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  1. The Dairy Queen® System’s 75th Anniversary Kicks Off with Free Cone Day

    March 2, 2015

    Donations will be accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

    MINNEAPOLIS – Ready for the end of the long, cold, record setting winter? Check. Dreaming of springtime on the horizon? Check. Celebrating the end of winter and beginning of spring with a FREE cool treat? Check - thanks to the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company.

    In a true fan celebration and with the ultimate fan engagement in mind, the Dairy Queen system kicks off its 75th anniversary this spring with a Free Cone Day on Monday, March 16. On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer).

    “This is all about connecting with our fans and not just about telling them, but showing them how much we appreciate their loyalty. After all, our fans have been supporting us for 75 years, so we thought it would be fun to bring the celebration to them,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “We think this is a great day for our fans and our system. We can’t wait.”

    “The DQ® system holds a very special place in the hearts of our fans and we appreciate that. So we are renaming our anniversary to a ‘fanniversary’ in their honor,” said Westrum. “But Free Cone Day is just the beginning. We will surprise and delight our fans year-round with food and treat innovations that they have come to expect from us. We’re extending the celebration beyond Free Cone Day because it’s about more than just one day. It’s about the people that have been making the Dairy Queen brand a part of their lives for almost a century.”

    Soft serve is part of the DQ system’s DNA and the taste is unmatchable. The DQ soft-serve cone fans have come to love is one of the most recognized treats in the world. It’s fondly referred to as the “cone with the curl on top.”

    During Free Cone Day, the DQ system is also requesting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the last 30 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

    About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

     


  2. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Lost Hills

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Lost Hills, Calif. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Lost Hills DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 14814 Aloma Street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 1,900 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 34 guests, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Lost Hills DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 30 new jobs, contributing to Lost Hill’s employment growth. The new restaurant will also contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 3.9 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Lost Hills and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Balbir Singh.

    The menu at the Lost Hills DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Lost Hills also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order, made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.9 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Lost Hills DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 14814 Aloma Street, Lost Hills, CA
    Phone: 661-797-9577
    Employees: 30
    Square Footage: 1,900 square feet
    Number of Seats: 34
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  3. DQ® Brand Helps America Raise Romance Grade from F to A this Valentine's Day

    Jan. 29, 2015

    The Dairy Queen® system creates one-of-a-kind Red Velvet Cupid Cake and Red Velvet Spoon Case to help fans seeking more originality in Valentine’s Day gifting

    MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 29, 2015 – The Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is helping fans raise America’s romance grade. According to a national poll*, the average American gives their significant other an “F” on Romance, and 62 percent of Americans receive clichéd Valentine’s gifts. The DQ® brand aims to raise the grade and #breakthecliche of unimaginative Valentine’s Day gifts by introducing the “perfect for two” Red Velvet Cupid Cake, which includes dreamy soft serve blended with romantic red velvet cake pieces, and the Red Velvet Spoon Case for Valentine’s Day.

    “We flipped the cliché and created an original gift that helps our Fans be more memorable this Valentine’s Day,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “We took our popular red velvet flavor and developed the perfect-for-sharing Red Velvet Cupid Cake and added an unexpected twist by offering a one-of-a-kind Red Velvet Spoon Case.”

    The Red Velvet Cupid Cake couldn’t be more fitting. Fifty-six percent of Americans prefer consumables on Valentine’s Day and 76 percent would share a Valentine’s Day dessert. It’s the perfect way to say, “There’s no one I want to share with more than you.” Fans can order the Red Velvet Cupid Cake at DQCakes.com beginning Feb. 1 or by visiting or calling a participating DQ store or DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant.

    Valentine’s Day clichés are not lost on the DQ brand. A TV spot featuring a parody of a typical Valentine’s Day commercial will air during the Puppy Bowl on Feb. 1 bringing Fans one of the only romantic moments during what 67 percent of survey respondents declared to be the most un-romantic day of the year. A :60 version of the spot will air during Saturday Night Live on Feb. 7. Fans can connect using #breakthecliche on Twitter at twitter.com/dairyqueen and on Facebook at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    About The Red Velvet Cupid Cake and Red Velvet Spoon Case

    The DQ Red Velvet Cupid Cake is made-to-order and includes creamy vanilla soft serve blended with red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese frosting. Starting at $9.99, it’s perfectly sized for two, and custom messages of love can be added to the cakes. Fans can order the Red Velvet Cupid Cake at DQCakes.com beginning Feb. 1 or by visiting or calling a participating DQ store or DQ Grill & Chill restaurant.

    The DQ Red Velvet Spoon Case comes in a traditional jewelry box, covered in red velvet fabric that opens to reveal the iconic DQ Red Spoon resting on a white satiny pillow. It’s an unexpected, made-for-two gift that’s perfect for sharing the DQ system’s new Red Velvet Cupid Cake. The DQ Red Velvet Spoon Case is $4.99 plus shipping with all net proceeds for every spoon case sold contributed to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the DQ system’s cause-marketing partner. Fans can order the Red Velvet Spoon Case at DQCakes.com while supplies last.

    The introduction of the Red Velvet Cupid Cake and Red Velvet Spoon Case are part of the DQ system’s year-long “Fanniversary,” celebrating the brand’s 75th anniversary.

    February Blizzard® of the Month Treat

    Now through Feb. 28, participating DQ locations and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants nationwide are also featuring a Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Treat as the February Blizzard of the Month treat. It’s a combination of red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese frosting blended with creamy vanilla soft serve. The Red Velvet Cake Blizzard Treat comes in four sizes, including the Mini, and can also be served in a waffle cone.

    Additionally in February, Fans can get the 4-piece Chicken Strip Basket for $4.99 at participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants nationwide.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the brand at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  4. The Dairy Queen® System Honors U.S. Foods Alabama with Distributor of the Year Award

    Jan. 9, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ), has named Montgomery-based U.S. Foods Alabama as Distributor of the Year.

    According to USCI Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Hubbard, U.S. Foods Alabama is a true partner of the Dairy Queen® system that consistently delivers the highest level of service. “U.S. Foods Alabama is a leader in the industry. The team’s attention to detail ensures that our Dairy Queen and Orange Julius® franchisees throughout Alabama operate seamlessly, efficiently and successfully. We appreciate their dedication to outstanding service.”

    Distributor of the Year is one of several awards presented annually by USCI to partners who provide superior service and outstanding support to the Dairy Queen system. U.S. Foods Alabama received superior ratings in delivery performance and accuracy as determined by the monthly statistical reports that all USCI distributors are required to submit.

    U.S. Foods Alabama is a three-time recipient of the USCI Distributor of the year award. In 2014 they took on additional territory for the Dairy Queen system after a tornado demolished a sister company that also serviced the brand. Congratulations to U.S. Foods for an outstanding year of service to the Dairy Queen system.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  5. Galliker Dairy Receives the Dairy Queen® System’s Distinguished Dairy of the Year Award

    Jan. 9, 2015

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – For the second consecutive year, Galliker Dairy in Johnstown, Pa. has been named Dairy of the Year by Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ).

    “We have partnered with Galliker Dairy for more than 15 years, and they continue to receive superior ratings in product quality and customer service,” said Roger Hubbard, Chief Supply Chain Officer for USCI. “Partners like Galliker Dairy are extremely important to our treat business. Galliker Dairy continues to exceed our stringent guidelines.”

    Every year, the Dairy Queen® system recognizes partners that provide excellent service to Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations in the United States. Through strong alliances with its supply chain partners, the Dairy Queen system has become the treat category leader and one of the leaders in the quick-service-restaurant (QSR) sector, serving innovative, classic and cravable treats and food.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  6. The Dairy Queen® System Recognizes Birchwood Foods as Supplier of the Year

    Jan. 9, 2015

    KENOSHA, Wisc. – For the second consecutive year, Birchwood Foods in Kenosha, Wis. has been named Supplier of the Year by Unified Supply Chain, Inc. (USCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ).

    “The Dairy Queen® system has partnered with Birchwood Farms for almost 40 years,” said USCI Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Hubbard. “Throughout that time, Birchwood has always demonstrated exemplary performance and attention to detail. They provide us with cost saving strategies which are important to our franchisees as we continue to grow our food business.”

    Birchwood Foods provides ground beef patties to many Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations in the U.S. Birchwood Foods is one of the partners that has played a significant role in the launch  and ongoing success of the DQ® $5 Buck Lunch deal which has become a signature menu item for the Dairy Queen system.

    To be named Supplier of the Year, a company must demonstrate outstanding performance for delivery and support for DQ franchisees. Included in the judging criteria are performance accuracy, order fulfillment, on-time delivery, pricing variances and service follow-up. Supplier of the Year is one of several awards that USCI annually presents to partners who provide superior service and outstanding support to Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations in the United States.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  7. The Dairy Queen® System Kicks off its 75th Anniversary with Free Cone Day

    Jan. 8, 2015

    Donations will be accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

    MINNEAPOLIS – To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Dairy Queen® system (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) will offer a great deal at participating locations to all fans on March 16, 2015: a free cone.      

    On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top.

    The DQ® system will also collect donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the last 30 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities.

    To find out if your local Dairy Queen store is participating in free cone day, you should call the store. Contact information for Dairy Queen locations can be found at www.DairyQueen.com/locator.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

    About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

  8. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Queen Creek

    Jan. 21, 2015

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Queen Creek, Ariz. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Queen Creek DQ® Treat store located at 20911 E. Rittenhouse Road #101. This location is the newest Dairy Queen location in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 1,975 square foot restaurant, which also features a drive-thru, employs a staff of 35.

    The DQ Treat store in Queen Creek features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes, a wide variety of other soft-serve items and the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order, made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    “I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ Treat store in Queen Creek and am ready to serve our fans,” said new operator Pete Simms.  “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Queen Creek community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Queen Creek DQ Treat store at a glance:
    Address: 20911 E. Rittenhouse Road #101, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
    Employees: 35
    Square footage: 1,975 square feet
    Interior seating: 40
    Hours of operation: Sunday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday through Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Store phone number: 480-816-7266

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  9. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Oxford

    January 14, 2015

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Oxford, Ala. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Oxford DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 2024 US Highway 78 East. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal along with one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,612 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, 20 outside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Oxford DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Oxford’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Oxford and welcome the community to come in and enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats, Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Jon Simmons.

