Founded in 1945, Baskin-Robbins is one the largest chains of ice cream specialty shops in the world. Located in Phoenix, Ariz., the firm creates and markets ice cream, specialty frozen desserts as well as beverages. It operates through more than 6,000 retail shops in 33 countries worldwide. Baskin-Robbins is a part of the Dunkin' Brands Inc. family of companies. Entrepreneur magazine Named Baskin-Robbins the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States in its 31st annual Franchise 500 ranking.