Dairy Queen

DQ, Orange Julius Create 50 Jobs in Lynnwood, Wash.

The Dairy Queen system has always been about sharing smiles and stories. Now, the company has opened a new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant and a DQ Orange Julius store in Lynnwood, Washington, creating 50 jobs.

The 2.135 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurantis located at 121st Street and Mukilteo Speedway, and has seating for 69 and a drive-thru window. The DQ Orange Julius store is located at the food court in the Alderwood Mall, 3000 184 St., S.W.

DQ’s Store Count in China Hits 500, More Planned

The Dairy Queensystem, part of Berkshire Hathaway, has opened its 500th location in China and has plans to open more than 100 new restaurants there by the end of 2012. China has been the strongest international expansion market for the global retail treat category leader, which opened its first Dairy Queen location there in 1991 in Beijing.

The 500th DQ restaurant, located in the Hu Dong finance district in Shanghai, is operated by Shanghai Shida Catering Management Company, which has more than 350 Dairy Queen locations throughout southern and eastern China.

Forget Iron Chef: DQ Crowns Cake Artist With Iron Tip

Alicia Jindra of Andover, Minnesota, placed first in the Dairy Queen system’s “Iron Tip” Cake Decorating International Competition. Jindra competed as a DQ master cake decorator against four other finalists from around the world.

Jindra is an esteemed cake decorator at the Dairy Queen restaurant located at 3595 River Rapids Dr. NW in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

Why Corporate Responsibility is Part of Your Job

In today’s business environment, corporate social responsibility (CSR) receives a lot of lip service from media and public relations. But experts say a CEO who steps up his company’s CSR efforts will find that his organization receives more than just media accolades.

In fact, chief executives could find that many of the big-picture business components they struggle with daily become a little bit easier with a solid CSR plan in place. Maximizing the benefits of corporate social responsibility, however, requires a CEO who is willing to play point and maintain a clear CSR strategy.

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.