Baskin-Robbins expanding home delivery for ice cream

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Baskin-Robbins is expanding its delivery services to more than 600 stores in U.S., bringing ice cream treats and milkshakes right to your door.

The ice cream chain, which is owned by Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., is partnering with Door Dash — an on-demand restaurant delivery service. Baskin-Robbins initially tested the service at 60 locations in Los Angeles and Chicago, and then expanded to 22 cities, including ones in New York, San Francisco and Seattle.

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Baskin-Robbins has one location in the Dayton area, located at 7777 Springboro Pike. While customers can utilize online ordering for ice cream cakes and other treats, delivery services are not available in the area yet. Baskin-Robbins also has a location in Fairfield at 6641 Dixie Highway.

DoorDash does not currently operate in the Dayton area, but delivery service is offered in: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Liberty Twp., Mason, Middletown, Monroe and West Chester. Delivery fees start at $2.99, and the DoorDash delivers from restaurants like Skyline Chili, Starbucks, Taco Bell, KFC and Subway, and others.

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DoorDash is competing with several other food delivery services that are expanding rapidly across the U.S. GrubHub, another food delivery service, offers some options in the Dayton area — bringing hungry customers menu items from restaurants like Happy’s Pizza and Dragon City Chinese.

UBEReats, UBER’s food delivery service, is quickly entering markets across the U.S., and currently delivers in Columbus and Cincinnati. A spokeswoman for UBER told this newspaper that the service is not offered in Dayton yet, but the company continues to add new markets.

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