Baskin-Robbins Franchise

Ice cream and frozen yogurt shop

As a teenager in the 1930s, Irv Robbins managed an ice cream shop in Tacoma, Washington. Bored with serving traditional flavors like chocolate and vanilla, Robbins began experimenting, mixing fruit and candies into the ice cream. After serving in World War II, Robbins bought an ice cream parlor in Glendale, California. Three years later, he convinced his brother-in-law, Burt Baskin, to join the business. The two men flipped a coin to see whose name would go first on the sign. Baskin won, and in 1945, Baskin-Robbins was born. Today, Baskin-Robbins has locations in more than 50 countries, each serving the company's famous 31 flavors of ice cream as well as frozen yogurt, sherbet, cakes and drinks. Baskin-Robbins is a subsidiary of Allied Domecq, parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Togo's. Franchisees may operate combination stores, co-branding Baskin-Robbins with either Dunkin' Donuts or Togo's. 
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The investment required to open a Baskin-Robbins Franchise is between $123,952-$558,830. There is an initial franchise fee of $12,500-$25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Baskin-Robbins name.

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When did the first Baskin-Robbins open? 1945
When did Baskin-Robbins start Franchising? 1948

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Other Financing Source(s): Construction, remodeling, leasehold improve.


On-The-Job Training: 2.5 weeks
Classroom Training: 2.5 weeks

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
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Field Operations
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Co-op Advertising
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National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed.

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Baskin-Robbins Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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