The First Day of Spring Comes with a Free Cone at Participating DQ® Locations

On Wednesday, March 20, fans can enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top at participating non-mall DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations throughout the U.S. (Photo: Business Wire)

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Can happiness be measured? Yes it can, if cool treats and sticky chins are involved. According to a national consumer survey* commissioned by American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), 92.2 percent of Americans say a DQ® soft-serve cone would make them happy. The good news is that like the start of spring, DQ Free Cone Day is just around the corner.

On Wednesday, March 20, fans can enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top (limit one per customer, while supplies last) at participating non-mall DQ® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations throughout the U.S.

“We love that our tradition of Free Cone Day has become synonymous with return of warmer weather and bringing people together,” said Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing at ADQ. “We know the start of soft-serve season brings joy to our fans, and we can’t wait to help spread smiles.”

The consumer survey also uncovered that:

  • People are happier on Free Cone Day than they are on their own birthday.
  • 61.6 percent would share a bite of their DQ cone with their significant other, but only 23 percent would share the first bite. (Rightfully so.)

Following Free Cone Day, DQ is offering a small regular or dipped soft serve cone for 50 cents, available for redemption only with the DQ mobile app, March 21-31 at participating DQ and DQ Grill & Chill locations. This offer includes the NEW DQ orange, creamy and crunchy dreamsicle dip, or try the DQ classic chocolate dip.

Throughout the year on the DQ mobile app, fans will receive national weekly exclusive DQ deals on treats, food and beverages, redeemable only at participating DQ restaurants in the U.S., excluding Texas.

For more information, visit DairyQueen.com and connect on social media using @DairyQueen and #LoveMyDQ.

About IDQ:

International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. Through its subsidiaries, IDQ develops, licenses and services a system of 7,000 locations in the United States, Canada and 25 other countries. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffet, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire. For more information, visit DairyQueen.com.

*Survey Methodology:

ADQ commissioned a National Survey of 1,000 consumers provided by Innovate and fielded February 18-20, 2019.

Contacts

Media contacts: Pierson Grant Public Relations
954-776-1999
Kimberly Rodriguez, ext. 257 / krodriguez@piersongrant.com
EmmaJean Livingston, ext. 242 / elivingston@piersongrant.com

Release Summary

On March 20, fans can enjoy a free small vanilla soft-serve cone at participating non-mall DQ® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations throughout the U.S.

Contacts

Media contacts: Pierson Grant Public Relations
954-776-1999
Kimberly Rodriguez, ext. 257 / krodriguez@piersongrant.com
EmmaJean Livingston, ext. 242 / elivingston@piersongrant.com