Dairy Queen celebrates 75 years with free ice cream


A Dairy Queen employee displays an ice cream cone for a photograph at a DQ Grill & Chill restaurant ahead of its grand opening in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Dairy Queen, the fast-food chain owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is scheduled to open it’s first […]

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SAN DIEGO – On March 16, Dairy Queen will celebrate is 75th anniversary with Free Cone Day.

On that Monday (which is also the 75th day of the calendar year), all guests will receive a free small vanilla soft-serve cone, Chicago Tribune reported. The event is intended to celebrate customers’ loyalty to the ice cream chain over the past seven-and-a-half decades.

Dairy Queen, which was founded in Joliet in 1940, has since opened locations in 49 states and Canada.

Though the ice cream is complimentary, Dairy Queen will be requesting donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help improve and save the lives of hospitalized children.

For locations or more information, visit Dairy Queen’s website.

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