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Encyclopedia > Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen
Type Wholly Owned subsidiary
Founded August 4, 1938 in Kankakee, Illinois
Founder John Fremont McCullough
Headquarters Edina, Minnesota, USA
Key people Warren Buffett
Charles W. (Chuck) Mooty (CEO);
Charles J. Chapman III (COO);
James S. Simpson (CFO)
Industry Fast food
Products ice cream, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken
Revenue $476 million (2006)
Owner Berkshire Hathaway
Parent International Dairy Queen[1]
Slogan DQ Something Different;
DQ, Thats What I Like About Texas (Texas only)
Website www.dairyqueen.com

Dairy Queen, abbreviated to DQ, is a global chain of ice-cream and fast-food restaurants. Its first location was founded in 1938 by John McCullough and since 1940 it has used a franchise system to expand its operations globally. Its largest franchisee is the Texas Dairy Queen Operating Council which runs the majority of DQ locations in the state of Texas. is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... COO may stand for: Chief Operating Officer (business) Cell of origin (physiology) Cell of origin (telecommunications) Conduct of Operations Consideration of Others Cost of Ownership Country of origin Counascune Octere Carboxylate anion A common pronunciation of the word cool in African American Vernacular English or ebonics A shortened version of... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... This article is about the sandwich known as a hamburger. ... A large hot dog with ketchup A hot dog is classified as a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich on a suitably shaped bun with the sausage and condiments on it. ... Roast Chicken Not including 32% bones. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... Ice Cream redirects here. ... A fast-food restaurant is a restaurant characterized both by food which is supplied quickly after ordering, and by minimal service. ... Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor authorizes proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, fees and a percentage of sales or profits. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...


Dairy Queen International is the parent company of Dairy Queen, in the US it operates under the American Dairy Queen title.[1][2] It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. At the end of its fiscal year 2006, Dairy Queen reported over 5,600 stores in more than a dozen countries; about 4,600 of its stores, or approximately 85%, are located with in the United States.[1][2][3] Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ...

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History

Sherb's was the name of a small ice cream shop that opened on South West Avenue, in Kankakee, Illinois on August 4, 1938. The proprietor of the store, thirty-year-old Sherwood Dick "Sherb" Noble, a native of Clemons, Iowa, had been associated with dairy products from his teenage years. What his customers were offered that day in Kankakee for 10¢ was a new semi-frozen, "soft serve" dairy product formulated by a recent acquaintance and new business partner, J. F. McCullough. The Dairy Queen companies and franchises recognized Sherb Noble as the "original Dairy Queen operator." Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clemons is a city located in Marshall County, Iowa. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

A Dairy Queen with older, 1950s-era signage in Roseville, Minnesota, near St. Paul. Such signage is very unusual for still-operating Dairy Queens.

The first Dairy Queen outlet was opened by Noble in Joliet, Illinois on June 22, 1940. DQ was an early pioneer of food franchising, with the 10 stores of 1941 expanding to 100 by 1947, 1,446 in 1950 and 2,600 in 1955. The first store in Canada opened in Estevan, Saskatchewan in 1953. The present Dairy Queen logo was introduced in 1959. The company became "International Dairy Queen, Inc." (IDQ) in 1962. It was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 1998. Image File history File linksMetadata Dairy_queen. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Dairy_queen. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Roseville is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, just north of Saint Paul and east of Minneapolis. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Incorporated City in 1834. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Franchising (from the French for honesty or freedom[1]) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor authorizes proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, fees and a percentage of sales or profits. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Location of Estevan, Saskatchewan Estevan is the eighth largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA, NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


During the 1950s and 1960s, Dairy Queens in small towns of the Midwestern and Southern United States, especially Minnesota, were often a center of social life. In that role they have often come to be referenced as a symbol of life in small-town America, as for instance in Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections at Sixty and Beyond by Larry McMurtry, Dairy Queen Days by Robert Inman, and Chevrolet Summers, Dairy Queen Nights by Bob Greene. Some of the popular items on the Texas menu include the Hunger-buster and Belt-buster hamburgers. Bob Phillips, host of a popular Texas syndicated television program named Texas Country Reporter was the longtime spokesman for DQ in Texas. Dairy Queen appears in many small Texas towns and uses the nickname "The Texas Stop Sign" to illustrate their presence. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Larry McMurtry (born June 3, 1936 in Wichita Falls, Texas) is a novelist, screenwriter, and essayist. ... Robert Inman Born in San Francisco in 1931, son of Verne Inman, M.D., former chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF. He attended Grattan School and Lowell High, achieving the highest honors. ... Bob Greenes column photo for the Chicago Tribune Robert Bernard Greene, Jr. ... Texas Country Reporter is a long running weekly syndicated television program hosted by Bob Phillips. ...