    The menu at the Oxford DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger or a 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Oxford also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order, made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Oxford DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 2024 US Highway 78 East, Oxford, AL 36203
    Phone: 256-403-0015
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,612 square feet
    Number of Seats: 72 inside, 20 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  10. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in West Monroe

    January 14, 2015

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    West Monroe, La. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the West Monroe DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 5435 Cypress Street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,400 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,800 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 85 guests inside, 20 outside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The West Monroe DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to West Monroe’s employment growth. The new restaurant will also contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open our first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in West Monroe and introduce the community to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Michael Quarles.

    The menu at the West Monroe DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ® system’s value meal and the $5 Buck Lunch, available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. The $5 Buck Lunch offers fans a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger or 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in West Monroe also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    West Monroe DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 5345 Cypress St., West Monroe, LA 71291
    Phone: 318-600-3294
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,800 square feet
    Number of Seats: 85 inside, 20 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, 10 a.m. to Midnight

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

2. 2014

  1. The Dairy Queen® System Continues to Extend its Global Reach by Signing a New Multi-Unit Franchise Agreement with a Franchise Group for the Country of Kuwait to develop DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants and DQ® Treat stores and expand its brand presence

    Dec. 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, international retail food and treat category leader and part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), announced plans to expand the brand’s presence in the Middle East with a multi-unit development deal for DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants and DQ® Treat stores.

    Durra Khaled For Foodstuffs Co., a subsidiary of KMGC, has signed a long-term franchise agreement with the Dairy Queen system and plans to develop more than 20 DQ Grill & Chill restaurants and DQ Treat stores throughout the country of Kuwait over the next five years.

    DQ Grill & Chill restaurants are planned to open by mid-2015 featuring our signature burgers, chicken sandwiches and a variety of salads and sandwiches along with our full menu of world famous DQ treats, and the menu will mirror other countries in the region. The first DQ Treat only stores are expected to open in 2015 as well and will feature the soft-serve products that have made the Dairy Queen system an icon in the industry, such as signature Blizzard® Treats, soft-serve cones with the curl on top, sundaes and other delicious treats.

    “As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the DQ brand next year, we are building on our global brand equity as well as looking forward to developing future growth opportunities in the region,” said Brad Houser, Executive Vice President of International Development “We are thrilled to be re-entering the Kuwait market and partnering with Durra Khaled For Foodstuffs Co., a group that brings a wealth of business experience through its diverse portfolio.”

    International Dairy Queen currently has more than 6,300 locations, 1,394 of which are located in 25 countries outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information please visit DQ.com.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  2. The Dairy Queen® System Kicks Off Year-Long 75th Anniversary with New Celebratory Blizzard® Treat Flavor

    December 23, 2014

    Birthday Cake OREO® Blizzard® Treat debuts as the January Blizzard of the Month.

    MINNEAPOLIS – To kick off the year-long “Fanniversary” celebration of the Dairy Queen® system’s 75th anniversary, the DQ® culinary treat team, along with partner OREO®, created a party in a cup with the debut of the Birthday Cake OREO Blizzard® Treat as the Blizzard of the Month for January.

    “We are ready to celebrate this extraordinary Fanniversary and the new year with our Fans, and what better way to get it started than with the delicious new Birthday Cake OREO Blizzard Treat,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “This Blizzard Treat is the first of many exciting innovations and first-time-ever events that will surprise and delight our Fans throughout this momentous year.”

    The Birthday Cake OREO Blizzard Treat is a sweet combination of OREO cookie pieces and confetti frosting with sprinkles mixed with the DQ system’s signature vanilla soft serve. Available throughout the month of January, Birthday Cake OREO is available in four sizes, including the popular Mini.

    “We are thrilled to kick off the DQ brand’s 75th anniversary year with an OREO-inspired Blizzard Treat,” said Marcus Brady, director of business development for Mondelez International, which owns OREO. “Here are three epic brands that have come together for one very special treat. Dairy Queen, Blizzard Treat and OREO—it doesn’t get much better than that.”

    The DQ brand was born on June 22, 1940, when pioneer franchisee Sherb Noble opened his first location in Joliet, Ill., selling cones, sundaes and take-home pints. Today, millions of DQ Fans enjoy the same delicious soft-serve and food products every day in more than 25 countries throughout the world.

    Since 1985, the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, has been blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, fruits and candies with DQ soft serve to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen Fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including the new Birthday Cake OREO, can be easily made into DQ Cakes, perfect for New Year’s, birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries and more.

    In addition, the Dairy Queen system’s featured food menu item in January is the $5 Buck Lunch Bacon Cheeseburger, which is served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae, all for only $5. For just $1 more, Fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat. $5 Buck Lunch is available at participating locations and offer may vary in Texas.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  3. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Deltona

    December 18, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Deltona, Fla. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Deltona DQ® Treat store located at 101 Howland Blvd, inside the Deltona Walmart Supercenter. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 590 square foot restaurant employs a staff of 15.

    The DQ Treat store in Deltona features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    "I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ Treat store in Deltona, and we’re ready to serve our fans,” said new operator Ihsan Dalati. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Deltona community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Deltona DQ Treat store at a glance:
    Address: 101 Howland Blvd., Deltona, FL 32738
    Employees: 15
    Square footage: 590 square feet
    Hours of operation: Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Store phone number: 704-268-3600

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  4. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Americus

    December 18, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Americus, Ga. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Americus DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 1321 East Lamar Street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 3,337 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 64 guests inside, 16 outside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Americus’ 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 3.7 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Americus and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Sonny Lyon.

    The menu at the Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for Fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, DQ Fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Americus also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Americus DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 1321 East Lamar Street, Americus, GA 31709
    Phone: 229-380-0802
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 3,337 square feet
    Number of Seats: 64 inside, 16 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  5. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Levittown

    December 18, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Levittown, N.Y. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Levittown DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 3095 Hempstead Turnpike. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 3,800 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 97 guests inside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Levittown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Levittown’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “I’m so excited to open this DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Levittown,” said restaurant operator Laura Maier, who owns another DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Massapequa. “The Massapequa community embraced the DQ® brand with open arms, and we can’t wait to welcome the Levittown community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks.” 

    The menu at the Levittown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for Fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, DQ Fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Levittown also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Levittown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 3095 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
    Phone: 731-736-1139
    Employees: plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 3,800 square feet
    Number of Seats: 97 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to Midnight

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  6. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Jackson

    December 16, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Jackson, Tenn. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Jackson DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 808 Vann Drive. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 3,500 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 60 guests and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Jackson DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Jackson’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 3.2 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open this DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Jackson and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Matt Frauenshuh.

    The menu at the Jackson DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Jackson also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Jackson DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 808 Vann Drive, Jackson, TN 38305
    Phone: 731-736-1139
    Employees: 50
    Square Footage: 3,500 square feet
    Number of Seats: 60 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  7. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Blue Springs

    December 16, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products

    Blue Springs, Mo. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Blue Springs DQ® Treat store located at 600 NE Coronado Drive, inside of the Walmart. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 450-square-foot restaurant employs a staff of 12.

    The DQ Treat store in Blue Springs features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    “I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ Treat store in Blue Springs and am ready to serve our fans,” said operator Rod Taylor, who owns four additional Dairy Queen locations in Missouri. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Blue Spring community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Blue Springs DQ Treat store at a glance:

    Address: 600 NE Coronado Drive, Blue Springs, MO 64014
    Employees: 12
    Square footage: 450 square feet
    Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily
    Store phone number:  816-220-1995

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  8. The Dairy Queen® System Continues Expansion into New York City with New Locations in Queens and the Bronx

    December 11, 2014

    Restaurants mark the third and fourth boroughs with a DQ® presence. 

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system is taking over New York City one borough at a time. The system has announced the opening of two new DQ Grill and Chill® restaurants in Queens and the Bronx, marking the brand’s third and fourth entry into New York City’s five boroughs and creating more than 100 jobs.

    “The DQ® system has tremendous brand equity and has always had a strong following in New York City,” said Jim Kerr, vice president of franchise development at American Dairy Queen Corporation. “It made sense to expand our presence here following successful openings in Manhattan and Staten Island. We have partnered with franchisees who are fans of the brand. They are excited to bring all that the Dairy Queen system has to offer to their local communities.”

    The menu at both the Queens and Bronx DQ Grill & Chill restaurants feature a range of food options for fans including the DQ® system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at these locations. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    Both locations also feature DQ treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, and a wide variety of other soft-serve items. In addition, the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages is also available. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt.

    The menu at the Queens DQ Grill & Chill restaurant, under franchisee Hong Mei Chen, also features DQ Cakes. Just one block north of Roosevelt Avenue, the restaurant is located in the neighborhood of Corona at 37-39 Junction Blvd.

    Operated by franchisee Amit Sehgal, the Bronx DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is located at 200 Baychester Avenue inside the food court of the Mall at Bay Plaza. Sehgal has more than eight years of experience in the QSR industry, specifically in New York City.

    The Dairy Queen system opened the first U.S. two-story DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Manhattan earlier this year and in 2013 opened a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Bronx DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 200 Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY 10475
    Employees: 40
    Square Footage: 980 square feet
    Hours of Operation: Mall hours

    Corona DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 37-39 Junction Blvd., Corona, NY 11368
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,500 square feet
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner and is open
    Sunday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Friday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

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  9. Former NFL Quarterback Opens First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant in Westfield

    December 9, 2014

    Jeff George’s new restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Westfield, Ind. – Jeff George, Indianapolis native and former NFL quarterback, has opened the doors to the newest Dairy Queen® restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats. George’s Westfield DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant is located at 940 Tournament Trail.

    The 5,000 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 93 guests, has two outside patios and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Westfield DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Westfield’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 3 percent this year. 

    “I’m excited to open my first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Westfield and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said George, who is marking his entry into the quick-service restaurant industry with the opening of this location.

