Baskin-Robbins is an American chain of ice cream and cake specialty shop restaurants. Its parent company is Dunkin' Brands. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in Glendale, California. It claims to be the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, with more than 8,000 locations, including nearly 2,500 shops in the United States and over 5,000 in other countries. Baskin-Robbins sells ice cream in nearly 50 countries.