Baskin-Robbins Canada opens new location in Ajax, Ontario

Owned and operated by a local resident, new Baskin-Robbins shop is located at 15 Westney Rd. N

AJAX, Ont., November 29, 2019 – Baskin-Robbins Canada, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, opens its first location in Ajax, Ontario, and 104th in the country.

L-R: New franchisee, Qais, along with employee at the opening of the new Baskin-Robbins shop in Ajax, Ontario. November 27, 2019

“Growing our presence is always exciting,” says Natalie Joseph, representative for Baskin-Robbins Canada. “We’re committed to putting smiles on the faces of our guests and, with the help of Qais, our newest franchisee, we’re sure to reach more people with our assortment of flavours, menu options and exciting creations and promotions. Qais and his team have a deep passion for the Baskin-Robbins brand.”

This newsest location is owned and operated by Qais Hakeemi, a long-time Ajax resident who understands the benefits of opening an ice cream shop with loads, scoops, dollops and tubs of delicious flavours. Hakeemi is excited to meet guests and grow his business with his daughter, son and niece, in the days ahead.

“The fact I am a franchisee feels surreal to me sometimes,” says Hakeemi. “I would sometimes daydream about owning a Baskin-Robbins location. When I made the phone call to Baskin-Robbins, I wanted to make sure I would be a part of a business that cares for its community. I love brands that genuinely value customers and have a strong connection with their town. I’ve found that with Baskin-Robbins.”

The location features the brand’s complete menu including classic and seasonal ice cream flavours, sundaes, mikshakes, polar pizzas and signature cakes.

The new location will be celebrating a grand opening event in the spring.

Baskin-Robbins is actively looking for talented and passionate entrepreneurs to join its successful roster of Canadian franchise partners. To learn about franchising opportunities with Baskin-Robbins, visit

For more information about Baskin-Robbins Canada and its wide variety of ice cream flavours and frozen desserts, please visit or follow the company on FacebookTwitter or on Instagram.


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About Baskin-Robbins Canada


Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream store that would be a neighbourhood gathering place for families. Today, Baskin-Robbins Canada operates 104 locations in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.  More than 300 million people around the world visit Baskin-Robbins each year to sample from the more than 1,300 flavour creations available in its ice cream library, as well as enjoy its full array of frozen treats including ice cream cakes.


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