    The menu at the Westfield DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Westfield also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Westfield DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 940 Tournament Trail, Westfield, Ind. 46074
    Phone: (317) 804-8879
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 5,000 square feet
    Number of Seats: 93 inside; outside seats 26
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

    

  10. New DQ® Restaurant Opens in North Richland Hills

    December 3, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    North Richland Hills, Texas – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Texas DQ® restaurant located at 5441 Rufe Snow Drive. The 2,600 square-foot restaurant can seat 74 guests inside and offers a convenient drive-thru window. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by 4.7 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open our first DQ restaurant in North Richland Hills and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of Texas Country Foods®, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said area manager Dan Powers. “This new restaurant is sure to become a place where fans can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.”

    The menu at the North Richland Hills DQ Restaurant features the quarter- and half-pound Hungr-Buster® Burger made to order with premium flavor options, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including Texas T-Brand Tacos®, Grilled and Crispy Chick'n Sandwiches, Steak Sandwiches and the Chick’n Strip or Steak Finger Country Basket®, which are available for either lunch or dinner.

    The restaurant also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    North Richland Hills DQ restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 5441 Rufe Snow Drive, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
    Phone: 817-581-3884
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,600 square feet
    Number of Seats: 74 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  11. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Cocoa

    December 3, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Cocoa, Fla. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Cocoa DQ® Treat store located at 2700 Clear Lake Road inside of the Walmart. This location is the newest Dairy Queen location in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 410 square foot restaurant employs a staff of 16.

    The DQ Treat store in Cocoa features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order, made with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    “I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ Treat store in Cocoa and am ready to serve our fans,” said managing partner Ihsan Dalati.  “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Cocoa community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Cocoa DQ Treat store at a glance:

    Address: 2700 Clear Lake Road, Cocoa, Fla. 32922
    Employees: 16
    Square footage: 410 square feet
    Hours of operation:
    Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    Friday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    Store phone number: 321-638-0599

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  12. Second DQ® Treat Store Opens in Morgantown

    October 20, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Morgantown, W.Va. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the second  Morgantown DQ® Treat store located at 169 Fairchance Road. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The restaurant, which features a drive-thru, employs a staff of 25.

    “We experienced such great success with the opening of the Morgantown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant we opened a few months ago, so we are looking forward to welcoming our fans into this location,” said operator Marshall Bishop, who has been part of the DQ family for six years. Bishop operates several DQ locations throughout West Virginia in Weston, Bridgeport, Fairmont, Terra Alta, Reedsville, Gateway and Suncrest. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Morgantown community.”

    The DQ Treat store in Morgantown features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Morgantown DQ Treat store at a glance:
    Address:    169 Fairchance Road, Morgantown, W.Va. 26508
    Employees:   25
    Interior seating:   14
    Hours of operation:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily
    Store phone number:   304-777-4096

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  13. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Joplin

    June 6, 2014

    New convenient location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Joplin, Mo. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Joplin DQ® Treat store located at 4240 Highway 43, in the Joplin 44 Petro truck stop. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants worldwide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 450-square-foot restaurant employs a staff of 12.

    The DQ Treat store in Joplin features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free. In addition, the store also will serve Dairy Queen signature Iron Grilled Sandwiches as well as hot dogs.

    “I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ Treat store in Joplin and am ready to serve our fans,” said new operator Chris Rose. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Joplin community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Joplin DQ Treat store at a glance:
    Address:    4240 Highway 43, Joplin, MO 64804
    Employees:   12
    Square footage:    450 square feet
    Interior seating:   18
    Hours of operation:  Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
         Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. to Midnight
    Store phone number:              417-621-6157

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  14. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Charlotte Hall

    July 1, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Charlotte Hall, Md. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Charlotte Hall DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 30075 Three Notch Road. This location is the first in St. Mary’s County and is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft serve treats.

    The 2,060 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 47 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 3.3 percent this year. 

    The menu at the Charlotte Hall DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans. The breakfast menu consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and ham along with the famous fresh biscuits and gravy. Several breakfast platters are also available including pancakes and a breakfast burrito. The Charlotte Hall DQ Grill & Chill restaurant also offers the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch, or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    In addition, the DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Charlotte Hall features treat favorites such as iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Charlotte Hall DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:   30075 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD
    Phone:    301-884-2100
    Square Footage:  2,060 square feet
    Number of Seats:  47 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Monday through Saturday: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    - Sunday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (drive-thru closes at 11 p.m.)

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  15. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Sanford

    April 24, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Sanford, NC — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Sanford DQ® Treat store located at 2204 Jefferson Davis Highway, off U.S. 1 right before Tramway. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants worldwide, committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 1,150 square foot restaurant, which also features a drive-thru, employs a staff of 20.

    The DQ Treat store in Sanford features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free. In addition, the store also will serve Dairy Queen signature Iron Grilled Sandwiches as well as hot dogs.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Sanford DQ Treat store at a glance:
    Address:    2204 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Sanford, NC 27330
    Phone:       919-774-8482
    Employees 20
    Square footage: 1,150 square feet
    Interior seating: 20
    Hours of operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
    - Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday through Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  16. First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Greenville

    August 30, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Greenville, N.C. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the first Greenville DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 3221 E 10th Street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 7,200 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, 16 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Greenville DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Greenville’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 3.7 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Greenville and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Danny Wu.

    The menu at the Greenville DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Greenville also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.7 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Greenville DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:   3221 E 10th Street, Greenville, NC
    Phone:    252-830-8888
    Employees:   50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage:  7,200 square feet
    Number of Seats:  72 inside, 16 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Drive-thru closes at 12 a.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Drive-thru closes at 1 a.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  17. The Dairy Queen® System Offers Signature Treats This Holiday Season

    November 19, 2014

    Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat Returns as December Blizzard of the Month

    MINNEAPOLIS – Not to be outdone by the pumpkin flavor craze, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is bringing back its popular peppermint treat just in time for the holidays. The DQ® system announced today the return of the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for December. 

     Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning November 29 through the month of December, the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is a combination of crushed peppermint candy cane pieces and sweet choco chunks mixed with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve. This tasty and distinctive holiday treat is available in four sizes, including the popular Mini. Fans can also enjoy the Candy Cane Chill Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat and the Candy Cane Chill Royal Shake, a blend of smooth whipped topping and peppermint candy cane pieces.

    “Like pumpkin in the fall, peppermint is a hot flavor in December and that’s why our Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat and family of treats are so popular,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Candy Cane Chill is aptly named, particularly for harried shoppers who want a break. They can come in to their DQ restaurant and chill, literally, and enjoy a Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat.”

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including the minty Candy Cane Chill, can be easily made into DQ Cakes, perfect for Christmas, Hanukah, New Year’s, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
    Since 1985, the Dairy Queen system has been blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, fruits and candies with DQ soft serve to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.6 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  18. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Orlando

    November 3, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Orlando, Fla.  – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Orlando DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 7825 East Colonial Drive. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 3,245 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 70 guests and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Orlando DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Orlando’s employment growth. The new location also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 4.5 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Orlando and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said Brian Burchart, Vice President of Operations for the restaurant.

    The menu at the Orlando DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Orlando also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.6 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Orlando DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address: 7825 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Fla.
    Phone:  407-277-4587
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 3,245 square feet
    Number of Seats: 70
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -  Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to Midnight

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

     

  19. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Del City

    October 31, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Del City, Okla. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Del City DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 5400 SE 29th street. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,300 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, 25 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Del City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Del City’s employment growth. The new location also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 3.4 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Del City and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator David Jones, who also operates another DQ location in Oklahoma.

    The menu at the Del City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans, including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Del City also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.6 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Del City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address: 5400 SE 29th Street, Del City, Okla.
    Phone: 405-604-9822
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,300 square feet
    Number of Seats: 72 inside, 25 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -  10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. lobby
    -  10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. drive-thru

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  20. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Pearl

    October 31, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Pearl, Miss. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Pearl DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 205 Riverwind Drive East. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,800 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, 20 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Pearl DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Pearl’s employment growth. The new location also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which, according to the National Restaurant Association, are projected to increase by 2.9 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open our first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Pearl and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator David Johnson, who operates 10 additional DQ locations throughout the state.

    The menu at the Pearl DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans. The breakfast menu consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and ham along with the famous fluffy homestyle biscuits and gravy. Several breakfast platters are also available including pancakes and a breakfast burrito. The Pearl DQ Grill & Chill restaurant also offers the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Pearl also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.6 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Pearl DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 205 Riverwind Drive East, Pearl, Miss.
    Phone: 769-798-6336
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,800 square feet
    Number of Seats:  72 inside, 20 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  21. Fan Favorite Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups® Blizzard® Treat Returns as the Dairy Queen® System’s Blizzard® of the Month for November

    October 31, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS – Fall is in full swing this November and the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is celebrating with fan favorite Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups® Blizzard® Treat, as the Blizzard of the Month for November.
    Milk chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are blended with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve to create an irresistible flavor combination. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Blizzard Treat is the featured Blizzard Treat in November and is available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, as well as in a waffle cone.

    “We continue to roll out unique flavors that set us apart each time we serve a Blizzard Treat upside-down,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “This Blizzard Treat flavor always comes up on a list of fan favorites and it’s easy to see why. You can’t beat the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and our signature soft serve.”

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect for Thanksgiving and other special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries.

    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, fruits and candies with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.5 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  22. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Morgantown

    October 6, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Morgantown, W.Va. – The Dairy Queen®  system is pleased to announce the opening of the Morgantown DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 421 Suncrest Town Center. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,618 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 59 guests inside and offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Morgantown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Morgantown’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 2.7 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Morgantown and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Marshall Bishop, who operates several DQ locations throughout West Virginia.

    The menu at the Morgantown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Strips, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Morgantown also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.4 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Morgantown DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:  420 Suncrest Town Center, Morgantown, W.Va. 26501
    Phone:  304-212-5986
    Employees:  50
    Square Footage:  2,618 square feet
    Number of Seats:  59 inside
    Hours of Operation:  The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  23. DQ® Treat Store Opens in Lee’s Summit

    October 6, 2014

    New, convenient location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products.

    Lee’s Summit, Mo. — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Lee’s Summit DQ® store located at 1000 NE Sam Walton Lane inside of the Wal-Mart. This location is the newest Dairy Queen location in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants worldwide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 800 square foot restaurant employs a staff of 15.

