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10 Delicious Facts about Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is an American chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. International Dairy Queen, Inc., also owns Orange Julius, and formerly owned Karmelkorn and Golden Skillet Fried Chicken.
Dairy Queen is an American chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. International Dairy Queen, Inc., also owns Orange Julius, and formerly owned Karmelkorn and Golden Skillet Fried Chicken.

Fun Truths About Dairy Queen

There are few things in this world more delicious than a Blizzard or Ice Cream from Dairy Queen. But there’s a lot to know about this beloved summer staple. Here are 10 delicious facts about Dairy Queen, besides the fact that their ice cream is delicious:

Dairy Queen got its name from the founder of its soft ice cream

Dairy Queen’s delicious soft ice cream is what started its road to fame and fortune. This ice cream was invented by a man named Jack McCullough, though people often referred to him as the “queen among dairy products”. And that is exactly how Dairy Queen derived its name.

Dairy Queen is an American chain of soft serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. International Dairy Queen, Inc., also owns Orange Julius, and formerly owned Karmelkorn and Golden Skillet Fried Chicken.
Dairy Queen is an American chain of soft-serve ice cream and fast-food restaurants owned by International Dairy Queen, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. International Dairy Queen, Inc., also owns Orange Julius, and formerly owned Karmelkorn and Golden Skillet Fried Chicken.

The curly top of the ice cream has a name

It’s called “the Q” and is considered a trademark of the Dairy Queen brand.

DQ’s soft-serve ice cream recipe is top secret

Many fast-food chains keep their favourite recipes top-secret, and Dairy Queen is no different. The recipe for their soft-serve ice cream is locked away in headquarters with very few people who are granted access.

The Blizzard was released in 1985.

Today we can hardly imagine a Dairy Queen without its famous blizzard. But while the first Dairy Queen was opened in 1940, the Blizzard wasn’t introduced until 1985. The first year it was released, over 175 million Blizzards were sold.

Blizzards aren’t actually ice cream

In order to be classified as ice cream, a product must contain at least 10% butterfat or milk fat. But the Blizzard only contains 5%. For this reason, it can’t actually be classified as ice cream and you’ll never hear Dairy Queen refer to it as so.

Springfield, MA broke the record for the world’s tallest blizzard

The record was set in 2005 for a blizzard that stood over 22 feet tall and weighed in at over 8, 224 pounds.

If your Blizzard isn’t flipped in front of you, you get a free one!

Somewhat of a marketing gimmick by Dairy Queen, a DQ representative should always flip your Blizzard cup upside down before giving it to you. If your ice cream falls out, or if the flip isn’t completed, you get a free treat on your next visit!

Dairy Queen owns Orange Julius

For this reason, you can actually find some of the Orange Julius smoothies on the Dairy Queens menu.

Orange Julius is an American chain of fruit drink beverage stores. It has been in business since the late 1920s and is noted for a particular drink, also called an Orange Julius.
Orange Julius is an American chain of fruit drink beverage stores. It has been in business since the late 1920s and is noted for a particular drink, also called an Orange Julius.

Dennis the Mennis was once the spokesperson of Dairy Queen

The young little rascal held a long-term position as the spokesperson of Dairy Queen from 1971 to 2001 but was eventually dropped by the chain.

No Doubt was formed in a Dairy Queen

In 1986, Eric Stefani and Greg Spence worked at the same Dairy Queen together. Here they often talked about starting their own band. After much discussion, they actually did start their own band, who turned out to be the hit group “No Doubt”.

Did we mention that Dairy Queen often gives out free ice creams? Keep an eye on their promotions to find out how you can score some delicious desserts for free!