GILBERT, AZ - The Baked Bear, the dessert shop known for its create-your-own ice cream cookie sandwiches, is expanding and opening a third location in Valley.
In March, the California-based chain will open at SanTan Village, 2206 E. Williams Field Road, in Gilbert, according to Shane Stanger, spokesperson for The Baked Bear.
The grand opening is set for Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. The first 300 people will receive a free cookie sandwich, Stanger said. The first fifteen people in line will get a t-shirt. The first 100 will be entered into a drawing for a catered event.
The store will be located between Francesca’s and Evereve.
At Baked Bear, people can create their own ice cream sandwiches with cookies, brownies and doughnuts, including a combination of the three. They have thirteen flavors of cookies and more than a dozen flavors of ice cream.
People can also choose to top their ice cream with toppings like M&Ms, Fruity Pebbles and sprinkles.
The Baked Bear has other locations in Scottsdale and Tempe.
Editor's note: This story was updated with information on Baked Bear's grand opening date and promotion.