Talk:Dairy Queen

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Infobox[edit]

According to the infobox, there were 5,700 stores and 2,362 employees in 2008, so obviously something is wrong. Does anyone have correct numbers? --DangApricot (talk) 01:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)

Well, docstoc, which is usually pretty good, says 5,800 stores and 2,362 employees. The 5,800 is for Dairy Queen, Orange Julius and Karmelkorn stores (all part of the chain) the 2,362 is employees of IDQ, the company. It would seem that most of the stores, then, are not owned by the chain. If I were to open a Dairy Queen franchise, the pimple-faced people slinging "soft serve" there would be my employees, not Dairy Queen's. - SummerPhD (talk) 03:39, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Aw yes, a difference between corporate employees and franchise employees makes sense. Thanks! --DangApricot (talk) 03:41, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Good Article[edit]

This is a really outstanding article. Good work.--208.127.100.230 (talk) 08:01, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Article issues[edit]

I just made several changes to the article to fix issues with manual of style and common name problems Also, I have detected several problems with over flowery language and adspeak that have crept their way in to the prose. If anyone else would like to, please help fix these issues as well. --Jeremy (blah blah

I did it!) 17:52, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Puerto Rico's a COUNTRY now?[edit]

You listed Puerto Rico as a country that no longer has DQ. Well, yes, it doesn't have DQ any more, but last I checked(the diligent work of the Puerto Rican independence movement notwithstanding)it's still a commonwealth of the U.S. Just thought that should be pointed out.

Ken Burch (talk) 08:10, 7 October 2011 (UTC)24.237.20.12 (talk) 08:11, 7 October 2011 (UTC)

Guam and Macau are still on the list, I think they are not sovereign states. 87.93.103.248 (talk) 22:02, 21 May 2012 (UTC::)


Puerto Rico is not a "commonwealth of the US" that's just a snooty way states like Massachusetts refer to themselves. PR is a TERRITORY of the US. But you're still right over all, not a country.22:11, 6 August 2017 (UTC)~~

No Dairy Queens in Ireland[edit]

I can state categorically that there are no Dairy Queen stores in Ireland. Will someone please remove it from the international list? It's ridiculous to have it there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.125.53.108 (talk) 20:26, 15 January 2012 (UTC)

And if that's correct also not colour it red on the map2.24.54.221 (talk) 20:01, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

The map still shows Ireland coloured red, as if there were DQ stores there. There are none, and never have been. Can the red be removed please?Aerach (talk) 15:21, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Is Dean Peters the wrestler the same as Dean Peters the DQ PR guy?[edit]

It says...

In August, 2009, "One Million Moms", a project of the conservative Christian American Family Association announced on its website that Dairy Queen Director of Communications and Public Relations Dean Peters had contacted the project and said that Dairy Queen had removed its advertisement from the popular TV show The Secret Life of the American Teenager and would not advertise on the show again in the future.[37] One Million Moms also stated that Dairy Queen had added Secret Life to its "Do Not Air List" and its "Restricted List".[37] One of the concerns of One Million Moms was that "New character on the show is a gay, male high school freshman".[38]

... I clicked on the link for "Dean Peters" to figure out if he's a closetcase like all the other homophobesMORON, but it took me to the page for some wrestler. This is a wild guess, but I don't think that they're the same Dean Peters.

Doubledragons (talk) 13:43, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

List of competitors[edit]

Is it really necessary for the fourth sentence in this article to be a list of competitors? I can't see how that contributes to this article, or why it needs to be at the top of the article. Pete Wall (talk) 02:32, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Blizzards in the 1970s[edit]

I'm going to put this here just to get it on the record. I can't find any printed source but I can say with dead certainty that something called a "Blizzard" was sold at the campus Dairy Queen in Champaign, Illinois, when I was an undergrad in late 1970s. Specifically, it was a "Chocolate Chip Banana Blizzard", which was commonly called a "C-squared-B-squared". I am sure there are hundreds of folks who remember this. I don't remember there being any other flavor of Blizzard but perhaps that was just our preference. I have no idea if the Green Street franchise invented the Blizzard, but perhaps someday someone will research its origin.

Before I saved this comment I found two similar recollections on the interwebs:

http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2010/04/dairy-queens-blizzard-turns-25-ice-cream.html#comments-94467

in 1980, which is 30 years ago, i used to eat what was called a C squared B squared (chocolate chip banana blizzard) at the dairy queen in champaign, illinois. this was the location that the blizzard originated from. i am confused at to WHY this is the 25th anniversary of the blizzard.

http://www.news-gazette.com/blogs/there-yet/2015-04/custards-last-stand.html

I was glad to see Julie mention the Dairy Queen at 3rd and Green, as well as the new (at that time) invention, the Blizzard. I remember living close to and frequenting that DQ as a student as well; my favorite then was the "C-squared, B-squared," i.e., the Chocolate Chip Banana Blizzard. You can find a pretty good approximation at Culver's if you order a concrete mixer with chocolate flakes and banana, FWIW.

BlongerBros (talk) 03:32, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

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