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The IT'S-IT Ice Cream headquarters in Burlingame

IT'S-IT Ice Cream is a company based in Burlingame, California in the United States.

The company's flagship product, a San Francisco Bay Area favorite since it was invented in 1928, is the It's-It: vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies and covered with dark chocolate.

The It's-It was invented by George Whitney,[1][2] one of the original business owners when San Francisco's Playland at the Beach opened across the Great Highway from Ocean Beach.

For nearly forty five years, until Playland was demolished in 1972, the It's-It was available only at Whitney's shop. After Playland closed, the "It's-It" name was passed on to George Mavros, who continued the tradition of hand-dipping the cookie-sandwiched ice cream in chocolate at another location near Ocean Beach.

In 1974, the Shamieh brothers[1] bought the "It's-It" name, building its current production facility in Burlingame in 1976. It's-It flavours now include chocolate, mint and cappucino in addition to the original vanilla.[3] The company has also added other ice cream products, including the "Super Sundae," the "Big Daddy," the "Super Cone" and the "Chips It."


  1. 1.0 1.1 Matt Villano (10 June 2005). "What's What with It's-It" (html). San Francisco Chronicle. "The treat is as intimately tied to San Francisco as sourdough bread, as much a part of local lore as Rice-A-Roni. Dating to the 1920s at Playland at the Beach, the frosty wonder represents one of the oldest local institutions this side of Stanford University. It predates the Golden Gate Bridge. It was here before the Giants." 
  2. "The Original It's-It History" (html). Company website (FAQ). 
  3. Amanda Gold (2009-05-31). "Bay Area stars freshening up 5 classic dishes". San Francisco Chronicle. 

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