    The DQ store in Lee’s Summit features DQ favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    “I am thrilled about the opening of the DQ store in Lee’s Summit and am ready to serve our fans,” said new operator Rod Taylor, who owns additional DQ Restaurants throughout Missouri. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Lee’s Summit community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.4 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Lee’s Summit DQ Treat store at a glance:

    Address:  1000 NE Sam Walton Lane, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64086
    Employees:  15
    Square footage:  800 square feet                      
    Hours of operation:  11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
    Store phone number:  816-246-8282

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  24. First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Slidell

    October 6, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Slidell, La. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Slidell DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 1130 Gause Blvd. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 2,600 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 92 guests inside, and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Slidell DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Slidell’s employment growth. The location 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. 

    “We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Slidell and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Vince Cheshire.

    The menu at the Slidell DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of two Crispy Chicken Wraps, a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Slidell also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.4 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Slidell DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:  1130 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
    Phone:  985-531-5321
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage:  2,600 square feet
    Number of Seats:  92 inside
    Hours of Operation:  The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -  Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    -  Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to Midnight

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  25. Fall is in the Air at the Dairy Queen® System: Pumpkin Pie Blizzard® Treat Featured as Blizzard® of the Month for October

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is planning a spooktacular celebration to kick off the fall season with the fan favorite Pumpkin Pie Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for October.
    A delectable combination of pumpkin pie and crunchy pie pieces blended with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve, the Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat is available now through October 27 at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide. The Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat comes in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and also can be served in a waffle cone.

    For a limited time, Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treats can easily be made into DQ Cakes, which are perfect for fall festivities, Halloween and other special events.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.4 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  26. The Dairy Queen® System Offers More Bang and Bite with Launch of New Chicken Wrap $5 Buck Lunch

    Sept. 30, 2014

    Value meal features a bonus chicken wrap, fries, a drink and a signature DQ® sundae

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Today the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, launches a new value blockbuster Chicken Wrap $5 Buck Lunch, available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating locations nationwide.

    The Chicken Wrap $5 Buck Lunch includes not one but two crispy or grilled chicken wraps, topped with melted cheddar cheese, creamy ranch dressing and crispy lettuce nestled in a warm tortilla and is served with fries, a beverage and a signature DQ sundae. In addition to the Chicken Wrap Lunch, fans have a choice for their $5 Buck Lunch of a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Meal or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat, such as Pumpkin Pie, the featured Blizzard of the Month for October. This offer may vary in Texas.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.4 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  27. Two DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurants Open in Mobile

    September 12, 2014

    New restaurants serve up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    MOBILE, Ala.  – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of two DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants in Mobile, the first located at 106 South University Blvd., across from the University of South Alabama, and the second at 1354 Government Street. These locations are the newest Dairy Queen restaurants in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 3,000 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurants each can seat 74 guests inside, 16 outside and also offer a convenient drive-thru window. The Mobile DQ Grill & Chill restaurants have added a combined total of 145 new jobs, contributing to Mobile’s employment growth. 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. 

    “We are excited to open not one, but two Mobile DQ Grill & Chill restaurants and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Parker Pugh, who plans to open additional Dairy Queen locations throughout the Mobile area.

    The menu at the Mobile DQ Grill & Chill restaurants feature a range of food options for fans including the DQ® system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill Mobile restaurants also feature treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Mobile DQ Grill & Chill restaurants at a glance:
    Address:  106 South University Blvd., Mobile, AL
    Phone: 251-725-6357
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 3,000 square feet
    Number of Seats: 74 inside, 16 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -       10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

    Address: 1354 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36604
    Phone: 251-300-8852
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 3,000 square feet
    Number of Seats: 74 inside, 12 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -       10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  28. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Athens

    September 10, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Athens, Ga. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Athens DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 3465 Jefferson Road, connected to Jones Petroleum gas station. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,571 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 47 guests inside and offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Athens DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Athen’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 3.7 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open our second DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Athens and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Natalie Jones.

    In addition to the breakfast items such as pancakes, biscuits & gravy and breakfast sandwiches, the menu at the Athens DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch and Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Athens also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Athens DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:  3465 Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607
    Phone:  706-548-3535
    Employees: 50
    Square Footage:  2,571 square feet
    Number of Seats:  47 inside
    Hours of Operation:  The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -          Sunday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    -          Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  29. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Pell City

    September 10, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Pell City, Ala. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Pell City DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 2034 Martin Street South. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 2,612 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 70 guests inside, 20 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Pell City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Pell City’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Pell City and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator BJ Burcham.

    In addition to breakfast items such as pancakes, biscuits & gravy and breakfast sandwiches, the menu at the Pell City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch and Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Pell City also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Pell City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:  2034 Martin Street South, Pell City, AL 35128
    Phone: 256-338-3755
    Employees: 50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,612 square feet
    Number of Seats: 70 inside, 20 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -          Sunday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    -          Friday and Saturday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  30. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Webster

    September 10, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Webster, N.Y. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Webster DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 919 Hard Road. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 3,329 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, 24 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Webster DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Webster’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open this DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Webster and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Mark Goldberg, who also operates two additional DQ Grill & Chill restaurants in Henrietta and Greece, New York.

    The menu at the Webster DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch and Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Webster also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Webster DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address:  919 Hard Road, Webster, NY 14580
    Phone:  585-671-0122
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage:  3,329 square feet
    Number of Seats:  72 inside, 24 outside
    Hours of Operation:  The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -          Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to Midnight
    -          Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  31. First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Gretna

    September 10, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Gretna, La. – The Dairy Queen®  system is pleased to announce the opening of the Gretna DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 78 Westbank Expressway. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft serve treats.

    The 2,500 square-foot Irestaurant can seat 54 guests inside, 16 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Gretna Irestaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Gretna’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Gretna and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Michael Vicari, who operates three additional DQ Grill & Chill restaurants in Louisiana. 

    The menu at the Gretna DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch and Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Gretna also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Gretna DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:  78 Westbank Expressway, Gretna, LA 70053
    Phone:  504-324-7936
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage:  2,500 square feet
    Number of Seats:  54 inside, 16 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    -10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lobby
    -10 a.m. to Midnight Drive-thru

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  32. A Dairy Queen® System Blizzard® Treat Debut: Apple Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie Fall Flavor Battle

    Aug. 29, 2014

    The Dairy Queen system introduces two Blizzard® of the Month treats, classic Pumpkin Pie and all-new Apple Pie, and asks fans to declare the winner

    MINNEAPOLIS – With the anticipation of fall flavors in full-force, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, debuts an interesting twist with two Blizzard® Treats and asks fans to vote early and vote often.

    This September, for the first time, the Dairy Queen system is featuring two September Blizzard of the Month treats with the return of the classic Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat and the all-new Apple Pie Blizzard Treat.

    In true fan-loving form, the Dairy Queen system is asking fans across America to try both, vote and help decide which flavor reigns supreme at DQBlizzardBattle.com. 

    “We continually work to give our fans something new and exciting, so in consideration of Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat’s popularity we had to sweeten the deal for fall in a more unique way,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “The addition of another American fall flavor, Apple Pie, was beyond fitting, and we’re excited to see the passion of our fans as we rally them to settle this flavor battle.”

    The battle is most intense in two communities known for apples and pumpkins. The Dairy Queen system is celebrating hometown pride by teaming up with the mayors of the Apple Capital of the World, Wenatchee, Wash.; and Pumpkintown USA, Caro, Mich., for the Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat Battle.

    Mayor Frank Kuntz and Mayor Dick Pouliot are placing a friendly wager on which flavor will reign supreme, and fan votes could change the fate of the towns forever. The town with the most votes will become the Official Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat or Apple Pie Blizzard Treat Capital of the World. The losing mayor buys the winning Blizzard Treat for both communities.

    “We’re excited to see how our fans assemble friends and family and sway the undecided to crown a town in this ultimate fall flavor showdown,” said Westrum.

    Fans can connect, vote and show their support using #VoteApple or #VotePumpkin. Voting ends September 22, 2014.

    The classic Pumpkin Pie Blizzard Treat is the perfect combination of fall flavors with the spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie mix, pie crust chips and creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve finished with whipped topping and nutmeg. The new Apple Pie Blizzard Treat includes scrumptious apple pie topping, cinnamon sugar crisps and creamy DQ vanilla soft serve completed with whipped topping and ground cinnamon. There’s no wrong way to vote.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.2 million fans and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

     

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

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  33. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Malone

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Malone, N.Y. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Malone DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 3365 State Route 11. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants worldwide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,500 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 70 guests inside, 20 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Malone DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 59 new jobs, contributing to Malone’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 3.6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open our first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Malone and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Chris Monette.  

    The menu at the Malone DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ® system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a Bacon Cheeseburger, quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch and Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Malone also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.9 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Malone DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:  3365 State Route 11, Malone, N.Y. 12953
    Phone:  518-483-3835
    Employees:  50 plus on a continuous basis.
    Square Footage:  2,500 square feet
    Number of Seats:  70 inside, 20 outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner, Sunday through Saturday:  11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  34. The Dairy Queen® System Debuts the First-Ever Chips Ahoy!® Blizzard® Treat

    Chocolate lovers can indulge this August with the new Blizzard Treat celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chips Ahoy!

    MINNEAPOLIS – To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Chips Ahoy!® cookie and satisfy the most discriminate chocolate cravings, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, debuts the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard® Treat as the August Blizzard of the Month.

    This marks the first time Chips Ahoy! has partnered with a quick-service restaurant (QSR) system to offer a product with the famous cookie. Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning July 28 and throughout the month of August, the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat is a delicious blend of Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies, chocolaty topping, choco chunks and creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve.

    The Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat is available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and also can be served in a waffle cone.

    “Chocolate chip cookies are a universal fan favorite,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “We’ve blended the world’s best-selling chocolate chip cookie with our signature soft serve to create an innovative and decadent new Blizzard Treat.”

