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Future of Dippin’ Dots, 45 More Brands Detailed at FFGC​


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CEO Scott Fischer bought Dippin’ Dots out of bankruptcy court and now has ambitious growth plans for the “ice cream of the future,” which he will detail at the Franchise Finance & Growth Conference May 7-9.

Scott Fischer, CEO of Dippin’ Dots and a speaker at the upcoming Franchise Finance & Growth Conference, isn’t one to shy away from controversy. Last year he famously invited Sean Spicer, then the White House press secretary, to a Dippin’ Dots ice cream social after Spicer criticized the brand.

“We wanted to respond in a way that wasn’t confrontational, but fun,” Fischer told Franchise Times, which was why he wrote the letter. “As soon as that letter posted it snowballed.” Fischer will discuss how he bought the iconic “ice-cream-of-the-future” brand out of bankruptcy court, righted the ship with investments in new products that increase franchisee profitability, and now is growing the franchise along with Doc Popcorn, another concept under its umbrella of snack products.

Fischer will join more than 45 C-level executives at the annual Franchise Finance & Growth Conference, presented by Franchise Times, May 7-9 at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. The conference features lenders, private equity investors, dealmakers, multi-unit operators and executives of franchise brands, discussing their growth plans, financial performance and lending needs.

C-level executives presenting at the conference will host short question-and-answer sessions following their talks in private rooms, so conference attendees can make introductions, gain contact information and learn more. Financiers and lenders will be available to meet with operators, franchisors and others at the conference.

 

 

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