Today

With 5,700 restaurants in 22 countries as of 2005, Dairy Queen is one of the largest franchises in the world. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Its main competitors today are Baskin-Robbins, Coldstone Creamery, Braum's, Carvel, Culver's, Foster's Freeze, McDonald's, Sonic Drive-In, Tastee Freez, TCBY, 7-Eleven, and Wessam Essam. External links Baskin-Robbins official site. ... A neon sign for the Cold Stone Creamery at Irvine Spectrum in Irvine, California. ... Braums Ice Cream and Dairy Stores is a family-owned and operated chain of fast-food restaurants based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Carvel (disambiguation). ... Culvers is a fast casual restaurant chain based in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, and primarily found in the Midwestern United States. ... Fosters Freeze (full name: Fosters Old Fashion Freeze) is a chain of fast-food restaurants in California. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Sonic Corporation NASDAQ: SONC (operating name: Sonic Drive-In) is an American fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that creates the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s, complete with carhops who often wear roller skates. ... Tastee-Freez is a franchised chain of fast-food restaurants with stores in 22 of the United States. ... The exterior of a generic TCBY store. ... For other uses, see 7-Eleven (disambiguation). ...


Stores

The company's stores are operated under several brands, all bearing the distinctive Dairy Queen logo and carrying the company's signature soft-serve ice cream (along with the trademark "curl").


Dairy Queen

Stores which serve a very abbreviated menu featuring primarily DQ frozen treats. These locations may be open only during spring and summer; many year-round locations are located in shopping malls.


So-called "Limited Brazier" locations may additionally offer hot dogs, barbecue pork sandwiches, and in some cases French fries and chicken, but not hamburgers.


DQ / Orange Julius

Also known as the "Treat Center" concept, an enhanced version of the original DQ also serving drinks and foods from the Orange Julius menu. This is the company's preferred concept for new, small-scale locations. An Orange Julius stall outside Liat Towers, Orchard Road with Dairy Queen being housed together. ...


Dairy Queen Brazier

Stores serve a normal fast-food menu featuring burgers, french fries and processed fried chicken products in addition to frozen treats and hot dogs. Due to the protracted rollout of the Grill & Chill concept, Brazier restaurants have been allowed to sell certain products originally restricted to G&C, including GrillBurgers. For other meanings of the word chip see CHIPS (disambiguation) French fries, chips, or pommes frites are potatoes that have been cut and deep-fried (i. ...


The "Brazier" name has been slowly phased out of signage and advertising since the early 1990s, although it has not generally been removed from existing signage. New locations (i.e. built since the early 2000s) that feature elements of the Grill & Chill store design, but which are similar to Brazier restaurants in terms of size and menu selection, usually carry the name "DQ Restaurant".


DQ Grill & Chill

DQ's preferred concept for new and renovated full-service restaurants. Stores are larger than older-style DQ Brazier locations and feature a completely new store design. In most cases, they offer an expanded menu including breakfast, GrillBurgers and grilled sandwiches, as well as limited table service (customers still place orders at the counter). Table service is a form of service in restaurants, pubs, and bars where food or drinks are served to the customers table. ...


Texas Country Foods

Most locations in Texas, including those which otherwise resemble the Brazier or Grill & Chill formats, use a separate menu branded as Texas Country Foods. Among other differences, "Hungr-Bustr" burgers are available in place of the Brazier and GrillBurger offerings.


The Texas Dairy Queen Operating Council is the largest of all Dairy Queen franchises. Texas is home to the largest number of Dairy Queens in the U.S. The TXDQOC runs a separate marketing website from the national website, located at www.dqtexas.com.


Other stores

DQ also operates the Karmelkorn and Orange Julius brands, the latter often appearing adjacent to DQ's. DQ's current franchising efforts are primarily to open shopping mall outlets and Grill & Chill stores. An Orange Julius stall outside Liat Towers, Orchard Road with Dairy Queen being housed together. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ...


Products

DQ's popular frozen Ice Cream Cake, Canada
DQ's popular frozen Ice Cream Cake, Canada

The company's products expanded to include malts and milkshakes in 1949, banana splits in 1951, Dilly Bars in 1955, Mr. Misty slush treats in 1961 (later renamed Misty Slush, then again to Arctic Rush), and a range of hamburgers and other cooked foods under the Brazier banner in 1958. Other popular items include ice cream sundaes and the blended coffee drink, the MooLatte, controversial because of it's resemblance to the racial descriptor Mulatto. Ice cream cake Ice Cream Cake Ice cream cake is either ice cream in the shape of a cake or ice cream and cake layered together to make a single form. ... Malted barley Malting is a process applied to cereal grains, in which the grains are made to germinate and then are quickly dried before the plant develops. ... A strawberry milkshake topped with whipped cream and strawberry syrup A milkshake is a sweet, cold beverage which is made from milk, ice cream, and sweet flavourings such as fruit syrup or chocolate sauce (in Canada and most regions of the United States, and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the food item. ... Brazier, is a brand name of hamburgers and hot dogs that was created by the Twin Cities area-based Dairy Queen restaurants. ... Jan. ... Strawberry Sundae In the United States, one of the most familiar ice cream desserts is the ice cream sundae. ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ...