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Chips Ahoy!, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect for summer picnics and other special events, such as birthdays and anniversaries.
    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, fruits and candies with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.9 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  35. The Dairy Queen® System Celebrates $100 Million in Donations and a 30 Year Partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

    Aug. 5, 2014

    Ninth Annual DQ® Miracle Treat Day set for August 14 

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system is celebrating a 30-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), during which time local restaurants have raised more than $100 million for local hospitals, with the Ninth Annual Miracle Treat Day set for Thursday, August 14 at participating Dairy Queen® locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to CMN Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, for every person who RSVPs via Facebook to Miracle Treat Day, American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ) will donate an additional $1 to CMN Hospitals, up to $50,000.

    “This is a big year for us as we top $100 million in donations to CMN Hospitals. We couldn’t be prouder of our franchisees that have supported this great cause over the last 30 years,” said John Gainor, president and CEO of International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ). “Miracle Treat Day is really the culmination of a year filled with local activities and initiatives that raise awareness and funds for hospitals in our local communities.”

    Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, a national goodwill ambassador for CMN Hospitals, will serve as this year’s honorary spokesperson for DQ Miracle Treat Day. Miss America titleholders have been involved with CMN Hospitals by visiting and raising funds for member hospitals since 1989.

    The featured Miracle Treat Day “Blizzard of the Day” will be Oreo®, which is still the most popular Blizzard Treat to date. The Blizzard of the Month for August, the new Chips Ahoy!® Blizzard Treat, as well as all other Blizzard Treat flavors, will be available on Miracle Treat Day.

    For more information about Miracle Treat Day and to find participating DQ locations, visit MiracleTreatDay.com and connect on Twitter using #MiracleTreatDay.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  36. Pittsburgh Resident Wins $10,000 as Grand-Prize Winner of the Dairy Queen® System’s S’mores Song Music Video Contest

    July 28, 2014

    PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh resident Paul Koudouris’ S’mores Blizzard® Ditty just won him $10,000 as the grand-prize winner in the DQ® S’mores Music Video Contest.

    The Dairy Queen® system asked fans to submit a 45 to 60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the DQ S’mores Blizzard commercial.

    In his music video titled “The Sweet Pickin’ S’MORES Blizzard Ditty,” Koudouris and friends Jon, Santino and director Shoshana took “a ride on the S’mores Blizzard Treat Express,” creating their original musical verse with sounds from the banjo, bass and mandolin, using tight harmonies, while enjoying S’mores Blizzard Treats.

    DQ fans selected Koudouris as the grand-prize winner by logging on to DQsmoresvideocontest.com and voting for his video as their favorite entry. The second prize contestant received a $1,000 Dairy Queen gift card and third prize received one Blizzard Treat per month for one year (a $260 DQ gift card).

    All initial submissions for the S’mores Song Music Video Contest were judged on video quality, creativity, originality and adherence to theme.

    The Dairy Queen system launched the S’mores Song Music Video Contest to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard Treat flavor, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available throughout the month of July.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  37. Local River Heights Resident Named Finalist in the Dairy Queen® System’s S’mores Song Music Video Contest

    July 8, 2014

    Voting opens today for DQ® fans nationwide to select grand prize winner of $10,000

    RIVER HEIGHTS, Utah – River Heights resident Andy Checketts, also known as “Andy the Dandy Man,” has been named one of three finalists with a chance to win $10,000 in the DQ® S’mores Music Video Contest.

    From now through Friday, July 18, DQ fans can log on to DQsmoresvideocontest.com to vote for Checketts as their favorite video entry. Based on popular fan vote, the grand-prize winner of the contest will be awarded $10,000. The second prize will receive a $1,000 Dairy Queen® gift card and third prize will receive one Blizzard® Treat per month for one year (a $260 DQ gift card). Winners will be announced on Monday, July 28.

    During June, fans were invited to submit a 45 to 60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the DQ commercial.

    In his music video titled “Backyard Party,” Checketts gathered with friends, family and fellow songwriters to film a live, uncut performance, creating their original verse with sounds from the guitar and piano while enjoying S’mores Blizzard Treats.

    All submissions for the S’mores Song Music Video Contest were judged on video quality, creativity, originality and adherence to theme.

    The Dairy Queen system launched the S’mores Song Music Video Contest to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard Treat flavor, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available throughout the month of July.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  38. Local Tucson Resident Named Finalist in the Dairy Queen® System’s S’mores Song Music Video Contest

    July 8, 2014

    Voting opens today for DQ® fans nationwide to select grand prize winner of $10,000

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson resident Michael Jones, also known as “Microphone Jones,” has been named one of three finalists with a chance to win $10,000 in the DQ® S’mores Music Video Contest.

    From now through Friday, July 18, DQ fans can log on to DQsmoresvideocontest.com to vote for Jones as their favorite video entry. Based on popular fan vote, the grand-prize winner of the contest will be awarded $10,000. The second prize will receive a $1,000 Dairy Queen gift card and third prize will receive one Blizzard® Treat per month for one year (a $260 DQ® gift card). Winners will be announced on Monday, July 28.

    During June, fans were invited to submit a 45 to 60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the DQ commercial.

    In his music video titled “Ultimate S’MORES Song Remix,” Jones and his friends met at their local DQ to produce their original verse with lyrics that included “…feeling kind of hot in this sunny weather, call up my friends and let’s get together, head to DQ…”

    All submissions for the S’mores Song Music Video Contest were judged on video quality, creativity, originality and adherence to theme.

    The Dairy Queen system launched the S’mores Song Music Video Contest to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard Treat flavor, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available throughout the month of July.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

     

  39. Local Pittsburgh Resident Named Finalist in the Dairy Queen® System’s S’mores Song Music Video Contest

    July 8, 2014

    Voting opens today for DQ® fans nationwide to select grand prize winner of $10,000

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh resident Paul Koudouris has been named one of three finalists with a chance to win $10,000 in the DQ® S’mores Music Video Contest.

    From now through Friday, July 18, DQ fans can log on to DQsmoresvideocontest.com to vote for Koudouris as their favorite video entry. Based on popular fan vote, the grand-prize winner of the contest will be awarded $10,000. The second prize will receive a $1,000 Dairy Queen® gift card and third prize will receive one Blizzard® Treat per month for one year (a $260 DQ gift card). Winners will be announced on Monday, July 28.

    During June, fans were invited to submit a 45 to 60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the DQ commercial.

    In his music video titled “The Sweet Pickin’ S’MORES Blizzard Ditty,” Koudouris and friends Jon Rohlf and Santino Tomasetti took “a ride on the S’mores Blizzard Treat Express,” creating their original musical verse with sounds from the banjo, bass and mandolin, using tight harmonies, while enjoying S’mores Blizzard Treats.

    All submissions for the S’mores Song Music Video Contest were judged on video quality, creativity, originality and adherence to theme.

    The Dairy Queen system launched the S’mores Song Music Video Contest to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard Treat flavor, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available throughout the month of July.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  40. The Dairy Queen® System Celebrates National Ice Cream Month with Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie as the Featured Blizzard® of the Month

    July 1, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, kicks off National Ice Cream Month in July with the return of Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie as the featured Blizzard® of the Month in July.  

    The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat combines three mouthwatering tastes in one cup with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup pieces, graham pie crust and creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve. The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treat is available at all participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning July 1.

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie Blizzard Treats are available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and also can be served in a waffle cone.

    “Our Blizzard Treat pie flavors have become a fan favorite,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Where else but at Dairy Queen stores can you enjoy your favorite pie in a cup?”

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie, can easily be made into DQ Cakes, which are perfect to celebrate Fourth of July, National Ice Cream Day on July 20 and special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of chocolates, cookies, candies, fruits and nuts with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  41. Voting Opens to DQ® Fans Nationwide to Select the S’mores Song Music Video Contest Grand Prize Winner

    July 8, 2014

    The Dairy Queen® system announces today the top three finalists

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), has selected the three finalists of the S’mores Song Music Video Contest. From now through Friday, July 18, DQ® fans nationwide can log on to DQsmoresvideocontest.com to vote for their favorite video entry.

    Based on popular fan vote, one grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000. The second prize will receive a $1,000 Dairy Queen gift card and third prize will receive one Blizzard® Treat per month for one year (a $260 DQ gift card). Winners will be announced on Monday, July 28.

    The three finalists are:

                 “Ultimate S’MORES Song Remix” by Michael Jones of Tucson, Ariz.

                 “Backyard Party” by Andy Checketts of River Heights, Utah

                 “The Sweet Pickin’ S’MORES Blizzard Ditty” by Paul Koudouris of Pittsburgh, Pa.

    “I want to congratulate all of our fans who, through this video contest, took the time to share with us their passion for the DQ brand and our S’mores Blizzard Treat in particular,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “One of the most difficult decisions was choosing the three finalists. We wish them well and encourage everyone to log on and vote for their favorite. I do know that based on the video submissions, we are a brand with the most talented fans.”

    All submissions for the S’mores Song Music Video Contest were judged on video quality, creativity, originality and adherence to theme. Fans were asked to submit a 45-60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the DQ commercial.

    The Dairy Queen system launched the S’mores Song Music Video Contest to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard Treat flavor, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available throughout the month of July.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.8 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  42. The Dairy Queen® System Invites Fans to “Bring Home the Bacon”

    June 30, 2014

    Fans have a chance to win $5,000 fueling an even greater craving for bacon

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system is giving new meaning to the phrase “Bring Home the Bacon.”

    To launch the new Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Buck Lunch in July, the DQ® system is announcing a “Bring Home the Bacon” sweepstakes that gives fans a chance to also take home $5,000.

    From July 1 through July 31, fans can email a copy of receipts for the purchase of five Bacon Cheeseburger $5 Buck Lunches along with their name and contact information to baconcheeseburger@dq5bucklunch.com for a chance to win.

    The promotion comes as bacon consumption is on the rise, according to a recent article in Burger Business which cites an NPD Group report that servings of bacon in America are up 6 percent in the 12 months ending April 2014. That translates, according to the report, into 1.1 billion servings of bacon over that time period.

    “America loves bacon. That’s why we’ve added the Bacon Cheeseburger to our $5 Buck Lunch menu offerings this month,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Our $5 Buck Lunch value meal has been a tremendous success and offers an irresistible every day reward for our fans. Through this promotion, fans that literally bring home the bacon have a chance to also take home $5,000.”

