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Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen
Company typeSubsidiary
FoundedJoliet, Illinois, United States (June 22, 1940)
HeadquartersEdina, Minnesota, United States
Key people
Warren Buffett
John Gainor (CEO)
Charles J. Chapman III (COO)
James S. Simpson (CFO)
Michael Keller (CBO)
ProductsSoft serve
Hot dogs
Revenue US$2.5 billion (2008)[1]
Number of employees
2,362 (2008)
A Dairy Queen restaurant in Moncton, New Brunswick

Dairy Queen is an international chain of fast food restaurants started by John Fremont McCullough on June 22, 1940 in Joliet, Illinois.[2]

Dairy Queen's menu is mostly soft serve ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken. One of Dairy Queen's most popular items is the Blizzard. It was first made in 1985.[3] It is a cup of soft-serve mixed with different ingredients. They come in many different flavors. Sometime the server will flip the blizzard upside down to show how thick the treat is.[4]

On August 17, 1987, Dairy Queen bought the drink chain Orange Julius.[5]

Operations[change | change source]

Dairy Queen is currently operated in:

Dairy Queen was previously operated in:

References[change | change source]

  1. Niemela, Jennifer (14 April 2009). "DQ's Q1 same-store sales up 5%". Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. "General & History". Dairy Queen. Retrieved July 5, 2024.
  3. "About Us". Dairy Queen. Retrieved July 5, 2024.
  4. "Why Don't Dairy Queen's Blizzards Fall Out of the Cup?". Taste of Home. Retrieved July 5, 2024.
  5. "Dairy Queen Seals Orange Julius Deal". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 5, 2024.

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