San Diego CA— Things are getting sweeter in Carmel Valley, just in time for summer. The Baked Bear, San Diego’s original artisan cookie and ice cream sandwich parlor, announces its newest location, opening June 26, 2015 in Carmel Valley, 5950 Village Way #101 .
Co-founders, Shane Stanger and Rob Robbins, opened The Baked Bear, a modern take on an old-fashioned ice cream sandwich shop in 2013, after quitting their respective day jobs to fulfill a childhood dream. Just two years later, the pair is not slowing down, with another store opening slated for August and more franchising opportunities on the horizon.
“It’s all about bringing homemade recipes and affordable treats to local neighborhoods,” said Robbins, who, like Stanger, is a San Diego native. The Carmel Valley store will be the second location to open in North County.
The Carmel Valley store is bordered by a handful of high schools on Del Mar Heights Road and will surely cater to every summer break craving. The store’s interior will feature the same streamlined, modern design The Baked Bear’s three other locations offer, with a full-bakery in back, a walk-up counter and 12 ice cream flavors displayed.
The Baked Bear’s Carmel Valley store will be the company’s fourth location. Its Mission Boulevard location was joined by The Baked Bear’s Petco Park location just three months after opening its doors, and the La Costa location opened earlier this year.
The Carmel Valley Grand Opening is planned for 2pm, June 26, 2015. The Grand Opening will include a raffle to win a catered ice cream sandwich party for up to 100 people.
About the Baked Bear
The Baked Bear, San Diego’s handcrafted ice cream sandwich parlor has three locations in Pacific Beach, Petco Park and Carlsbad, with a fourth incoming location scheduled for June 2015 in Carmel Valley. The Baked Bear is dedicated to bringing guests combinations of customizable and affordable ice cream sandwiches, with made-to-order with gourmet cookies, donuts and brownies, and craft ice cream, in addition to hot fudge sundaes and the Bear Bowl, a warm chocolate chip cookie pie with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Breaking into the food industry in Pacific Beach alongside your best friend is a tradition that runs in the Robbins family, as Rob’s father, Barry Robbins, founded Chicago’s Brother Pizza nearly 40 years ago in Pacific Beach with his own childhood cohort. The team went on to open Milton’s Deli which has been a staple restaurant in San Diego for nearly 20 years.
For more information about The Baked Bear, including the menu and hours, visit www.thebakedbear.com.