                One grand-prize winner will be randomly selected and awarded $5,000. Second prize is a $5 Buck Lunch per week for a year (a $260 DQ gift card) and third prize is one $5 Buck Lunch per month for a year (a $60 DQ gift card). For complete rules, visit DQ.com/contest.

    The DQ $5 Buck Lunch is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at participating locations. Fans have a choice for their $5 Buck Lunch of a Bacon Cheeseburger, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a soda and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat, such as Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cup Pie, the featured Blizzard of the Month for July. This offer may vary in Texas.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.7 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including DC) who are at least the age of majority in their state as of July 1, 2014. Void where prohibited. The promotion begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on July 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2014. Grand prize is $5,000, second prize is a $260 DQ gift card, third prize is a $60 DQ gift card (total APR $5,320). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: American Dairy Queen Corporation, 7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439. Visit DQ.com/contest for Official Rules.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  43. The Dairy Queen® System’s First-Ever Manhattan Location Opens

    May 29, 2014

    Restaurant opens with launch of new Big Apple Blizzard® Treat only available in Manhattan

    MINNEAPOLIS – As of today, Manhattan residents and visitors will now have America’s most iconic treats right around the corner.

    The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), is launching the opening of the first-ever DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant in Manhattan with a Big Apple Blizzard® Treat, that’s only available there.

    “This opening is certainly a long time in coming, but is well worth the wait,” said John Gainor, president and CEO for International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ). “Our fans have been requesting that we open in Manhattan so we are thrilled to finally be here. We’re celebrating with a special Big Apple Blizzard Treat that is unique to Manhattan, but we also have a full food menu and, of course, all of our signature treats ready for our fans to enjoy.”

    Located at 54 West 14th St. between 5th and 6th Avenues, the Manhattan DQ Grill & Chill restaurant offers a range of food options and indulgent Dairy Queen soft-serve treats that everybody knows and loves including the featured Big Apple Blizzard Treat, a blend of real, diced Granny Smith apples in pie filling with cinnamon pie pieces blended with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve and topped with whipped topping and cinnamon. In addition to iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes, cones, sundaes and award-winning shakes, the restaurant offers a full line of Orange Julius® fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada.

    Everything is bigger in New York and the DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is no exception. The Manhattan location is the only two-story DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in the country. The 2,500 square-foot location, which seats more than 100, will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales which are projected to increase by 3.6 percent this year, according to the National Restaurant Association.

    LSQ Foods operates the Manhattan location, and the company plans to expand in Manhattan with the DQ brand. In 2013, the Dairy Queen system also opened a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Massapequa and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Manhattan DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:                                      54 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

    Employees:                                  More than 50

    Square Footage:                           2,500 square feet

    Number of Seats:                          60 downstairs, 50 upstairs

    Hours of Operation:        The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner from

    10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  44. The DQ® System Invites Fans to Add “S’more” Lyrics to its New Commercial Song for a Chance to Win $10,000

    May 27, 2014

    Music video contest celebrates return of S’mores, DQ’s blockbuster Blizzard® Treat flavor

    MINNEAPOLIS – To celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard® Treat flavor, the Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), is launching a S’mores Song Music Video Contest with a grand prize of $10,000.

    “S’mores are the quintessential treat for summer and we wanted a song that would get our fans singing and celebrating the joy of summer. This video contest is a fun way for us to engage with our fans,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “With the popularity of shows like American Idol and The Voice, it’s obvious that there are so many talented musicians in our local communities. We are happy to give some of those singers and musicians another outlet for them to showcase their talents and possibly be discovered.”

    From now through Monday, June 30, fans can log on to www.smoresong.com and submit a video in 60 seconds or less of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the new DQ® commercial. Three finalists will be posted on the contest’s website beginning July 7, and fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite through July 18.

    One grand-prize winner will be awarded $10,000. Second prize receives a $1,000 Dairy Queen gift card, and third prize receives one Blizzard Treat per month for one year. The video submission link and complete rules are available at www.smoresong.com. Entries will be judged on quality of the video, creativity, originality and adherence to theme.

    For inspiration, DQ fans are invited to experience the S’mores Blizzard Treat, a delicious blend of marshmallow filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and signature DQ soft serve. For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

     

  45. Can’t Get That Song Out of Your Head?

    May 28, 2014

    The new DQ® S’mores song takes center stage in the launch of smoresong.com

    to celebrate the return of the S’mores Blizzard® Treat

    MINNEAPOLIS – The blockbuster S’mores Blizzard® Treat is back in town and to celebrate the Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), today launched smoresong.com, an interactive website of all things S’mores.

    “Everyone has a vivid story of campfires, friends and gooey treats, especially in the summer. We inspire those memories with our S’mores Blizzard Treat that our fans fell in love with last year, so we are bringing it back in an epic way,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “They can come to our restaurants in June and July and enjoy a memory-filled campfire S’mores flavor in a cup, and get in the spirit of s’mores and summer on smoresong.com.”

    Fans visiting smoresong.com will be treated to a variety of activities on the site where they’ll have the opportunity to:

                 Enter the S’mores Song Music Video Contest with a grand prize of $10,000 – From now through June 30, fans can submit a 45-60 second video of the next verse for the S’mores song featured in the new DQ® commercial. Three finalists will be posted on the contest’s website beginning July 7, and fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite through July 18. Second prize is a $1,000 Dairy Queen gift card and third is one Blizzard Treat per month for one year.

                 Download the unique S’mores Song Ringtone

                 Download S’mores Song sheet music

                 Enter daily to win weekly prizes

                 Remix the S’mores Song

                 Access the S’mores survival guide

    “We are encouraging fans to gather around our virtual campfire and sing along to the same new S’mores song you’ll hear thousands of times in our commercials during June,” said Westrum. “We’re hoping you won’t be able to get our S’mores song out of your head and you’ll sing it all the way to our restaurants.”

    The inspiration for smoresong.com is the S’mores Blizzard Treat, delicious rich, gooey marshmallow inside chunks of chocolate, crunchy Honey Maid® graham crackers and hand-blended with signature DQ soft serve, available in DQ and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide in June.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.5 million friends and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Smoresong.com Music Video Contest

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least the age of majority in their state or province. Void where prohibited. The nine weekly promotion entry periods begin each Thursday at 12:00 a.m. ET starting on May 22, 2014 and end on the following Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET, the final entry period ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2014. Total prizes for each weekly promotion are ten $25 gift cards with a total ARV for each weekly promotion period is $250.  Sponsor: American Dairy Queen Corporation, 7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439. Click here for Official Rules.

    Smoresong.com Daily Entry Sweepstakes

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Open legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least the age of majority in their state or province. Void where prohibited. The nine weekly promotion entry periods begin each Thursday at 12:00 a.m. ET starting on May 22, 2014 and end on the following Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. ET, the final entry period ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2014. Total prizes for each weekly promotion are ten $25 gift cards with a total ARV for each weekly promotion period is $250.  Sponsor: American Dairy Queen Corporation, 7505 Metro Boulevard, Edina, MN 55439. Click here for Official Rules.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  46. The Dairy Queen® System Brings Back “S’more” this Summer with Return of S’mores Blizzard® Treat as the Featured Blizzard® of the Month for June

    May 27, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS – Excitement continues at Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants in the U.S. nationwide as the Dairy Queen system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, kicks off the summer season with the return of a selection of cool S’mores-flavored treats.

    Available at participating restaurants beginning May 27 and throughout the month of June and July, the S’mores Blizzard Treat is a delicious blend of marshmallow-filled chocolate bars, Honey Maid® graham crackers and creamy DQ® signature soft serve. The S’mores Royal Shake and S’mores Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat also are on the DQ menu this summer. The S’mores Blizzard Treat is available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and Royal Shakes are available in three sizes and are crowned with fluffy whipped topping.

    “We are bracing for a frenzy at our restaurants this summer, as our fans get to re-experience their favorite S’mores Blizzard Treat and delectable campfire favorites,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Summer and the Dairy Queen system are synonymous, and with our unique S’mores flavor profile infused into DQ treats and award-winning Royal Shakes, we’ve ensured our fans have enough variety to keep them coming back for ’S’more’.”

    Fans visiting smoresong.com can gather around the virtual campfire and sing along to the S’mores song, enter the S’mores Song Music Video Contest for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize, download the unique S’mores Song ringtone and more!     

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including S’mores, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect to celebrate Father’s Day, Fourth of July and special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of chocolates, cookies, fruits, nuts and candies with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.5 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  47. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Indianapolis

    May 16, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Indianapolis DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 9100 N Meridian Street, at the corner of 91st and Meridian on the north side. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,600 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 64 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Indianapolis DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Indianapolis’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 3 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open another DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Indianapolis and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Gavin Hart, who operates other DQ restaurants throughout Indiana.

    The menu at the Indianapolis DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Indianapolis also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Indianapolis DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 9100 Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    Phone: 317-218-3394
    Employees: 50
    Square Footage: 2,600 square feet
    Number of Seats: 64 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
     - Monday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to Midnight

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  48. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Sioux Center

    May 22, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Sioux Center, IA – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Sioux Center DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant located at 1603 1st Street SW, off Highway 75 South in front of Walmart. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,700 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Sioux Center DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added 45 new jobs, contributing to Sioux Center’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 6 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open our first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Sioux Center and welcome the community to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Dan Hiserote, who operates 10 additional DQ restaurants throughout Iowa and South Dakota.

    The menu at the Sioux Center DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Sioux Center also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Sioux Center DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 1603 1st Street SW, Sioux Center, IA
    Phone: 712-722-3777
    Employees: 45
    Square Footage: 2,700 square feet
    Number of Seats: 72 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
    - Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    - Sundays: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  49. New DQ® Restaurant Opens in Grand Prairie

    May 22, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    Grand Prairie, Texas – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Texas DQ® Restaurant located at 2640 W I.H. 20 in Grand Prairie, near the outlet mall. The 4,400 square-foot restaurant can seat 102 guests inside and 24 outside, and offers a convenient drive-thru window. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by 5 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open this DQ Restaurant in Grand Prairie and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of Texas Country Foods®, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Michael Clarke, who operates two additional Dairy Queen restaurants. “This new restaurant is sure to become a place where fans can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft-serve treats.”
    The menu at the Grand Prairie DQ Restaurant features the quarter-pound Hungr-Buster® and half-pound BeltBuster® Burgers made to order with premium flavor options, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including Texas T-Brand Tacos®, Grilled and Crispy Chick'n Sandwiches, Steak Sandwiches and the Chick’n Strip or Steak Finger Country Basket®, which also are available for either lunch or dinner.

