I scream, you scream… Baskin Robbins open for business

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Baskin Robbins officially opened its doors to Maricopa today at 11:00 a.m. Franchisee Paul Koury, his wife Michelle and director of operations Brad Atherton greeted their first of many customers and served up the first scoops of ice cream.

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Michelle and Paul Koury flipped the “open” switch for the first time at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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The Baskin Robbins Maricopa team.

The first customer was Leroy Romero, a Maricopa resident and area leader for The Buckle, Inc. When asked how he felt about his first Baskin Robbins Maricopa experience, he responded, “I’m excited!” Romero is an avid Baskin Robbins connoisseur. Today he stopped in for his morning favorite Mocha Blast.

Soon after, three colleagues from Harrah’s Ak-Chin casino came in smiling from ear to ear. They had anxiously been awaiting the opening of Maricopa’s Baskin Robbins. Maricopa residents Sherry Ellerbe, Karen Scofield and Lynn Hamilton ordered their favorite ice cream treats and even took two orders back to their coworkers at Harrah’s marketing office. Ellerbe ordered her favorite menu item, a Banana Royale with cookies and cream ice cream; Scofield ordered two scoops of Pralines & Cream and Gold Medal Ribbon; and Hamilton ordered a scoop of Butter Pecan.

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The first sale was for Leroy Romero’s Mocha Blast.

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Lynn Hamilton, Brad Atherton, Sherry Ellerbe and Karen Scofield.

This is Koury’s third Baskin Robbins franchise. He owns two other stores in Ahwatukee. Atherton manages all three stores. When asked how they curb the urge to eat ice cream all day, Koury said, “After eating ice cream for two weeks in training, you get sick of it.”

Baskin Robbins’ hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week. It is located in the Maricopa Fiesta shopping center just south of Bashas’.

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Fun facts:
Why does Baskin Robbins have 31 flavors? One for each day of the month!
What are the top two selling flavors of ice cream? Pralines & Cream and Mint Chocolate Chip.
Will you ever find Rum Raisin in an Arizona Baskin Robbins? Nope, Rum Raisin is only sold in the Midwestern states.