Los Angeles — The Dolly Llama, the waffle and artisanal ice cream destination with three locations currently open in L.A. and three more in development, has signed a 4-unit franchise deal that includes the brand’s entry into Nevada. One Nevada unit is planned for Reno, and another in Lake Tahoe; The Dolly Llama also plans two units in Sacramento. The brand aims to open all four locations in early 2022, along with the existing units currently in development in Bethlehem, Pa., Jacksonville, Fla., and Dallas.
“This year has been a significant year for growth for The Dolly Llama brand and we’re not stopping anytime soon,” says co-founder Eric Shomof. “We’re on a mission to bring our playful desserts to every market across the country and therefore very excited to ink this new deal to expand in our home state and beyond. We are confident in our franchisee team and partners to grow The Dolly Llama even further in 2022.”
The Dolly Llama was founded by Shomof and Samuel Baroux, an acclaimed European entrepreneur and restaurateur. The name was inspired by a real llama Baroux encountered on a farm in the South of France, and it pays homage to his home country. Since its inception in 2017, The Dolly Llama has dominated L.A.’s waffle scene with its own unique take on the Bubble Waffle, Hong Kong’s #1 street food, in addition to Dolly Llama Shakes and OG Waffles. The Dolly Llama is working with the in-house development team to expand the brand to major media markets across the country. The Dolly Llama currently operates locations in downtown Los Angeles (611 S. Spring St.), Koreatown (273 S. Western Ave.), and Sherman Oaks (14545 Ventura Blvd.). For more information, visit www.thedollyllamala.com and www.thedollyllamala.com/franchise.
SOURCE: The Dolly Llama