I have become the official DQ® Cake purchaser for family members’ birthdays. Recently I was asked to bring one to a party where we were celebrating the birthdays of one of my sisters and my two nephews. My goal was to get a DQ Blizzard® Cake that would appeal to all 14 party goers and not be decorated either too feminine or too masculine. I called my local DQ restaurant for assistance. It didn’t take more than a minute to decide on a 10-inch Heath Bar® Blizzard Cake with “Happy Birthday” and all three names on it. It was as simple as can be.
When I stopped by the restaurant a few days later to pick up the cake, it looked perfect. I arrived at the birthday party and was soon considered to be the hero of the day, just for bringing a DQ Blizzard Cake. People could not stop talking about it. The process to choose and purchase the cake was so easy, but the way everyone at the party raved about it, you would have thought I spent hours making and decorating the cake myself.
Next time you need to bring a dessert to an occasion, consider a DQ Cake. Everyone will thank you for the special treat!
Whew! This winter was tough – with snow piles higher than I am tall, and living in a neighborhood where there are no sidewalks…getting exercise has been tough these past four months! When I was home and it was light out (kinda), neighbors were either leaving for work or coming home and with the snow narrowing the streets; it was risky to even go for a walk.
We shoveled a path for our pup so he could get out – it’s kind of scary when the snow is two or three feet higher than you are – but that didn’t afford the kind of exercise he needed either. He’s a dog who barks anyway, and you can imagine how he is now as he’s going stir crazy in the house.
Spring is here, the snow has melted and it is daylight longer. What a blessing! Who cares that the pup needs a bath after the walk? It’s great to get out and MOVE.
Moving isn’t enough, of course, for me; I really have to change my eating habits too. Two weddings and a house remodel project require me to be in better shape than I have been. Not to mention, it’s important for my general health. I have been doing great so far, happy to see changes in my shape and happy that my clothes are not so snug. Even so, it’s tough to make the change and fight those urges for yummy sweets – particularly when, say, there’s a birthday or other festive occasion and there is a CAKE.
I love cakes. Cake – cakes and DQ® cakes. And we all know that DQ makes WONDERFUL cakes with delicious DQ soft serve. My daughter’s birthday is this weekend, and she wants a DQ cake. What am I going to do? I am going to purchase a box of DQ No Sugar Added Bars….I think the DQ No Sugar Added Fudge Bars (50 calories for one bar) will be perfect…though there are the Vanilla Orange bars (60 calories for one bar) too…. What are you doing to change your habits and make healthy choices?
My daughter had a birthday last week, and since she is now a freshman in college, it was her first-ever birthday away from home. Birthdays have always been a big deal at our house. Ever since my girls were little, during the night before, I always decorated our dining room with streamers and blew up an entire package of balloons to scatter on the floor, so that when they woke up in the morning and came downstairs for breakfast, there could be no doubt that it was a special day.
This year, driving 150 miles to decorate my daughter’s dorm room wasn’t going to be an option, but I still wanted to do something to make her day special. Then I remembered that the tiny town in northwest Minnesota where she is going to school has a Dairy Queen/Brazier® store within walking distance of campus (well, okay, everything there is within walking distance of campus, but I digress).
So I stopped by my favorite DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant here in Minneapolis and bought her a DQ® gift card, making sure to put enough on it that she could treat herself, her roommate and some friends from her dorm floor to birthday Blizzard® Treats. Then I tucked it into a birthday card and put it in the mail in time to arrive on her big day.
It wasn’t the same as watching her blow out her candles in person, of course, but I did feel a little better knowing that she’d be able to celebrate with her friends, and have a little something to remind her of home.
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Fruit Fan Category and the Hawaiian Blizzard Flavor Treat! Special announcement for our next Blizzard Challenge! Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Fruit Fan Category and the Choco Cherry Love Blizzard Treat! This challenge also includes a trivia question for a $10 Dairy Queen® gift card. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Fruit Fan Category and the Strawberry CheeseQuake® Blizzard Treat! Check out the video for the answer to the $10 gift card DQ® trivia question. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Fruit Fan Category and the Banana Cream Pie Blizzard Treat! Check out the video for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to DQ. Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
The Blizzard® 25th Birthday Challenge continues with the Cappuccino Heath®Blizzard Treat along with the annoucement of our trivia question winner! Don’t forget to check out the 25 Flavors for 25 Years Menu!
Seventy years ago this week (June 22, 1940, to be exact) a dream became reality as the Dairy Queen® system was born. Sherb Noble, our first DQ® franchisee, officially opened his DQ location in Joliet, Ill. Little did Sherb know at that time that his Dairy Queen store–aptly named for the creamy soft serve he offered, which was a “queen” among dairy products and the epitome of freshness and wholesomeness–would grow into a chain of more than 5,700 restaurants in 18 countries outside the U.S and Canada. Or that the menu solely consisting of cones, sundaes and take-home pints would be expanded over the years to include a vast array of irresistible soft serve items and delicious hot food offerings.
Last Tuesday, during a ceremony that took place at a DQ location in downtown Chicago, members of the Noble family were presented a proclamation by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, who declared it “DQ Day” throughout the state in honor of the system’s 70th birthday. Although Sherb has passed on, his two daughters, Susan and Christie, were both in attendance to hear and accept the proclamation.
All of us associated with the Dairy Queen system are indebted to Sherb and the other early DQ pioneers for the rich heritage and legacy they left behind. Their entrepreneurial spirit and standard for providing quality products and service to all of our loyal customers who have come to know and love the brand is still alive today.