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Here are the largest ice cream concepts in the country

These ice cream and other frozen dessert brands generated the most sales last year, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.
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Customers flocked to some ice cream chains (but not necessarily others) during the pandemic as they sought to treat themselves during the pandemic. Here are the largest frozen dessert chains in the U.S. based on 2021 sales, according to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. 

2022 RankChain Name2021 US Sales ($000,000)2021 US Units
17Dairy Queen$4,4944,339
70Baskin-Robbins$6862,317
102Cold Stone Creamery$413*875
141Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Stores$273*290
233Andy's Frozen Custard$132*109
247Menchie's Frozen Yogurt$128*345
Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report; *Technomic estimate

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