CANTON, Mass., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering South Florida residents the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The company plans to expand its Florida footprint with more than 15 to 20 new stores projected to be developed over the next several years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NY68312LOGO ) Franchising executives will host a Franchising Open House on Saturday, Nov. 9. Interested franchise candidates are welcome to stop by the Baskin-Robbins located at 4917 Sheridan Street in Hollywood, Fla., between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to learn about franchising opportunities in the Miami and West Palm Beach areas, as well as current development incentives available with the brand. To register for the seminar, visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com, or for additional information, contact Tarji Carter at Tarji.Carter@dunkinbrands.com. "Baskin-Robbins has six decades of experience refining its business system to offer a fun, rewarding new business opportunity to new franchise candidates," said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin' Brands. "As our brand continues to develop, we're now looking for entrepreneurs in Florida with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own ice cream shop." As part of the company's growth plans, new franchisees who sign a development agreement in 2013 can take advantage of current development incentives, including a 10-year initial franchise fee payment plan whereby the $25,000 fee can be amortized over 10 years. Additionally, qualified candidates who timely develop shops will be able to enjoy reduced royalty rates of .9% to 2.9% over the first five years, which is a significant reduction from the standard royalty rate of 5.9%.* Baskin-Robbins has also introduced special incentives to help make business ownership a reality for U.S. military servicemen and women. For honorably discharged military veterans, the brand will waive the 20-year initial franchisee fee and offer a zero percent royalty rate for the first two years and reduced royalty rate years three through five.* This special veteran offer is for new franchisees only who sign an agreement in 2013 and timely develop shops.