Edible Arrangements, a specialty store featuring gifts and treats, announced it has signed an agreement for its second location in Montana with a franchise restaurant in Missoula. Plans are already set to open the first store in Billings, which is expected to open in March.

 The team that will manage the new store include Robert Zarbock, Azure Zarbock and Kimberly Schwindt.

 “After working many years as a franchise operator, I was looking for an opportunity to diversify my portfolio and bring a delicious new concept to my hometown,” said Robert Zarbock, a Billings native. “Edible was the perfect brand to partner with as its commitment to constant innovation and strong business model was a great opportunity from an owner’s standpoint. Also, as a huge health-nut the product is simply delicious giving consumers a way to indulge their sweet-tooth in a healthy manner. Azure, Kimberly and I are looking forward to joining the Edible team and extending the brand’s reach into Montana.”

Together the team brings a strong track record of business ownership and management experience to the table as they begin their journey with Edible. Azure and Kimberly will manage and operate the new store alongside Robert as franchise owner and investor. The team plans to hire local employees to help run the Billings Edible store. 

“We are excited that Edible is once again entering the state of Montana. Our strong business model consistently attracts experienced franchise operators like Robert and it is these partners that have helped the brand expand across the nation,” said Patricia Perry, vice president of franchise development at Edible®. “With more than 20 years of franchise experience, I am confident this dynamic team will be successful.”

Edible offers a variety of unique and inventive assortments of freshly made gifts with real fruit and gourmet chocolate. From bouquets to individual grab-and-go treats to bakery items, each product is made fresh and can be picked up in-store or delivered by Edible’s insulated trucks with contact-less delivery through its seamless e-commerce system.


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