Baskin-Robbins Australia is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts. Baskin-Robbins is the global chain of ice cream parlors founded by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in 1953. There are now more than 6,700 Baskin-Robbins restaurants around the world.
In October 2010, Dunkin' Brands terminated its license agreement with Allied Brands Group for Baskin-Robbins in Australia, and now supports its Australian franchisees directly. Baskin-Robbins Australia currently operates 78 locations across Australia with plans to open 25 additional Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors in 2012. The Baskin-Robbins Australia Franchise Support & Training Centre is based in Brisbane.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth.
Historically, people secured food through two methods: hunting and gathering, and agriculture. Today, most of the food energy consumed by the world population is supplied by the food industry.
Ice cream parlors (or parlours) are places that sell ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt to consumers. Ice cream is typically sold as regular ice cream (also called hard-packed ice cream), gelato and soft serve, which is typically dispensed by a machine with a limited number of flavors (e.g. chocolate, vanilla, and "twist", a mix of the two). It is customary for ice cream parlors to offer several ice cream flavors and items.