Baskin-Robins has confirmed Palm Oasis Ventures as the new managers of the ice-cream chain.

Palm Oasis Ventures is a joint venture between the U.A.E-based Galadari Brothers Group (80 per cent ownership) and Dunkin’ Brands Group (20 per cent ownership), which was entered into on 27 August 2013. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. is the owner of the Baskin-Robbins brand, while Galadari Brothers Group has been the exclusive licensee of the Baskin-Robbins brand in the U.A.E. for 35 years. Palm Oasis Ventures manages the joint interests of both companies in Australia.

According to the company, the new reason for the new management is to grow Baskin-Robbins by 200 stores over the next 10 years to a total of over 280 parlours.

Former QSR Holdings general manager of operations Roger Mussalli has been appointed as director of Palm Oasis Ventures and as the new general manager overseeing the development of Baskin-Robbins in Australia. 

“Baskin-Robbins is starting with an enthusiastic base of franchisees already selling over 560,000 ice cream scoops every month,” Mussalli said.

“Add the vigour and capital of Palm Oasis Ventures, mix in the interest in our franchise model, and soon more Australians will have easier access to all of Baskin-Robbins’ delicious 31 ice cream flavours.”