Häagen-Dazs facts for kids

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Häagen-Dazs
Type Subsidiary
Industry Retail
When it was created The Bronx, New York City (1961)
Headquarters Oakland, California
Things made Ice cream
Website haagendazs.com
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Häagen-Dazs is a brand of ice cream. They have franchises in the United States and many other countries around the world. Häagen-Dazs was created in 1961 by Reuben and Rose Mattus in The Bronx, New York. They opened their first store on November 15, 1976 in Brooklyn.

The "Häagen-Dazs" name was invented by Mattus since it was "Danish-sounding". He used it as a tribute to Denmark's good treatment of Jews during World War II. An outline of Denmark was also used on their early labels. The name is not Danish.

In 1983, Häagen-Dazs was bought by Pillsbury. Pillsbury was then bought by General Mills in 2001.

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