Ice cream chain eyes Indy in nationwide expansion

The Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain hopes to add more than 50 franchise locations in the Indianapolis area as part of a nationwide expansion.

The Massachusetts-based chain has announced plans to sell new franchises in major cities including Indianapolis, Houston and Atlanta. The chain has only 10 locations in Indiana but has a total of 2,700 worldwide.

The privately held company is part of Dunkin Brands Inc., owner of Dunkin Donuts, which has embarked on its own growth spurt in the Indianapolis area.

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