The Peach Cobbler Factory — which specializes in cobblers, banana pudding and cinnamon rolls — is coming to Owensboro. It will be taking over the former Baskin-Robbins location off KY 54, which closed at the start of October.
Local doctor Jeremy Luckett said he applied for a franchisee with The Peach Cobbler Factory in September, and he said the process came together very serendipitously.
“This is kind of another way for us to give back to the community as well. We will really look forward to doing some things, running specials and things like that so that we can invest back in Owensboro,” Luckett said.
The Peach Cobbler Factory is a sweet dessert restaurant that sells cobblers, cinnamon rolls and banana pudding of several varieties. The cobblers come in peach, honey apple, cherry, blackberry, strawberry, cinnamon peach pecan, and several others.
Luckett said he got the keys Monday afternoon and was filled with excitement as the vision started to take shape.
“I’ve tried the product so I think that everybody’s going to really love it,” Luckett said.
The transition from Baskin-Robbins to The Peach Cobbler Factory has already begun, as the previous owner is moving things out of the location. Luckett hopes to have the business open in December or January.
Baskin-Robbins had operated out of 3245 Mt Moriah Ave Suite 1 for 9 years before closing up shop. Todd Humphreys, advisor at Barron Commercial Group, said the owners notified the real estate group over the summer of their intentions to leave when their lease ended in October.
“That COVID year took a lot more out of people than I think we even realized at first,” Humphreys said. “He, like a lot of other business owners, fought through it and worked the drive-thru and he was never really able to get back to full staff after that.”