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Irvine Robbins, the pioneering co-founder of every child's first true love, has died at the age of 90: "By the end of the 1940s, [Robbins and his brother-in-law Burton Baskin] had joined forces to create Baskin-Robbins. Robbins recalled they used a flip of the coin to decide which name came first. They also decided to sell their stores to managers, pioneering the franchise concept for ice cream stores. As corporate policy, employees were allowed to eat all the ice cream they wanted, because, Robbins said, 'I don't want my employees stealing.'" [AP]

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