    The restaurant also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Grand Prairie DQ Restaurant at a glance:

    Address: 2640 W I.H. 20, Grand Prairie, TX
    Phone: 817-310-9107
    Employees: 50+ On a Continuous Basis
    Square Footage: 4,400 Square Feet
    Number of Seats: 102 Inside, 24 Outside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    - Friday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.


    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  50. New DQ® Restaurant Opens in Sugar Land

    May 1, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Sugar Land, Texas – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the newest Texas DQ® Restaurant located at 6520 HWY 90 A in Sugar Land, near the historical sugar mill. The 2,900 square-foot restaurant can seat 72 guests inside, and offers a convenient drive-thru window. The new restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by 5 percent this year.
    “We are excited to open our first DQ Restaurant in Sugar Land and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of Texas Country Foods®, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks,” said restaurant operators Gary Dempsey and TJ Farnsworth. “This new restaurant is sure to become a place where fans can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft-serve treats.”

    The menu at the Sugar Land DQ Restaurant features the quarter- and half-pound Hungr-Buster® Burger made to order with premium flavor options, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including Texas T-Brand Tacos®, Grilled and Crispy Chick'n Sandwiches, Steak Sandwiches and the Chick’n Strip or Steak Finger Country Basket®, which also are available for either lunch or dinner.

    The restaurant also features treat favorites such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.3 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Sugar Land DQ Restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 6520 Highway 90 A, Sugar Land, TX 77498
    Phone: 281-240-3331
    Employees: 50 Plus on a continuous basis
    Square Footage: 2,900 square feet
    Number of Seats: 72 inside
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner:
    - Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    - Friday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  51. Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard® of the Month

    May 1, 2014

    Contact: 954-776-1999
    Lauren Simo, ext. 238
    lsimo@piersongrant.com
    Jenna Leon, ext. 242
    jleon@piersongrant.com

    The Dairy Queen® System Debuts New Strawberry Shortcake as Featured Blizzard® of the Month for May

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system swings into spring with the new Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for May.

    An indulgent combination of shortcake pieces and strawberries blended with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve and crowned with whipped topping, the Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard Treat is available at all participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide throughout May.

    Strawberry Shortcake Blizzard Treats are available in four sizes, including the popular Mini, and also can be served in a waffle cone.

    “The most famous shortcake is strawberry shortcake. It is an enduring flavor that we have modernized into our signature treat to create an irresistible fan favorite,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ).

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Strawberry Shortcake, can easily be made into DQ Cakes, which are perfect to celebrate Mother’s Day, graduation, Memorial Day or other special events such as birthdays and anniversaries.

    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of fruits, cookies, chocolates, nuts and candies with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as S’mores, Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    For more information about the Orange Julius® system, visit orangejulius.com. Visit facebook.com/OrangeJulius or follow the Orange Julius system on Twitter at twitter.com/luvorangejulius.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  52. Baby on Board at DQ®

    May 7, 2014

    The Dairy Queen® system celebrates Mother’s Day by offering DQ® Cakes to new moms

    MINNEAPOLIS – Dairy Queen® fans are born every day, which is why the DQ® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), is presenting moms who give birth on this, the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, with a signature DQ Cake.

    Any mom who gives birth on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 can email a copy of her baby’s birth certificate to DairyQueen@piersongrant.com by noon Eastern Time on Saturday, May 31, 2014 to receive a gift card for a free DQ Cake. Requests must include the mother’s full name, email, phone number and complete mailing address. Many Blizzard® Treat flavors, including the May Blizzard of the Month, Strawberry Shortcake, can easily be made into DQ Cakes.

    “Having a baby is obviously a momentous occasion, so this Mother’s Day we want to celebrate moms and welcome our newest fans by giving away a signature DQ Cake,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “It’s certainly a Mother’s Day these families will never forget, and we want to share in their celebration. DQ Cakes are perfect for sharing in all of life’s special moments!”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.4 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  53. The Dairy Queen® System Celebrates Teachers All Month Long with Second Annual Orange Julius® Treat for Teachers Essay Contest

    May 1, 2014

    Presented by Orange Julius at DQ®, contest rewards teachers with funding for classroom supplies for the new school year

    MINNEAPOLIS – National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-9, but the Dairy Queen® system is extending the celebration throughout the month of May with the return of the Orange Julius® Treat for Teachers essay contest, presented by Orange Julius at DQ®. The second annual contest gives teachers an opportunity to receive funding for classroom supplies just in time for the new school year.

    The essay contest celebrates the Dairy Queen system’s Buy One, Get One for 99 cents offer on all Orange Julius® beverages. Throughout the month of May, all fans who purchase an Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothie, Light Smoothie or Julius® Original drink will receive a second drink for just 99 cents at participating locations.

    From now through Friday, May 30, teachers can log on to www.OrangeJuliusTreatforTeachers.com and submit an essay in 99 words or less describing why their classroom deserves new supplies the school year.

    Nine grand-prize winners will be awarded a $999.99 grant for classroom supplies and another 99 first-prize winners will receive a $99 gift card to an office supply retailer. The Orange Julius Treat for Teachers entry form and complete rules are available at www.orangejuliustreatforteachers.com/rules-regulations-2014.html. 

    “We in the Dairy Queen system stand in gratitude for all that teachers do, oftentimes on a limited budget,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “The Second Annual Orange Julius Treat for Teachers essay contest offers teachers an opportunity to continue to engage, educate and inspire students by providing additional funds for them to purchase supplies and learning materials for the upcoming school year.”

    Entries will be judged on demonstrated need, essay development/organization, relevance to theme and creativity/originality.

    International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) acquired the Orange Julius concept, famous for its frothy fruit-blended Julius Original drink, in 1987, but the highly popular brand has been around for more than 85 years. The original began with Julius Freed, who operated an orange juice stand in Los Angeles. His friend Bill Hamlin liked oranges, but they upset his stomach, so Bill decided to blend his orange juice with a few choice ingredients that made it less acidic. Bill introduced the drink to Julius who then began selling the frothy, delicious beverage to customers. Soon fans were shouting, “Give me an orange, Julius!” Sales escalated and the name of an original was born.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.2 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen. For more information about the Orange Julius system, visit orangejulius.com. Visit facebook.com/OrangeJulius or follow the Orange Julius system on Twitter at twitter.com/luvorangejulius.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  54. The Dairy Queen® System Invites Fans to “Make it a Double”

    April 30, 2014

    Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies or Julius® Original drinks are Buy One, Get One for 99 cents through May 25th

    MINNEAPOLIS – Through May 25th, participating DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants and DQ® Treat stores nationwide are offering a special Buy One, Get One (BOGO) for 99 cents treat. All fans who purchase an Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothie, Light Smoothie or Julius® Original will receive a second drink for just 99 cents.

    The BOGO for 99 cents offer is available for all Orange Julius drink flavors including the new Strawberry Lemonade, a delicious blend of real fruit and refreshing lemonade.

    All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight additional flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.3 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen. For more information about the Orange Julius system, visit orangejulius.com. Visit facebook.com/OrangeJulius or follow the Orange Julius system on Twitter at twitter.com/luvorangejulius.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  55. Eagle River Dairy Queen® Restaurant Completes Renovations and Re-Opens as DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant

    April 11, 2014

    Restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings.

    EAGLE RIVER, Wis. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Eagle River location at 100 W. Pine Street, conveniently located at the corner of Highway 70 and Railroad Street. This location was renovated into a DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant, the newest design model for the system, making this the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Vilas County. The Eagle River DQ Grill & Chill restaurant is part of the family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one of a kind soft serve treats.

    The new DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat up to 76 guests, offers a convenient drive-thru window and employs a staff of 18. 
    “We are excited to re-open this location and welcome the community in to experience the new design, updates and enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Dan Anderson.

    The menu at the Eagle River DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Eagle River also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors, and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.
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    Eagle River DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:
    Address: 100 W. Pine Street, Eagle River, WI
    Phone: 715-617-0845
    Employees: 18
    Number of Seats: up to 76
    Hours of Operation: The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  56. It’s a Sweet Celebration at Dairy Queen® Restaurants

    March 31, 2014

    The popular Confetti Cake Blizzard® Treat returns and is now available in a Waffle Cone this April

    MINNEAPOLIS – Back by popular demand, the Dairy Queen® system brings back the Confetti Cake Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for April. Just when the celebration couldn’t get any sweeter, the blockbuster Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat is now available in a freshly baked Waffle Cone for the first time.

    An indulgent combination of moist white cake pieces and confetti frosting blended with creamy DQ® creamy vanilla soft serve, the Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat is available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning April 1. Dairy Queen fans can enjoy the Confetti Cake Blizzard Treats in four sizes, including the popular Mini, as well as in a Waffle Cone.

    “We want all of our fans to have their cake and eat it too – only this cake is wrapped in a freshly baked Waffle Cone,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “What’s great about this is that it’s a treat within a treat and what better way to celebrate than with confetti and cake – two flavors that were made to go together.”

    Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Confetti Cake, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect for Easter, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

    The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of cookies, candies, chocolates, nuts and fruits with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as S’mores, Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:
    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family, a company owned by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  57. The Dairy Queen® System to Present 100 Lucky Blizzard® Fan Club Members with Signature Waffle Cone Holders on Tax Day

    March 31, 2014

    Promotion celebrates the Waffle Cone Blizzard® Treat and the Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat

    MINNEAPOLIS – March 31, 2014 –  On Tax Day, April 15, the Dairy Queen® system is giving away signature Waffle Cone Holders along with a $10 DQ® gift card to 100 lucky Blizzard® Fan Club members.

