Both Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins served during World War II. Burt was a Lieutenant in the US Navy serving in the South Pacific, and Irv was a Staff Sergeant in the Army, stationed in California.
Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins were brothers-in-law (Burt married Irv’s sister, Shirley, in 1942).
Burt owned a 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom II, the world’s first 100 mph passenger car.
Baskin-Robbins original colors were brown (Chocolate) and pink (Cherry) and our famous polka dots represent balloons.
Our trademarked “31″ stands for a different ice cream flavor for each day of the month. It was included in our logo and marketing efforts beginning in 1953.
“Here Comes the Fudge” ice cream was named after a popular segment on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In TV Show.
Baseball Nut memorialized the Dodgers move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958.
“Astronut” and “Lunar Cheesecake” were named for the NASA space missions in the late 1960s but were only introduced after the astronauts returned home safely.
One of Baskin-Robbins’ most popular flavors was actually created by a comedian. Steverino Ice Cream was invented by Steve Allen as a gag for the Steve Allen Show but proved to be VERY popular in stores. In the first month it was offered, Steverino Ice Cream sold over 1,000,000 scoops, a new volume record for the industry. Steverino Ice Cream was loaded with fresh fruits and nuts…and Fern Candy.
Gold Medal Ribbon® was introduced for the 1980 Olympics.
Baskin-Robbins has created over 1,000 flavors since 1945.
Currently, there are more than 5,600 Baskin-Robbins locations around the world, with 2,700 in the United States.
Baskin-Robbins currently holds the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Ice Cream Scoop Pyramid,” which was achieved on May 18, 2000 using 3,100 scoops of ice cream.
Baskin-Robbins’ Franchisee, Mitch Cohen of New York, currently holds the Guinness World Record for scooping the most amount of ice cream cones in less than one minute (18 cones)!