Baskin Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream restaurants. Founded in Glendale, California by Irv Robbins and Burt Baskin in 1945, the organization has since moved its corporate headquarters to Canton, Massachusetts and there are now over 7,000 retail locations worldwide. Uncommonly for a US-based restaurant chain, the company has far more stores established outside the US than here in the States.
The company is now a component of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, whose corporate philosophy can be summed up in seven core Values and five Guiding Principals. Those values are those of Honesty, Transparency, Humility, Integrity, Respectfulness, Fairness and Responsibility, while the guiding principals are Leadership, Innovation, Execution, Social Stewardship and Fun. The corporate values and principals must rub off on the staff, as one famous Baskin-Robbins alumni is none other than President Barak Obama himself.
The company adopted its now famous “31®” logo, because there are 31 days in a month, and each should be celebrated with a different flavor of delicious ice cream. The founders believed that everyone should be able to try before they buy, and instituted a regime of free samples for all, and came up with its own tiny pink spoons with which to provide that tasty sample. Over the years, the company has pioneered many innovations that have reached far beyond the ice cream business, such as franchising, where Baskin Robbins was one of the early innovators.
Baskin Robbins offers a dizzying array of ice cream, soft-ice cream, sherbets and frozen yogurt choices. The classics are always available, but other choices change to reflect the season of the year. Since the chain’s founding, over one thousand different flavors have been offered, at one time or other. The treats are available in many forms, such as sundaes, parfaits, cones, banana splits or, if you prefer, dishes. There are also milk shakes, smoothies, floats, freezes, and fruit blasts. You’ll also be amazed at the many delectable ways, such as the Cappuccino Blast, in which they can combine the great flavors of coffee and ice cream for all new taste sensations.
How to Apply
Download Application – Complete the application that will allow Baskin Robbins to lookup your references and perform a background check to verify your credentials.
Find a Location – Use this online tool to find a Baskin Robbins store that you would like to be employed.
Walk-In – It is recommended that an applicant walk in to the location desired and ask to speak with the manager. He or she will be able to provide details about any openings that are available and to accept the application. If your qualifications are met by the manager, he or she may ask for you to come back for a follow-up meeting or to begin training.