POOLER, GA (WTOC) - River Street Sweets-Savannah's Candy Kitchen opened its first franchise location in Pooler Friday.
The new store is located inside the Tanger Outlet mall.
This store is the prototype for future franchise stores and it will also serve as their training facility.
The owner says the store is the best of both River Street Sweets and Savannah Candy Kitchen.
"Savannah's Candy Kitchen makes ice cream which is delicious and also caramel popcorn along with pralines. And River Street Sweets brings a different flare, a lot more gift items," said Tim Strickland, owner.
The owners also say for every new franchise they open, they'll donate anywhere from $500 to $1,000 to the Caretta Research Project, which is a conservation initiative protection of loggerhead sea turtles.