Purple Square Management, a Tampa-based management company that operates over 205 franchise locations in nine states – including 95 Dunkin’/Baskin Robbins stores throughout Florida and Alabama – has selected Okaloosa County for a new, state-of-the-art commercial bakery and distribution facility. The 24,500 sq. ft. facility will be developed on a four-acre parcel located within the Okaloosa Industrial Air Park – land that was previously certified as “shovel ready” through Gulf Power’s Florida First Sites program.
Sixty new jobs are expected to be created as the company scales up to full production. In recognition of the economic benefits associated with the project, the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners previously approved an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption award for the company and discounted the purchase price for the Adora Teal Way parcel.
“With 30 stores and two currently under construction in the Florida panhandle, we know the area quite well. The decision to build our manufacturing facility in Okaloosa County represents a new chapter for us, and we look forward to employing local people who share our commitment to delivering high quality products in the safest and most cost-efficient manner possible,” stated Vik Patel, president and CEO, Purple Square Management.
Purple Square Management has initiated the 12-week facility design process and anticipates that facility construction will begin in Spring 2022. Those interested in employment opportunities should monitor the Careers section of the Purple Square Management website at www.purplesquaremgmt.com/careers.