|When it was created||The Bronx, New York City (1961)|
|Things made||Ice cream|
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.
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- "History". Häagen-Dazs. http://www.haagendazs.us/Learn/History/. Retrieved 2015-3-24.
- "The Scoop on Ice Cream’s Jewish History, From Häagen-Dazs to Ben & Jerry’s". Tablet. http://tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/108106/ice-creams-jewish-innovators. Retrieved 2015-3-24.
- "Rose Mattus, 90, Co-Creator of Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream, Dies". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/01/obituaries/01mattus.html?ex=1322629200&en=8412b912549fbbc3&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&_r=0. Retrieved 2015-3-24.
- "General Mills-Pillsbury Deal Includes Culture and History". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/18/business/general-mills-pillsbury-deal-includes-culture-and-history.html. Retrieved 2015-3-24.