Baskin-Robbins to open its 3rd stand-alone Alabama location in Hoover on Sept. 9th

New Baskin-Robbins in Hoover on Highway 31. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Baskin-Robbins—the largest (number of locations) ice cream specialty chain in the U.S.— is opening  its third stand-alone Alabama location in Hoover.

For ice cream lovers, history was made in 1945, when Baskin-Robbins was established.. At the time most ice cream parlors traditionally offered three flavors – chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. 

That changed forever when Baskin- Robbins offered 31 flavors to its loyal customers —one for each day of the month. The concept took off – and soon there were shops opening nationwide and globally.

New Location on Highway 31 (Nice Coincidence!)

The new Baskin Robbins in the Birmingham area is set to open on Sunday, September 9th at 1539 Montgomery Highway, Hoover, Alabama 35216. Its neighbors are Wing Stop and Smoothie King.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for September 16th. Along with a ribbon cutting, a DJ, prizes and giveaways, Baskin Robbins will be selling ice cream at 31 cents a scoop from Noon till 4:00PM that day.

That’s right. 31 cents a scoop!

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Only 3 stand-alone locations in Alabama

Presently, there are a handful of Baskin Robbins locations around the state, primarily stores co-located with Dunkin. The Hoover site is the only stand-alone Birmingham metro Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop. The other two are in Huntsville. 

According to the Baskin Robbins website, there are 2400+ U.S. locations, each locally owned and operated.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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