Fun Facts

1945 – Irv Robbins opens Snowbird ice cream shop in Glendale, California. The store’s concept will later become the first Baskin-Robbins.

1946 – Burt Baskin opens Burton’s ice cream shop in Pasadena, California.

1948 – Burt and Irv’s stores grow to a chain of six stores and the founders decide to sell their first licensing agreement, pioneering the franchise business in the ice cream industry.

1949 – Baskin-Robbins expands to 40 franchised stores across Southern California.

1950s – Baskin-Robbins introduces the signature miniature Pink Spoon, encouraging ice cream enthusiasts to unlimited tastes.

1953 – Burt and Irv consolidate stores under the name Baskin-Robbins 31 Ice Cream, creating the unique “31″ concept of offering a different flavour for every day of the month.

1957 – Baseball Nut hits stores to commemorate the Dodgers move to Los Angeles from Brooklyn.

1958 – Baskin-Robbins offers nearly 150 flavours in our “Flavour Library.”

1960s – Baskin-Robbins expands nationwide, with more than 400 stores.

1964 – Beatle Nut hits the stores when Beatle Mania strikes the United States.

1965 – 0031 Secret Bonded appears in store to celebrate the popular James Bond 007 movie series.

1969 – Lunar Cheesecake launches as the first man lands on the moon.

1970s – Baskin-Robbins expands internationally.

1970 – Pink Bubble Gum pops in stores.

1976 – Valley Forge Fudge honors America’s Bicentennial.

1980s – Miami Ice hits stores along with TV hit Miami Vice. Along with the preppy craze Baskin-Robbins introduces Preppy Mint.

1985 – Oreo® Cookies ‘n Cream becomes a new hit flavour.

1990s – Gorba Chocolate honors the Soviet Leader and fall of communism.

1994 – Cappuccino Blast® explodes into stores nationwide.

1995 – Love Potion #31 starts a Valentine’s Day love affair.

2002 – Shrek Swirl appears in dipping cabinets nationwide.

2005 – Bold Breezes arrives into stores across the country. Baskin-Robbins opens up the Birthday Club to ice cream lovers of all ages.

2009 – Introduction of Soft Serve and 31 Below.

2012 – Celebrate 40 years in Canada!