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DQ Raises $5M for Miracle Network

The Dairy Queen system raised more than $5 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the 6th Annual DQ Miracle Treat Day.

On that day, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants throughout North America donated $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Since 1984, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $90 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

DQ Honors Top Dairies, Vendors, Distributors

The Dairy Queen system announced the recipients of its annual Distributor, Vendor, and Dairy of the Year Awards for the U.S. and Canada. Unified Supply Chain Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen Inc. (IDQ), as well as the Canadian (CDQ) Co-op, annually recognize supply chain partners that provide superior service and outstanding support to more than 5,000 Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations in the U.S. and Canada.

This year’s recipients are:

McD’s Loses Popularity to Subway

The results of Zagat’s annual fast food survey are in, including Best Burger, Best Coffee.

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant Survey showed that several quick-serve categories are becoming increasingly competitive and that nutrition is more on the minds of consumers.

DTT Surveillance Installed in More Than 200 DQs

DTT Surveillance continues to roll out surveillance technology to Dairy Queen locations across the country. The Dairy Queen franchise community has recognized outstanding value provided by DTT’s technology and loss prevention services. As of this month, DTT has been installed in more than 200 DQ locations nationwide. 

Quail Digital Launches Compact Drive-Thru Headset

Quail Digital has launched its Q-Pro5 all-in-one drive-thru headset system in North America. Available since 2010 in other markets, the system arrives in the U.S.with strong reviews and excellent features for comfort, durability, and efficiency. 

DQ Officer Named Chair of Children’s Miracle Hospitals

American Dairy Queen Corporation Chief Brand Officer Michael Keller has been named chair of the board of governors for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. Keller has served on the board of governors since 2005.

DQ Opens Largest Store in Saudi Arabia

Dairy Queen, an international retail food and treat category leader, has given new meaning to the term global brand. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the DQ system has opened its first three locations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, one of which is the largest and only two-story DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in the world.

These openings mark the DQ system’s presence in 16 countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

DQ Winners Treated With Mini Cooper

A video camera and a few minutes of creativity was all it took for six Dairy Queen fans to be selected as winners of a Mini Cooper Countryman car in the DQsystem’s Mini Blizzard TREATment online video contest.

The winners will receive their new cars on the first day of summer, Tuesday, June 21, at their local Dairy Queenstore. The winning videos can be viewed at DairyQueen.com.