Get ready to cheat on your diet, because a new Ice Cream Restaurant is set to open this April in the Midtown Village Shopping Center.

The Baked Bear, which has locations in Arizona, California, and Utah, is coming to Alabama, with Tuscaloosa being it's first location.

The Baked Bear is known for its huge ice cream sandwiches. According to their website, "The Baked Bear's original-recipe ice cream sits at the heart of each one of Rob and Shane’s, (The Baked Bear's Founders), sandwiches, which are held together by fresh-baked cookies, brownies, or even donuts. The Baked Bear has over a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, giving guests a chance to mix and match to find their favorite combination. Before they’re served, the sandwiches can be rolled through toppings ranging from Fruity Pebbles to Oreo crumble, giving them an Instagram-worthy touch".  Cookie choices include: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Cinnamon, Red Velvet, Cookies & Cream, & Red Velvet.

Ice Cream flavors that are available include: Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel Fudge, & Mint Chip.

Can't wait for this place to open up!

For more information, check out www.thebakedbear.com