Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Pits Fall Pie Treats in Battle of Flavor

As the fall season kicks off with college and professional football rivalries, the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is launching a different kind of competition this September.

Beginning September 2, the Dairy Queen system will introduce an Apple Pie Blizzard Treat as the September Blizzard of the Month and bring back fan favorite, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat, in a battle of two of America’s most popular pie flavors.

DQ to Again Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

The Dairy Queen system is celebrating a 30-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), during which time local restaurants have raised more than $100 million for local hospitals, with the Ninth Annual Miracle Treat Day set for August 14 at participating Dairy Queen locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Dairy Queen Opens 1st Location in Manhattan

On May 29, Dairy Queen Grill & Chill opened in its first restaurant in Manhattan, New York City.

“This opening is certainly a long time in coming, but is well worth the wait,” says John Gainor, president and CEO for International Dairy Queen, Inc. “Our fans have been requesting that we open in Manhattan so we are thrilled to finally be here. We invite everyone to celebrate with us today and enjoy DQ signature treats and our full food menu.”

DQ Launches Orange Julius Treat for Teachers Contest


National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5–9, but the Dairy Queen system is extending the celebration throughout the month of May with the return of the Orange Julius Treat for Teachers essay contest, presented by Orange Julius at DQ. The second annual contest gives teachers an opportunity to receive funding for classroom supplies just in time for the new school year.

Dairy Queen Sets Sights on New York City

After a successful entry into the state of New York with a unit in Long Island, Dairy Queen is set to open its Grill & Chill concept in Manhattan this spring. Located on West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, this DQ Grill & Chill will also be the brand’s first two-story restaurant.

“It’s an iconic market,” says John Gainor, CEO of International Dairy Queen Corp. “We have not have not had a Dairy Queen presence in Manhattan, and like many things, the opportunity is the result of the timing of having the right concept and the right operator or franchisee.”

The Big Reveal

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 Jersey native set out to change that.

Dairy Queen Goes Green for Spring with Mint Oreo Blizzard

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 pieces blended with DQ vanilla soft serve, the Mint Oreo Blizzard Treat is available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants nationwide beginning March 3.