Dairy Queen

DQ Opens Store in Convenient Travel Plaza

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 variety of Orange Julius products. In addition, the store will serve hot dogs and barbecue sandwiches. Located at 15845 Whyte Hardee Blvd., in the WilcoHess travel plaza at Exit 5 off Interstate 95, the restaurant employs a staff of 15.


DQ Designs Treat for Teachers to Reward Educators

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.


Dairy Queen Does Mobile With Mozido

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.

"More than 70 years ago, the founders of the Dairy Queen system pioneered a new kind of soft-serve treat," says Tim Hawley, vice president of ADQ Marketing Communications. "The success of the DQ system is built on product innovation and service excellence.

Summer is Hot Season for Dairy Queen

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 serve mixed with choco chunks, Tripleberry fruit mix, which includes strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry purée, and chewy brownie pieces.


From Fast Food to Fan Food

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 that consumers see Dairy Queen as a bit of an underdog in the corporate fast-food world, and as genuine fans of our brand, they want us to succeed,” says Barry Westrum, executive vice president of marketing at American Dairy Queen Corp.

DQ Grill & Chill Hits The Ohio Highway With Two New Units

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 restaurant sales, which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 3.6 percent this year.

Lemon Meringue Flavor of the Summer for DQ

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’mores Blizzard Treat, S’mores Royal Shake, and S’mores Frozen Hot Chocolate.


First Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Restaurant Opens in CT Town

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 employment growth. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by three percent this year.


DQ Sees Results with New WAND Digital Menuboards

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 one month. The Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council (TDQOC), a cooperative group of Texas Dairy Queen franchisees, is responsible for Texas DQ marketing/advertising and the Texas Country Foods system for nearly 600 DQ restaurants in the state of Texas.