CANTON, Mass. (June 4, 2012) – Baskin-Robbins , the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is making a splash this summer with its new June Flavor of the Month, Strawberry Lemonade Punch Sherbet. A refreshing blend of strawberry and lemonade sherbets, the flavor is a great way to cool off after some fun in the summer sun. The new flavor complements other Baskin-Robbins summer staples that are returning to participating restaurants nationwide during the season, including Watermelon Chip, Blueberry Cheesecake and No Sugar Added Pineapple Coconut.
“With the weather warming up, it’s the perfect time to cool off with ice cream or another one of Baskin-Robbins’ delectable frozen treats,” said Stan Frankenthaler, Baskin-Robbins Executive Chef and Vice President of Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “Our new Strawberry Lemonade Punch Sherbet is a fun and fruity twist on our sherbet flavors. And to quench anyone’s thirst, our new Tropical Banana Smoothie offers the taste of exotic fruits and is a refreshing way to welcome summer.”
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,700 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. For the full-year 2011, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.8 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.