Dairy Queen

March 2014

After spending more than 12 years in the healthcare industry in Massapequa, New York, Laura Maier noticed a problem with her town: There was no Dairy Queen. With memories of family get-togethers at local ice cream shops in mind and a nostalgic desire to provide that atmosphere to locals, the New...

As most of the country digs out from a particularly snow-filled winter, the Dairy Queen system is celebrating the dawn of spring by going green with the return of the Mint Oreo Blizzard Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for March.

A mix of crème de menthe topping and Oreo cookie...

Quick-service restaurant industry veteran William “Bill” Spae has been named the CEO of Vasari LLC, the second largest franchisee in the Dairy Queen system and the largest franchisee in Texas.

The Dairy Queen system is opening a new treat concept, a DQ Treat store in Tucson, Arizona. The location offers all of the Dairy Queen soft-serve treats as well as Orange Julius products, including an array of fruit beverages and smoothies. In...

February 2014

National broadcast advertising creates a large ripple effect across the country, and quick-serve brands are finding that such advertising can be useful in building demand in new and emerging markets.

Using advertisements to build a buzz for a brand that has yet to reach certain regions...

The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway, today invited Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and the entire team to celebrate their NFC Championship victory at their local Dairy Queen restaurant. The invitation was sparked by Wall Street Journal reporter Jason Gay, who...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a pie with soft serve? That’s the combination that kicks off the new year for the Dairy Queen system with the debut of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat as the featured Blizzard of...

National news headlines have recently been peppered with stories of quick-serve customers behaving badly and employees keeping their cool. From last year’s video of a Chick-fil-A drive-thru employee smartly handling an irate customer to this year’s story of a Dairy Queen crewmember...

The Dairy Queen system always has been about sharing smiles and stories. The treat category leader and one of the leaders in quick service restaurants has announced a new store opening in Hardeeville that offers amazing Dairy Queen soft-serve treats as well as a...

According to the 2013 National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Retail Market Awareness Study, public school teachers spent $3.2 billion in educational products during the 2012-2013 school year, and $1.6 billion of that came out of their own pockets....

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) has selected Mozido, a provider of cloud-based, white-label integrated mobile solutions, to launch its mobile application pilot test. The consumer app will feature a simple and engaging DQ customer mobile experience for loyalty rewards, offers, and payments...

The Dairy Queen system is serving up the new Tripleberry Brownie as the featured Blizzard of the Month for August.

 

The Tripleberry Brownie Blizzard Treat is blended with creamy DQ vanilla soft...

August 2013

For years, Dairy Queen has been synonymous with Blizzards and other ice cream treats. This summer, however, it ventured from the norm with a new advertising campaign that increased awareness of food products while connecting emotionally with customers.

“Through research, we found...

Two new DQ Grill and Chill restaurants have opened in service plazas on the eastern end of the Ohio Turnpike. Each restaurant is 625 square feet, with 40 employees, contributing to 80 new jobs in New Springfield, Ohio.

The new restaurants also will contribute to the state’s...

The celebration of National Ice Cream Month is in full swing in July at Dairy Queen restaurants as the system, a Berkshire Hathaway company, debuts the new Lemon Meringue Pie Blizzard Treat as the Blizzard of the Month and continues to offer the blockbuster S’...

The Dairy Queen system’s newest, most exciting restaurant concept has opened its doors at 845 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor, Connecticut. The new 2,630 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 45 new jobs, contributing to South Windsor’s...

In its first month, the new Euless, Texas Dairy Queen restaurant broke nearly every sales record in franchise and corporate history including the record for most sales on opening day, the record for most sales on any day, and the records for most sales in one week and...

Excitement continues at Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants in the U.S. nation-wide, as the Dairy Queen system kicks off the summer season with a selection of cool treats led by the debut of the blockbuster S’mores Blizzard Treat on May 27.

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With a new look and style that reflects the honest truths inherent in one of America’s most beloved brands, the Dairy Queen system will unveil a new advertising campaign on Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off of summer, that focuses on the theme of Fan Food. Not fast food.

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As part of the Dairy Queen system’s launch of Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and Light Smoothies, the Berkshire Hathaway company is offering a custom-designed graphic for the graduate’s mortarboard with a question that all parents can appreciate: “Orange you glad I...