About Baskin-Robbins 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 7,000 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. In 2012, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.9 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.
About The New York Cosmos The Cosmos began play in 1971, spending 14 seasons in the North American Soccer League, winning five Soccer Bowl trophies and bringing some of the biggest names in world soccer to the USA. This included Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto. It's been nearly 30 years since the Cosmos, an iconic global soccer club, have played in a professional league. Yet throughout their absence, the club has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan following.
On July 12, 2012, it was announced that the New York Cosmos will return to the NASL, beginning play at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos' first game is Aug. 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets are available at www.nycosmos.com and by dialing 855-71-COSMOS.
The Cosmos also recently submitted a privately-funded economic development proposal to the State of New York to build a world-class 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium at Belmont Park. More information about the proposal and renderings can be found at www.newcosmosstadium.com.About Leyton Orient Football Club Leyton Orient Football Club are a professional football club in Leyton, East London and are the second oldest Club in London, having been formed in 1881. They currently play in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system, and are known as the O's. Leyton Orient play their home games at the Matchroom Stadium and current manager Russell Slade is in the top 10 current longest serving managers in English professional football, having been appointed as manager of the club in 2010. He has been successful in maintaining the club's League One status and they are now well established in the league finishing 7th, one place away from the playoff positions, in both the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013 seasons. Contact(s): Justin DrakeDunkin' Brands781-737-5200 Justin.Drake@dunkinbrands.com SOURCE Baskin-Robbins