The Dairy Queen® System Kicks off its 75th Anniversary with Free Cone Day

Donations will be accepted for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

MINNEAPOLIS –  Jan. 8, 2015 - To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the Dairy Queen® system (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) will offer a great deal at participating locations to all fans on March 16, 2015: a free cone.

On that day, the 75th day of the calendar year, participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will serve fans a free small vanilla soft-serve cone with the signature curl on top.

The DQ® system will also collect donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at 170 children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Over the last 30 years, the Dairy Queen system has raised more than $100 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in local communities.

To find out if your local Dairy Queen store is participating in free cone day, you should call the store. Contact information for Dairy Queen locations can be found at

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and at Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 9.8 million friends and become a friend at

About ADQ

American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ), which is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., develops, licenses and services a system of more than 6,400 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

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

SOURCE American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ)


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