FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International soccer analyst and former professional soccer all-star Ray Hudson, known for his colorful fútbol commentary, surprised fans at the drive thru of a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. DQ Grill & Chill® restaurant to launch the new Chips Ahoy!® Blizzard® Treat.
Hudson, who stars in the national TV commercial promoting the Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat, bantered with fans and gave away Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treats. The Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is partnering with Chips Ahoy! as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the famous chocolate chip cookie.
This marks the first time Chips Ahoy! has partnered with a quick-service restaurant (QSR) system to offer a product with the famous cookie. Now available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill restaurants nationwide and throughout the month of August, the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat is a delicious blend of Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies, chocolaty topping, choco chunks and creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve.
About New Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat:
The Dairy Queen system, part of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B), began airing a new national commercial that features the new Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat, available at U.S. Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill locations as the August Blizzard of the Month. It is also part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Chips Ahoy!. The Chips Ahoy! Blizzard Treat is a delicious blend of Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies, chocolaty topping and choco chunks blended with DQ signature creamy vanilla soft serve.
About Ray Hudson:
Ray Hudson, the legendary soccer commentator with one of the most recognizable broadcast voices in the world, provides the voiceover in the commercial. Hudson began his professional soccer career playing on Newcastle United Football Club. He then moved to the U.S. to play for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League (NASL) from 1977 to 1983. Nicknamed “Rocky,” he was a five-time NASL All-Star midfielder and led the Strikers to the Soccer Bowl in 1980.
American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,300 Dairy Queen® stores in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. ADQ is part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMA1CY4-2zM&feature=youtu.be
PHOTO CUTLINE: Colorful soccer commentator Ray Hudson surprises fans at the drive thru of a DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant during the launch of the new Chips Ahoy! ® Blizzard® Treat.