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Other Ice Cream Chains & Copycats

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Dairy Twist
Connersville, IN
Dairy Dream
Dunkirk, OH
Dairy Twist
Oberlin, OH
These Dairy Twists and the Dairy Dream are probably adapted Dairy Queens with altered signs. The Dairy Dream opened in 1954. [Connersville map]; [Dunkirk map]; [Oberlin map]

Dairy Delite/Gyro King
Frederick, MD
The Dairy Delite/Gyro King was probably a rehabbed Dairy Queen or Dairy Twist. This free-standing pole sign was most likely originally a rooftop sign. I suspect that Route 40 was widened, or for some other reason, the stores were rebuilt further back from the road. This combo ice cream and gyro shop is part of a strip mall now. [map]

York Street Treat
Hanover, PA
York Street Treat is probably an altered Dairy Queen based on the sign and building design. However, I have been told that this was originally Farley's Twistee-Treat. [map]

Frigid Whip [gone]
Tell City, IN

2006:

2010:
This Frigid Whip stand was home to the Christian Connections religious store in 2006. There have been several small businesses there since then. Around 2009, the sign was sold on eBay. The building is still there. I don't know if there was ever a Frigid Whip chain or if this sign was an adapted Dairy Queen sign. [map]

Dairy Freeze
Alta Vista, VA
Dexter Queen
Dexter, MO
The Dairy Freeze building and sign are unique and vintage enough that I doubt it was ever part of a chain. [photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

The Dexter Queen opened as the Daisy Queen in 1949. The name was changed to Dexter Queen in 1950. For more, see this website. [map]

Dari Crest
Covington, KY
The Dari Crest rooftop sign was repainted sometime between 2007 and 2009. The building design looks 1950s or so. For more, see this website. [map]

Victoria's Delite
Parma, OH
Victoria's Delite may have been part of a chain but I don't recognize this signage or building. Does anyone know more about this place? [map]

Baskin-Robbins was founded in California in 1953. By the mid-1960s, there were more than 400 stores nationwide. Today, there are nearly 6,000 locations globally. The company is now owned by Dunkin' Brands which also owns Dunkin' Donuts. The surviving Baskin-Robbins' early A-frame buildings are now extremely rare. I believe the company built them in the 1960s. There are only five of these buildings left that I know of. Three of them are still operating as Baskin-Robbins locations. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Baskin-Robbins
Ventura, CA
Baskin-Robbins
Oxnard, CA
former Baskin-Robbins
Anaheim, CA
This Baskin-Robbins building in Ventura was originally striped. By 2006, the building was painted yellow and an addition was made to the back part of the building. For more, see this website. [map]

This Baskin-Robbins in Oxnard metal roof has now been covered with shingles. [map]

This former Baskin-Robbins in Anaheim now houses Miss Donuts & Bakery. [map]

former Baskin-Robbins
Montebello, CA
This former Baskin-Robbins building now houses an Albert's Mexican Food. [map]

Baskin-Robbins
Gardena, CA

2008:

2013:
2015:
This Baskin-Robbins building is the most intact example of the company's A-frame design. Between the 2008 and 2013 photos above, the signs had been updated and the building was repainted. In 2014, the building was repainted again. [map]

Baskin-Robbins
Los Angeles, CA
This Baskin-Robbins might also be from the 1960s. The sign is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

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