San Diego ice cream sandwich shop to open Scottsdale location

Five ice cream sandwiches from California's The Baked Bear. A Scottsdale location will be opening. (submitted photo)

Five ice cream sandwiches from California’s The Baked Bear. A Scottsdale location is slated to open in the spring. (submitted photo)

Popular San Diego ice cream sandwich shop The Baked Bear is headed east to Scottsdale, the company announced on Jan. 12.

The Baked Bear will be located just east of Scottsdale Road on Shea Boulevard in the Village at Shea located at 7366 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 106.

With a grand opening slated for this spring, The Baked Bear will feature made-to-order ice cream sandwiches. Its original cookie recipes are baked from scratch and served fresh out of the oven daily with craft homemade ice cream, according to a press release.

“We have a lot of customers from the Phoenix-area who visit The Baked Bear while they’re on vacation in San Diego,” stated co-founder Rob Robbins, in the release. “Their loyalty made it an easy decision to open our first franchise location outside of California right here in the Valley.”

Customers at the eatery can choose between more than a dozen different ice cream flavors and more than a dozen flavors of cookies, including chocolate chip, with both a regular and a gluten free version, red velvet, cookies and cream, snicker doodle, funfetti and white chocolate macadamia nut.

(submitted photo)

(submitted photo)

More adventurous ice cream sandwich eaters can mix and match cookies, brownies and even donuts and finish their sandwich with one of ten different toppings, including hot caramel and brownie bits.

Requests from customers to open a Phoenix-area location have streamed in since the original The Baked Bear opened in Pacific Beach, Calif. in 2013.  The Baked Bear Scottsdale shop will be the eighth location and will occupy approximately 1,800 square feet.

Scottsdale’s The Baked Bear will be owned and operated by local entrepreneurs and business partners Rob Clark and Anthony Velez, the release stated.

More information is available at TheBakedBear.com or at the Scottsdale location’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/TheBakedBearofScottsdale.

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