Dairy Queen's one hundred (as of 1997) Japanese stores offered hamburgers, but competition from McDonald's made the chain switch to pita sandwiches. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... For other uses, see Pita (disambiguation). ...


The Blizzard Treat

A very popular Dairy Queen treat today is the Blizzard Treat, which is ice cream with pieces of cookies, brownies or candy blended in. It has been a staple on the menu since its introduction in 1985, a year in which Dairy Queen sold 175 million Blizzards.[4]. The Blizzard was invented and copyrighted by Richard, Ronald, and Ralph Medd of Iowa. It is traditionally served upside down to prove the thickness. The most popular Blizzard flavors include Oreo Cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough, M&M's, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Kit Kat, and Butterfinger. Seasonal flavors are also available such as November's Pumpkin Pie Blizzard.[5] This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Oreo (disambiguation). ... Normal sized semi-sweet chocolate chips Chocolate chips are small chunks of chocolate. ... Cookie dough refers to a blend of cookie ingredients which has been mixed into a solid yet malleable form but has not yet been hardened by heat. ... M&Ms small size wrapper. ... Reeses Peanut Butter Cups are peanut butter-filled chocolate cups. ... A KitKat is a confection manufactured by Nestl . ... For the Canadian band, see Butterfinger (Canadian band). ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... Pumpkin pie Wikibooks Cookbook has an article on Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin pie is a traditional North American dessert usually made in the late fall and early winter, especially for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. ...


As of June 21, 2005 the World's Largest Blizzard Treat was built in Springfield, Massachusetts. It weighed 8,224.85 pounds at 22-feet tall. is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ...


In addition, Dairy Queen is marketing its new Blizzard's Cake which includes flavors such as strawberry cheesecake and Reese's. Much like the restaurant's conventional ice cream cake, this variation is aimed toward celebrations and birthdays.[6] For other uses, see Strawberry (disambiguation). ... For the meaning of pin-up photo, see Pin-up girl. ... Ice cream cake Ice Cream Cake Ice cream cake is either ice cream in the shape of a cake or ice cream and cake layered together to make a single form. ...


Advertising

For many years the franchise's slogan was "We treat you right!" In recent years, it has been changed to "DQ something different."


Dennis the Menace appeared in Dairy Queen marketing from 1971 until 1999, when he was dropped because Dairy Queen felt children could no longer relate to the comic strip character. Dennis the Menace is a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip originally created, written and illustrated by Hank Ketcham since March 12, 1951, which made its debut in only 16 newspapers. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Child (disambiguation). ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ...


2004 marked the restaurant's first full year of national advertising with award-winning commercials. Such ads commonly relied on humor to the delight of viewers. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From the earliest days of the medium, television has been used as a vehicle for advertising in some countries. ...


Logos

Global locations

Countries currently with Dairy Queen locations:

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References

  1. ^ a b c Hoovers.com. International Dairy Queen. Hoovers.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  2. ^ a b Hoovers.com. American Dairy Queen. Hoovers.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  3. ^ Hoovers.com. Berkshire Hathaway. Hoovers.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-26.
  4. ^ DQ publication. A Story of Sweet Success. Dairy Queen International. Retrieved on 2007-07-17.
  5. ^ DQ Advertisement (2007-11-01). Blizzard of the Month. Dairy Queen of America. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  6. ^ The Blizzard Fan Club. DQ Blizzard Fan Club: History of the Blizzard. Dairy Queen International. Retrieved on 2006-05-19.
  • Caroline H. Otis, et al. The Cone With the Curl on Top: The "Dairy Queen" Story. International Dairy Queen Inc., 1990.
  • S.E. Hinton.The Outsiders 1967

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Dairy Queen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (978 words)
The first Dairy Queen outlet was opened by Noble in Joliet, Illinois on June 22, 1940.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Dairy Queens in small towns of the Midwestern and Southern United States, especially Texas, were often a center of social life.
A Dairy Queen with older, 1950s-era signage in Roseville, Minnesota, near St.
Dairy Queen (513 words)
He'll tell you how the first Dairy Queen was opened in 1940, by 1941 they had grown to include ten stores, and today they are one of the largest fast food systems in the world with over 5,900 restaurants throughout the world.
Bob's Dairy Queen serves a full line of lunch and dinner foods including soups, chili, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and kid's meals that are some of the best fast food in the country.
Dairy Queen is the home of mighty good food and with Bob's description of the new menu items this year, I can't believe you're not in the car already.
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