Let’s scream for more ice cream

08.20.2007 by André Natta · → 7 Comments

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Many may be aware of the fact that Dunkin Brands, the company that has already announced a return of the donut & coffee chain Dunkin Donuts to the Magic City region, also owns Baskin Robbins. The company has also done a great job of pairing the two chains with each other throughout the country.

So one would think it was only a matter of time before we saw this announcement come from the Massachusetts-based company earlier today. If you follow the suggested logic in this Birmingham Business Journal report, could we see one more announcement before too long? We’ll see… In the meantime, you can always try your hand at being a franchisee; the open house is next Tuesday.

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Filed under: Alabama · Birmingham · Business · Regionwide

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Dusty
Dusty

I for one welcome our new ice cream/coffee/doughnut overlords. Maybe they'll put a couple of the 88 Dunkin' Donuts coming to town next door to Lucy's Coffee to further sanitize the area of this plague of locally-owned business. Starbucks has already softened 'er up for the coup de grâce that only Dunkin' Brands can deliver. /sarcasm

Dusty
Dusty

I for one welcome our new ice cream/coffee/doughnut overlords. Maybe they'll put a couple of the 88 Dunkin' Donuts coming to town next door to Lucy's Coffee to further sanitize the area of this plague of locally-owned business. Starbucks has already softened 'er up for the coup de grâce that only Dunkin' Brands can deliver. /sarcasm

John G
John G

Getting more business is good, more jobs and tax income, yadda yadda... Alabama is near the bottom of every health ranking out there. Is an ice cream/donut chain really what the city needs? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fat guy, but with the existing food places moving away from trans fats and lowering the "bad" content of food, does this not fly in the face of every health class you've ever taken? I hate to be a downer, but think of what this will do to the crumbling health care system? It's a bigger picture involved here. If someone could come up with a tasty, quick alternative, they'd make a fortune. But you can't compete with sprinkles or McNuggets.

John G
John G

Getting more business is good, more jobs and tax income, yadda yadda... Alabama is near the bottom of every health ranking out there. Is an ice cream/donut chain really what the city needs? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fat guy, but with the existing food places moving away from trans fats and lowering the "bad" content of food, does this not fly in the face of every health class you've ever taken? I hate to be a downer, but think of what this will do to the crumbling health care system? It's a bigger picture involved here. If someone could come up with a tasty, quick alternative, they'd make a fortune. But you can't compete with sprinkles or McNuggets.

Julie
Julie

Oh, Baskin Robbins, come back! I miss the dacquiri ice!!!!

Julie
Julie

Oh, Baskin Robbins, come back! I miss the dacquiri ice!!!!