. When she and her husband looked into buying a Cold Stone Creamery store from a franchisee last year, she started by trying to talk to a number of current franchisees. Of the five who returned her calls, four were selling their stores. Despite the unusually high percentage of sellers, Cintron was reassured by the good things most of them had to say about the concept.

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Baskin-Robbins Touts New Ice Cream Cone

Call it an advance in ice cream delivery systems. Baskin-Robbins, the Canton-based chain of ice cream shops, said it is now offering customers a “new Double Header ice cream cone.”

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