Company Profile

Company description

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), Orange Julius of America (OJA), Dairy Queen Canada (DQX) and Unified Supply Chain, Inc (USC). Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,800 locations in the United States, Canada and more than 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. For more information visit or follow the Dairy Queen® brand on social media @DairyQueen.

Mission and vision
Mission: To create positive memories for all who touch DQ®
Vision: To be the world’s favorite quick-service restaurant

Brand story
There are few brands as iconic as the DQ® brand. The first Dairy Queen location opened in Joliet, Ill. in 1940. Since then, the innovative DQ food and treats along with the unique DQ restaurant concepts, have positioned International Dairy Queen as a leader in the quick-service restaurant industry both in the U.S. as well as internationally. Today, the DQ system is a $4.5 billion brand.

Dairy Queen® restaurants are franchised by American Dairy Queen Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B). Restaurants in Canada are franchised through Dairy Queen Canada.

The Dairy Queen system offers a variety of treats and products including burgers, chicken strips, chicken sandwiches, artisan sandwiches and the famous DQ soft-serve that is part of a variety of unique treats only found at Dairy Queen restaurants.

U.S.: Approximately 2,351 unique franchisees with 4,503 stores
Canada: Approximately 537 unique franchisees with 688 stores
International: 43 unique franchisees with 1864 stores
*Based on 2017 (Rolling 12 Months) stores that paid service fees

Franchisees throughout the world are supported by teams at the IDQ Franchisee Support Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Franchisee Support Center in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Franchisee Support Center
(U.S. and International)

8000 Tower, Suite 700
8331 Norman Center Drive
Bloomington, MN  55437
Phone: (952) 830-0200

Franchisee Support Center (Canada)
1111 International Blvd.
P.O. Box 430
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y3

-President and CEO, Troy Bader
-Chief Operations Officer, U.S., Dan Kropp
-Chief Operations Officer, International, Jean Champagne
-Chief Financial Officer, Mark Vinton

Giving back
Since 1984, the Dairy Queen® system throughout North America has raised over $135 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMNH) (U.S.) and Children’s Miracle Network® Member Hospitals (CMN) (Canada). Every time fans and franchisees donate to CMNH/CMN, every dollar stays in the community to support the local children’s hospital.

Social Media
Find the Dairy Queen brand on social media @DairyQueen or online at The DQ Mobile App is also available to download in all app stores.