Dippin' Dots is an ice cream snack, invented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate Curt Jones in 1987. Spread internationally, Dippin' Dots companies are now located in Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Canada, US, Russia, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Greece, Belgium, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, and Australia. Dippin' Dots Franchising (DDF) offers services and support for Dippin' Dotsï¿½ Franchised Businesses. Dippin' Dots Inc. makes Dippin' Dotsï¿½ ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and ice products. The company offers to franchise a retail store or vending machines featuring the sale of novelty frozen ice cream, yogurt, sherbet and ice products. A franchisee will sell products and services to the general public" ("Dippin' Dots Franchise"). The Dippin' Dots Franchising, Inc. brand earned rank 112 and then 175 on the Entrepreneur "Franchise 500"