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Food & Drink Digital

February 04, 2011 13:02 ET

The Best Sweetest Franchises Are Highlighted Just in Time for Valentine's Day in the February Issue of Food and Drink Digital

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - Food & Drink Digital, a top digital media source for global food and drink news and information reaching over 155,646 C-Level executives and more than 49,814 companies worldwide announces the launch of its newly developed Front of Book story featuring the best sweetest franchises.

The highlighted franchises include Baskin-Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Dippin' Dots and Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour.

In 1953, Baskin-Robbins was founded by Burt Baskin and Irvine Robbins when they merged their two ice cream parlors Burt's Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively, in Glendale, California. With its famous 31 flavors, Baskin-Robbins claims to be the world's largest ice cream franchise, with more than 5,800 locations worldwide in over 30 countries. 2,800 are located just in the United States alone with its headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts.

The idea behind the "31 flavors" was generated by the Carson-Roberts advertising agency in 1953, along with the slogan "Count the Flavors. Where flavor counts." They were also on a mission to beat out the competition at Howard Johnson's restaurants, which only offered 28 flavors. Moreover, the number 31 was chosen so a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month, sampling each with the iconic small pink spoon. Read the full article here. Also, check out Food & Drink Digital's Twitter feed here for live updates.

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