    “The Waffle Cone Holders will come in handy for those 100 fans as this month we are featuring the Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat and the return of the Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat as the Blizzard of the Month,” said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “What’s great about the Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat is that it’s a treat within a treat. It doesn’t get much better than a freshly made Waffle Cone wrapped around your favorite Blizzard Treat.”

                Anyone who is a Blizzard Fan Club member by April 14 will be eligible to receive one of the 100 branded Waffle Cone Holders and gift cards. Other perks of becoming a Blizzard Fan Club member include a Buy-One, Get-One-Free Blizzard Treat coupon upon signing up for the club, monthly emails with Blizzard of the Month news and more, and a coupon offer on the member’s birthday and surprise on the sign-up anniversary.

                The Waffle Cone Holder allows fans to free up their hands while enjoying their Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat. The Waffle Cone Holder can sit just about anywhere – on a desk, on a shelf, on a bench or in a vehicle’s cup holder.

                For official rules for the contest, visit www.DairyQueen.com/us-en/Promotions-US/.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  58. Dairy Queen® Waffle Cone Blizzard® Treat to Replace Statue of Liberty Torch?

    April 1, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS – The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), announced today, April 1, that it will petition the National Park Service to replace the Statue of Liberty torch with a DQ® Confetti Cake Blizzard® Treat in a Waffle Cone in preparation for the treat leader’s first ever location set to open in Manhattan this spring and to celebrate the chain’s nationwide launch of Waffle Cone Blizzard Treats.

    The iconic brand plans to partner with one of the most recognizable global monuments, which is an endearing symbol of the country’s freedom. The idea came about because The DQ Waffle Cone Blizzard Treat is an almost identical shape of the torch. The Dairy Queen system also announced that regardless of the National Park Service’s decision and because of the company’s respect for the integrity of Lady Liberty, a $5,000 donation will be made to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation toward her restoration.

    In April, the treat leader is featuring the Confetti Cake Blizzard Treat as the Blizzard of the Month as well as Waffle Cone Blizzard Treats.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    NOTE TO MEDIA: While this announcement is made on April Fool’s Day, the donation to the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is not an April Fool’s joke.

     

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  59. Start Spreading the News: The Dairy Queen® System to Open First Location in New York City

    March 25, 2014

    Lease is signed and opening is set for spring

    MINNEAPOLIS – Residents of Manhattan will no longer need to make a trip to the suburbs to enjoy some of America’s most iconic treats. The Dairy Queen® system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), announced its official entry into New York City with the scheduled opening of its Manhattan restaurant this spring. Located at 54 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, this new restaurant will create more than 50 jobs on a continuous basis  and will be the first ever two-story DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant in the country.

    “For nearly 75 years, the Dairy Queen system has been serving fans in more than 6,400 locations throughout 27 countries. Now, we are bringing the world famous Blizzard® Treat, the cone with the signature curl on top, and delicious Orange Julius® beverages to our fans in New York City,” said John Gainor, president and CEO for International Dairy Queen Corporation (IDQ).

    LSQ Foods has signed a multi-unit agreement and will operate the Manhattan location. The company plans to aggressively expand in Manhattan with the DQ® brand.

    The two-story, 2,500 square-foot Manhattan DQ Grill & Chill restaurant will seat more than 100 and will offer a full food and treat menu including $5 Buck Lunch, the only value meal in the quick-service restaurant industry that comes with a sundae. Traditional and indulgent Dairy Queen soft serve treats that everybody knows and loves are also on the menu, such as signature Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and cones as well as Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and Orange Julius Light Smoothies.

    In 2013, the Dairy Queen system opened two DQ Grill & Chill locations just outside Manhattan, one in Massapequa and one in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    New York City DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:                     54 West 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

                                       New York City, NY

    Employees:                More than 50

    Square Footage:         2,500 square feet

    Number of Seats:       60 downstairs, 50 upstairs

    Hours of Operation:   The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner from

    10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily

     

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  60. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Williamsburg

    March 18, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Williamsburg, Ky. – The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Williamsburg DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant located at 50 Penny Lane. This location is the newest Dairy Queen restaurant in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share a great meal and one-of-a-kind soft-serve treats.

    The 2,612 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill restaurant can seat 72 guests inside and 22 outside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window. The Williamsburg DQ Grill & Chill restaurant has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Williamsburg’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 3.3 percent this year. 

    “We are excited to open another DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Williamsburg and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, signature and innovative treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Matt Frauenshuh.

    The menu at the Williamsburg DQ Grill & Chill restaurant features a range of food options for fans including the DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, which is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger™ with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat. This location also serves breakfast.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Williamsburg also features treat favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million fans, and become a fan at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Williamsburg DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:                     50 Penny Lane

                                       Williamsburg, KY

    Phone:                         606-549-0007

    Employees:                 More than 50

    Square Footage:          2,612 square feet

    Number of Seats:        72 inside, 22 outside

    Hours of Operation:    The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

    -          Daily 6 a.m. -11 p.m.

     

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  61. DQ® Treat Store Opens First Location in Winnemucca

    March 18, 2014

    New location offers soft-serve treats and Orange Julius® products

    Winnemucca, Nev.  — The Dairy Queen® system is pleased to announce the opening of the Winnemucca DQ® Treat store located at 1041 Grass Valley Road inside Khoury’s Market. This location is the newest Dairy Queen store in a family of more than 6,300 restaurants world-wide committed to offering every fan a place where they can relax and share great snacks and treats. The 800-square-foot restaurant employs a staff of 10. 

    The DQ Treat store in Winnemucca features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treat, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    “We are thrilled about the opening of the first DQ Treat store in Winnemucca and are ready to serve our fans,” said new operator Sam Khoury. “The Dairy Queen system is the world-wide treat leader, and we are excited to share our fabulous selection of cravable treats and Orange Julius favorites with the Winnemucca community.”

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8.1 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

    Winnemucca DQ Treat store at a glance:

    Address:                                        1041 Grass Valley Road

                                                           Winnemucca, NV

    Phone:                                            775-625-8200

    Employees:                                     10

    Square footage:                               800 square feet

    Interior seating:                               12

    Hours of operation:                         11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

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     About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

  62. First DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Now Open in Lafayette

    March 17, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Lafayette, La. – The Dairy Queen® system has announced a new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant opening at 5732 Johnston Street. The 2,612 square-foot location has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Lafayette’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 3.6 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open the first DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Lafayette and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator Mike Vicari, who operates two additional DQ® restaurants in Louisiana. “This new restaurant is sure to become a location where fans can gather to enjoy a great meal and treats.”

    In addition to breakfast items such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy, as well as breakfast sandwiches, the food menu features the quarter- and half-pound GrillBurgerTM made to order, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including deli-style Iron Grilled Sandwiches. Other menu offerings include Grilled or Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Salads; Chicken Strip Baskets; Quesadillas and Chili Cheese Dogs.

    The DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill store features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard® Treats, MooLatté® frozen coffee-flavored beverages, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    The restaurant can seat 72 guests inside and also offers a convenient drive-thru window.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Lafayette DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:                        5732 Johnston Street

                                          Lafayette, LA 70503

    Phone:                           337-456-6665

    Employees:                   50

    Square Footage:            2612 square feet

    Number of Seats:          72 inside

    Hours of Operation:      The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

     

     

  63. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Moore

    March 10, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    Moore, Okla. – The Dairy Queen® system has announced a new DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant opening at 2301 S. Telephone Road, conveniently located just ½ a mile from I-35. The new 2,600 square-foot location has added more than 50 new jobs, contributing to Moore’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 3.7 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open this DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Moore and welcome the community in to enjoy our full menu of cravable food items, cool treats and Orange Julius® Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius® Original drinks,” said restaurant operator David Jones. “This new restaurant is sure to become a location where fans can gather to enjoy a great meal and treats.”

    The food menu features the quarter- and half-pound GrillBurgerTM made to order, as well as other delicious and unique food items, including deli-style Iron Grilled Sandwiches. Other menu offerings include Grilled or Crispy Chicken Sandwiches and Salads; Chicken Strip Baskets; Quesadillas and Chili Cheese Dogs.

    The DQ system’s value meal, $5 Buck Lunch, is available daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at this location. Fans have a choice of a quarter-pound GrillBurger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, which are all served with fries, a beverage and choice of a sundae. For just $1 more, fans also will have the option to upgrade their small sundae to a small Blizzard® Treat.

    The DQ Grill & Chill restaurant in Moore features DQ favorites, such as the iconic Blizzard Treats, MooLatte®  frozen coffee-flavored beverages, DQ Cakes and a wide variety of other soft-serve items, as well as the full line of Orange Julius® fruit-blended beverages. All Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies, Light Smoothies and Julius Original drinks are available in eight flavors including Orange, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Tripleberry®, Mango Pineapple, Berry Pomegranate, OrangeBerry and Piña Colada. The Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies are fresh-blended to order with real fruit and low-fat yogurt. The Orange Julius Light Smoothies are 170 calories or less in a small size, contain no artificial sweeteners or flavors and are yogurt-free.

    The restaurant can seat 88 guests inside, has outside seating and also offers a convenient drive-thru window.

    For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen. Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 8 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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    Moore DQ Grill & Chill restaurant at a glance:

    Address:                           2301 S. Telephone Road

                                             Moore, Okla.

    Phone:                              405-703-4774

    Employees:                       more than 50

    Square Footage:                2,600 square feet

    Number of Seats:              88 inside, outside seating available

    Hours of Operation:          The new restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily.

    -          10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    About ADQ:

    American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

  64. New DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant Opens in Fort Lauderdale

    March 11, 2014

    New restaurant serves up Dairy Queen® iconic soft-serve treats, flavorful foods and Orange Julius® offerings

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Dairy Queen®  system’s newest, most exciting restaurant concept has opened its doors at 5810 North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. The new 3,330 square-foot DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant has added 50 new jobs, contributing to Fort Lauderdale’s employment growth. The restaurant also will contribute to the state’s restaurant sales, which according to the National Restaurant Association are projected to increase by 4.5 percent this year.

    “We are excited to open our second DQ Grill & Chill restaurant and welcome the Fort Lauderdale community in to enjoy