Industry News | March 15, 2013
DQ Opens in 20th Country Outside of U.S. and Canada
The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway, has opened its latest location in Trinidad, which is the 20th country outside of the U.S. and Canada with a DQ presence.
“The international marketplace has always presented a huge opportunity to grow the Dairy Queen brand,” says John Gainor, CEO of International Dairy Queen, Inc. “The Dairy Queen system saw tremendous growth internationally last year, with 215 restaurants outside the U.S. and Canada, which included the opening of our 100th location in Mexico.
“Through our partnership with PELINJA Holdings LTD, we are thrilled to now offer the residents and tourists in Trinidad the same exceptional treats and menu items that our fans already enjoy around the world,” he adds.
PELINJA Holdings opened a DQ Treat location in Port of Spain, Trinidad. PELINJA Holdings is scheduled to open three new locations in the next couple of months and is planning many additional locations in Trinidad over the next few years.
The Trinidad DQ restaurant features the full line of DQ classic treats, as well as hot dogs and DQ Cakes.
The Dairy Queen system has more than 6,100 locations, 1,109 of which are outside the U.S. and Canada.
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