Baskin-Robbins is a global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irvine Robbins in 1953, from the merging of their respective ice cream parlors, in Glendale, California. It claims to be the world's largest ice cream franchise, with more than 5,800 locations, 2,800 of which are located in the United States. Baskin-Robbins sells ice cream in over 30 countries. The company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts. The Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started as separate ventures from Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, owning Burt's Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively. Snowbird Ice Cream featured 21 flavors, a novel concept for the time. When the separate companies merged in 1953, this concept grew to 31 flavors. Baskin-Robbins is known for its 31 flavors slogan (which is featured in logo, in pink). The idea for having so many came from the Carson-Roberts advertising agency (which later became Ogilvy & Mather) in 1953, along with the slogan Count the Flavors. Where flavor counts. It also was more than the 28 flavors then famously offered at Howard Johnson's restaurants. In addition, the number 31 was chosen so a customer could have a different flavor every
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